North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Oct 20, 2018 – ChemExpo / National Chemistry Week

 Chemistry is Out Of This World

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National Chemistry Week is October 21-27, 2018. 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, including its annual ChemExpo event at Liberty Science Center.

This year’s theme, “Chemistry is Out of This World”, focuses on space chemistry.

NCW Illustrated Poem Contest-2018 for Grades K-12

Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2018

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: pdfdocx ] to your submission. For samples of recent winning entries see: [ recent national winners ].  For an ACS publication featuring many interesting articles about Chemistry and Outer Space geared toward kids, please click 2018-NCW-Celebrating-Chemistry.pdf ].

ChemExpo 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018 (10 am – 2 pm)

The North Jersey Section’s ChemExpo event for NCW 2018 includes hands-on chemistry activities for kids focused on the theme “Chemistry is Out of This World“, 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 20 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please circulate and post this [ ChemExpo 2018 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 register at http://tiny.cc/NJACSchemexpo2018 ].

Sponsors are needed!

The North Jersey Section is seeking corporate sponsorship for its 2018 ChemExpo activities. If you think your employer might be able to help, please use this form Call for Sponsors 2018 ].

Visit the ACS National Chemistry Week page on Facebook Visit NCW on Facebook !

High School Competition!

High school students in the area are invited to participate in the competition [ Call For High School Students ].  A $100 cash prize will be given to the high school group that develops a theme-related hands-on activity for the audience and provides the best explanation of the science behind the activity. The activities should be geared for 6 to 12 year olds.  Check out the National Chemistry Week web page at https://portal.acs.org ] to get some ideas for hands-on activities that you might be interested to present. Please follow the [ Guidelines ], [ Judging Criteria ]. Please submit registration at [ http://tiny.cc/NJACSchemexpo2018 ] by October 1, 2018.

College Competition!

ACS student chapters at colleges and universities in the area are invited [ Call for College Students ] to participate in the competition. A $175 first prize and a $75 second prize will be given to the groups who develop theme-related hands-on activities for the audience and provides the best explanation of the science behind the activity. The activities should be geared for 6 to 12 year olds.  Check out the National Chemistry Week web page at https://portal.acs.org ] to get some ideas for hands-on activities that you might be interested to present. Please follow the [ Guidelines ], [ Judging Criteria ], and [ Safety Rules ]. Please submit registration at [ http://tiny.cc/NJACSchemexpo2018 ] by October 1, 2018.

For More Information

Visit the National Chemistry Week webpage at the ACS website, or contact Co-Chairs Mita Chaki (mitachaki@gmail.com) and Monica Sekharan (monicasekharan@gmail.com).

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.

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