Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)

2017 National Chemistry Week "Chemistry Rocks!"

National Chemistry Week celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 from October 22-28 with the theme "Chemistry Rocks!"   The Rochester Section of ACS and the Rochester Museum and Science Center will be hosting NCW this year October 21, 2017 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center between 10 am and 4 pm.  This year’s theme, Chemistry Rocks, deals with geochemistry. 

2017 National Chemistry Week-Illustrated Poem Contest

The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade using the theme for National Chemistry Week, "Chemistry Rocks".

Contest Deadline: October 31, 2017

Prizes: Barnes & Noble gift cards: 1st place $25, 2nd place $10

Contact: Deborah Janes 585-722-3227 deborah.janes@kodak.com

Winners of the Rochester Section illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!

For contest rules, subject matter and type of poems 

 For Illustrated Poem Contest Entry Form

2016 National Chemistry Week "Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry"

The Rochester Section of ACS and the Rochester Museum of Science are  showcasing the chemistry involved in forensic science.  There will be a lot of hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

The NCW events will take place on Saturday,October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2016.   

2016 National Chemistry Week-Illustrated Poem Contest

The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade using the theme for National Chemistry Week, "Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry".

Contest Deadline: October 24, 2016

Prizes: Barnes & Noble gift cards: 1st place $25, 2nd place $10

Contact: Deborah Janes 585-722-3227 deborah.janes@kodak.com

Winners of the Rochester Section illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!

For contest rules, subject matter and type of poems 

 For Illustrated Poem Contest Entry Form

2015 National Chemistry Week "Chemistry Colors our World"

 

 

 

The Rochester Section of ACS and the Rochester Museum of Science are  showcasing the chemistry involved in colors by focusing  on the chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and more.  There will be a lot of hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

The NCW events will take place on Saturday,October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2015.  The hours are between 10:30 and 3:30 p.m. each day. 

2015 National Chemistry Week-Illustrated Poem Contest

The American Chemical Society Invites students (K-12) to write and illustrate a poem using the National Chemistry Week theme,

“Chemistry Colors Our World"

The deadline for the Rochester Local Section Contest is October 30, 2015. 

1st place in each grade category receives a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card and 2nd place receives a $10 gift card.

Winners of the Rochester Section  illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!

 

Contact: Deborah Janes, deborah.janes@kodak.com or 585-722-3227

For contest rules, subject matter and type of poems, see

 

For Illustrated Poem Contest Entry Form, see

    2014 National Chemistry Week "The Sweet Side of Chemistry--Candy"

 

The Rochester Section of ACS and the Rochester Museum of Science are  showcasing the chemistry involved in candy and confections on Saturday,October 18 and Sunday, October 19, 2014.

From 12pm - 4pm, explore the “sweet” side of chemistry with members of the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society and have fun with the science of candy. Try fun hands- on experiments. Meet local chemists from colleges and universities across Rochester and discover the chemistry involved in everyone’s favorite bad habit.

Please visit:  http://www.rmsc.org/Calendar/?date=10-18-2014&categoryid=0

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Deborah Janes at

deborah.janes@kodak.com (585-722-3227)

For projects to cover with students or more information on the chemistry of candy, see the  following document 

 

2014 National Chemistry Week--Poem Contest

Illustrated Poem Contest (2014)

The Rochester section of the American Chemical Society Invites students (K-12) to write and illustrate a poem using the National Chemistry Week theme,

"The Sweet Side of Chemistry--Candy"

The deadline for the Rochester Local Section Contest is November 3, 2014. 

Please contact: Deborah Janes (585) 722-3227 or deborah.janes@kodak.com

Winners of the Rochester illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!

 For more details and a flyer, see  

 

 

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National Chemistry Week--Poem Contest

Illustrated Poem Contest (2013)

The American Chemical Society Invites students (K-12) to write and illustrate a poem using the National Chemistry Week theme,

 “Energy: Now and Forever!”

The deadline for the Rochester Local Section Contest is October 25, 2013.

For an entry form, CLICK HERE

For contest rules, CLICK HERE

 

Please attach the completed entry form to the back side of students’ submissions.  Incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.

Please send entry to 

Deborah Janes
Eastman Kodak Co.
1999 Lake Ave.
Rochester, NY 14650-2136

For more information, please contact Deborah Janes at

deborah.janes@kodak.com (585-722-3227)

 

Detailed rules and guidelines are published at the National Chemistry Week website

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw/studentseducators/NCW-2013-Illustrated-Poem-Contest.html

 

 

NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK (NCW) 2013

 
 
 
 
Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20: 12-4pm
Rochester Museum & Science Center
 
Explore “Energy Now and Forever” with members of the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society and the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Try fun hands-on experiments. Meet local chemists from colleges, universities and industry across Rochester and discover the chemistry and energy of sustainable resources.
 
Volunteers are needed!
 
Contact:  Deborah Janes at deborah.janes@kodak.com
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National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2012

 

 The Rochester Section and the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) hosted National Chemistry Week activities on October 27-28, 2012. This year's theme was Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science. With materials from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, visitors to the museum could learn about nanotechnology and actually participate in at least 15 hands-on activities. The activities included making liquid crystals, electroplating copper, learning about the periodic table, hydrophobicity of nanosand, and building models while wearing oven mitts which simulated the difficulty in building nanostructures, to name a few. Museum visitors had an opportunity to assist in building a giant carbon nanotube using black balloons, which grew to be three stories tall by the end of the day on Sunday.

The Section sponsored a contest where visitors were asked to identify the elements used to spell out Na N O Te C H and submit their entries to win t-shirts. Over thirty visitors submitted entries and of those thirty, six people correctly identified the elements. Deb Janes and Tim Wilson supplied kids and their adults with Celebrating Chemistry, Chem Matters, Kids Discover Chemistry, periodic tables and other ACS NCW give-aways. Museum attendance was 1165 people for the weekend, and many of these people stopped by the activity tables and spent time learning about nanoscience.

This event was successful due to the great support of over 100 volunteers from YCCs, SUNY Geneseo, Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, University of Rochester and some RMSC volunteers. Special thanks to Calvin Uzelmeier and RMSC for their continuing support of National Chemistry Week.

As we look forward to National Chemistry Week 2013, we hope you will become involved with this great public outreach event.

For more information or to volunteer, contact

Deborah Janes at deborah.janes@kodak.com

Timothy Wilson at timothy.e.wilson@kodak.com

 

VOLUNTEERS

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Pictures from NCW

Building Nanotube

 

Nanotube 3rd Floor

 

Liquid Crystals

 

Liquid Crystals

 

Nano blocks

 

Nano Sand Experiment

 

Experiments

 

Nano Technology  Pumpkins

 

Periodic Table Card Game

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Pictures from National Chemistry Week;                                        Volunteers

 

 

 

 


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2015 CHAIR CONTACTS

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Jim Reynolds (coordinator)


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