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.

National Chemistry Week

Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry

October 16-22

Volunteers needed for the two events GHS is hosting.  Please contact Dr. Robert Botto at or Dr. Mayank Gupta at for volunteering details.

Saturday, October 15

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Science Demonstrations at The Children's Museum

Thursday, October 20

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Science Demonstrations at Texas Children's Hospital

SWRM 2016

November 10-13, 2016


The Houston section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce that it will host the 2016 Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society at the Galveston Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd. on beautiful Galveston Island.  The Island is located just 50 minutes south of Houston. (Our feature photo is the Convention Center and Hilton Hotel that is reserved for the SWRM 2016).

The meeting will feature presentations, poster sessions, an exposition, receptions and an educators’ day with a wide variety of symposia topics chosen from Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Polymer Chemistry, and much more.

For more details, visit the SWRM website.

ACS-GHS Awards Dinner

Thursday October 27, 2016

The Houston Engineering and Scientific Society (Hess) Club

5430 Westheimer Rd Houston, Texas 77056

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Social Hour

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Dinner, Awards, and Presentations

$50 per person 

$450 for a table of 10

(honorees complimentary)

Please RSVP by October 22 to Dave Singleton ( or call: 713-468-5780)  or register/pay ONLINE HERE


Joe W. Hightower Awardee

Jeffrey Rimer, PhD

University of Houston

Two-Year College Chemistry Teaching Awardee

Ms. Bhavna Rawall

Houston Community College

Younger Chemist Awardee

Dr. Eme Abu

Thomas Aczel Awardee 

for Excellence in High School Chemistry

Ms. Carolyn Ericson

Clements High School

50 and 60 Year ACS Members


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.

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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.

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