National Chemistry Week (NCW)

National Chemistry Week (NCW) - Chemistry Rocks - October 22-28 2017

NCW encourages ACS members and science enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. ACS local sections, schools, businesses, 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.

NCW celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 with the theme "Chemistry Rocks!" The NCW 2017 edition of Celebrating Chemistry and other online resources are now available.

Find your NCW Coordinator (NCW Coordinator Lookup)
Find a NCW event (ACS Event Locator)


Illustrated Poem Contest

K-12 students are invited to show off their creativity for a chance to win cash prizes in this year's Illustrated Poem Contest.

Celebrating Chemistry

Download current and past issues of our kid-friendly, hands-on activity publications for exploring important chemistry topics from the Celebrating Chemistry Archive!


Community Event

Plan a trip to see and learn about rocks with this year's community event.

Educational Resources

Discover articles, activities, presentations, and videos aligned to this year's theme with these educational resources.


Other NCW Events

ACS Local Sections, Chem Clubs, teachers, or individuals can organize NCW events using these instructions.

ACS Store

Purchase promotional products for NCW, such as pencils, stress balls, and mole plush toys, through the ACS Store.