National Chemistry Week Project Leaders
Ping Furlan, PhD
Scott Lefurgy, PhD
Erin Wasserman, PhD
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NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK 2019
National Chemistry Week Event at the New York Hall of Science
Download National Chemistry Week Event Call for Volunteers
The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week on Sunday October 20, 2019 at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The event will showcase chemistry principles using demonstrations performed by local college students and volunteers from local industries for children of all ages. If you or your organization is interested in participating in or sponsoring an activity table at this STEM outreach event, please contact Dr. Ping Furlan or Dr. Scott Lefurgy
Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table
The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is joining the world-wide effort to celebrate the International Year of the
Periodic Table in 2019 by constructing a giant three-dimensional Periodic Table display for the National Chemistry Week celebration at the New York Hall of Science.
This table, composed of 118 individual element panels designed by participants and approximately 12ft x 10ft x 9ft in size, pays tribute to the glorious discovery of the periodicity of the chemical elements and will be unveiled at
our award-winning National Chemistry Week celebration on Sunday, October 20, 2019.
Participants are invited to sponsor this outreach event.
National Chemistry Week National Illustrated Poem Contest
Download Poem Competition Flyer (PDF)
Download Poem Competition Entry Form(.docx)
The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will also sponsor an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Winners of the New York City Section illustrated poem contest will be advanced to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest! Please contact
Erin Wasserman for further information.
Registration will open in September, we look forward to seeing you at the event.
Participating Universities, Schools, Companies