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Last updated: March 22, 2018

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Illustrated Poem Competition

This year, we will be organizing the local portion of the national illustrated poem competition in celebration of Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. All school-aged students in our area are encouraged to submit illustrated poems on "Dive into Marine Chemistry". The deadline is March 31st, 2018 (postmarked). Further details can be found on this flyer. The competition entry form is here.

US National Chemistry Olympiad and Patterson High School Award

This year the Section will be hosting a preliminary examination which will qualify students to participate in further rounds of the National Chemistry Olympiad (and possibly represent the US in the International Chemistry Olympiad) and the Patterson High School Chemistry Award, which carries a monetary prize in addition to the Kudos. The preliminary examinations this year will be held at:

  • March 9, 2018 (F) at 4:00 pm: Centerville High School, 500 E Franklin St, Dayton, OH (Google Map), and Anna High School, 1 McRill Way, Anna, OH (Google Map).
  • March 10, 2018 (Saturday) at 1:00 - 4:00 pm: Central State University Dayton Campus, 840 Germantown St, Dayton, OH (Google Map).

There is no cost and pre-registration is not required. Further details can be found on this page.

Annual Poster Session and Patterson College Chemistry Award Ceremony: April 4, 2018

The Annual Poster Session is a tradition of long standing in the Dayton Section. The Dayton Section invites you, your colleagues, and students to present a poster relating to any area of chemical research. Outstanding undergraduate and graduate poster presentations will be awarded with prizes of $100. Complimentary food and soft drinks will be provided by the Section. In addition to poster awards, we will also recognize the outstanding junior chemistry major at each college and university within the Section’s boundaries with the Patterson College Chemistry Award.

For further details (including the abstract submission form) please see here. The abstract submission deadline is April 1st, 2018.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers to judge the posters for this event. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out this form.

Call for Judges for West District Science Day

The West District Science Day is asking for volunteers to judge this event. It is held on 8:00 am - noon on Saturday, March 17th at the Central State campus. To volunteer, please fill our this online form.