Virginia Section

A Century of Service

Future Activities

  VCU 1st Annual Interdisciplinary Chemistry Trivia Night  on  Friday, November 30th from 6:00 - 7:30 or 6:00 - 8:00 PM at VCU.

 If you are interested in attending, please write your first name on the doodle poll attached so that we can get a rough consensus of attendees.


Join Virginia section of ACS Women Chemist Committee - Friday November 30 at noon at The Daily in Carytown (2934 W Cary S, Richmond) for lively discussions and planning for upcoming WCC events. RSVP to by November 28. Everyone is welcome!

See you November 30 at The Daily:


ACS Virginia Section Strategic Plan Update Meeting Agenda

Altria Center for Research and Technology 601 E. Jackson Street Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220 Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:30 am - 1 pm Agenda; Directions; 2017 Minutes ____________________

                                       “Programs that Work”

STEM awards for exemplary projects and programs in K-16 STEM Education

The Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition (VMSC) invite you to nominate effective student and teacher education projects and programs for its annual “Programs That Work” Awards. The VMSC recognizes exemplary mathematics, science, integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning.  For more information, click here

Applications are due on December 10, 2018.

Applications can be found at

Museum of Virginia, Richmond
Thursday, October 25 - Section Meeting, University of Mary
Washington, Fredericksburg - Jerry Podorski, “DEA Forensics
and the Opiate Crisis”
Saturday, October 27 - Intergenerational Career Development
Workshop, Longwood University, Farmville
Friday, November 9 - Section Meeting, Longwood University,
Farmville - Aubrey M. Reid, “KNOW Science, KNOW Beer:
The Alcohol Industry’s Need for Scientists”
Friday, November 30 - Women Chemists (WCC) Luncheonunday, October 21 - National Chemistry Week Program, Science

Pittcon 2019 Conference,
March 18-21, 2019 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania;


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.