National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2014

Theme - The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy; Dates - Oct. 19-25, 2014

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.

The NCW 2014 theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy", showcasing the chemistry involved in candy and confections.

Find an event in your area.


This is a photo of the 9-12th grade winner from the NCW 2013 poem contest.
Sierra Lopez
California Los Padres Local Section

Got Talent?

K-12 students can show off their artistic creativity for a chance to win money and national recognition!
NCW 2014 Illustrated Poem Contest

This is the cover image of the NCW 2014 Celebrating Chemistry edition.
NCW 2014 edition: "The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy"

Celebrating Chemistry

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

Celebrating Chemistry Archive


NCW Community Event

Exchange your leftover treats for good will through a Halloween Candy Collection Drive.
NCW 2014 Community Event

Image showing Meg holding hands with Nano Mole.

Educational Resources

Discover articles, activities, presentations, and videos aligned to the theme.
Educational Resources


Organize an NCW Event

ACS Local Sections, Chem Clubs, teachers, or individuals can organize an NCW event.

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