About National Chemistry Week
National Chemistry Week
National Chemistry Week is a community based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This annual event unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.
National Chemistry Week Mission
The mission of National Chemistry Week is to reach the public, particularly elementary and secondary school children, with positive messages about chemistry to:
- Make a positive change in the public's impression of chemistry;
- Promote a mechanism for effectively mobilizing ACS local sections; and
- Motivate the ACS membership through local section activities.
National Chemistry Week Contacts
National Chemistry Week is administered by the ACS Office of Volunteer Support which is part of the Membership and Scientific Advancement Division. The Committee on Community Activities serves as the advisory group for ACS Community Programs.
Themes are selected by members of the ACS Committee on Community Activities. National Chemistry Week occurs annually the fourth week of October.
NCW 2017 will take place on October 22–28.
Theme: "Chemistry Rocks!"
Exploring the chemistry of rocks and minerals.