Plan and Celebrate IYPT Events
2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019)!
Let's get ready to celebrate!
October 21 - December 2 | Arkansas
The Central Arkansas Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an art competition for students in Kindergarten through College to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table. Visit the Central Arkansas Local Section event page for more details.
Past Community Events
January 10 - February 2 | San Rafael, CA
February 23 | Washington, DC
Watch the video recording from the event livestream.
February 16 | Washington, DC
April 12 | University of California, Merced
April 17 | Rutgers University
May 29 | Webinar
Register for this free interactive broadcast on the science of the elements at the bottom of the periodic table, as Dr. Cody Folden and Dr. Jenifer Shafer discuss the challenges scientists face around discovering new superheavy elements.
July 29 | Dhaka, Bangladesh
ACS Student Chapter, University of Dhaka will be celebrating IYPT at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Around 400 students (secondary, higher secondary & college) and renowned people will be attending the program.
July 29-31 | Concord, MA
Summer Conference of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers. Conference theme is "The Periodic Table". Keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum.
August 4 -10 | Kolkata, India
October 2-5 | Olympia, Tacoma, and Leavenworth, WA
The Puget Sound Local Section hosted author and speaker about the periodic table, Theodore Gray, at multiple locations in our section. He will give talks at the South Puget Sound Community College (open to the public), Pacific Lutheran University (open to the public), and at the Washington College Chemistry Teachers Association Annual Meeting (open to participants only).
October 10 | Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
October 15 | Conway, AR
The ACS group made an IYPT decoration that involved placing each element symbol on foam board with a fun or informative information about the element on the back of the card. The cards were then placed all around the Chemistry Department.
Students are then encouraged to take selfies with the element symbols and spell words. Their selfies are then uploaded to a powerpoint with the words spelled out. Each word must include a minimum of 3 elements. The individual that spells the most words gets a prize.
October 19 | Allendale, MI
Western Michigan Local Section is organizing a free event open to the public to make the World's Largest Periodic Table in honor of National Chemistry Week and IYPT!
October 20 | New York Hall of Science, New York, NY
The New York Section will construct a giant three-dimensional Periodic Table, approximately 12ft x 10ft x 9ft in size. This large size Periodic Table will be displayed at the New York Hall of Science.
Deadline for Element Selection: Sunday, August 1, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
Deadline for Element Design Submission: Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
SAIT, IYPT 2019 Poster Competition
October 21 -23 | Indore, MP, India
Day 1, 10-11am: Lecture on “Sustainability & Marvelous Metals”
Day 2 9-11am: “Periodic Table Posters Making Competition”
Day 3 9-10am: “Student’s presentation on my favorite elements” followed by Prize (Best Three Posters) Distribution Ceremony
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November 19 | 4:30 - 7 PM | Washington, DC
Join early career scientists representing six U.S. Department of Energy National Labs from across the country as they compete to showcase their favorite element and its impact on society, in honor of 150 years of the Periodic Table.
November 20 | 9 AM - 5:15 PM | Washington, DC
Join the American Chemical Society and the National Science Foundation for a colloquium highlighting chemistry breakthroughs enabled by our understanding of the periodic table on Wednesday, November 20 at the National Academy of Sciences at 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
- Plan your event far in advance.
- Reach out to local museums, science centers, libraries, schools, and other science-related organizations.
- Offer food and refreshments. Check out these periodic table-inspired cupcakes made by a ChemClub, or make your own!
- Publicize your event. Spread the word via websites, social media, newsletters, and more. Use the hashtag #IYPT2019 on social media.