Virginia Section

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May Activities

Reynolds Community College, Downtown Campus
Saturday, May12, 2018 from 9 AM - 12 Noon



May 12 - Virginia Section Executive Committee Meeting, 9:00 am
May 23-25,  2018,  VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE ANNUAL MEETING Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia


The Section gives the Outstanding Senior Awards at UVA,
click to see the bios for each student.

  • Bridgewater College                                    Carleigh Studtmann
  • College of William & Mary                           Theresa A. Gozzo
  • Eastern Mennonite University                      Marcy Smucker
  • Hampden-Sydney College                           Hayden James Dougherty
  • James Madison University                           Ryan Hunter Wilson
  • Longwood University                                   Katelyn Rowland
  • Mary Baldwin University                              Zindzi Thompson
  • Randolph Macon College                            Julia Knapp
  • Shenandoah University                               Steven Klawa
  • University of Mary Washington                    Emily Henry
  • University of Richmond                               Arjun Jaini
  • University of Virginia                                   Joshua Ferey
  • Virginia Commonwealth University               Anthony Le
  • Virginia State University                              Ms. Lisa Hudson
  • Virginia Union University                             Ms. Corshai Williams


 As you may know, the VAS/VJAS meeting will be held at Longwood University this year. We are very excited for this event but we STILL need judges! Please consider volunteering to sign up as a judge for the VJAS papers. They are also looking for people to participate in a Career Fair. If you are interested in judging, please click this link to fill out the form:
Please direct any questions about judging or the Career Fair to Susan Booth at the VAS (


Welcome to the Virginia Local Section Home Page.  On April 9th, 1915 the Virginia Section was established by the American Chemical Society.  Our section is located in Virginia and is one of the 184 local sections of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.  For a list of the counties and cities of Virginia that constitute our section, click here.  

The Virginia Local Section serves the community by advancing chemistry and communicating its impact on people’s lives. Our Mission is to inspire, educate, develop, and connect Virginia chemists and the community for the benefit of Earth and its people.

The section fulfills its mission by promoting public awareness of chemistry, being involved in community outreach programs and working with chemistry students and STEM programs to enhance scientific awareness and communicate the value of chemistry in our society.  We provide networking opportunities and mentoring experiences to connect chemists working in government, academics and industry to strengthen and serve the local chemistry community.  The Virginia Section has a rich history of many activities and events it has supported to promote the chemical sciences throughout the past 100 years.  We need your passion and dedication to drive success for the next 100 years.

The publications of the Virginia Section are available within “The Bulletin” menu item.  The Bulletin is published monthly from September through April each year.  The Bulletin is the main publication for local sections meetings, special events and news.  

The executive officers and committees chairs contact information are listed in the menu item, Executive Committee.  The Virginia Section has several active committees that bring chemistry to the community. The general description of the focus of each committee is posted under the Committees menu item. Help the Virginia Section by serving on one of our committees or volunteering. Engagement provides opportunities for networking and development. To get more information, volunteer your services, or make suggestions, contact the Chair of the section, Kathleen Sink Spangler  at  804-370-8097 and

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Virginia Section of the ACS, click here for more information.


Are you new this year to the Virginia Section of ACS?

Being new to Virginia Section of ACS can perhaps be a little intimidating. We want to help alleviate any uneasiness as you are introduced to this unfamiliar environment with warmth and help you get the most out of your experience. Our new “Buddy System” matches up new members with longer-standing members.   Click on Activities and then New Member for the forms to sign up for this activity.

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