Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science™ (PAGES™)

Mini-conferences for sixth-grade girls are offered each fall and spring at Chestnut Hill College.  Visit:

The Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) to offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Applications are open to any sophomores or above pursuing a Bachelors or Graduate degree in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Tribology, Mathematics or similar studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above. The Section awarded eleven scholarships totaling $14,000 to local students in 2018 for the 2018-2109 Academic Year and has given $46,000 to 29 deserving students over the past four years. Profiles of recent scholarship awardees can be found at The application deadline is May 31 and the awards will be made shortly thereafter.

For information, please contact –
Bill Tuszynski
Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Committee
email –

Announcing a Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) Council

The Philadelphia Local Section Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) is starting a council for the 2013-2014 academic year. We are looking for 12 younger chemists (under the age of 35) to participate as members of the council. Each member would be responsible for spreading information about YCC events to colleagues, coworkers, and friends.

In addition council members would pair up to host one event a year for the YCC community at large. There would be events in October, November, January, February, March, and April. Events include the annual poster session, the webinar in a box program in October and February, and social events. Other ideas for events are welcome! The council members organizing the event would be responsible for organizing a room/location to hold the event, making a poster that the other council members can distribute, writing a blurb for the Catalyst (the Philly Local Section newsletter), and arranging for the particular requirements of the event. For example, the poster session requires easels for the posters, food, judges, and a way to distribute the prizes in addition to the other aspects of organizing an event.

Besides organizing one event a year, each council member would be encouraged to attend the other events organized by fellow council members and monthly council meetings. Those unable to attend the monthly council meetings in person can call in by teleconference. This is designed to be a two year position. Members for the 2013-2014 academic year will serve as mentors for the council members during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Philly YCC is also looking for someone to manage the YCC listserve and to be our webmaster. These people can either be on the YCC council or can participate in addition to the council members.

If you are interested in joining the YCC council for the 2013-2014 academic year, please send Christie an email at The YCC council will have its first meeting in June.