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About the New York Section
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Section Officers & Committee Chairs

2019 Committee Officer and Member Roster

National Chemistry Week Project Leaders

Ping Furlan, PhD
Department of Mathematics and Science
United States Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024
(516) 726-5783

Scott Lefurgy, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Hofstra University
Room 106A
Hempstead, NY 11549

Erin Wasserman, PhD

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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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October 20 - 26, 2019

"Marvelous Metals"

National Chemistry Week Event at the New York Hall of Science
Sunday October 20, 2019

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.

  1. Participation is FREE and open to all.
  2. Download the guidelines for element design submission here.
  3. Reserve your element by September 1, 2019
  4. Submit your original artwork by September 21, 2019.
  5. Element designs must be submitted as MS PowerPoint files (.ppt or .pptx)
  6. Reserve your element NOW!

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