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Topical Groups & Committees:
  Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
  Computers in Chemistry
  History of the NY Section
         Science History Institute
  International Year of the Periodic Table
  Let's Do Chemistry
  National Chemistry Week
  Student Activities
  H. S. Teachers
  US National Chemistry Olympiad
  Younger Chemists

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         Env Chem
         HS Awards
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      2018 Summary
      2017 Summary (3.1 MB)
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      2016 Summary (4.7 MB)
      2015 Summary (6.8 MB)
      2014 Summary (3.3 MB)
      2013 Summary (3.5 MB)
      2012 Summary (31.1 MB)
      2011 Summary (59.5 MB)
      2010 Summary (14.4 MB)
      2009 (HTML)
      2008 (HTML)
      2007 (HTML)
    Event Reporting Form (MS.docx)
    Expense Form (MS.docx)
    Expense Form (PDF)
    Conflict of Interest Form (MS.docx)

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8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
Fax 516-883-4003

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National Chemistry Week 2020
October 18-24, 2020

Sticking with Chemistry
The 33rd Annual National Chemistry Week

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week
with a virtual event Sunday October 25, 2020 from 11:00 am - 4:50 pm

Zoom sessions start at 11:00 am

Illustrated Poem Contest for K-12 Students

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will also sponsor an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Download the Flyer

Adhere to Chemistry - !

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society invites students to compete for their chemistry knowledge via a 15-30 min. online Kahoot game. The contest will be online on October 25, 2020 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Winners in the following five categories will be recognized: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and college first year students. Please register for this event here .

Contest Rules:
• The player must be a student in the respective grade category & must register first to play.
• The player is allowed a) a periodic table, b) 1-2 pieces of blank paper, and c) 1-2 pens/pencils.
• The player must complete the questions without aid from other people and/or additional materials or devices.
• To play, a) click the URL link for your grade level below or b) enter the Game PIN at

Grades K-2
Game PIN: 06219560
Grades 3-5
Game PIN: 09416041
Grades 6-8
Game PIN: 01115616
Grades 9-12
Game PIN: 01263075
Grades College
Game PIN: 09384746

Sponsored by Columbia University Chandler Society, Manhattan College American Chemical Society Chapter, New York University Draper Chemical Society, Queensborough Community College Chemistry Club, Rye High School, Stony Brook University American Chemical Society Chapter, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and New York Local Section

New York Local Section Presents
the Nichols Foundation High School Chemistry Teacher Award
to Mr. Paul Orbe of Union City High School

The Nichols Foundation Chemistry Teacher Award
Mr. Paul Orbe

Congratulations to Mr. Paul Orbe of Union City High School for his dedicated work as an outstanding chemistry teacher from the ACS New York Section.

Message from 2020 Chair
Dr. Ruben M. Savizky

2020 Board Meeting Dates

Archive of Back Issues

Reminder - Please Pay Your New York Local Section Voluntary Dues!

When your ACS membership renewal notice arrives this time, please be sure to renew but also don't forget to check the box for payment of New York Local Section Dues. While Local Section dues are a voluntary contribution - they are not required to maintain Section membership - they are however, critically important to the well being of the New York Section.

Your $15.00 Voluntary Dues directly fund events and services, including the prestigious annual Nichols Medal Symposium, undergraduate research symposia, topical groups, subgroups, and other excellent programs. With your financial commitment, these important programs can continue to grow and benefit all our members.

Thank you - the New York Section really appreciates your help!

Employers Seeking Talented Employees

The Employment and Professional Relations Committee maintains a roster of candidates who are ACS members seeking a position in the New York metropolitan area. If you have job openings and would like qualified candidates to contact you, please send a brief job description and educational/experience background required to Hessy Taft. Candidates from our roster who meet the requirements you describe will be asked to contact you.

Do you like to talk?
Then we need to hear from you!

The New York Section of the ACS is looking to increase and update its Speakers Bureau database of interested local area speakers who are available for Section-wide seminars and symposia. If you have an area of research or interest that would provide an interesting talk appropriate for our Section members, and would like to be included in our Speakers Bureau, then please contact the New York Section Office (516-883-7510, Email) with the following information that will be posted on the Section's website: your name, affiliation, a title, and 5-6 words briefly summarizing your area of specialty. We look forward to hearing from you about topics that you wish to share with our other members!

NY Section ACS Speakers Bureau