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

Attendee Type

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:

  • Joe W. Hightower Award - Michael Wong, Rice University
  • Two Year College Award - Elisabeth Harthcock, San Jacinto College
  • Younger Chemist Award - Jakoah Brgoch, University of Houston 
  • Thomas Aczel Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching - Lindsey Wilson, Austin High School

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

Tickets $50/person

Upcoming events

Event Spotlight

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.

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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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