About the New York Section
Section Officers & Committee Chairs
Section & Membership Info

2014 Chair and Co-Chairs

Dr. JaimeLee I. Rizzo
Pace University
Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences
New York, NY, 10038
Phone: 212-346-1761

Barbara Hillery
SUNY - Old Westbury
Chemistry and Physics Department
P.O. Box 210
Old Westbury, New York, 11568

Ronald P. D'Amelia, Ph.D.
Hofstra University
Department of Chemistry
Hempstead, NY, 11549
Phone: 516-463-6600

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American Chemical Society
New York Section, Inc.
Department of Chemistry
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
Fax 516-883-4003

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"The Wonders of Water"
2014 Earth Day Events

Chemistry Demo Event at the Great Neck Library on April 26th (Main) and April 27th (Parkville Branch)

In celerbration of Earth Day 2014, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) collaborated with the Great Neck Library for the 3rd consecutive year to offer a weekend filled with fun and "green" focused science experiments and demonstrations. This free public event was held to promote an appreciation of our blue planet (with a focus on the oceans), encourgage its sustainability, and educate the local youth about the importance of taking care of the environment. The event was also part of the New York Section's Annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Day effort. Community youth ages 5-17 and their families joined the USMMA midshipmen and faculty in this celebration.

Hofstra University Chapter of the ACS Nature Walk on May 7th

In celebration of Earth Day student members of the Hofstra chapter of the ACS conducted a guided Nature walk on May 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hofstra Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary. The student members of the Hofstra chapter of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) hosted the event. The Arboretum has more than 12K evergreens and deciduous trees representing 625 species and varieties of trees.

Earth Day Parade over the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge!

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society celebrated Earth Day 2014 with a Parade over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. All participants received Earth Day gifts and snacks. Check out the slide show below.