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.

September Seminar

Benign by Design from the Nanoscale to the Human Scale

Join us for our first seminar of the school year with Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez, the Gompf Family Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University and the Director of the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE). He also serves on the ACS Board of Directors.

Thursday, September 27 | 7pm

Rice University

Dell Butcher Hall DBH180

6100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005

More details on the event can be found here. Please RSVP here if you can join us.
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

Individual Tickets $50/person

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Upcoming events

Event Spotlight

Women in Industry

ACS-GHS sponsored a Women in Industry seminar which included a panel discussion in which women from various industry sectors shared their career journey as well as their experience on a range of topics including how to successfully transition to a career in industry, how to prepare a resume that will stand out, and career-life balance. The discussions and networking continued during dinner and beyond. More than 50 undergraduates, graduate students and professionals were in attendance.

Plans are in progress for future career networking opportunity opportunities. Stay tuned!

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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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