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November Activities

November 15 Virginia Section Meeting PARKING UPDATE:

Parking is no longer available in the parking lot listed in the Bulletin.

Please park along College Ave. or in the lot at the corner of Thornton and College Ave.

Signs will be posted for the ACS meeting.


 The Bulletin of the American Chemical Society, Virginia Section

The November issue of The Bulletin is available



For more information and to donate, click on Activities


 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.

November 14th, 5:30 pm (Evonik, 7801 Whitepine Road, Richmond, Virginia 23237 ): Evonik Tour

 During this tour, you will get a chance to learn more about Evonik through a company overview and tour the laboratory. Space is limited, 30 attendees

 If attending, please park in the employee lot and enter through the back of Evonik through the employee entrance. There will be employees that will escort you into the building. Contact Heather Lourenco ( if interested in attending

November 17th-18th: NOBCChe VA-STEM Minority Student Leadership Summit

Day 1 Kick-off and Fundraiser Open to the Public

Friday November 17th, 5PM- Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA 23220

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christine Darden, an aeronautical engineer and one of NASA's 'colored' human computers portrayed in the movie Hidden Figures kicks off the Summit with a program open to the public.

Day 2 General Program, STEM students and faculty

Saturday November 18th, 8:30 AM- 5PM VCU Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284 

Both events are free for NOBCChe and ACS Student Members with Membership Number. Otherwise: $15 person, $5 students.

Contact Colleen Taylor at to reserve your seat and for more detail. 


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, Colleen Taylor, at  (804) 524-5481; .   If you are interested in becoming a member of the Virginia Section of the ACS, click here for more information.

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