Eastern New York Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

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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.

October 17th Section Meeting ~ CBIS @ RPI

20th Charles E. Reed Lecture~Prof. John Hartwig Wednesday, October 24, 2018 ~ 4:00 PM

National Chemistry Day at the NYS Museum  Saturday, October 20, 2018 ~ 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2018 at the New York State Museum on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10 am - 4 pm! This year's theme is "Chemistry is Out of This World!" and the event will feature hands-on activities and experiments sponsored by local organizations. Admission is free!

>>>NCW 2018 Poster

The Eastern New York Local Section will sponsor an Illustrated Poem Contest for students in grades K-12. The topic of the poem and illustration must be related to the 2018 theme "Chemistry is Out of This World."

No poem may be longer than 40 words. Each poem must be illustrated and submitted on an unlined sheet of paper no larger than 11" x 14". Any poem with more than 40 words or larger than 11" x 14" will not be considered for the contest. All poems must be submitted by 12 pm at the New York State Museum. Prizes will be awarded locally to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in four age categories at 1 pm. All 1st place winners will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest.

Please refer to the links below for 2018 Illustrated Poem Flyer and Entry Form for further details. Note that the rules for 2018 have changed from past years and drawings may be hand-drawn or created by using a digital painting and drawing app on a computer, tablet, or mobile device (the app must be specified on the entry form).

>>> 2018 NCW Poem Contest Form >>> 2018 NCW Poem Contest Flyer 

Contest rules and past winners may be found at:     https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw/ncw-illustrated-poem-contest.html.

 For additional information about the event or to volunteer, please contact Mayrita Arrandale (marrandale@gmail.com) or Tina Ovitt (tovitt@cecinc.com). >>> more details  

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Oct 17 at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 20 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 24 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM