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October 8 , 2007
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In this issue:

  • Looking for Summer Research?
  • Need Travel Money to a 2008 ACS National Meeting?
  • Shawnee 5.0 Conference

Science Quotes of the Week: Murphy's Law

  • If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.
  • You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the track.
  • All things are possible except skiing through a revolving door.
  • Check to see if you any words out.

Recyle your used cell phone! Tri-Beta is collecting them in the BOC and the Boyd Science Center at drop boxes.

Sign up with MentorNet today!

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Looking for Summer Research?

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is ranked in the top 25% of all medical schools for research funding, which supports undergraduate summer programs and graduate research programs (MS, PhD). UC College of Medicine is now accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2008.

To find out more, attend the Summer Research Seminar on Tuesday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m. in Boyd Science Center, Room 401. The speaker will be Laura Hildreth, Assistant Dean, Office of Research and Graduate Education at the University of Cincinnati. If you have any questions, please contace Dr. Amy Santas,

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Need Travel Money to a 2008 ACS National Meeting?
Participate in Chemvention!

Chemvention is a team competition in which ACS Student Affiliates chapters compete to develop a hands-on activity geared for elementary school children for National Chemistry Week. The Grand Prize winning chapter will receive $2500 to go towards travel to a 2008 ACS National Meeting and four finalists will receive $1000 for travel to a national meeting. Winners will be announced by December 31, 2007.

Challenge: The theme for NCW 2008 is “Having a Ball with Chemistry” (chemistry and sports). Affiliates will develop a hands-on activity for elementary school children that depicts how/where chemistry is connected to sports materials (shoes, equipment, clothing, etc.) and/or performance (metabolism, nutrition, physiological).

The deadline to register to compete in the 2007 Chemvention Competition has been extended to Monday, October 8. Please send an email to Marisa Burgener at of your intentions to participate in the competition. Rules and guidelines can be found at Contest entries are due to the ACS Office of Community Activities on Friday, November 16.

FREE Resources and Materials Available for NCW Celebrations

Visit to order your free resources and materials to help with your NCW celebration! There are 20th anniversary balloons, temporary tattoos, stickers and NCW’s publication Celebrating Chemistry, and much more! Limited quantities available, so be sure to place your orders soon. Allow up to 2-3 weeks delivery time.

If there are any questions about Chemvention or NCW, please contact Judith Jankowski in the ACS Office of Community Activities at or 800-227-5558, ext. 6078.

National Chemistry Week is a community-based program
sponsored by the ACS Office of Community Activities

Help ACS achieve our Vision of 'Improving People's Lives through the Transforming Power of Chemistry.'
Participate in the ACS Strategic Plan for 2007 and Beyond.

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The Shawnee 5.0 Conference: Interactive Digital Technology
Shawnee State University
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts
Friday, October 26, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"The Immersive Experience: The Best Place to Learn?"
The Keynote Speaker will be Jerry Heneghan, CEO of Virtual Heroes Inc. Mr. Heneghan has served as an Executive Producer for the America's Army Game Project, focusing on the creation of training applications based on the game.

Student Admission is $39.00 (includes lunch). General Admission is $89.00.

Contact University Outreach Services, 1-(740) 351-3274, Director, Ginnie Moore, MBA.
For updated information please see

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