North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. It takes place each fall, and the North Jersey Section annually conducts several activities as part of NCW.

ACS has announced NCW Dates & Themes for the next couple of years.

Below is a listing of current & recent ChemExpo events held annually by NJACS in celebration of National Chemistry Week.

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(Recent Event)

Oct 21, 2017 – ChemExpo / National Chemistry Week

 National Chemistry Week 2017

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National Chemistry Week is October 22-28, 2017. It is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. It takes place each fall, and the North Jersey Section annually conducts several activities as part of NCW.

This year’s theme, “Chemistry Rocks!”, focuses on the chemistry of rocks and minerals.

NCW Illustrated Poem Contest-2017 for Grades K-12

Deadline November 1, 2017

Showcase your talents and win money and recognition within our section and national ACS. First place winners in our North Jersey Section contest will become candidates for national prizes and national recognition. Please read the [ guidelines and details ]. Attach [ this entry form ] to your submission. For samples of recent winning entries see: [ 2016 national winners ].

ChemExpo 2017 – Saturday, October 21, 2017 (10 am – 2 pm)

The North Jersey Section’s ChemExpo event for NCW 2017 includes hands-on chemistry activities for kids focused on the theme “Chemistry of rocks and minerals“, conducted by area chemists, college and high school chemistry teachers and students. It will take place at at Liberty Science Center (LSC) on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please circulate and post [ this flyer ] to invite visitors.

ncw1Volunteers are needed!

The success of ChemExpo depends on members of NJ-ACS assisting at LSC on the day of the event and various groups presenting activities. Please complete and submit the volunteer form ]. You are requested to sign up preferably by September 26, 2017. Please follow the [ Guidelines ] and [ Safety Rules ].

Sponsors are needed!

The North Jersey Section is seeking corporate sponsorship for its 2017 ChemExpo activities. If you think your employer might be able to help, please use this form Call for Sponsors ].

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Announcing a High School Competition!

A $100 cash prize will be given to the high school group that develops a great theme-related hands-on activity for the audience of young people and provides the best explanation of the science behind the activity. See this [ Call For High School Students ].

Announcing a College Competition!

This year, ACS Student Chapters at Colleges and Universities in the area are invited to prepare demonstrations for school kids, and to compete for cash prizes for the best demonstrations, in the Sister Marian José Smith Undergraduate Outreach Competition. First prize is $175 and second prize is $75.

  • The winning Student Chapter will also receive the title of “National Chemistry Week Undergraduate Student Chapter 2017″
  • Student Chapters must register by October 1 in order to participate. To register send an email to Claire Miller at cmiller07940@yahoo.com
  • Please circulate this [ Call for Student Participation flyer ] to generate interest among students.

For More Information

Visit the National Chemistry Week website at the ACS website, or contact Co-Chairs Mita Chaki and Monica Sekharan.

Younger Chemists Committee (YCC)

If you are a member of YCC, please note that YCC is organizing some of the ChemExpo demos and are seeking volunteers. Please see the YCC webpage for details and sign-ups.

2017-10-21

(Past Event)

Oct 22, 2016 – NCW – National Chemistry Week

 2016 National Chemistry Week

 (Under Construction)

National Chemistry Week is October 16-22, 2016. It is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. It takes place each fall, and the North Jersey Section annually conducts several activities as part of NCW.

This year’s theme, “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry”, focuses on the chemistry of forensics and more.

NCW Illustrated Poem Contest-2016 for Grades K-12
Deadline October 21, 2016

Showcase your talents and win money and recognition within our section and national ACS. First place winners in our North Jersey Section contest will become candidates for national prizes and national recognition. Please read the [ guidelines and details ]. Attach [ this entry form ] to your submission. For samples of last year’s winning entries see: [ 2015 national winners ].

ChemExpo 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016 (10 am – 2 pm)

 [ Retrospective ]

The North Jersey Section’s ChemExpo event for NCW 2016 includes hands-on chemistry activities for kids focused on the theme “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry“, conducted by area chemists, college and high school chemistry teachers and students. It will take place at at Liberty Science Center (LSC) on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please circulate and post [ this flyer ] to invite visitors.

ncw1Volunteers are needed!

The success of ChemExpo depends on members of NJ-ACS assisting at LSC on the day of the event and various groups presenting activities. Please complete and submit the [ volunteer form ]. You are requested to sign up by September 15, 2016. Please follow the [ Guidelines ] and [ Safety Rules ].

