ACS Festival de Química

The “Festival de Química” or Chemistry Festival, is a community event that unites efforts of hundreds of volunteers whom through simple interactive demos (hands-on activities), emphasize the importance of chemistry in our everyday life. This activity is designed for the public in general, especially children, to educate about chemical concepts, while communicates the value and impact of chemistry in daily lives.

In Puerto Rico, where everything started in 2005, these events have joined the efforts of many volunteers from the ACS student chapters, public and private institutions, “Sociedad de Estudiantes Graduados de la UPR-RP, PR - Young Chemist Committee and the Women Committee, Science on Wheels and ChemClubs of different schools. The Festival is certainly an event where the Puerto Rican volunteers wear their commitment and passion for demonstrating the value of chemistry in our lives and that is already exported to other Nations.

For many years, Puerto Rico has been an amazing host to this incredible volunteer effort. In 2013, a remarkable record was reported; with the addition of festivals in Colombia, Chile and the two festivals held in Puerto Rico (CCED in April and NCW in October), it is estimated that more than 775 volunteers managed to impact 14,750 members of the community during 2013.

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"Chemistry Festival Arrives In Beijing" - Public outreach event is part of Chinese Chemical Society conference.


Nurturing Chemistry Undergrads” - ACS Programs Help Sharpen Skills Of Students In Puerto Rico Aiming For A Career In Chemistry

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China
by Jiakang Zhang
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2014 ChemLuminary Award Winner for Outstanding Community Involvement in Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

The Puerto Rico Local Section celebrated CCED 2013 with its Festival de Química. Joined with Student Chapters and Chem Clubs, more than 200 volunteers collaborated to impact over 2,000 people with hands-on activities, lecture series, and public exhibits.

Puerto Rico Local Section representatives photo
From left to right: George Heard, Dr. Ingrid Montes, Dr. Marinda Wu, Juan C. Aponte-Santini, Josué Rivera, Dr. Nestor Carballeira.
by Peter Cutts




Puerto Rico
by Ingrid Montes
Group photo festival in Beijing, China
China
by Kelen Fureigh
Mexico
by Ingrid Montes
Polymer demonstration photo
China
by Kelen Fureigh
Chile
by Ana Maria Edwards
Colombia
by Carolina L. Castillo