Greater Houston Section

Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • St. John's School, 2401 Claremont Lane, Houston, TX 77019

    ACS-GHS 2019 Awards Dinner

    Join us as we celebrate the achievements of this year's award winners with dinner and an awards presentation.

    Saturday, October 19th

    6:00 - 9:30 pm

    St. John's School, Chao Assembly Hall

    2401 Claremont Lane

    Houston, TX  77019

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    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas Center for Science and Health Professionals Room SHP 251 3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006

    ACS-GHS executive board meetings will be scheduled on the third Monday of every month and are open to any members of the ACS-GHS that wish to attend.

    University of St. Thomas

    Center for Science and Health Professionals

    Room SHP 252

    3800 Montrose Blvd.

    Houston, TX 77006

    There will be an option to participate in the meeting through audio/video conferencing through Blackboard.

    Please consider using your computer audio and video to access the meeting through this link:

    https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/63c36a4da52d4a3c98bbc868b48d1dcf

    Phone access is also available through the Blackboard call in # 571-392-7650, PIN 496-592-5601

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas, STEM Success Center, 1200 Colquitt St., Houston, TX 77006

    Fall 2019 Program-in-a-Box:

    Marvelous Metals


    Join thousands of students and early career chemists from around the world for this FREE, one-night only event during National Chemistry Week. Discover how chemists are developing new technologies using metals at the intersection of organic and inorganic chemistry. From innovations in medical imaging and theranostics to fundamental changes to the way we create everyday necessities like clothing, food, and energy, these scientists will demonstrate how we can harness the power of our “marvelous metals.”

    Tuesday, October 22nd

    5:45 - 6:45 pm

    University of St. Thomas

    STEM Success Center

    1200 Colquitt St.

    Houston, TX 77006


    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dow Diamond Center, 230 Abner Jackson Parkway, Lake Jackson, TX 77566

    American Chemical Society Brazosport Local Section National Chemistry Week Seminar

    Precise Heat Control.  Essential Thermochemical Applications and Techniques for Aerospace Travel 

    Rodrigo V. Devivar, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist

    Jacobs Technology-NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, USA

    Wednesday, October 23rd

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Dow Diamond Center

    230 Abner Jackson Parkway

    Lake Jackson, TX  77566

    Everyone welcome!


    The performance of a material is greatly influenced by its thermal and chemical properties.  At NASA, we depend on precise thermal analysis instrumentation to understand and predict the performance of materials during aerospace travel.  Analytical thermochemical techniques allow us to test materials in the laboratory prior to an actual field test; whether the field test is miles up in the sky or miles underground, the properties of any involved material must be fully studied and understood in the laboratory.  Almost any engineered system in operation can fail in some way and, during a failure investigation, analytical techniques become indispensable for identifying the mode of failure.  The essential techniques for materials characterization are derived from the thermal and chemical properties of the material itself and can be measured with laboratory instruments including FT-IR, GC-MS, Pyrolysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA).  Some hyphenated analytical techniques, such as TGA-MS and Pyrolysis-GC-MS become extremely powerful for solving real problems faced by the aerospace industry. The correlation of these destructive and non-destructive techniques will highlight the importance of each in solving the puzzle of materials characterization and ultimately the mode of material failure.

    Biography

    Rodrigo Devivar earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph. D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Dr. Devivar has a wealth of experience in the biotechnology sector, from post-doctoral associate all the way up to laboratory director, but has returned to the scientific sector and has been at NASA since 2001.  Dr. Devivar is currently a Senior Scientist in the Materials Evaluation Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center, where he is always challenged with issues faced by the aerospace industry.


    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • San Jacinto College Central, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505

    San Jacinto College STEM Expo - Central Campus

    Thursday, October 24th

    5:30 - 7:00 pm

    San Jacinto College Central

    8060 Spencer Highway

    Pasadena, TX  77505 


    Contact person: Ann Cartwright


    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas Center for Science & Health Professions Rooms SHP 252 4100 Yoakum Blvd. Houston, TX 77006
    Register

    Controlled Substances: The View from the Bench, a Forensic Analyst’s Perspective

    Sebastian Frommhold

    Since most forensic labs are not equipped as well as many research labs, and are typically limited to UV, FTIR, GC-FID, and GCMS, the challenge is to find ways to analyze a rapidly changing array of compounds using technology on hand. Traditional techniques such as TLC, spot tests, and microcrystalline tests are frequently brought in to supplement instrumental data. Most laboratories are set up to handle the traditional drugs like marihuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. The introduction of fentanyls , synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, tryptamines, NBOMe, NBOH, THC edibles, and a myriad of modifications to existing structures is making the life of a seized drug analyst more challenging by the day. Obtaining reference material for comparison also presents many challenges, mostly financial. The days of “dilute ‘n ‘ shoot” drug analysis are long gone.

