Welcome to the Minority Affairs Page of NJACS
- Upcoming Activities
- ACS Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA)
- Freddie & Ada Brown Encouragement Award for Future Careers in Chemistry — details & forms. Note: Application deadline each year is March 31
What can the Minority Affairs group do?
- Promote the recognition of the professional accomplishments of minorities
- Attract minority students to the profession
- Identifies minority-friendly educational institutions and businesses
- Works for the increased participation of minority chemical professionals in the Society at all levels
- Provides mentoring to minority students
- Network among ourselves.
Minority Affairs Groupsite
A Groupsite for North Jersey American Chemical Society Minority Affairs Group has been set up, powered by CollectiveX and combining the best features of forums, calendars, email lists, and social networks. This site is a meeting place that provides members of North Jersey American Chemical Society Minority Affairs Group with a shared calendar, discussion forums, photo gallery, files and member profiles.
To join, please sign up at https://NJACSMinorityAffairs.collectivex.com.
Or, if that doesn’t work, please drop us a note at
- Tomeka Thompson, Chair [ ]
- Jeannette Brown, Advisor [ ]
Feb 14, 2018 – Two NJ Students Win Project SEED Scholarships
2017-18 Project SEED Scholars
[Excerpt from an article by Linda Wang in the C&EN News. The full article is here.]
The ACS Committee on Project SEED has announced the winners of its 2017–18 college scholarships. The recipients, who were selected from participants in ACS’s Project SEED research program, received one-year nonrenewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to help cover tuition and fees during their first year of college. The 27 scholarships for the 2017–18 academic year, which have a total value of $135,000, were funded by private corporations and individual donors. Additionally, three Project SEED alumni in their sophomore year received the three-year renewable Ciba Specialty Chemicals scholarship, which provides $5,000 per year.
Project SEED is ACS’s summer research program that enables economically disadvantaged high school students to conduct hands-on research. For more information, visit www.acs.org/projectseed.
Alfred & Isabel Bader
Alfred Bader is one of the founders of Aldrich Chemical, now Sigma-Aldrich. The Baders have supported Project SEED for many years and contributed to the initiation of the Summer II SEED program.
National SEED Scholars from New Jersey
Camila Sierra Gutierrez graduated from Union City High School in New Jersey. Under the mentorship of Roman Voronov and Long Pham at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, she conducted research titled “Simulation of Artificial Bone Tissue: Chemotaxis of Stem Cells in Microfluidic Devices.” She is majoring in chemical engineering at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, N.J.
Nicole Taylor graduated from East Orange STEM Academy in New Jersey. She conducted research titled “Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 with Microwave-Enabled One-Pot Metal/Carbon Catalysts” under the mentorship of Huixin He at Rutgers University in Newark. She is majoring in chemical physics and physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
Jun 8, 2016 – Team Trivia Night
Team Trivia Night at the Fox & Hound
Come out and join the North Jersey ACS Minority Affairs Group as we participate in Fox & Hound’s Team Trivia night. Team Trivia is a live, hosted trivia event. The game (approximately 2 hours) consists of 2 halves; 3 rounds and 10 questions each half, which include a halftime question and a final question. Categories include pop culture, movies, music TV, sports, and more.
This is your chance to meet your chemistry peers, show off your trivia skills and HAVE FUN!
|When:||Wednesday, June 8, 2016|
|Where:||Fox & Hound
250 Menlo Park Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
Please RSVP by June 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional details about these event and upcoming North Jersey ACS Minority Affairs Group activities, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/323033524917
Tomeka Saxon, North Jersey ACS Minority Affairs Group Chair
Jeannette Brown, North Jersey ACS Minority Affairs Group Advisor
Jun 4, 2016 – Girls S.T.E.A.M. Conference
Girls S.T.E.A.M. conference at Kean UniversityThe conference will introduce middle school and high school girls to non-traditional career paths in science, technology, engineering and media. Students will participate in interactive workshops, hear from professionals and learn new skills in the STEAM fields. Volunteers are needed for day of activities (i.e. registration, directing students/parents to assigned sessions, etc)
May 18, 2016 – Committee on Minority Affairs at LSC
Community Night at LSC
The Liberty Science Center (LSC) hosts students from various school districts. NJ-ACS Volunteers are needed to participate in hands-on demos.
Please contact email@example.com if you can help out.