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Save the Date - Showing of "The Martian" movie, Kickoff Event for National Chemistry Week 2018     Friday, October 19 at 7  pm  at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden

The New Haven section is planning many events to celebrate National Chemistry Week (NCW)- October 20-28th, 2018

 This year's theme is: Chemistry is Out of this World!


The New Haven Section of the American Chemical Society was established in 1912. We promote public awareness of chemistry by being involved in outreach programs in our community and work with students to encourage an interest in the chemical science arena.

Our membership is encompasses the New Haven county with 900+ members. Including companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Melinta, Unilever. 

Universities in the New Haven area include Yale University, University of New Haven, and Southern Connecticut State University

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of the largest professional organizations that represent the chemical industry. The ACS supports 160,000+ members globally, publishing its weekly C&EN magazine and up-to-date scientific journals.

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Volunteers Needed for National Chemistry Week Events

Hello potential volunteers!

First of all, let me thank all of you for everything you do for this important professional organization.  We are all volunteers, and we are all spread molecules thin with everything else in our lives.  Thank you!

Second, we’ve had some good response from Yale graduate students and undergrads volunteering to mentor visitors with the three activities we have to bring to walk-up events. But we’re still short of folks for three crucial dates.  

We still need Sunday, Oct 21, 1 to 3 PM, Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop, 915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Walk-up chemistry activities for all ages. NEED 2 more volunteers for this event. This is the museum’s Sunday afternoon walk-in event, and they have agreed to have us for two Sundays—the bookends of NCW.  


Monday, Oct 22, 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Bishop Woods Architecture & Design Magnet School, 1481 Quinnipiac Ave, New Haven. Activity tables for school science night. NEED 4 volunteers for this event. Spanish speakers would be especially welcome.  This school is home of two young science fair winners whom we honored at our May meeting, and the school has planned their first Science Night.  Dr. Tim Gersch, their teacher, says he has several activities and many enthusiastic 7th graders ready to staff their tables.  Supper is included!  Let’s join them!

Sunday, Oct 28, 1 to 3 PM Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop, 915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Walk-up chemistry activities for all ages. NEED 2 more volunteers for this event.

What does HELP mean? I’m bringing three tested, charming, appealing activities to each event.  Events are two hours long, and you do need to be standing.  You can learn what to do very quickly and help visitors enjoy the art, science, beauty, and surprise of these activities.  Being with kids not your thing?  Fine!  We also need a meet-and-greeter to hand out schedules of events and Celebrate Chemistry magazines in Spanish and in English. There are  many Spanish-speaking students and parents at this school, and you could help them feel so welcome.

Here’s the link to sign up


If you have a child, niece/nephew, grandchild, neighbor of at least 10 years old, they would be a wonderful helper at any of these events.


I need you.  


NCW Coordinator