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
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
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 register at
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
Visit the ACS National Chemistry Week page on
High School Competition!
High school students in the area are invited to participate in the competition
ACS student chapters at colleges and universities in the area are invited
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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