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/Announcements:

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



1. Congratulations to Tampa Bay's YCC Chair, Deja Patrick and her advisor, Dr. Susan Del Valle for being awarded $1,000 for the "ACS Corporation Associates Local Section Grant"!

2. Congratulations to Tampa Bay's Senior Chemists Chair, Russ Odland for being awarded the senior chemists grant for $300!

Way to go Section members!! Let's keep up the great work for the Tampa Bay region!!

3. “Do to unforeseen events, we are currently searching for a new Florida Challenge Organizer.” Contact tampbay.acs@gmail.com if you’re interested.   


Upcoming Events



1. National Forensic Science Technology Center (FFSTC) Tour 

We have a great tour and lunch set for Wednesday, October 10, 2018. We will tour the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in Pinellas County. The address is:
National Forensic Science Technology Center (FFSTC)
8285 Bryan Dairy Road Suite 125
Largo, FL 33777 

We did this tour two years ago and it was a great experience! We will meet in the lobby area at 10:15 AM to pick up our badges. Each person needs a badge.
If you go to their web site (www.nfstc.org), they have a map with their location.

The tour will be given by the CEO, who is a forensic chemist AND a member of the ACS!

Please notify Russ Odland, rodlandtampabayacs@gmail.com, if you are coming and who your guests are. You may bring more than one guest. You will need closed toe shoes for the tour. 

After the tour of approx. 1 hour, we will meet for lunch at:
Seminole Subs and Gyros
11599 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL 33773

The restaurant is 2.6 miles away (5 min drive). 

. Local Section Executive Committee Elections

We want you...

To run for office for the 2019 Executive Committee of the Tampa Bay Section of the ACS. The following are the positions on the ballot this October: Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Councilor, and Alternate Councilor. Contact members of the Nominating Committee, Crystal Saut or Susan Del Valle.

2. Save the Date - 6th Annual Oktoberfest Social

Save the date for our most popular event of the year, Oktoberfest!  This year's event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Cueni (pronounced Qknee) Brewing Company in Dunedin.  Food and drink will be provided and maybe some live music.  Cueni is located at 945 Huntley Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698.  Each member can bring one guest.  For more information, contact Russ.

3. National Chemistry Week

This year, the ACS will celebrate National Chemistry Week, October 21-27, 2018, with the theme "Chemistry is Out of this World".  

Join us in making the 2018 celebration of NCW a success for the Tampa Bay community.

 Please contact Susan Del Valle with any questions 








Save the Date - 5th Annual Oktoberfest Social
Save the Date - 5th Annual Oktoberfest Social
Save the Date - 5th Annual Oktoberfest Social
Save the Date - 5th Annual Oktoberfest Social