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.

Perfect Your Resume and Win a FREE Resume Review!

The ACS Greater Houston Section brings you the first Professional Development workshop of the year. Learn how to write the perfect resume and build your personal brand in light of current job trends from Carolina Little, a professional career coach and resume writer. This will be a hybrid event with both in person and virtual options to attend. In addition, we will have a raffle for various ACS memberships for those who attend in person at the undergraduate level, graduate level and full professional level.

Friday, March 24, 2023

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Jones Auditorium

University of St. Thomas

RSVP today to secure your spot and enter our resume contest to be selected for FREE live coaching at the workshop!

Download the Event Flyer

We are also looking for volunteers to assist us on the day of the workshop. Volunteers are eligible to win a resume review session with Carolina Little. Email us at if you are interested in volunteering.

Celebrating Earth Day at Discovery Green!

The ACS-GHS will have an exhibition booth at the 2023 Green Mountain Energy Earth Day at Discovery Green. The theme of the Earth Day event is water, a vital resource that impacts us all, and we look forward to celebrating the importance of water as well as the curious chemistry of amazing algae!

Saturday, April 22, 2023

12:00 - 5:00 pm

1500 McKinney St.

Houston, TX

We need volunteers to help staff the booth. Interested parties should contact us at with their name, phone number and indicate how much time they can commit to the booth. 

Have an idea for a fun activity or demonstration for the booth? We’d love to hear all about it! We are exploring both themes: water and algae. Email us at with your ideas!

Call for Volunteers - Looking for Committee Members!

April Seminar - Reed Fryar Clancy

Join us as we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with a virtual seminar by Reed Fryar Clancy from Vorys, Houston.

RSVP here to receive the Zoom meeting link!

Upcoming events

It's Back! The 2023 ACS-GHS Chemistry Scholarship Examination

The ACS-GHS is proud to announce the return of our annual chemistry scholarship examinations! Three scholarships will be awarded at each level (1st year and 2nd year). The awards will be $2500, $1500, and $1000 for first, second, and third places, respectively. Scholarship awards and certificates for honorable mentions will be presented at the Awards Banquet of the American Chemical Society-Greater Houston Section (ACS-GHS) held in the Fall.

The registration fee is $2.00/student. This fee should be given to the teacher, and the teacher will pay all their students' fees at once via PayPal. Students who are not pre-registered for the exam will be seated only if extra tests are available. Teachers may register their students using our online form.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Check-In - 9:15 am

Exam - 10:00 am

Science and Engineering Classroom Building

University of Houston

3487 Cullen Blvd.

Houston, TX  77204

Pre-registration closes April 10. Students who are not pre-registered can register on-site if there are extra tests available.

Rules, eligibility requirements, and venue/parking directions

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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