Committee on Technician Affairs

Welcome to the Committee on Technician Affairs!


 

                 


ANNOUNCING . . . 

 

CTA Leadership Development System Course Award

The ACS Committee on Technician Affairs invites chemical technicians and chemists to apply for an award that would cover the cost of taking an ACS Leadership Development System Course during the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans (March 18-22, 2018).

 

To qualify for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

 

 

  • Live within 200 hundred miles of New Orleans
  • Earned two- or four-year degree in chemistry or related field
  • Work in a company in a chemistry or a related field
  • Be an ACS member with a valid membership number
  • Have company support for time off to attend the meeting
  • By the deadline of Feb. 10, 2018, submit a completed application form, including a short essay (500 word max.) describing how you would hope to benefit from taking a leadership course. Find the award under “Awards” at www.acs.org/cta.

 

 

The award recipient will each be reimbursed for the cost of transportation (mileage), one-night hotel stay, meals, and a leadership course of his/her choosing. [Registration for the national meeting is not required and not covered by this award.]

 

Courses listed below:

ACS Leadership Development System ® courses are your opportunity to learn skills to strengthen your edge in today's global economy.

 

  • Coaching and Feedback - Monday, March 19, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Developing Communication Strategies - Tuesday, March 20, 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • Engaging & Motivating Volunteers - Tuesday, March 20, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Strategic Planning - Wednesday, March 21, 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • Leading Without Authority - Wednesday, March 21, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

 


For more information about these courses, go to:  https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/careers/leadership/facilitated-courses.html


   

REGISTER NOW!

 

 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.