Eastern New York Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

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Welcome to our web site


We are a local section of the American Chemical Society located in the Capital District of New York State, which includes the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Springs. Our organization promotes public awareness of chemistry by involvement in outreach programs in our community, and works with students to encourage an interest in the chemical sciences.

RSVP for National Chemistry Day

National Chemistry Day at the NYS Museum will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  The theme this year is "Marvelous Metals"

  • If your organization would like to present a booth at this year's event, please RSVP by September 6 (though earlier is always better!). If your organization plans to present a booth, please complete this Booth Activity Information Form by September 20 at the latest (again, earlier is better!)
  • If you would like to volunteer at this year's event (registration booth, greeting table, illustrated poem table, etc.), please contact organizer Laura McManus-Spencer with your preferred activity and the time of your availability on Oct. 19.

September 2019 Meeting - Thatcher Park

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 18,  at the Hailes Cave Pavilion in Thatcher Park, 4 pm - 8 pm. Special activities include:

  • A Geocaching event sponsored by our Women's Chemist Committee
  • A wine tasting hosted by AnnMarie Guglielmo, owner of "By the Bottle"
  • Hiking and games - this is a "family friendly" event!
Please go to our Events and Webinars page for additional details - you can register here or at the Event page.