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-GHS 2023 Awards Banquet

Mark your calendars and plan to join us as we celebrate the best and brightest in the Greater Houston chemical community! Honorees include Greater Houston Section members of the American Chemical Society who have received local, regional and national ACS awards and GHS members celebrating 50 and 60 years of ACS membership. This celebration will be held as a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event.

Saturday, October 7th

The Junior League of Houston

1811 Briar Oaks Lane

Houston, TX 77027


Virtual via Zoom


$75/person (in-person, includes dinner)

$35/person (virtual)

Ticket Deadline: October 2nd

Purchase options

Agenda (all times CDT)

6:00 - 6:45 pm: Social Hour

6:50 - 7:30 pm: Dinner

7:30 pm: Awards Program (virtual access opens at 7:15)

Diner attire is business casual. Self-parking is available at no cost.

ACS Webinar:

The “Ins and Outs” of Networking

Join Matt Grandbois of DuPont Electronics & Industrial, as he shares more of his actionable tips and tricks for growing your network especially among the colleagues you interact with most…your coworkers inside the workplace! Register now to discover how to have fun while building a network that opens doors and increases your influence as you grow your career.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm ET

Free to register with ACS ID

Register today!

2023 Gulf Coast Conference

The Gulf Coast Conference is a non-profit organization oriented toward the education and advancement of knowledge of Chemical Analysis Technology associated with the Petrochemical, Refining, and Environmental fields, and will forward this goal through annual technical meetings, regular communications, and training courses focused on these fields.

ACS-GHS Fall Science Cafe - Narrated Glassblowing Demonstration & Studio Tour

Join ACS-GHS for this special 2 hour event!

Saturday, Nov 11

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Glassblowing Houston

17442 Farm to Market 2920, Tomball, TX 77377

Learn about glassblowing in a narrated demo and tour of Glassblowing Houston's hot shop, showroom, and gallery spaceUnique glass art, lighting, wall installations and handcrafted giftware are available for purchase from the studio showroom. This event will be catered (Italian food). A huge thank you to All of the Above Catering for assisting us with this event! Limited spaces available so register today to secure your spot!

Only registered attendees can attend this event.

There is a $15 fee per person for this event. After registering, you will receive an email with a link to pay via PayPal.

See the event page for additional information and cancellation policies.

Pre-College Recognition Night & Project SEED

On Thursday August 3rd the Greater Houston Section held its Pre-College Recognition event at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. The students being celebrated included those who participated in Project SEED, those who earned scholarships from the exam given in May, and those who had participated in the study camp/competition for the US National Chemistry Olympiad. The evening started with light bites and conversation and then at 7:00 we adjourned to the small theatre for the Project SEED presentations and the awards.

Jeremiah Frasier, Myles Richardson, Bralon Wilson, Donovan Miller

Four high school fellows participated in the 2023 ACS-GHS summer Project SEED fellowship program. The program started on June 12th and ended on August 3rd. All four fellows served as Project SEED interns at Prairie View University. The audience was fully engaged during the presentations and the boys did an admirable job explaining their projects.

The 2023 Project SEED Fellows and mentors and their Projects are as follows:

  1. Impact of organic pollutants – Mentor: Dr. Yingchun Li and Fellow: Myles Richardson -Atascocita High School 
  2. Preparation and instrumental studies of transition metal complexes with organic ligands – Mentor: Dr. Gina Chiarelli and Fellows: Jeremiah Frasier – Harmony High School and Bralon Wilson – Hightower High School
  3. Molecular modeling of metal amino acid interactions – Mentor: Dr. Harshica Fernando and Fellow: Donovan Miller – Harmony High School

Announcing the ACS-GHS 2023 Local Section Award Winners!

The ACS-GHS Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Local Section Awards. The awards will be presented at our annual awards banquet on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

L to R: Douglas Klein, Joe W. Hightower Award; Julian G. West, Younger Chemist Award; Eduvigis Marrero, Two Year College Award; James Jamerlan, Excellence in High School Teaching Award; and Amber Hinkle, Mamie W. Moy Service Award

Upcoming events

NCW 2023 - Kids and Chemistry at the Children's Museum Houston

The Theme of this year's National Chemistry Week is the Healing Power of Chemistry. Join us at the Children's Museum Houston for a celebration of the central science! We plan to have a Theme Table, a Play-Doh table for kids to assemble molecules, and three tables of hands-on chemistry activities. The hands-on activities planned are Color Changes with Juices, Slime, and Radish Writing.

2023 Climate Solutions Symposium: Texas, the Energy Capital of the Planet, Can and Should Lead

The ECH is pleased to announce the 2nd ECH Climate Solutions Symposium. This half-day hybrid symposium (in-person and live-streamed) will be held at the University of Houston Student Center Theater from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 7, 2023, followed by a Meet-and-Greet in the Student Center Ballroom from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.

Saturday, October 7th

1:00 - 5:30 pm

University of Houston Student Center Theater

#103/203, 4455 University Dr.

Houston, TX  77204

Symposium 1:00 - 4:00 pm (Theater)

Met-and-Greet 4:00 - 5:30 pm (Ballroom)

Purchase tickets and find more information here

Cost is $10 for in-person and $10 for virtual streaming.

Student registration is free.

Download the Symposium program for more information on the speakers.

Senior Product Research and Development Chemist

PIC Chemicals offers targeted solutions to stimulate and revitalize production of both onshore and offshore oil and gas wells as well as plan and design effective treatments to remediate and restore pipeline flow performance. Our treatments have been effectively implemented across the globe and are not limited to the oil and gas field. Our novel treatment designs have been successfully implemented in industrial flowline and equipment cleaning, industrial disposal wells, and waste material processing/remediation.

A chemist is needed for the expansion of our remediation portfolio. Testing will include the evaluation of multiple existing and experimental products. These systems will be applied in pipelines, conventional sandstone reservoirs, and unconventional mixed minerology reservoirs. Experience in the oil and gas sector will be beneficial. Experience with method, model and formulary development is required.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate activities, internal and third party testing for the development of various product lines.
  • Provide input/support for product specification updates/revisions.
  • Develop and oversee plan for laboratory method updates, reviews and validation.
  • Provide support for the development of new testing methods as needed.
  • Technical resource/SME for the sales and engineering parts of the company.
  • Supports tech services when required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline required.
  • 5 years or more in related industry preferred.

Primary Location: USA-Texas-Tomball

Shift: Day Job

Job Type: Full-time

To apply, please send resume/CV to

SPE Energy Professionals Hiring Event

The SPE Energy Professionals Hiring Event at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in San Antonio for job seekers and employers is scheduled in-person on:

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205

  • Job seeker registration is open, members of the SPE, ACS-GHS, and other collaborating organizations are welcome to register.
  • Employers looking to meet interested job seekers should register through SPE (sponsorship registration is also available).

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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