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
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
Volunteers 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
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
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please circulate this
[ Call for Student Participation flyer ]to generate interest among students.
For More Information
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