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This page was last updated on 5/6/16



Welcome to the homepage of the Virginia Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society. The Section serves Alleghany, Amherst, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, and Rockbridge Counties in Virginia, as well as Mercer County in West Virginia. Section Meetings are held monthly during the academic year, September through May, with no meeting in December.


The Department of Chemistry at Radford University invites applications for a full time temporary faculty position at the rank of Instructor which would begin in August 2016. 

For more information, see RU Position 2016


Mohawk seeks a summer intern.  Ideal situation would be a rising senior in engineering, chemistry or materials science who could work this summer and part-time while completing their degree.
The position is at our Glasgow, VA facility (southeastern Rockbridge county near Lexington, about an hour from Roanoke or Lynchburg).
Will consider other prospects - need technical training in one of the above.

Mike Bell
Senior R&D Engineer
Mohawk Industries
540-319-8616 (M)



You will find the VBRS By-laws and the job description for each of the officers and committee chairmen on the Business link.

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