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.

ACS-GHS Scholarship Exam

The Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to sponsor the 2017 ACS-GHS Scholarship Exam where $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to local high school students. Rules and eligibility can be viewed here and the registration form is available here.

Deadline to Register: Monday, April 17

Scholarship Exam: Saturday, April 22 10:00am

University of Houston Main Campus 

Downtown Houston April 22 11am

Starting Point: Sam Houston Park - 1000 Bagby St.

Ending Point: Houston City Hall - 901 Bagby St.

ACS-GHS members will gather and march together at Sam Houston Park. If you are interested in joining us, plan to arrive by 10:55am and look for the ACS banner. We will also have a table in the Teach In immediately following the March at Houston City Hall.


Networking Event

The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) is partnering with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SPE) for a networking event at Top Golf North at 560 Spring Park Center Blvd., Spring, TX 77373. Bring the family for some networking, food and unlimited golf.


More information can be found here and registration here.

The ACS-GHS is pleased to announce the 2017 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day  events:

1) Come out with the family and enjoy hands-on chemistry activities with us at the Houston Arboretum at Memorial Park, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024. Flyer.

2) Poetry Contest for students in grades K-12. The Illustrated Poem Contest is a great way to for teachers to engage their students in this year’s CCED theme, “Chemistry Helps Feed the World.”  Please see the attached flyer and entry form. Prizes are available for students in each of four grade level categories. All entries must be received by April 21, 2017. Happy writing! 

Upcoming events

Member Spotlight

Dr. Jerry Yang

Dr. Jerry Yang, UH Professor and ACS-GHS Chemistry Olympiad Coordinator was awarded a prestigious five-year, $570,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. More details at y/news-events/stories/2017/ 0215-yang-award.php .

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Past Event Spotlight

Southwest Regional Meeting 2016

The Greater Houston Section hosted the 2016 Southwest Regional Meeting November 10-13 in Galveston, Texas. The meeting was attended by 1000 chemists and featured presentations, poster sessions, an exposition, receptions and an educators' day with a wide variety of symposia topics including Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Polymer Chemistry.

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