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.
Now accepting nominations for the 2018 Greater Houston Executive Board including Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Councilor, Alternate Councilor and Director. More information can be found here.
To kickoff National Chemistry Week (NCW) Chemistry Rocks!, join us for a Rock Climbing Social at 6pm on Saturday, October 21st at Texas Rock Gym, 1526 Campbell Road, Houston, TX 77055. There's a required belay class at 6pm, if you are new to climbing. Otherwise come anytime after 6pm. For more info, pricing details, and to sign a waiver, go to www.texasrockgym.com.
Exploring the Chemistry of
Minerals and Rocks
Tuesday, October 24th
St. Johns School
2401 Claremont Lane
Chao Assembly Room
Houston, TX 77019
We are surrounded by rocks and minerals everywhere... in the ground we walk on, the places we work and live, and even in the food we eat. How are chemists experimenting with these fundamental materials to help the world and make our lives better? Join us for an evening program to network with young chemists across the world on social media, participate in discussion and activities, and ask questions live to the experts regarding the amazing work that is being done in rock and mineral science.
ACS-GHS 100th Anniversary
Friday, November 10th
The Briar Club
2603 Timmons Lane
Houston, TX, 77027
The Greater Houston Section of the ACS was officially formed in 1917 as the Southeastern Texas Section with joint headquarters in Houston and Port Arthur. The boundaries and our name have changed over the years but we are still going strong in our 100th year!
Tickets will cost $65.00 for this special dinner celebration which will include a sponsored wine and beverage reception. To purchase tickets, please make a check or money order/cashier check payable to ACS-GHS and mail it to ACS-GHS, P.O. Box 66181, Houston, Texas 77266 or online via PayPal using link below. Sponsorships are also available. See complete details here.
NCW Museum Event &
Illustrated Poetry Contest
Saturday, October 28th
10am - 4pm
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
Come rock out with the ACS Greater Houston Section at the Children’s Museum of Houston for a day of fun and hands-on activities for family members of all ages! More information can be found here.
Adriana Scott from McDonald Junior High in Katy was the winner for the 6-8th Grade. Her winning entry can be seen here.
Abigail Lopez from Katy High School was the winner for the 9-12th grade. Her winning entry can be seen here.
Both have been entered into the National ACS Illustrated Poetry contest. Good luck!
Sign up for the ACS-GHS Career Workshop!
Saturday, November 11th
9am - 3:00pm
St. Thomas University
Anderson Hall #103
Houston, TX 77006
Register for a career workshop with Bill Carroll, ACS Past President, 2005; ACS Director-at-Large, 2009-17. This event will feature an interactive workshop on constructing a strong resume; interviewing strategies; networking skills; an overview on ACS career services and more. The workshop will also include an expert panel session with an opportunity to network with professionals from various fields of Chemistry: Industry, Academia, Government, Entrepreneurship, and the Law.
There will be a raffle for a year of ACS membership dues for the upcoming year.
2017 ACS GHS Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2017 ACS GHS Award winners:
ACS-GHS hosted a Summer Social on Saturday, September 23rd, at the Karbach Brewery. There were 29 attendees of members new and old that were treated to a brewery tour with an emphasis on the chemistry of brewing from a future chemist. Thanks to Jennifer Schmidt for organizing a very successful event!