The Tampa Bay Section of the American Chemical Society (section # 406) was established in 1994. We promote public awareness of chemistry by being involved in outreach programs in our community and work with students to encourage an interest in the chemical science arena.
Our membership is encompasses the Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties with 700+ members.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of the largest professional organizations that represent the chemical industry. The ACS supports 160,000+ members globally, publishing its weekly C&EN magazine and up-to-date scientific journals.
The Nominating Committee has met and the ballots are being prepared for the election of the local section's officers. All cast ballots must be received in a sealed envelope that is signed over the seal.
If you would like to volunteer for a non-elected position or have a focused interest please email the Chair at Esteimle@gmail.com. Please see http://tampabay.sites.acs.
We celebrated National Chemistry Week in style at the Glazer Children's Museum. On Sunday, October 27, University of Tampa student volunteers performed experiments and distributed education materials to families who stopped by.
Please see our news story by Tampa Bay Online!
A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who made the event a success!
The students have demanded it, so we hosted it! Its the 2103 National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest! The theme for the contest was "Energy: Now and Forever!"
The local section's winners have been promoted to the national contest.
Our winners were Mia Cervetti of Collins Elementary in the 3-5 grade category, Jasmine Cox of Rodgers Middle School in the 6-8 grade category, and Bethany Berger of Armwood High School in the 9-12 grade category.
Thank you to all who have participated!
Congratulations and best of luck at Nationals to our Tampa Bay Local Section winners!