Alpha Chi Sigma (ΑΧΣ) is a professional fraternity specializing in the field of chemistry. Events 359 - Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office Year 1902 ( MCMII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Professional fraternities, in the North American fraternity system, are organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the interests of a particular profession and whose membership Prussian blue is a very dark blue colorfast non-toxic Pigment – one of the first synthetic Dyes – which was discovered accidentally in Berlin in 1704 Chrome Yellow is a natural Yellow Pigment made of Lead(II chromate (PbCrO4 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Professional fraternities, in the North American fraternity system, are organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the interests of a particular profession and whose membership Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties It has both collegiate and professional chapters throughout the United States consisting of both men and women and numbering over 59,300 members. The fraternity aims to bring together students and professionals pursuing a wide variety of chemistry-related careers.
The Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity was organized at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in late 1902 by a group of undergraduates who were fellow students in chemistry at that time. Year 1902 ( MCMII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Later documents set the date of founding as December 11, 1902. Events 359 - Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office Year 1902 ( MCMII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The original founders were:
- Raymond Tracy Conger
- Harold Everett Eggers
- Joseph Gerard Holty
- Alfred Emil Kundert
- Joseph Howard Mathews
- Edward Gustav Mattke
- Bart Eldred McCormick
- Frank Joseph Petura
- James Chisholm Silverthorn
Coat Of Arms
The seven symbols that stretch the length of the coat of arms are the "seven metals of the Ancients": gold, silver, iron, mercury, tin, copper, and lead. Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 Silver (ˈsɪlvɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol " Ag " (argentum from the Ancient Greek: ἀργήντος - argēntos gen Iron (ˈаɪɚn is a Chemical element with the symbol Fe (ferrum and Atomic number 26 Mercury (ˈmɜrkjʊri also called quicksilver or hydrargyrum, is a Chemical element with the symbol Hg ( Latinized hydrargyrum Tin is a Chemical element with the symbol Sn (stannum and Atomic number 50 Copper (ˈkɒpɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol Cu (cuprum and Atomic number 29 Characteristics Lead has a dull luster and is a dense, Ductile, very soft highly These symbols correspond to planets, gods, and days of the week .
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The rest of the symbols on the coat of arms are revealed only to those that go through the initiation ritual. This ritual secrecy is common practice among fraternities and sororities in the United States. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal
The Three Objects of Alpha Chi Sigma:
- To bind its members with a tie of true and lasting friendship.
- To strive for the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession.
- To aid its members by every honorable means in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists throughout their mortal lives.
Membership to the Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity is open to collegiate and professional men and women with a strong interest in chemistry. Membership is for life. Those who are interested in becoming a member should contact their local (or nearest) chapter for further information about pledgeship and membership.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
"for his contributions to our knowledge of molecular structure through his investigations on dipole moments and on the diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases. Peter Joseph William Debye ( March 24 1884 &ndash November 2 1966) was a Dutch physicist and physical chemist "
"for [his] discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements. Glenn Theodore Seaborg ( Glenn Teodor Sjöberg) ( April 19, 1912 &ndash February 25, 1999) won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "
"for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances. Linus Carl Pauling (February 28 1901 – August 19 1994 was an American Scientist, Peace activist, Author and educator. "
"for his work on biochemically important sulphur compounds, especially for the first synthesis of a polypeptide hormone. Vincent du Vigneaud ( May 18, 1901 &ndash December 11, 1978) was an American Biochemist. "
"for his method to use carbon-14 for age determination in archaeology, geology, geophysics, and other branches of science. Willard Frank Libby ( December 17, 1908 &ndash September 8, 1980) was an American physical chemist, famous for his "
"for the discovery of the reciprocal relations bearing his name, which are fundamental for the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. Lars Onsager ( November 27, 1903 &ndash October 5, 1976) was a Norwegian – American physical chemist and "
"for his fundamental achievements, both theoretical and experimental, in the physical chemistry of the macromolecules. Paul John Flory ( June 19 1910 &ndash September 9 1985) was an American chemist who was known for his prodigious volume of work in the field "
"for his studies on the structure of boranes illuminating problems of chemical bonding. William Nunn Lipscomb Jr (born December 9, 1919) is an American inorganic chemist, working in experimental and Theoretical chemistry "
"for [his] development of the use of boron-containing compounds into important reagents in organic synthesis. Herbert Charles Brown ( May 22, 1912 &ndash December 19, 2004) was a chemist and Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate for "
"for his development of methodology for chemical synthesis on a solid matrix. Robert Bruce Merrifield ( July 15 1921 – May 14 2006) was an American Biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "
"for developing new ways to synthesize complex molecules ordinarily found in nature. Elias James Corey (born July 12, 1928) is an American organic chemist. "
"for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems. Rudolph "Rudy" Arthur Marcus (born July 21 1923 is an American chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his theory of Electron transfer "
""for the discovery and development of conductive polymers"
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
"for his discovery of the chemical nature of vitamin K. Alan Graham MacDiarmid ONZ ( April 14 1927 - February 7 2007) was a chemist and one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize Edward Adelbert Doisy ( November 3, 1893 &ndash October 23, 1986) was an American Biochemist. "
"for [his] discovery that genes act by regulating definite chemical events. Edward Lawrie Tatum ( December 14, 1909 &ndash November 5, 1975) was an American geneticist. "
"for [his] interpretation of the genetic code and its functions in protein synthesis. Robert William Holley ( January 28, 1922 &ndash February 11, 1993) was an American Biochemist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize "
"for [his] discoveries of Important Principles for Drug Treatment. George Herbert Hitchings ( April 18, 1905 &ndash February 27, 1998) was an American doctor who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in "
"for their discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging"
Nobel Prize in Physics
"for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos. Paul Christian Lauterbur ( May 6, 1929 – March 27, 2007) was an American Chemist who shared the Nobel Prize Raymond Davis Jr ( October 14, 1914 &ndash May 31, 2006) was an American Chemist, Physicist, and Nobel "
Nobel Prize in Peace
"for warning of the dangers of radioactive fallout in nuclear weapons testing and war. Linus Carl Pauling (February 28 1901 – August 19 1994 was an American Scientist, Peace activist, Author and educator. "
Other Notable Brothers
- Arnold Orville Beckman, Zeta '21, inventor of pH meter
- James Bryant Conant, Omicron '12, Early contributor to physical organic chemistry
- F. Albert Cotton, Beta Eta '78, noted transition metal chemist
- Gilbert N. Lewis, Sigma '13, known for dot diagrams of bonding and acid/base theory
- Thomas Midgley, Jr., Alpha Delta '36, inventor of Freon
- Research Triangle Park Professional Chapter
- San Antonio Professional Group
- Southern Indiana Professional Group
- Southwest Virginia Professional Group
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