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 Summer Social
Join us for a summer social, co-hosted by the ACS Greater Houston and Brazosport Sections. Your ticket includes unlimited beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a private brewery tour. Complete details can be found here.
Saturday, August 11 | 6-8pm
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020
Women in Industry Panel
The American Chemical Society’s Greater Houston Section Minority Affairs Committee invites you to join us for a panel discussion concerning women in industry. Come gain valuable insight from experienced women from various industry sectors (e.g., oil and gas, biotech, chemical/pharmaceutical).
Topics of discussion include: opportunities available for women in industry; how to successfully transition to a career in industry; and aspects related to life in industry. Dinner will be provided.
Wednesday, September 19 | 6–8 pm
The Center for Science and Health Professions (CSHP)
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77006
2018 ACS GHS Awards Banquet
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 ACS GHS Local Section Awards:
The awards will be presented at our Awards Banquet where we will also honor the 2018 high school scholarship award winners and their teachers as well as our 50, 60 and 70 year members.
Saturday, October 27 | 6:30-10 pm
Student Center South
University of Houston
4455 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204
Project Seed Celebration
Project Seed provides opportunities for students who historically lack exposure to scientific careers by allowing them to spend a summer conducting hands-on research with a scientist in academic, industry, and government research laboratories. Students receive a fellowship award and a chance to receive a Project SEED college scholarship.The 2018 program began on June 12 and culminated in a poster session and celebration on August 3. This year, we had 12 research fellows (pictured above) and 12 mentors including new mentors Dr. Andrew Barron, Dr. Venkata Pavan Raja Manuri, Dr. Dan Villalanti and Joy Cocchiara. The complete list can be found here. The ACS Project Seed program is celbrating its 50th anniversary and GHS is celebrating its 10th! Over the past 10 years, 48 mentors have have worked with 128 high school students. A complete list of participants, mentors and sponsors can be found here.
Shaping Future Chemists
ACS-GHS is sponsoring a series of outreach events in which Senior Chemists share their work experiences with high school and university students. The first was held at O’Connell College Preparatory School in Galveston where Beverly and Stan Curtice spoke to 40 students who were so surprised to learn the number of different things you can do as a chemist.
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