American Chemical Society
Form:  Part II - Annual Narrative Report Optional for EZ Submission

Organization:  Montana
Year:  2003
 
 A. Activities
 
Please describe and rank up to ten of your section's activities during 2003. Provide (a) the title of the activity, (b) a one paragraph description of the activity, and (c) an indication of which ACS Strategic Thrusts. Please refer to the end of this section for a listing of the ACS Strategic Thrusts or see Part I, questions 3-12. If you wish to provide details beyond these paragraphs, please do so in Appendix 1.
Activity #1
a) Title:
Meeting in Miniature
b) Description
(please limit to
one paragraph):

The section held a technical meeting on April 12, 
2003 at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.  
Sections members and student affiliates presented 15 
papers.  Drs. Don and Andrea Stierle from the 
Department of Chemistry, Montana Tech of the 
University of Montana, Missoula spoke about bioactive 
metabolites from acid mine organisms.  Three $500 
travel awards were made to the best undergraduate and 
graduate presentations.
c) Which Strategic Thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the List of Strategic Thrusts)
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This activity was new in 2003
Activity #2
a) Title
Fall Social
b) Description
(Please limit
to one paragraph)

The 2003 annual Fall Social was held at Fairmont Hot 
Springs on Friday, October 24, including an informal 
buffet dinner with time to socialize.  The 
following morning, an exectuive committee meeting was 
held.
c) Which Strategic Thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of Strategic Thrusts)
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This activity was new in 2003
Activity #3
a) Title
Posters on the Hill
b) Description
Please limit
to one paragraph

A section member introduced the idea and the 
section was part of a program in which undergraduate 
students performing research presented posters at the 
state capitol.  The effort was to show state 
legislators the importance of research and education.
c) Which strategic thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of Strategic Thrusts)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
This activity was new in 2003
Activity #4
a) Title:
58th Northwest Regional Meeting
b) Description
(Please limit
to one paragraph)

The section hosted the 58th Northwest Regional
Meeting in Bozeman, Montana from June 12th to 14th.
c) Which Strategic Thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of strategic thrusts.)
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This activity was new in 2003
Activity #5
a) Title
b) Description
Please limit
to one Paragaph

c) Which Strategic Thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of Strategic Thrusts)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
This activity was new in 2003
Activity #6
a) Title:
b) Description
Please limit
to one Paragraph

c) Which Strategic Thrust(s) does this Activity Support? (Please refer to the list of Strategic Thrusts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
This activity was new in 2003
Activity #7
a) Title:
b) Description:
Please limit to
one paragraph

c) Which strategic Thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of Strategic Thrusts).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
This activity was new in 2003
Activity #8
a) Title:
b) Description:
Please limit to
one paragraph.

c) Which Strategic Thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of Strategic Thrusts).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
This activity was new in 2003
Activity #9
a) Title:
b) Description:
Please Limit to
one paragraph

c) Which Strategic Thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of strategic thrusts)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
This activity was new in 2003
Activity #10
a) Title:
b) Description:
Please limit to
one paragraph

c) Which Strategic Thrust(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of Strategic Thrusts)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
This Activity was new in 2003
 
 B. Summary - Overall Section Activities
 
Please summarize in 1,000 words or less, the activities of the section in 2003 which have not been already described. Outstanding events should be described in some detail and appropriate attachments included in Appendix 1. Programs described here may be featured in publications produced by the ACS Membership Division and/or at the Local Section Leadership Conferences.

 
 C. Local Section and Chair Goals
 
1. 2003 Goal Attainment. The Local Section Activities Committee strongly encourages local section planning. As a result, the 2003 local section annual report should follow-up on the attainment of goals. Please list the goals you set at the beginning of your term for your section and yourself, and report on the attainment of the goals.
a) Local Section Goals and Assessment:

b) 2003 Chair's Goals and Assessment:

2. 2004 Goals. (This section should be completed by the 2004 local section chair.) Please list below at least three goals that you and your local section plan to accomplish during your term as local section chair.
a) 2004 Local Section Goals (Include at least three goals):

b) 2004 Chair's Goals:

 
 D. Suggestions/Concerns
 
List any suggestions you have for the Local Section Activities Committee (LSAC). How can LSAC specifically help your section?

 
 Listing of Strategic Thrusts
 
Please refer to the numbers below when identfiying activities as they relate to the ACS Strategic Thrusts
1 Be the world's leading provider and deliverer of chemical information.
2 Provide programs and activities to facilitate the career development of chemical professionals
3 Provide programs to improve the scientific literacy of students and ensure quality education in the chemical sciences.
4 Increase participation of students and young chemists in the activities of the society.
5 Provide programs and activities to encourage participation and leadership in all aspects of the chemical sciences by women (W), underrepresented minorities (M), and persons with disabilities (D).
6 Expand services to members and prospective members working in industry.
7 Expand activities at the interdisciplinary boundaries of chemistry.
8 Encourage funding of research in science, technology, and engineering .
9 Encourage activities and programs applying scientific principles to environmental issues.
10 Provide programs and activities to improve the public's recognition and appreciation of the contributions of chemistry.
For more information on the strategic thrusts or the ACS Strategic Plan 2001-2003 please visit www.chemistry.org.