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.
Fall Social - Wine Tasting at Sable Gate
Join us for a wine tasting and social evening at Sable Gate Winery. The tasting menu includes a selection of 5 wines, as well as meats and a variety of cheeses. This is a limited capacity event - only 20 tickets are available.
Thursday, September 23rd
Sable Gate Winery
Suite 104, 2600 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77006
Science Café: The Chemistry and Craft of Bread Making
Emily Jane Buehler, author of Bread Science
Thursday September 30th
6:00 - 7:00 pm CDT
Via Zoom or In Person
Online: Free! Enjoy Emily Buehler's presentation via Zoom at home or wherever you are.
In-Person ($5/person, 20 tickets available): Join us at the White Elm Café starting at 5:30 pm to watch Emily's presentation in a social setting. Ticket includes a beverage and light refreshments, post-seminar discussion with a White Elm Café baker, and entry into a door prize draw for a copy of Emily's book. Additional food and drink will be available for purchase from the Café menu.
14079 Memorial Drive
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2021 Project SEED Virtual Summer Camp
Project SEED Virtual Summer Camp was a five-week online program that aimed to strengthen students professionally while preparing them for in-person research either next summer as part of Project SEED, or in future research opportunities. Over 373 students participated in webinars, virtual panels and online discussions. To read more about the events and the students and faculty, click here.
Call for Award Nominees
The Awards Committee is seeking nominees for ACS local section and regional awards. The Greater Houston Section sponsors the following awards:
The list of awards can also be found on the GHS Awards page. Please visit each award page for nomination details. Local section nomination packets must be submitted to the Awards Committee Chair by September 15th.
The list of ACS regional awards can be found here, along with application requirements. Regional award applications are due August 1st. Contact the Awards Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding regional award nominations.
2021 SWRM Student Presenter Travel Scholarships
SWRM will provide up to ten $500 travel scholarships to students presenting papers at the meeting in Austin. The Greater Houston local section may nominate up to two students for a scholarship. Nominations must be submitted through the local section at email@example.com, students may not apply directly. Download the scholarship criteria and nomination form here.
Local Section Deadline: September 15, 2021
Guess the Molecule - September
*New for 2021*
Play "What Molecule Am I?" with the Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society! Every month, we will post clues to a mystery molecule in our electronic newsletter and on our website. Enter your guess here into the contest form each month. Each correct answer will get you one entry into our 2021 prize raffle for a maximum of 12 entries per person. At the end of the year, we will tally up the correct answers and enter them into a draw for a chemistry-themed prize pack!
I am an inorganic salt that prefers to dimerize and am frequently used as a Lewis Acid catalyst. My hexahydrate version helps keep you cool in the heat.
What compound am I?
Answer must be submitted here by 11:59 pm on September 30, 2021.
A: Find out in our October e-newsletter!
August's Mystery Molecule:
I am used to make barrels for aging whiskeys, wines, and brandies. I have 4 isomers found in nature.
It's whiskey lactone or β-methyl-γ-octalactone!