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The Filter Press Winter 2019 ACS Georgia Newsletter

Did you know...

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table! Mendeleev wasn't the first to sort the elements; however, his early iterations correctly predicted the sequence of elements using atomic number.

And we're celebrating chemistry history with a year of events!

Jim Sowell of Georgia Tech illustrated how the elements were formed through celestial events at our February meeting!

Coffee and chemistry were served at our February science cafe!

And don't miss our March meeting...

Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Chemistry:

the world needs YOU!

Share your love of chemistry with our team at the Atlanta Science Festival in March!

We'll be sharing our knowledge and love for the periodic table with festival attendees.

Want to help Atlanta-area K12 students engage in chemistry?

Science Coaches is a joint American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students.

The program pairs chemists (coaches) with AACT teacher members in elementary, middle, and high schools. Coaches accepted into the program will have the opportunity to form a valuable relationship with a teacher and students, as well as experience in communicating science to the public.

Participating teachers will receive a $500 classroom grant to support the work of the partnership.

We’re accepting proposals for our educational outreach minigrants! Awards of up to $1000 are available. Deadline: April 30, 2019

Do you know a science teacher with laboratory needs?

The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry grant awards several proposals annually with grants of up to $1500. Deadline is April 12. More info can be found at the national ACS website.

Announcements from our sister organizations

From the Atlanta chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

In 1875 an odd contraption appeared in the gold fields of Dahlonega. It’s purpose was to make everybody rich by mining for gold in river bottoms. A year later the dream ended in the murky bottom of the Chestatee River. Although the career of the only manned submersible gold mining operation in Georgia was short, it did not end the mystery of how it sank or where it came from.

Dr. Manuel Carvalho will present the story of the 1875 Chestatee River Diving Bell on March 16, at 10:30 AM in Dahlonega. As a retired chemist, with a keen interest in history, he was intimately involved in the transformation of the rusting hulk on the river bed to it's display with traditional post and beam joinery that takes one back to the era of the Diving Bell. The Diving Bell is a unique and rare example of early American diving technology that has national significance. He will discuss what is know about the history of the Diving Bell; who built it, how it operates and how it ended, over 137 years later, in a beautiful public display. Following the presentation we will take a short walk to the Diving Bell Plaza to see this unique maritime open bottomed pressurized submersible craft.

Please join us on March 16 at 10 AM at the Community House, 111 N. Park St., Dahlonega, GA 30533 To learn more about the 1875 Chestatee River Diving Bell go to http://www.lumpkinhistory.org/ Tickets are $5. Children under 5 are free. This event is open to all ages. Tickets

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