Local Section Meeting & Event Information

Free registration extended until April 13, 2022 (midnight)! The 2022 Meeting in Miniature at UT Dallas APRIL 23, 2022 8:30 am - 6:00 pm In-person meeting We invite and encourage postdoc, graduate and [...]

Photography Contest for 2022 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

March 17 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 11:30 pm

The DFW local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is organizing a photography contest during the “2022 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week”. Please send ONE ORIGINAL picture to before April 18, 2022, [...]

ACS DFW Local Section Invites Nominations for Doherty, Schulz, and Chemistry Ambassador Awards (2022) The deadline is extended to May 15, 2022 More details on: Awards – American Chemical Society – Dallas – [...]

American Chemical Society, Dallas-Fort Worth Section Announces the Local Qualifying Exam for the National Chemistry Olympiad on Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 8:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m. (REGISTRATION Deadline: Wednesday, March 23, 2022). Location: University of [...]

Virtual talk by Mrs. Nicole Lyssy, the winner of the 2020 Werner Schulz Award.

Virtual Talk: The Science and History of Whiskey

September 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The ACS-DFW Local Section will host a virtual talk by Dr. Eric Simanek  on Fri, September 24 at 6:30 pm. "The Science and History of Whiskey"

Extended Deadline: May 15, 2021 ACS DFW Local Section Invites Nominations for Doherty, Schulz, and Chemistry Ambassador Awards The deadline for nominations is extended to May 15, 2021 The Doherty Award is given [...]

We invite and encourage postdoc, graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts for 10-12 minutes oral presentations, with an additional 2-3 minutes for questions. Three prizes will be given for the best talks [...]

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Local Section of the American Chemical Society Celebrates Earth Week virtually DATE: April 23, 2021 TIME: 6:30 pm Our virtual event on April 23th will feature Dr. Carie King’s [...]

Science Art Photography Contest – Deadline April 23

April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

The DFW local section of the ACS is organizing a photography contest during the “Chemists Celebrate Earth Week”. Please send ONE ORIGINAL picture to Dr. Mihaela Stefan, , before April 23, 2021 [...]

Meet The ACS President-Elect Dr. Angela K. Wilson

March 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

"The ACS: Past, Present and Future" ACS DFW Local Section is happy to host a virtual talk by   Dr. Angela K. Wilson Angela K. Wilson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at [...]

Register for the Local Qualifying Exam for the National Chemistry Olympiad

January 18, 2021 @ 7:42 pm - January 31, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

Deadline to register for the Local Qualifying Exam for the National Chemistry Olympiad is January 31, 2021, before 11:59 pm. No exceptions will be allowed! Please register on the following link:https://forms.gle/hetoDggodC37QYNW8 This year’s exam [...]

Virtual ACS Industry Career Day

November 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Join your ACS colleagues for a virtual ACS Industry Career Day on Saturday November 21, 2020 at 11am ET. During this virtual event, an expert panel of young industry-based chemists will explore topics [...]

Talk: Keeping the Education Alive Despite the Pandemic

November 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ACS DFW local section invites you to attend a virtual meeting on Nov 13, 2020 at 6 pm. Mrs. Jo King, teacher at Plano West Senior High, Plano ISD, will present a talk [...]

Submit your Nominations for Local Section Officers by November 18, 2020

November 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

ACS DFW members! Are you interested in becoming more involved in the local section? We are seeking nominations for local section officers for 2021! Positions include: Chair, Chair Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Councilor (3 [...]

National Chemistry Week

October 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a public awareness campaign that promotes the value of chemistry in everyday life. ACS members and chemistry enthusiasts celebrate NCW by coordinating events and communicating the importance of chemistry. Read [...]

The deadline for submissions of nominations for Doherty Award, Schulz Award, and Chemistry Ambassador Award is extended to July 1, 2020. The nomination package should be sent by email as a single PDF [...]

CANCELED: 53rd ACS DFW Meeting in Miniature

April 18, 2020 - August 5, 2020

Due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, the ACS DFW local section and the University of Texas at Dallas are canceling the ACS Meeting in Miniature Meeting initially scheduled for April 18, 2020. [...]

