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 Career Fair

Calling all job seekers and employers!

One-day event full of networking, skill-building, and professional development!

You have the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for – they just need to find you. Let ACS Career Fairs make the connection!

Attend our free event in Houston, TX on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the University of St. Thomas where you can network with employers, attend panel discussions and table talks, and sharpen your professional skills with personalized career advice. Registration is free!

Want to recruit top talent at the ACS Career Fair? Contact us and view our sponsorship packages.

Saturday, July 21

 9am - 5:30pm

University of St. Thomas 

3800 Montrose

Houston, TX 77006

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

Attendee Type
2018 Project Seed

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 will culminate in a poster session and celebration. This year, we have 12 research fellows, with 3 returning, 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.

Friday, August 3 | 6:30-10 pm

Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Athletic Center

University of St Thomas

4000 Mount Vernon Street

Houston, TX 77006

Upcoming events

  • 21 Jul 2018 7:30 AM
    University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006
  • 03 Aug 2018 6:30 PM
    University of St Thomas, 4000 Mount Vernon Street, Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Athletic Center, Houston, TX 77006
  • 11 Aug 2018 6:00 PM
    Saint Arnold Brewing Company; 2000 Lyons Ave; Houston, Texas 77020
  • 19 Aug 2018
    Boston, MA

Member Spotlight

Karl Kadish

Congratulations to Karl M. Kadish, Hugh Roy and Lillie Kranz Cullen University Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston who was selected to receive the 2017 inaugural French-American Prize, a binational award, sponsored jointly by the French and American Chemical Societies. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Spring 2018 meeting of the Société Chimique de France (SCF) and recognizes Dr. Kadish for his outstanding research discoveries and collaborations with French scientists.

More information can be found on the UH website.

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Event Spotlight

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.

We have more requests from schools than we have volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, email for more details.

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