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National Chemistry Week 2016

This year, National Chemistry Week will be celebrated October 16-22! The theme for this year is "Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry". It will focus on how Chemistry helps us with forensic investigations, and other mysteries.

On Saturday, November 5, Fernbank Science Center will host its annual Chemistry Day, from 12-3pm, with hands-on activities and a Chemistry Magic Show.  The event is free to the public and is at 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307.

A Letter for Educators contains additional information about receiving an NCW "Care Package".

See the ACS website for more information about National Chemistry Week, or contact Prof. David Sherrill.

Report of NCW 2016 Activities 

National Chemistry Week 2015

October 18-24 is National Chemistry Week!  This year's theme is "Chemistry Colors our World."  Below is a list of some opportunities to celebrate Chemistry in the Atlanta area.

10/22: The student group at Emory Unviersity, Chemory, will be doing a chemistry demo show performed by undergraduate students on Thursday, October 22nd. The event will start at 5:30, in room E208 of the Math and Science Center at Emory.

10/23: On Friday, Emory students will be hosting their annual Mole Day Party, with some activities related to the 2015 NCW theme “Chemistry Colors our World.” That event will begin at 4pm, in the atrium of the Atwood Addition.

10/24: Fernbank Science Center will be holding a Chemistry Day on Saturday, October 24, from 12pm-3pm, with fun hands-on activities and a chemistry magic show.  The event is free and open to the public.  156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307.  For more information, contact Mary Breen (

For more information about National Chemistry Week, see , or contact
Prof. David Sherrill at

Report of NCW 2015 Activities 

National Chemistry Week 2014

October 19-25 is National Chemistry Week!  This year's theme is The Chemistry
of Candy.  There are several opportunities to celebrate chemistry in
the Atlanta area.

10/22: National Chemistry Week Radio Show live at 12pm on Georgia Tech
Radio, WREK 91.1 FM, hosted by Prof. Pete Ludovice.  The show will
coincide with a live videoconference with high-school students from
Rabun County, Union Point STEAM Academy, and Ware County High School.
Chemistry demonstrations will be performed by the Georgia Tech student
chapter of the American Chemical Society.  Listen in on WREK 91.1 FM or
watch the live videostream at .

10/23: Demo show at 5:30pm at Emory University open to the public, Emory Math
and Science Center room E208; free parking is available in the nearby Peavine
deck.  A dinner following the demo show is available for Emory students,
staff, and faculty.  For more information, contact Kira Walsh

10/24: Mole Day party at Emory University, open to all Atlanta-area
undergraduates, featuring the Periodic Table of Cupcakes.  5:30pm at the PAIS

10/25: Chemistry Day at Fernbank Science Center.  Free admission to the
public.  Fun and Learning, Hands-on Activities, Chemistry Magic Shows.
12:00pm-3:00pm, Fernbank Science Center (not the Fernbank Museum),
156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307.  For more information contact
Mary Breen (

For more information about National Chemistry Week, see , or contact
Prof. David Sherrill at

Report of NCW 2014 Activities

Previous NCW Activities

2017 Theme

The Georgia Local Section of the ACS has selected the theme, A Year of Giving: Catalyzing Chemistry via Community, for its 2017 programming. A Year of Giving refers to the outreach and education of technical and non-technical audiences about the importance of chemists and chemistry via the coupling of commonplace and technical chemistry ideas. We hope you will join and support us in this critical mission. 

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