Eastern New York Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

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.

ENY-ACS 2018 Election of Officers

The 2018 Election of Officers has started. Voting will close at 12:00 PM on Friday, December 14, 2018. Paper ballots are available upon request.

 Instructions for electronic voting:

  • ENY-ACS members will receive an email from Election Buddy with voting link. Please check Spam folder if email is not received.
  • Click the voting link in the email.
  • Enter unique four digit access key code from the email.
  • Enter password - "enyacs"
  • Make candidate selections and submit vote.


 For any questions or issues, please email at enyacs@gmail.com.

Buck-Whitney Award ~ Eastern NY ACS Section    Now Accepting Nominations

The Eastern New York section of the American Chemical Society is soliciting nominations for the Buck-Whitney Medal to recognize original work in pure or applied chemistry. This award honors two of the section's deceased members, Johannes S. Buck, former Associate Research Director of the former Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute and, Willis R. Whitney, the first Director of the General Electric Research Laboratory.

The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to chemistry and be a resident of North America. We are interested primarily in identifying a chemist whose work has not yet received a significant national or international award, and whose career will be advanced by such recognition. 

The awardee will be presented with a bronze medal and citation, an honorarium of $1000, and a travel grant to attend the Buck-Whitney Symposium at NERM 2019. The awardee must be available to give the award address at NERM 2019 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The nominee's work can be in either experimental or theoretical aspects of any field of pure or applied chemistry. 

In order to nominate someone, please provide the nominee's name and affiliation and list the specific contributions of the nominee to chemistry, including a description of his or her accomplishments. Nominations shuould be sent by February 15, 2019 to Michael E. Hagerman, Buck-Whitney Award Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, Union College, Schenectady, NY, 12308. (hagerman@union.edu)