Committee on Technician Affairs

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 Exploring Non-Ph.D. Careers in Industrial Chemistry and the Essential Benefits of ACS Membership

 Wed, Nov 29, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

The current business environment within the chemical and pharmaceutical industry dictates that chemical technicians and other non-PhD chemists must take on increasingly important tasks in a broad range of areas, including production, quality control, and research. In this webinar, two B.S. chemists will discuss their work and describe how American Chemical Society membership has helped them gain  an edge in building their careers. The webinar will also provide a snapshot of the resources and potential benefits that ACS provides, highlighting valuable opportunities for professional development and networking at ACS national meetings, local section meetings, and more. 

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For more information about the ACS Committee on Technician Affairs (CTA) or to inquire about serving on the committee, contact Susan Ainsworth at s_ainsworth@acs.org.  

 
Do you know an outstanding chemical technician who deserves special recognition? If so, please consider nominating that person for the 2018 National Chemical Technician Award. Nominees must be currently employed as a chemical technician, and must have worked as a chemical technician for at least five years. Technicians hold a range of titles, including process operator, laboratory analyst, technologist, and research associate. Nominees need not be an ACS member. Nomination packets must be received by the ACS Committee on Technician Affairs by Oct. 18, 2017. The 2018 recipient will receive a $1000 honorarium, plaque, and a trip to the ACS national meeting in New Orleans, where he or she will be honored at a special luncheon on Sunday, March 18, 2018. For more information or to nominate someone, visit www.acs.org/ncta. Send questions to cta@acs.org<mailto:cta@acs.org>.

 
Meet the 2017 NCTA Award winner, Jay Allen!
 
 
 
 

Allen (left) receives his plaque from Kara Allen, chair of the Committee on Technician Affairs.Kara Allen (right), chair of the Committee on Technician Affairs, presents the award to Jay Allen. (Credit: Courtesy of Susan Ainsworth)

 

Jay Allen, a senior analytical technologist for propylene oxide and propylene glycol at Dow Chemical, is the winner of the 2017 National Chemical Technician Award. The award, administered by the Committee on Technician Affairs, honors excellence and professionalism among technicians, operators, analysts, and other applied chemical technology professionals.

During his 30-plus-year career at Dow, Allen has developed and improved numerous analytical methodologies and technologies used for the development and manufacture of polyurethanes, polymers, and high-performance plastic materials. As manager of the site’s propylene oxide and propylene glycol laboratories, he has taken a leadership role in improving the general safety of the lab work environment. Allen has served as the Site Analytical Leadership Team steering team leader for 10 years.

Allen was presented with a plaque recognizing his award during the Division of Chemical Technicians luncheon at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco in early April.

For more information or to nominate someone, visit www.acs.org/ncta. Send questions to cta@acs.org. 

Allen was presented with a plaque recognizing his award during the Division of Chemical Technicians luncheon at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco in early April.
During his 30-plus-year career at Dow, Allen has developed and improved numerous analytical methodologies and technologies used for the development and manufacture of polyurethanes, polymers, and high-performance plastic materials. As manager of the site’s propylene oxide and propylene glycol laboratories, he has taken a leadership role in improving the general safety of the lab work environment. Allen has served as the Site Analytical Leadership Team steering team leader for 10 years.
Allen was presented with a plaque recognizing his award during the Division of Chemical Technicians luncheon at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco in early April.