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.

Senior Chemists Coffee Tasting Social Event

Photo Credit: Charlie Hinrichsen

The ACS-GHS Senior Chemists Committee was pleased to host a coffee tasting and social get-together on April 20th at Java Pura Coffee Roasters. Attendees had an enjoyable morning tasting regional coffees from Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Sumatra, followed by conversation and lunch at Auntie Pesto's. The event was a great success!  Everyone at the event made new friends and shared the fun and interesting activities that keep them busy as retirees. The ACS-GHS Senior Chemists Committee looks forward to hosting future events and we already have a new volunteer host for the next event!  See you then and if you have any ideas for a senior activity, please let us know...we are open to old and new fun.

Photo Credit: Charlie Hinrichsen

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Analyzer Technology Conference 2022

May 15 - 18, 2022

Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77551

The largest North American conference for process analyzer technology will be held in Galveston Texas May 15 – 18, 2022. The Analyzer Technology Conference focuses on measurement, sampling and online analysis as pertains to refining, petrochemicals, chemical processing and hydrocarbon production. The event will include a large exhibition where the latest solutions to analytical issues will be made available, several one day training courses, and a two day technical symposium featuring relevant new papers about sampling, data analysis and process analytical equipment.

Visit the Analytical Technology Conference website at
For program and registration information

YCC Virtual Seminar - Do I Need a New Job or Career?

Thursday, June 30th

6:30 - 8:00 pm CDT

via Zoom

Working during the pandemic has many reassessing their options with the notable increase in open positions with the Great Resignation, however, how do you decide if you need a new job or career? Inspired by popular ACS Industry Matters newsletter articles and columns by Chemjobber for C&EN (Bench and Cubicle), the American Chemical Society Greater Houston Section Younger Chemists Committee (ACS-GHS YCC) organized this virtual seminar with a powerful panel of highly experienced chemists to offer their advice on this topic to help guide younger chemists in answering this question to decide what is the right move to make for their careers.

To learn more about the speakers, submit questions, and register for the event, please see the event page.

May Seminar - Dr. Angela K. Wilson

Register to receive the Zoom meeting link by email

Upcoming events

Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) Centennial

The Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (HIST) is 100 years old in 2022, and we have a present for you!

HIST is the home within ACS for chemists interested in the history of their discipline. Among our activities are publication of a peer-reviewed journal in history of chemistry, the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry. In this anniversary year, we have prepared a special commemorative issue of the Bulletin, available electronically to anyone (open access). Prominent chemist historians and historians of chemistry were invited to contribute essays on the theme “Novel Insights in the History of Chemistry: Looking Back Yet Mostly Looking Forward.”

We invite you to peruse this commemorative issue at:

While you are there, check out 30 years of open-access issues of the Bulletin, which are free to all after a three-year window of access exclusively by HIST members and subscribers:

Find out more about HIST

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