FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 12, 2020

Sticking with chemistry during National Chemistry Week, Oct. 18-24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2020 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) invites one and all to celebrate chemistry’s biggest “holiday,” National Chemistry Week, from Sunday, Oct. 18, to Saturday, Oct. 24, with this year’s theme of “Sticking with Chemistry.”

National Chemistry Week builds awareness of the positive impacts of chemistry at the local, national and global levels. The observance began as National Chemistry Day on Nov. 6, 1987, but soon evolved into a weeklong campaign that takes place annually in the third full week of October and is celebrated worldwide.

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Not sure how to get your own event started? Read our tips for planning a virtual demo event, and try some activities that fit with this year’s theme of “Sticking with Chemistry.”

By uniting members of ACS with businesses, schools and communities, National Chemistry Week communicates the importance of chemistry to our quality of life and encourages careers in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Learn more at

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 its people. The Society is a global leader in 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 specialist in scientific information solutions (including SciFinder® and STN®), its CAS division powers global research, discovery and innovation. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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