Sponsors are needed!

The North Jersey Section is seeking corporate sponsorship for its 2016 ChemExpo activities. If you think your employer might be able to help, please use this form [ Call for Sponsors ].

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—- The activities below are to be confirmed —-

Announcing a High School Competition!

A $100 cash prize will be given to the high school group that develops a great theme-related hands-on activity for the audience of young people and provides the best explanation of the science behind the activity. See this [ Call For High School Students ].

Announcing a College Competition!

This year, ACS Student Chapters at Colleges and Universities in the area are invited to prepare demonstrations for school kids, and to compete for cash prizes for the best demonstrations, in the Sister Marian José Smith Undergraduate Outreach Competition. First prize is $175 and second prize is $75.

  • The winning Student Chapter will also receive the title of “National Chemistry Week Undergraduate Student Chapter 2016″
  • Student Chapters must register by October 1 in order to participate. To register send an email to Claire Miller at cmiller07940@yahoo.com
  • Please circulate this [ Call for Student Participation flyer ] to generate interest among students.

For More Information

Visit the National Chemistry Week website at the ACS website, or contact Co-Chairs Mita Chaki and Monica Sekharan.

Younger Chemists Committee (YCC)

If you are a member of YCC, please note that YCC is organizing some of the ChemExpo demos and are seeking volunteers. Please see the YCC webpage for details and sign-ups.

2016-10-22

(Past Event)

Oct 17, 2015 – NCW – National Chemistry Week


National Chemistry Week 2015 took place from October 18 to 24

The year’s theme, “Chemistry Colors Our World”, focused on the chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and more.

The North Jersey Section conducted several activities as part of NCW:

  • NCW Illustrated Poem Contest-2015 for Grades K-12
  • ChemExpo 2015
  • A High School Competition!
  • A College Competition!
  • 2015-10-17

    (Past Event)

    Oct 18, 2014 – NCW – National Chemistry Week – ChemExpo 2014

    ChemExpo 2014

    National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2014 was October 18-25, 2014. The theme is

    “The Sweet Side of Chemistry–Candy”

    National Chemistry Week 2014

     

    ChemExpo 2014 Wrap-Up

    This year’s ChemExpo event was a big success! Many thanks to all volunteers! A write-up with photos is here [ ChemExpo Event Report ].

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    2014-10-18

    (Past Event)

    Oct 26, 2013 – NCW – National Chemistry Week 2013

    ChemExpo 2013

    National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2013 was October 20-26, 2013. The theme was

    “ENERGY: Now and Forever!”
    National Chemistry Week 2013

    The North Jersey Section’s ChemExpo event for NCW 2013 included hands-on chemistry activities for kids presented by area chemists, college and high school chemistry teachers and students. It took place at at Liberty Science Center (LSC) on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Please circulate and post this flyer to invite visitors.

    2013 Illustrated Poetry Contest – for students in grades K-12

    Illustrated Poetry Contest

    For More Information

    Visit the National Chemistry Week website at the ACS website.

    2013-10-26

    (Past Event)

    Oct 23, 2010 – NCW – National Chemistry Week 2010


    National Chemistry Week 2010

    Theme: Behind the Scenes with Chemistry

    NCW 2010 Poster Winner  grade 3-5 - 1st place, National

    Poster Contest

    1st place Winner Grade 3-5 in both North Jersey & National:
    Sunay Dubey, 3rd Grade, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School


     

    2010-10-23

    (Past Event)

    Oct 18, 2009 – NCW – National Chemistry Week 2009


    National Chemistry Week 2009

    Theme: It’s Elemental! (All in the periodic table…)

    Poster Contest Winners – Grades 9-12

    NCW 2009 Poster Contest Winners Grades 9-12

    Poster Contest Winner – Grades 3-5

    Oscar Chen, 4th Grade, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

    NCW 2009 Poster Contest Winner - Grades 3-5- First Place

    Poster Contest Winner – Grades K-2

    Sunay Dubey, 2nd Grade, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

    NCW 2009 Poster Contest Winner - Grade K-2

    2009-10-18

    (Past Event)

    Oct 25, 2008 – NCW – National Chemistry Week 2008


    National Chemistry Week 2008

    Theme: Having a Ball with Chemistry (Chemistry & Sports!)

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    2008-10-25

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