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.
National Chemistry Week 2021 is October 17 - 23
Celebrate National Chemistry Week (NCW) with the Greater Houston Section this year with the theme Reaction Rates: Fast or Slow… Chemistry Makes It Go! We're hosting an illustrated poem contest and have lots of activities and resources available that demonstrate the value of chemistry in everyday life.
ACS-GHS 2021 Awards Ceremony
Join us as we honor Greater Houston Section members of the American Chemical Society who have received local, regional and national ACS awards. This celebration will be held as a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event.
Saturday, October 16th
The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027
Virtual via Zoom
Dinner ticket purchases are now closed
Virtual attendee tickets available for purchase until Friday, October 15th at 5:00 pm.
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23rd Annual ChemLuminary Awards Ceremony
Thursday, October 21st
3:00 pm CT (4:00 pm ET)
Attendees will receive an access code to enter the event.
The 23rd Annual ChemLuminary Awards ceremony will be held virtually during National Chemistry Week (October 17–23, 2021). The ceremony will include a keynote address by Mary K. Engelman, recipient of the 2021 Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society, and presentations of awards given by 18 committees of the Society. This year's theme, “ACS Volunteers Catalyze Change”, honors the work of our volunteers to continue to improve people’s lives.
2021 US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) Webinar Series
Are you a high school student looking to put your chemistry knowledge to the test, or a chemistry teacher seeking to inspire your students? All interested teachers, students, parents and volunteers can learn more by signing up for the USNCO webinars today!
Introduction to USNCO for Students
Friday, October 22nd
7:00 pm ET
Let this short clip by Yitian Zhu, from our own Houston metropolitan area and gold medalist of the 2021 International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), inspire your students to participate:
For more information, contact the Greater Houston USNCO coordinator, Dr. Jerry Yang, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October Seminar Recording - Dr. Roger Bertholf, Houston Methodist Hospital
The Predictive Value of Medical Laboratory Tests: Why Tumor Markers Have Been Such a Disappointment
Did you miss our October seminar with Dr. Roger Bertholf of Houston Methodist Hospital? Now you can catch the recording on our YouTube channel, or watch below! Come for a brief history of clinical laboratory testing equipment and stay for an insightful discussion of why the search for clinical biomarkers for early detection of various cancer tumors early isn't nearly as straightforward as we once dreamed it could be.
YCC Social Mixer & Trivia Night
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Axelrad Beer Garden
1517 Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77004
Fall Social - Wine Tasting at Sable Gate
Join us for a wine tasting and social evening at Sable Gate Winery. The tasting menu includes a selection of 5 wines, as well as meats and a variety of cheeses. This is a limited capacity event - only 20 tickets are available.
Friday, November 5th
Sable Gate Winery
Suite 104, 2600 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77006
Guess the Molecule - October
*New for 2021*
Play "What Molecule Am I?" with the Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society! Every month, we will post clues to a mystery molecule in our electronic newsletter and on our website. Enter your guess here into the contest form each month. Each correct answer will get you one entry into our 2021 prize raffle for a maximum of 12 entries per person. At the end of the year, we will tally up the correct answers and enter them into a draw for a chemistry-themed prize pack!
Planning on carving pumpkins this Halloween? Then you know I will be there to
What compound am I?
Answer must be submitted here by 11:59 pm on October 31, 2021.
A: Find out in our November e-newsletter!
September's Mystery Molecule:
I am an inorganic salt that prefers to dimerize and am frequently used as a Lewis Acid catalyst. My hexahydrate version helps keep you cool in the heat.
It's aluminum chloride!