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.

Science Innovations in Sports

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

University of St. Thomas, Anderson, Room 103


In the world of competitive and professional sports, chemistry is more impactful than you might think. Discover the materials that chemists are creating to enable athletes to perform better and stay safer, as well as how analytical chemistry is advancing to detect performance enhancing substances in order to keep the playing field level for everyone. During this interactive event, viewers will be able to network with young chemists and have an opportunity to ask questions live to the experts regarding the amazing work that is being done in sports science.


2017 US National Chemistry Olympiad

The Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to participate in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO). For interested high school instructors and students, please see the announcement and REGISTRATION FORM for further information about how to participate.

Saturday, February 18 Deadline to Register

Saturday, March 4 Chemistry Olympiad Competition at University of Houston Main Campus

Upcoming events

Member Spotlight

Dr. Eme Abu


A member of our local section Eme Abu, PhD recently published a children's book titled "Do I have allergies?". The target audience are children two to six years old, and the book helps them identify allergic reactions when they happen. Common allergy triggers are nuts, latex balloons, animal dander and medicine. Paperback and e-copies are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press Publishers.

If you have a suggested Member Spotlight, please contact us at acs-ghs@acs-ghs.org


Past Event Spotlight

Project SEED 2016


2016 was another successful year for Project SEED where many wonderful students and mentors participated.  The summer was capped off with a poster session and certificate ceremony in Galveston.

If you have a suggested Past Event Spotlight, please contact us at acs-ghs@acs-ghs.org


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