Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)


1-Executive Committee Meeting

Our next meeting for the local section of ACS will be May 16, 2017

2- 2017 High School Awards

Save the date:  May 30th and May 31 at 7pm Nazareth College Performing Arts Center

3- 2017 Chemistry In Emerging Technologies Lectures

Save the dates!   Details for 2 Fall lectures (Oct. 2 and Nov.13) are posted below.

2017 High School Awards

Our annual high School Awards will be held on Tuesday, May 30th and
Wednesday, May 31st at 7pm at Nazareth College Performing Arts Center.
Each year, the Rochester section of ACS recognizes the academic achievement of high school students with certificates for
  •  The top 10% of students in all chemistry classes
  • The top 20% for Advanced Placement Chemistry
  • This event takes place in May

Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 29, 2017, 8:30am – 1:00pm


The 62th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society was held at Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY in Peckham Hall on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Keynote Address: Dr. Lea Michel 

 School of Chemistry and Materials Science 

 Rochester Institute of Technology


Stephen Tajc (
Jane Shebert (
Department of Chemistry, Nazareth College

2016 Biographies for 50-Year Members

Chemistry In Emerging Technologies Lectures-2017

Nazareth College - Peckham Hall, Room 10-12

4245 East Avenue, Pittsford, NY 

Chemistry, the “Central Science”, has played a critical role in the economic
development of Rochester. The long history of successful development of innovative technologies continues today, both at established companies and universities as well as at many area start-ups. This lecture series will highlight emerging technologies with significant chemical components that are being developed in the Rochester area. The lectures in the 2017 program will discuss the basic science and the target products of three technologies in the medical therapeutic and diagnostic areas and OLED-based energy efficient lighting. These free lectures are open to the general public - including students looking for insight into future career opportunities.

7:00 pm: Lectures

 8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception  – Peckham Hall Lobby  

Monday March 27, 2017

Mending Broken Bones: Opportunities and Challenges with
3D printing

Prof. Hani Awad, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at University of Rochester  

October 2,

INT’s Palladium™ Technology for Rapid Disease identification
and Genetic Testing

Dr. D. Michael Connolly - President & CEO
Integrated Nano-Technologies (

13, 2017

 White Organic Light- Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): Materials, Device, Architectures and Applications

Dr. Marina Kondakova - Director of Device Formulation
OLEDWorks, LLC (

2017 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting was held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 (5:30-8:30 PM) at Pomodoro Grill and Wine Bar.  This event was well attended (47) with members, non-menbers and students who wanted to hear our presentation.

A Cold Case File: Paleoclimatology

Dr. Pence's presentation was very informative and led to a very lively discussion during the questioning time.    

Dr. Laura Pence 

Pictures of this event will be posted shortly.

2016 Rochester Section Recognition Dinner

Pictures from this event will be posted.

2015 Chair Contacts

Need help finding information.  Check the attachment below to contact the right person.


Rochester ACS Group

To facilitate networking, collaborate on ideas and exchange job information.

Jim Reynolds (coordinator)

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, Jun 20 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Jul 18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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