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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
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Dempsey Hyatt, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Adelphi University
Science Building Room 220
Garden City, NY 11530
(516)877-4485
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Erin Wasserman, PhD
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Joseph Wiener, PhD
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NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK 2019
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.


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 Friday, October 18, 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 is open !

Please Note:

  • The registration deadline is October 6, 2019.
  • There is a cost of $25 per table for demonstrations to help subsidize the event.
    Please make checks payable to: ACS - NY SECTION.
    Checks are to be sent to: Prof. Ping Furlan
    Department of Mathematics and Science
    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    300 Steamboat Road
    Kings Point, NY 11024
  • All presenters must wear goggles, so please bring enough goggles.
  • All demos that involve any type of liquid (including water) needs to have a plastic table cloth or tarp under their table(s) to prevent carpet damage to the NYSCI. You are responsible to bring your own plastic cloth/tarp.
  • ONLY Painters tape can be used on the walls of the NYSCI to display banners/signs.
  • YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO BRING YOUR OWN TABLE COVERING (PLASTIC TYPE IS FINE), PAPER TOWELS AND ELECTRICAL EXTENSION CORD(S).



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