Greater Houston Section
Greater Houston Section
Established in 1917, the Section serves about 2500 members, consisting of chemists, chemical engineers and professionals in allied fields. The American Chemical Society is recognized as a world leader in fostering science education and research, and promoting public understanding of science. The Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society is one of 189 local ACS sections across the nation.
Now accepting nominations for the 2018 Greater Houston Executive Board including Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Councilor, Alternate Councilor and Director. More information can be found here.
Tropical Storm Harvey pushes End of Summer Bash to September 23rd!
Still time to get tickets!
Bring your friends and join us for an end of Summer Bash at the Karbach Brewing Co. We will have a private room to network with access to the patio. The ticket price will include two drink coupons, hors d'oeuvres and a brewery tour with emphasis on the chemistry of brewing. Only a limited number of tickets will be available so don't delay and get yours today!
Saturday, September 23 | 6-8:30 pm
Karbach Brewing Co.
2032 Karbach St.
Houston, TX 77092
ACS-GHS 100th Anniversary
Friday, November 10th
The Briar Club
2603 Timmons Lane
Houston, TX, 77027
The Greater Houston Section of the ACS was officially formed in 1917 as the Southeastern Texas Section with joint headquarters in Houston and Port Arthur. The boundaries and our name have changed over the years but we are still going strong in our 100th year!
Tickets will cost $65.00 for this special dinner celebration which will include a sponsored wine and beverage reception. To purchase tickets, please make a check or money order/cashier check payable to ACS-GHS and mail it to ACS-GHS, P.O. Box 66181, Houston, Texas 77266 or online via PayPal using link below. Sponsorships are also available. See complete details here.
ACS-GHS Awards Dinner
Friday, September 22nd
The Houston Engineering and Scientific Society (HESS)
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
Join us to honor the recipients of the Joe W. Hightower Award, Thomas Aczel Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching, Two Year College Award, Younger Chemist Award and the Greater Houston Section high school scholarships.
Dinner tickets are $50.00 for individuals attending this special event. Sponsorship of a table seating ten (10) persons is also available for $475. To ensure accurate seating, please provide a guest list when purchasing a table or a group of tickets. Self parking is available at no cost. The attire is business casual. Complete details can be found here.
Sign up for the ACS-GHS Career Workshop!
Saturday, November 11th
9am - 3:00pm
St. Thomas University
Science and Health Professions Building
Houston, TX 77006
Register for a career workshop with Bill Carroll, ACS Past President, 2005; ACS Director-at-Large, 2009-17. This event will feature an interactive workshop on constructing a strong resume; interviewing strategies; networking skills; an overview on ACS career services and more. The workshop will also include an expert panel session with an opportunity to network with professionals from various fields of Chemistry: Industry, Academia, Government, Entrepreneurship, and the Law.
There will be a raffle for ACS membership dues for the upcoming year.
2017 ACS Fellows
Congratulations to Roxie Allen of St. Johns School and Dr. Scott Gilbertson of UH on being named to the 2017 Class of ACS Fellows which recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.
ACS-GHS hosted a Science Café on Friday, July 20, at the Path of Tea, which is the only organic tea house in Houston. The private tea tasting was facilitated by the Chris McKann, owner and tea expert. He spoke on the differences among white, green, oolong and black teas. He talked about the origin of each tea tasted, how it is processed, and the health benefits of that particular tea. He discussed the method of brewing the best tasting teas including water quality, the optimal water temperature and steeping time. He not only discussed the different ways to brew tea but also on how tea rituals are used by different cultures.
There were 24 attendees who took home a tea gift. The door prizes were won by three attendees. Thanks to Mamie Moy for organizing a very successful successful event!