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.

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