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.

Women in Chemistry Networking Breakfast

The GHS Women Chemists Committee (WCC), the ACS National WCC and the ACS Department of Diversity Programs (DDP) invite you to be part of the IUPAC's 100th Anniversary Event, Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event, by joining us locally for a networking breakfast on February 12, 2019.

The Global Women’s Breakfast aims to assist women chemists to expand their network of contacts, both locally and internationally. Women at different stages of their individual careers can inform each other about their career progress, and together explore opportunities, in professional development and in research or teaching horizons. Organizations of all types, e.g., universities, companies, national chemistry societies, government laboratories, and other scientific organizations, as well as individual groups of chemists, are invited to participate.

Please register for this event on our website at

Tuesday, February 12th

University of St. Thomas

3907 Yoakum Blvd.

Little Gallery

Houston, TX 77006

2019 US National Chemistry Olympiad

The Greater Houston Section (GHS) is proud to announce that we will once again be participating in the US National Chemistry Olympiad (UNSCO) under the leadership of Dr. Ding‐Shyue (Jerry) Yang.

The primary goals of this program are to stimulate interest and achievement in chemistry among high school students throughout the United States and to provide recognition of outstanding young chemistry students, teachers, and schools. Students competing in the USNCO are eligible to be selected as members of the United States team for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Paris, France July 21‐ 30, 2019.

GHS will nominate students from this area to take the USNCO national examination based on a local competition through a theoretical‐only examination prepared by ACS (details below). Register by Saturday, February 9 by emailing application to

Friday, March 1st

University of Houston

3487 Cullen Blvd.

Houston, TX 77204

ACS-GHS Volunteers Needed

ACS-GHS needs volunteers for efforts of various proportion and length - something for everyone.  At this time, we need help with the following:
  • Technician Affairs Chair
  • Awards Canvassing
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • and members for all Committees:
    • Communications & Technology
    • Education
    • Programming
    • Younger Chemists
    • Women Chemists
    • Awards
    • Community Affairs
If you are interested in volunteering, email or the GHS Volunteer Coordinator, Maryanne Mores at
Happy Hour at Spring St. Beer and Wine Garden

New year, new network! Join Professor Molenium and the ACS-GHS at Spring St. Beer and Wine Garden on Friday, January 25, 2019 for happy hour and networking.

Friday, January 25th

6 pm - 8 pm

Spring St. Beer and Wine Garden

1920 Houston Ave

Houston, TX 77007

Upcoming events

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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