Greater Houston Section

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 23 Feb 2019
    • George R. Brown Convention Center

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • Spring Forest Middle School

    • 25 Feb 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

    Digitalization in the Chemicals Industry

    New digital tools are enabling opportunities to boost growth and sustainability in the chemical industry. Many companies have been collecting data on R&D and operations for years and are just beginning to gain knowledge and insight through deep analysis of this detail.  Learn how digitalization is reshaping the chemicals business worldwide.

    Paige Marie Morse leads the chemicals marketing efforts for Aspen Technology, a leading software provider for asset intensive industries. She has worked in the chemicals and refining industries in R&D, commercial and planning roles, and leverages her strategic and technical experience to provide insight and new opportunities to the industry.  Dr. Morse has a bachelors of arts degree from Kenyon College and PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois.

    Refreshments and Networking 6:00 - 6:30 PM

    Talk begins at 6:30 PM

    • 01 Mar 2019
    • University of Houston

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Brown Auditorium Theater, The Caroline Wiess Law Building, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005

    Van Gogh at Work: His Materials and Techniques

    David Bomford, Chair, Department of Conservation, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    3:00 PM

    Brown Auditorium Theater, The Caroline Wiess Law Building

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005

    Admission to this lecture is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is limited to 350. The auditorium doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

    A reception sponsored by the Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society will follow in the Museum’s Café, lower level, The Audrey Jones Beck Building.

    Parking information is available at

    To purchase tickets to see the exhibition Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art, before or after the lecture, please click here, or stop by an admissions desk at the Museum. General Museum Admission provides access to any of the Museum’s non-ticketed exhibitions and collection. General Museum Admission is always free for Museum members, and Members also receive ‘free tickets’ to ticketed exhibitions. Please ask at any Museum admissions desk for more information or details.

    About the Speaker:

    Dr. David Bomford arrived at the MFAH in 2012. He has been a distinguished figure in conservation for more than forty years, as senior restorer at the National Gallery, London, and as secretary general of the International Institute for Conservation. During his career at the National Gallery, he worked with many of the great masterworks of Western art, including Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Peter Paul Rubens’ Samson and Delilah, Manet’s The Execution of Maximilian and numerous Rembrandts.

    Dr. Bomford has served on advisory committees for restoration projects in The Netherlands, including that for Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, and was a member of Rembrandt advisory committees at the Statens Museum, Copenhagen, and the Louvre.

    Most recently, Dr. Bomford was associate director for collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and served as acting director of the Getty Museum from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Bomford has published extensively since the mid-1970s, and has taught and lectured widely.

    He received his B.Sc in pure chemistry and his M.Sc in organometallic chemistry from the University of Sussex, U.K. In 2016, the University of Sussex named him a Doctor of the University in honor of his extensive contributions to the field of art conservation.

    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 04 Apr 2019
    • Orlando, Fl

    • 16 May 2019

    Time and Location TBD

    • 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

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03 Nov 2018 GHS Board Election
27 Oct 2018 ACS GHS Awards Banquet
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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!
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27 Sep 2018 September Seminar - Rigoberto Hernandez
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21 Jul 2018 ACS Career Fair
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21 Apr 2017 National Chemistry Olympiad Exam
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21 Feb 2017 Program in a Box: Chemistry of Sports: Smarter, Safer, Faster
18 Feb 2017 REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Chemistry Olympiad
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01 Dec 2016 Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Unlocking the Power of Renewable Plant Biomass
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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
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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
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12 Nov 2015 Fall Awards Dinner
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19 Oct 2015 National Chemistry Week
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30 Apr 2015 Aczel Award Nomination Deadline
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