    Thursday, October 24th

    Refreshments and Networking from 6:00 - 6:30 pm

    Seminar 6:30 pm

    University of St. Thomas

    Center for Science & Health Professions

    Room SHP 252

    4100 Yoakum Blvd.

    Houston, TX  77006


    Can't make it to the seminar in person? Catch our stream on YouTube Live starting at 6:30 pm!


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    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., Houston, TX 77004

    National Chemistry Week at the Children's Museum


    The ACS Greater Houston Section will be holding a National Chemistry Week Children's Museum Event. The theme this year is Marvelous Metals, and we will have a big display table with three hands-on experiment tables set up.

    Saturday, October 26th

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Children's Museum of Houston

    1500 Binz St.

    Houston, TX  77004

    We need volunteers! There will be two shifts open for volunteers: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Contact Bob Botto at bbotto49@gmail.com to sign up.

    • 07 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • San Jacinto College North, 5800 Uvalde Road, Houston, TX 77049

    San Jacinto College STEM Expo - North Campus

    Thursday, November 7th

    5:30 - 7:00 pm

    San Jacinto College North

    5800 Uvalde Road

    Houston, TX  77049


    Contact person: Susan Starr


    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas Center for Science and Health Professionals Room SHP 251 3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006

    ACS-GHS executive board meetings will be scheduled on the third Monday of every month and are open to any members of the ACS-GHS that wish to attend.

    University of St. Thomas

    Center for Science and Health Professionals

    Room SHP 252

    3800 Montrose Blvd.

    Houston, TX 77006

    There will be an option to participate in the meeting through audio/video conferencing through Blackboard.

    Please consider using your computer audio and video to access the meeting through this link:

    https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/63c36a4da52d4a3c98bbc868b48d1dcf

    Phone access is also available through the Blackboard call in # 571-392-7650, PIN 496-592-5601

    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • San Jacinto College South, 13735 Beamer Road, Houston, TX 77089

