ACS Festival de Química

Overview

The Festival de Química is an initiative of the American Chemical Society; an event, that provides an opportunity for secondary-level (middle school and high school) students to conduct a series of hands-on activities and observe chemistry demonstrations led by volunteer chemists. These events are designed to promote the public’s understanding of chemistry in the local communities and communicate the value and impact of chemistry in their lives. In average 300 to 1000 people participate in each ACS Festival.

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Upcoming Festivals

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History


2013 Bogotá, Colombia
October 28 to November 01 2013

This was the largest and most successful festival to date. Held at the convention center in conjunction with the Expociencia – Expotecnología in Bogota in Colombia and organized by the Universidad de Los Andes. About 20 volunteers held a festival each day and around 700 participants showed up every day, which makes a record in participation of approximately 4200 people.

Photo of November 2013 festival in Bogota, Colombia
2013 San Juan, Puerto Rico
October 20 2013

Part of the celebrations of the National Chemistry Week (NCW), the Festival took place at the Paseo de la Princesa, Old San Juan as a joint effort of all the student chapters in Puerto Rico, some Chemistry Clubs and other groups as to mention the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. Around 400 volunteers and 3500 participants were at this festival.

Photo of October 20, 2013 festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico
2013 Concepción, Chile
October 10 2013

Festival held at the Campus of the “Universidad de Concepción”, Concepción, Chile. About 40 volunteers and approximately 1200 participants were present at this event.

Photo of October 10, 2013 festival in Concepcion, Chile
2013 Santiago, Chile
October 08 2013

Part of the celebrations of the “Semana Nacional de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, sponsored by EXPLORA, an agency of the “Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICYT) and organized by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the festival was held at the Quinta Normal in Santiago, Chile. Just over 30 volunteers and 3000 students from different local schools and community members made this festival another successful event in 2013. 

Photo of October 08, 2013 festival in Santiago, Chile
2013 Bogotá, Colombia
September 23 2013

Festival hosted by the Universidad de Los Andes, with 52 volunteers and 350 participants, this event was just the first one in the city, serving as a “teaser” for many others to come.

Photo of September 23, 2013 festival in Bogota, Colombia
2013 San Juan, Puerto Rico
April 28 2013

As a tradition in Puerto Rico and part of the celebrations of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED), this Festival took place at the Paseo de la Princesa, Old San Juan as a joint effort of all the student chapters in Puerto Rico, some Chemistry Clubs and other groups as to mention the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. Approximately 250 volunteers and 2500 members of the community made this event remarkable.  

Photo of April 28, 2013 festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico
2012 Cancún, México
October 28 2012

During the 30º Congreso Latinoamericano de Química (CLAQ 2012) in Cancún, México 30 volunteers and 1600 participants’ students and members of the community revealed their upmost interest in Chemistry.

Photo of October 28, 2012 festival in Cancun, Mexico
2010 Cartagena, Colombia
September 29 2010

During the 29º Congreso Latinoamericano de Química (CLAQ 2010) in Cartagena, Colombia, 40 volunteers and just over 100 participants made history. One of the first events of its kind opened the doors for an expected presence at the Congreso Latinoamericano de Química every 2 years.

Photo of September 29, 2013 festival in Cartagena, Colombia