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.

2023 Chemistry Olympiad Local Competition

The Greater Houston Local Section will participate in the 2023 United States National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) competition administered by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Like the past two years, the local competition will be held in a hybrid fashion during the first week of March 2023. Interested students should express their intention to join with their chemistry or science teachers quickly.

The registration deadline is February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

For further information and the registration form for teachers, please contact Dr. Jerry Yang at

Breaking Barriers, Not Bonds

2023 IUPAC Global Women's Breakfast Event

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

8:00 - 9:00 am

Virtual on Gather.Town

Join us for the annual IUPAC Global Women's Breakfast event sponsored by ACS-GHS and Brazosport WCC. 

For more information about the IUPAC Global Women's Breakfast series, visit

Science and Engineering Fair of Houston

Judging for the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston will take place on February 11 at George R. Brown Convention Center. All Schools/Districts advancing projects to SEFH must finalize their online registration and have students confirm their categories and submit their projects to the SRC through Scienteer on or before January 20, 2023. The Awards Ceremony will be held on February 18 at the University of Houston.


Saturday, February 11, 2023

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston

Awards Ceremony

Saturday, February 18, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm

University of Houston

Houston Room, Student Center South building

4455 University Dr., Houston

For more information, visit

Pfizer Summer Growth Experience Program

The Pfizer summer internship application portal is open until March 10, 2023 for internships/summer students in chemistry and other STEM fields. The program offers summer employment opportunities at various Pfizer sites in the U.S. for students interested in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Please see the Pfizer career page for more information.

Apply for Project SEED 2023!

Project SEED is an American Chemical Society (ACS) internship program for high school students. Each summer, hundreds of students across the United States and U.S. Territories are matched with mentors/research advisors at university, industrial, and government labs for 8-10 weeks.

Scientists interested in serving as mentors for the summer of 2023 can apply at Project SEED.

Download the flyer for more information!

Upcoming events

UH Seeking Research Associate II

The University of Houston is seeking a Research Associate II.Preferred qualifications include a PhD in Physics/Chemistry as well as experience developing Langmuir Trough technique for coating nanoparticles on a substrate and optical spectroscopy experimental set up. The department is willing to consider experience in lieu of education. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

For more information, view the full job description and apply online.

SPE Energy Professionals Hiring Event

The SPE Energy Professionals Hiring Event at the 2023 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for job seekers and employers is scheduled in-person on:

Thursday, May 4, 2023

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

NRG Center

1 Fannin St.

Houston, TX  77054

More information available on the SPE-GCS Event Page

  • It provides job seekers with opportunities to meet with energy industry hiring companies in upstream, midstream oil and gas, & renewables.

  • It provides employers a platform to meet and engage with experienced energy professionals, discuss career opportunities, and network.

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