    San Jacinto College STEM Expo - South Campus

    Thursday, November 21st

    5:30 - 7:00 pm

    San Jacinto College South

    13735 Beamer Road

    Houston, TX  77089


    Contact person: Lambrini Nicopoulos


Past events

11 Oct 2019 NCW Illustrated Poetry Contest Deadline
05 Oct 2019 GHS Fall Career Fair
05 Oct 2019 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
21 Sep 2019 Chemistry Teachers Association - NCW Meeting
16 Sep 2019 ACS-GHS Monthly Board Meeting
09 Sep 2019 Seminar: Dr. Bonnie A. Charpentier
25 Aug 2019 ACS Fall National Meeting
24 Aug 2019 Culinary Chemistry Class at A 2nd Cup
19 Aug 2019 Seminar: Curtis Swisher
12 Aug 2019 ACS-GHS Monthly Board Meeting
03 Aug 2019 2019 Summer Social - Greater Houston and Brazosport Sections
02 Aug 2019 2019 Project SEED Student Presentations and Poster Session
15 Jul 2019 ACS-GHS Monthly Board Meeting
10 Jul 2019 Houston PREP - Engineering & Career Day
26 Jun 2019 WCC Speed Networking Event
17 Jun 2019 ACS-GHS Monthly Board Meeting
20 May 2019 ACS-GHS Monthly Board Meeting
16 May 2019 Seminar: Dr. Valerie C. Moore
15 May 2019 2019 Project SEED Student Applications Close
10 May 2019 Happy Hour at Spring St. Beer and Wine Garden
05 May 2019 ACS-GHS - Walk To END Lupus Now, 5K Run, & Yoga
15 Apr 2019 ACS-GHS Monthly Board Meeting
14 Apr 2019 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day at Discovery Green
13 Apr 2019 2019 ACS-GHS Scholarship Exam
13 Apr 2019 Problem Solved! - Alief STEM Student Conference
12 Apr 2019 CCEW - Illustrated Poetry Contest Submission Deadline
31 Mar 2019 ACS National Meeting
23 Mar 2019 Science Cafe - Van Gogh at Work: His Materials and Techniques
21 Mar 2019 San Jacinto College STEM Career Fair
18 Mar 2019 ACS-GHS Monthly Board Meeting
10 Mar 2019 2019 Project SEED Student Applications Open
01 Mar 2019 Chemistry Olympiad Local Exam
26 Feb 2019 Progam in a Box: The Evolving Periodic Table and Its Incredible Elements
25 Feb 2019 Seminar: Dr. Paige Marie Morse
23 Feb 2019 Expanding Your Horizons Conference
22 Feb 2019 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
12 Feb 2019 Women in Chemistry Networking Breakfast
09 Feb 2019 Chemistry Olympiad Registration Deadline
30 Jan 2019 Project SEED Mentor Application Deadline
25 Jan 2019 ACS-GHS Happy Hour at Spring St. Beer and Wine Garden
25 Jan 2019 ACS Leadership Institute
03 Nov 2018 GHS Board Election
27 Oct 2018 ACS GHS Awards Banquet
27 Oct 2018 National Chemistry Week Hands On Activities
24 Oct 2018 October Seminar - Human Space Exploration: Challenges and Opportunities
23 Oct 2018 Program in a Box - Voyage to Mars Journey to the Red Planet
21 Oct 2018 National Chemistry Week - Chemistry is Out of This World!
15 Oct 2018 GHS Board Nominations Deadline
27 Sep 2018 September Seminar - Rigoberto Hernandez
19 Sep 2018 Women in Industry Panel
19 Aug 2018 ACS National Meeting
11 Aug 2018 2018 Summer Social
03 Aug 2018 Project SEED Poster Session
21 Jul 2018 ACS Career Fair
23 Jun 2018 YCC Social Evening
16 May 2018 Brewing Science: Beyond the stuff you learn on the Brewary Tour
01 May 2018 Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship Deadline
28 Apr 2018 ACS-GHS Scholarship Exam
22 Apr 2018 GHS Earth Week Kickoff Event
19 Apr 2018 April Seminar: Dr. Marie Pileni
14 Apr 2018 Scout STEM Fair
18 Mar 2018 ACS National Meeting
09 Mar 2018 Seminar at the Bar
03 Mar 2018 WCC Networking Breakfast
27 Feb 2018 Program-in-a-Box: Opioids: Fighting Addiction with Chemistry
24 Feb 2018 Expanding Your Horizons Conference
23 Feb 2018 Science and Engineering Fair
21 Feb 2018 Seminar: Dr. Touradj Solouki
17 Feb 2018 Chemistry Olympiad Registration Deadline
30 Jan 2018 Project SEED Mentor Application Deadline
19 Jan 2018 2018 ACS Leadership Institute
13 Jan 2018 GHS Board Transition Meeting
13 Jan 2018 Leadership Course: Engaging and Motivating Volunteers
01 Dec 2017 ACS-GHS Election Results and Notification
11 Nov 2017 ACS-GHS Career Workshop
10 Nov 2017 ACS GHS 100th Anniversary Event
28 Oct 2017 National Chemistry Week Museum Event
22 Oct 2017 National Chemistry Week: Chemistry Rocks!
21 Oct 2017 Rock Climbing Social
15 Oct 2017 Deadline for GHS Board Nominations
04 Oct 2017 Seminar - Bill Heins
23 Sep 2017 ACS-GHS End of Summer Bash
22 Sep 2017 ACS-GHS Awards Banquet
18 Sep 2017 Seminar - Andrew Cottone
01 Sep 2017 Younger Chemist Award Nomination Deadline
20 Aug 2017 ACS National Meeting
04 Aug 2017 Project SEED Student Poster Session
01 Aug 2017 LS Award Nomination Deadline
15 Jul 2017 Deadline for Aczel Nominations
