National Chemistry Week (NCW)

Theme - Energy: Now and forever!; Dates - Oct. 20-26, 2013

NCW encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: To promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.

List of future NCW dates and themes.


This is a photo of the 9-12th grade winner from the Earth Day 2013 poem contest.
Frances David Vega
Puerto Rico Local Section

Illustrated Poem Contest

As part of every NCW celebration, the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – Grade 12.


Spread the Word about NCW

Celebrating Chemistry

Our kid-friendly, hands-on activity publication for exploring important chemistry topics.


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