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.

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In Memoriam - Dr. Robert F. Curl Jr.

The ACS-GHS is sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Robert F. Curl Jr. on July 3rd, 2022. In addition to being a long-term faculty member at Rice University and a Nobel Laureate, Dr. Curl was also our 2021 Joe W. Hightower Award winner and we were very lucky to enjoy his company as the guest of honor at our Annual Awards Banquet last October. GHS Executive Committee member Tom Malloy shared his thoughts on the loss of Dr. Curl; you can read them here. 

ACS-GHS Awards: Call for Nominations

Know someone that has done outstanding work for ACS-GHS? Nominate them for either a local or national award!

  • Visit GHS Awards for nomination details and past winners.
  • Information on ACS Regional awards can be found here.
Direct inquiries and submit nomination packets by September 8 to

2022 SWRM Student Presenter Travel Scholarships

SWRM will provide up to ten $500 travel scholarships to students presenting papers at the meeting in Baton Rouge, LA. The Greater Houston Section may nominate one student for a scholarship. Nominations must be submitted through the local section at, students may not apply directly. Download the scholarship criteria and nomination form here.

Local Section Deadline:  September 15, 2022.

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Catch Our July Seminar on YouTube!

Did you miss our July seminar with Dr. Bridgett Rakestraw? Read more about her presentation here or catch the seminar recording on our YouTube channel!

September Seminar - Dr. Judy Giordan

Dr. Judy Giordan, 2022 ACS President-Elect, joins us in September to talk about the ACS and how it can impact your career in chemistry. More details are available in the seminar flyer and the registration link!

Register to receive Zoom meeting link by email

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Mamie Moy Receives 2023 Award for Volunteer Service to the ACS!

Mamie W. Moy is the recipient of the 2023 Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society. Created in 2001, the award recognizes individuals who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and have contributed significantly to ACS’s goals and objectives. Mamie is being honored for more than 40 years of volunteer service to the ACS, to education, and to humanity.

Mamie Moy.

Since 2013, Moy has held the post of professor emeritus in chemistry at the University of Houston. Mamie joined ACS in 1967, and in 1984 she served as chair of the Greater Houston local section. She has since served as a councilor for our local section for over 35 years, stepping down into an alternate councilor role in 2022. In 2019, the Greater Houston local section established the Mamie W. Moy Distinguished Service Award to honor of her decades of dedicated service. Congratulations on your well-earned recognition, Mamie!

Read the full announcement here!

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