06 Jul 2017 International Chemistry Olympiad
30 Jun 2017 IPG Application Deadline
15 Jun 2017 2-Year College Award Deadline
12 Jun 2017 Project SEED Summer Program Begins!
18 May 2017 Nanomaterial Design Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry
06 May 2017 Scout STEM Fair
05 May 2017 Leadership Dinner
05 May 2017 Leadership Seminar
04 May 2017 Insourcing and Outsourcing in R&D: Trends in the Pharma Industry
04 May 2017 Seminar - Pat Walsh
22 Apr 2017 TopGolf Networking Event
21 Apr 2017 National Chemistry Olympiad Exam
20 Apr 2017 Cystic Fibrosis: Discovery of CFTR Modulators
13 Apr 2017 The Good, The Bad and the Uncertain: Public Perception of the Chemical Enterprise
11 Apr 2017 April ACS-GHS Seminar: Humans are changing our climate. Why should you care?
11 Apr 2017 Pitfalls to Avoid in Collaborative Research
30 Mar 2017 Sustainability Challenges of the Textiles, Dyeing and Finishing Industries: Opportunities for Innovation
29 Mar 2017 Compartir o Morir: El Nuevo Publicar o Perecer de la Ciencia
23 Mar 2017 Fighting Cancer: Allostery and Targeting Cancer Cell Metabolism
16 Mar 2017 Exploring Alternative Careers in Chemistry
09 Mar 2017 Professional Development that Makes a Difference: Communication Skills, Networking, and Time Management
04 Mar 2017 Chemistry Olympiad Competition
02 Mar 2017 TERA-print: From Academic Discovery to A Commercial Desktop Fab
23 Feb 2017 Fighting Cancer: Epigenetic Targets for Oncology
21 Feb 2017 Program in a Box: Chemistry of Sports: Smarter, Safer, Faster
18 Feb 2017 REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Chemistry Olympiad
16 Feb 2017 Natural, Sustainable Innovation: L’Oréal’s Commitment to Renewable Materials and Eco-Friendly Processes
09 Feb 2017 How to Make Chocolate for your Special Valentine: Flowers Bloom, Chocolate Shouldn't
02 Feb 2017 The Future of Flight: Advanced Renewable Jet Fuels
26 Jan 2017 Fighting Cancer: Targeting CNS Malignancy with Kinase Inhibitors
19 Jan 2017 Kitchen Chemistry: We've Got a Lot to Learn from Professional and Recreational Cooks
15 Dec 2016 TERA-print: From Academic Discovery to A Commercial Desktop Fab
08 Dec 2016 2017 Global Outlook: Chemistry and the Economy
02 Dec 2016 Live Webinar- Looking into the Crystal Ball: Government, Politics & the Chemistry Enterprise
01 Dec 2016 Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Unlocking the Power of Renewable Plant Biomass
17 Nov 2016 Thanksgiving Chemistry for your Family’s Feast
16 Nov 2016 La Química Sintética como Herramienta Post-Biotecnológica: Retos en Latinoamérica
16 Nov 2016 Résumé Development: Marketing Your Brand for an Industrial Chemistry Position
15 Nov 2016 Driving Invention into Successful Innovation: Collaboration is Key
15 Nov 2016 ACS Member Virtual Networking Event
10 Nov 2016 Cell Penetrating Peptides to Improve Cytosolic Drug Delivery
10 Nov 2016 Southwest Regional Meeting
03 Nov 2016 Chemistry of Life: Instantly Treating Wounds with Hemostatic Gel
27 Oct 2016 Awards Dinner
27 Oct 2016 Rational Design of Small Molecules Targeting RNA
20 Oct 2016 NCW Demonstrations at Texas Children's Hospital
20 Oct 2016 Cosmetic Chemistry: Novel Approaches using Natural and Renewable Ingredients
19 Oct 2016 Executive Coaching Seminar and Women Networking
16 Oct 2016 National Chemistry Week - Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry
15 Oct 2016 NCW Demonstrations at The Children's Museum
11 Oct 2016 Program in a Box - The Chemists Code for Success: 3 Essential Skill-Sets for Your Career
25 Jun 2016 Science Cafe: Chemistry: Going From Academia To Industry
22 Apr 2016 Electronics Recycling Collection Day at UHCL
05 Mar 2016 Volunteering Opportunity: Harmony Science Fair
26 Feb 2016 Seminar on Therapeutics for Neglected Tropical Diseases
09 Feb 2016 YCC: Program in a Box - The Role of Chemistry in Global Security
09 Feb 2016 Interactive Seminar - The Role of Chemistry in Global Security
21 Nov 2015 Education Rainbow Challenge - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
12 Nov 2015 Fall Awards Dinner
24 Oct 2015 NCW at HMNS in Sugar Land
22 Oct 2015 NCW at Texas Children's Hospital
20 Oct 2015 Seminar - Dr. Thomas Connelly (ACS Exec Dir & CEO)
20 Oct 2015 ACS Program in a Box: Avoiding Rookie Lab Mistakes
19 Oct 2015 National Chemistry Week
01 Oct 2015 NCW Illustrated Poem Contest
06 Jun 2015 Brewery Tour - Joint Meeting with Brazosport Section
03 Jun 2015 Spring Awards Banquet
30 Apr 2015 Aczel Award Nomination Deadline
22 Apr 2015 Chemist Celebrate Earth Day
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