Tampa Bay Local Section


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. 

Upcoming Events

Be sure to refer to our newsletter or write to us for more information on the following upcoming events.


Senior Chemists Committee (SCC) - Upcoming Tours

There will be a SCC tour at Windward Design outdoor furniture manufacturer on September 26, 2017, starting at 10 AM.  A second event will be October 17, 2017, at Sun Hydraulics manufacturing plant.  More details about SCC events will be sent via the SCC mailing list.  If you would like to be added to the SCC mailing list, please contact Russ 

The Younger Chemists Committee 

The Younger Chemists Committee is hosting our first event of the year this September. We have an awesome, interactive tour set up on Friday morning, September 29th at 10 AM at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in Pinellas County. We will be touring the facility with a couple of their staff chemists.  There also will be opportunities for Q&A and networking. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and then we plan to go to lunch afterwards. There also will be one cash prize raffle for ACS membership dues; everyone included in the tour will be entered. Let us know if you are coming and who your guests are (We need to know the names of everyone for the badges). 

If you are unable to make it to our first event don't worry, our second event is this October 24th! We will be hosting a live, interactive webinar exploring the chemistry of rocks and minerals. During this educational and social networking event you will find out how chemists experimenting with these fundamental materials to help make not only our lives, but the world better.  I look forward to seeing all of the younger chemists!

Save the Date - 5th Annual Oktoberfest Social

We will be hosting our 5th Annual Oktoberfest Social! This year, our event will be held on October 25th, 2017 at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg. The Oktoberfest Social is open to all ACS members, and one guest per member. Festivities will begin at 6:00 PM, and food and drinks will be provided. Each person will receive two drink tickets. 3 Daughters Brewing is located at 222 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. The evening will feature a lecture in beer chemistry given by Dr. Eric Steimle at 7:00 PM. Please contact Russ Odland with any questions you may have. 

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