Greater Houston Section

Upcoming events

    • 05 May 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Minute Maid Park

    Houston Texas - Walk To END Lupus Now, 5K Run & Yoga

    The ACS-GHS is proud to participate in the 2019 Houston Walk to End Lupus Now, in support of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. Together, we can solve the cruel mystery of lupus.

    Join our team today and support our efforts!

    Sunday, May 5, 2019

    7:00 am - 11:00 am

    Minute Maid Park

    501 Crawford, at Congress

    Houston, TX 77002

    Event Details

    Official chip-timed 5k run - 7:30 am

    5k Walk - 8:00 - 8:15 am

    Yoga Participation - 8:30 am

    Proceeds from this event support programs such as Education and Outreach, Direct Services, Research and overall support of the lupus community in the Texas Gulf Coast Region.

    Did you know?

    • Lupus is a mysterious and misunderstood autoimmune disease. It strikes without warning, affects each person differently, and has no known causes or cure.
    • Lupus symptoms can be severe and highly unpredictable and can damage any organ or tissue, from the skin or joints to the heart or kidneys.
    • While lupus can strike anyone at any time, 90% of people living with lupus are women. Women of color are at especially high risk. 
    • Only one drug has ever been developed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration specifically to treat the disease.
    • 15 May 2019

    Applications close for 2019 Project SEED Summer I and II student positions.

    • 16 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas, Center for Science and Health Professions Room 251, 4116 Yoakum Blvd. Houston, TX 77006

    Patenting in an Age of Artificial Intelligence

    The concept of artificial intelligence is prevalent in all areas of science from robotics to medicine to petrochemicals.  The emergence of big data and machine learning has enabled new avenues for scientific discovery and innovation in all industries.  For example, natural language speaking software uses machine learning to improve accuracy.  The medical community uses big data to build better health profiles that enable predictive modeling of the efficacy of diagnostic and therapeutic protocols for individual patients.  Also, big data analytics are implemented throughout all stages of the petrochemical industry from oil and gas exploration to commodity chemical production to improve process efficiencies, predicative maintenance, and supply chain optimization.  However, protecting innovations that stem from computer-based learning and complex algorithms face increased scrutiny at patent offices around the world.  That is, the identification of trends and the derivation of mathematical equations therefrom are broadly considered laws of nature and unpatentable.  However, there are avenues to procuring such patents.  This seminar will review the global landscape and outlook for patenting machine learning and artificial intelligence.

    Valerie Moore is a registered patent agent with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Houston.  She received her Ph.D. in chemistry, with a physical-organic chemistry and nanotechnology focus, and M.A. in chemistry from Rice University.  Her experience is in the areas of nanotechnology, materials engineering, supramolecular science, analytical methods, surface science, chemistry and biotechnology.  Dr. Moore is a member of the American Chemical Society and a past Chair of the ACS Greater Houston Section.

    Networking and refreshments - 6:00 - 6:30 pm

    Talk begins at 6:30 pm

    • 20 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas, Center for Science and Health Professionals, Room SHP 251

    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 251

    3800 Montrose Blvd.

    Houston, TX 77006

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

    Blackboard Call In # 571-392-7650

    PIN: 9043764281

    • 02 Aug 2019
    2019 Project SEED student presentations and poster session.
    • 15 Aug 2019

    Career Management during Uncertain Times

    During this seminar, we discuss career management during uncertain times. Some of the questions we address include:

    • What common mistakes do professionals make when managing their careers?

    • What are the top 5 things you can do to enhance your career?

    • How many decisions separate you from unemployment?

    • How long would it take to find another job, if needed? 

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBA

Past events

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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