Virginia Section

A Century of Service

Future Activities

September Section Meeting


Due to the impending storm, the Section meeting WILL NOT BE HELD
on Friday, September 14.

The meeting is rescheduled for Friday, September 28.

The meeting of the Executive Committee will be POSTPONED
until 4:30 pm on Friday September 28.

 The Revised Meeting Notice is available - click here

 The September Bulletin and meeting announcement is Available - Click Here 


The Marie Payne Graham Memorial Lecture, originally scheduled for September 13 at UVA HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


Women Chemists Committee Luncheon
Friday, September 21

Thursday October 4 at 6 pm – Annual Chemistry CareeFriday September 21 at Noon

Networking Lunch at Urban Farmhouse in Scott’s Addition, Richmond
RSVP by Sept. 19 to Kathryn Deibler at

WCC Annual Chemistry Career Panel – University of Virginia. 
Thursday October 4 at 6 pm

October Section Meeting
Friday, October  19
University of Mary Washington
 National Chemistry Week
Sunday, October 21 at the Science Museum of Virginia
contact Dr. Kristine Smetana at
Saturday, October 27 , 2018 at Longwood University
contact Julian Bobb, Chair of the YCC, at


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.