FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 11, 2021

Celebrate 2021 National Chemistry Week from Oct. 17 to 23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2021 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) invites one and all to celebrate chemistry’s biggest “holiday,” National Chemistry Week (NCW), from Sunday, Oct. 17, to Saturday, Oct. 23, with this year’s theme of “Fast or Slow ... Chemistry Makes It Go!”

Virtual celebrations are encouraged. To find local events, visit Here are some ways the public is encouraged to participate and spread the word about how they’re celebrating NCW:

National Chemistry Week builds awareness of the positive impacts of chemistry at the local, national and global levels. By uniting members of ACS with businesses, schools and communities, NCW communicates the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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