North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

National Chemistry Week – Oct 20-26, 2019

National Chemistry Week 2019 - Marvelous Metals

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To celebrate National Chemistry Week 2019, the North Jersey Section will host the following two community-based events:

  • NCW Illustrated Poem Contest
  • ChemExpo 2019

The events are geared to unite the North Jersey Section of ACS, local schools, businesses, and individuals to communicate the role of chemistry in our life to the community.

NCW Illustrated Poem Contest for Grades K-12

Deadline: Thursday, October 3, 2019

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: pdf | docx ] 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 [ 2019-NCW-Celebrating-Chemistry.pdf ].

ChemExpo 2019

10:30 am – 3 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019

at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey

2019-mole-and-prof-with-robotThe North Jersey Section members of the American Chemical Society invite you to celebrate National Chemistry Week at Liberty Science Center on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10:30 am – 3 pm where area chemists, college and high school teachers and students will provide hands-on activities for kids. This year’s theme is Marvelous Metals. Prizes will be awarded to presenters from college and high school groups who compete for the best activities pertaining to the theme, “Marvelous Metals” (Details below).

High School Competition!

High school students in the area are invited to participate in the competition for details see Call For High School Students. Cash prize(s) will be given to the high school group(s) that develop a theme-related hands-on activity for the audience and provide the best explanation of the science behind the activity. The activities should be geared for 5 to 12 year olds. Check out the National Chemistry Week Web Page to get some ideas for hands-on activities that you might be interested to present. The Guidelines and Judging Criteria are provided to help design hands-on activity for competition. Please submit registration at [ http://tiny.cc/NJACSchemexpo2019 ] by October 1, 2019.

College Competition!

ACS student chapters and / or Chemistry Clubs at colleges and universities in the area are invited to participate in the competition. For details see Call for College Students . Cash prizes 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 5 to 12 year olds. Check out the National Chemistry Week Web Page to get some ideas for hands-on activities that you might be interested to present. The Guidelines and Judging Criteria are provided to help design hands-on activity for competition. Please submit registrations at [ http://tiny.cc/NJACSchemexpo2019 ] by October 1, 2019.

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/NJACSchemexpo2019 ].

Sponsors are needed!

The North Jersey Section is seeking corporate sponsorship for its 2019 ChemExpo activities. To sponsor please use Call for Sponsors 2019. The ChemExpo committee will really appreciate your support.

Visit the National Chemistry Week page.

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For More Information


Visit the National Chemistry Week Web Page, 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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