National Chemistry Week Project Leaders
Ping Furlan, PhD
Dempsey Hyatt, PhD
Erin Wasserman, PhD
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NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK 2020
"Sticking with Chemistry"
Virtual National Chemistry Week Event
Download National Chemistry Week Event Flyer
Register to submit a video here .
The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week virtually in 2020. The event will be online Sunday October 25, 2020, in partnership with the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The event showcases chemistry principles using demonstrations performed by local college students and volunteers from local industries for children of all ages. Submit a video entry here.
Adhere to Chemistry - Kahoot.it !
The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society invites 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 - 3:30 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 by September 25, 2020.
National Chemistry Week National Illustrated Poem Contest
Download Poem Competition Flyer (PDF)
Grades K-2 Poem Competition Entry website
Grades 3-5 Poem Competition Entry website
Grades 6-8 Poem Competition Entry website
Grades 9-12 Poem Competition Entry website
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.
Distribute Celebrating Chemistry Magazine
Request copies of Celebrating Chemistry
The Celebrating Chemistry magazine, available in both English and Spanish, contains NCW 2020 themed articles, activities and games. Please submit the form above to request copies.
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