Virginia Section

A Century of Service

February Activities



Feb. 13 - RSVP deadline for the WCC meeting on Feb. 15
Feb. 15 - Meeting of the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) at
               Chili’s in Richmond.
Feb. 15 - Deadline for reservations for Forensic Science Lab tour on Feb. 23
Feb. 16 - Deadline for dinner reservations for the Section meeting on Feb. 23
Feb. 23 - Tour of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (sponsored
                by the YCC)
Feb. 27 - Program-In-A-Box, “Opioids–Combating Addiction with Chemistry” - 
                  Reynolds Community College, Richmond
Feb. 23 - Virginia Section meeting at the University of Richmond (Dr. John
March 9 - Virginia Section meeting at Randolph-Macon College (“Chemical
April 13 - Virginia Section meeting at the University of Virginia (Dr. Shana Cyr;
               Undergraduate Research Poster Session)



The Virginia Section will be hosting the
Chemistry Olympiad local exam

between February 26 through March 24, 2018. 
For more information click.


The Virginia Section is sponsoring a travel grant for a local section high school teacher to attend the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE).
To apply please follow this link or contact Kathleen Spangler at
Applications are due February 20.
 to application.

 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.


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.

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