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.
Thank you to all of our members and guests who joined us on May 5 at the University of South Florida main campus to celebrate our 50- and 60-year ACS members. The event also featured top students from 6th grade to graduate level students who had the chance to present their award winning projects during a social hour prior to dinner. Banquet guests enjoyed a lecture from Luke Robersen of NASA on the future of space experimentation and exploration, discussing the frequently overlooked chemistry experiments necessary to push the basic science of space in the future.