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The February Bulletin 

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Call for volunteers for FUN Slime event

On March 8 from 4:30-8:00 the Virginia Section of ACS is sponsoring the Science Museum of Virginia’s most popular Science After Dark event – Slime Night. There will be about 240 gallons of all sorts of slime – glitter, fluffy, and more – and around 2,000 visitors expected. Virginia Section of ACS will have a table with demonstrations  and needs at least 10 volunteers to help at the table and with the event in general. Come help out at this fun and educational event.

WHEN:                 Friday March 8 4:30-8:00

WHERE:               Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, 
Richmond, VA 23220-2057 

CONTACT:           Julian Bobb ( as soon as possible, 
                               by February 15 


 March Meeting of the Virginia Section
March 21, 2019
Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond


ACS Program-in-a-Box Webinar - "The Evolving Periodic Table"

February 26, 6:45 - 8:30 PM

This webinar will be hosted by several colleges  
University of Virginia Contact Jullian Bobb,
Reynolds Community College, Contact Ann Sullivan,

Check with your local schools to see if they are
offering this Webinar to the general public.   


Chemistry Olympiad

The Virginia Section is accepting registration for the 
Local Section Virginia Chemistry Olympiad Exam
through the end of February. 
The exam is offered to any high school
through the month of March. 
Contact Ann Sullivan, or
complete the Registration form 


Pittconn 2019 Conference & Expo 
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
March 18 - 21


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, Joe Pompano 

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.