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October Section Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg 

Dr. Peter K. Dorhout, Kansas State University

“Creating a Culture of Safety in Academic Laboratories”

Host: Dr. Janet Asper, (540) 654-1143;

The reception and tours begin at 5:30 pm. The program begins at 7:00 pm

Please make reservations by NOON on Friday, September 27 

by calling Jessica Murphy at (540) 654-1016 or
by e-mail to
Please include any dietary restrictions, allergies, etc.

 This meeting will be livestreamed with the program beginning at 7:00 pm.   
The web address to access the Livestreaming feed is

 James Madison University will host a simulcast Party in Harrisonburg

Social Event at 5:00 pm
Simulcast address at 7:00 pm


James Madison University
ISAT-CS Building
Room ISAT 259
701 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


Dinner will be provided by the JMU Chemistry dept,
please rsvp using the following survey by noon on Friday, Sept. 27th


If you have questions, please contact 
Linette Watkins ( or 512-415-1458(cell))




Friday, September 20 at noon
at Peter Chang’s, 2816 W. Broad Street, Richmond 23230.
Rsvp by Sept. 18 to Stacey Sank at



OCTOBER 3, 2019


Hors s’oeuvres at 5:00 pm, program at 6:00 




Saturday, November 2, 2019

Christopher Newport University Newport News, Virginia
more information: 

 November Section Meeting 

November 15, 2019

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg
Dr. Kathryn Deibler, Principal Flavor Scientist GSK Consumer Healthcare
“Flavor Chemistry: Linking the Stimuli with the Perception”
Host: Dr. Jordan Walk, (540) 521-4086,




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.