ACS DFW Local Section is happy to be hosting "Early Success Stories of Analytical Chemistry" by Professor Nick Tsarevsky on March 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the University of Texas at Dallas (Room MC 2.410).

Recycling Plastics 2020: Back to Atoms

February 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ACS DFW Local Section is happy to host a talk by Dr. Bill Carroll, Jr., ACS President, 2005; Board Chair 2012-14 Date: Friday February 28, 2020; social hour at 6 pm, dinner at [...]

Hot Topics in Green Chemistry

December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Thurs Dec 12 co-hosted by FWLSC & ACSDFW - Hot Topics in Green Chemistry - or How to Save the World, One Project at a Time

Wilfred T. Doherty Award for Excellence in Chemistry

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark Your Calendars and Plan to Attend the Dinner Meeting Honoring Julia Chan, PhD, Professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of UTDallas, Recipient of the ACS DFW local section's 2019 Wilfred T. [...]

National Chemistry Week October 20-26, 2019

October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am - October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 am

National Chemistry Week, 'Marvelous Metals" More Details on local activities as they are available

Schulz Award Meeting

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us to honor Neil Milburn of Plano West Senior High School, Recipient of the ACS DFW 2019 Werner Schulz Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching.

Free registration extended until April 13, 2022 (midnight)! The 2022 Meeting in Miniature at UT Dallas APRIL 23, 2022 8:30 am - 6:00 pm In-person meeting We invite and encourage postdoc, graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts for 10-12 minutes oral presentations, with an additional 3-5 minutes for questions. Registration is free and is extended until April 13, 2022 (midnight). Registration website: Register | ACS DFW 2022 Meeting in Miniature (utdallas.edu)

Photography Contest for 2022 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

March 17 @ 8:00 am - April 17 @ 11:30 pm

The DFW local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is organizing a photography contest during the “2022 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week”. Please send ONE ORIGINAL picture to before April 18, 2022, for consideration in this science-art contest. Only one picture will be accepted per contestant. Different students from the same lab can individually submit. Both undergraduate and graduate students from schools in the DFW local section area are eligible to participate. Please make sure you include your name, school, and what the submitted picture represents in the submission email. Submitted pictures can be colorful reactions in the lab, [...]

ACS DFW Local Section Invites Nominations for Doherty, Schulz, and Chemistry Ambassador Awards (2022) The deadline is extended to May 15, 2022 More details on: Awards – American Chemical Society – Dallas – Fort Worth Section (acsdfw.org)

American Chemical Society, Dallas-Fort Worth Section Announces the Local Qualifying Exam for the National Chemistry Olympiad on Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 8:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m. (REGISTRATION Deadline: Wednesday, March 23, 2022). Location: University of Texas at Arlington Science and Engineering Innovation and Research (SEIR) Building, Room 198 REGISTRATION: Deadline Wednesday, March 23. 2022. Registered examinees are guaranteed an exam and answer sheet; walk-in examinees will be accepted as testing materials and space allow. The registration form may be accessed through this QR code: For more details and to register visit: Chemistry Olympiad – American Chemical Society – Dallas – Fort Worth [...]

Virtual talk by Mrs. Nicole Lyssy, the winner of the 2020 Werner Schulz Award.

Virtual Talk: The Science and History of Whiskey

September 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The ACS-DFW Local Section will host a virtual talk by Dr. Eric Simanek  on Fri, September 24 at 6:30 pm. "The Science and History of Whiskey"

Extended Deadline: May 15, 2021 ACS DFW Local Section Invites Nominations for Doherty, Schulz, and Chemistry Ambassador Awards The deadline for nominations is extended to May 15, 2021 The Doherty Award is given for excellence in chemical research or chemistry teaching, meritorious service to ACS, new chemical methodology (for the industry), solution of pollution problems, and advances in curative or preventive chemotherapy. Nominees may come from industry, academia, government, or small business. The nominee should be a resident member in the area served by the ACS DFW Local Section, and the work should have been performed here. The award is [...]

We invite and encourage postdoc, graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts for 10-12 minutes oral presentations, with an additional 2-3 minutes for questions. Three prizes will be given for the best talks in each section. Registration is free and will be open to all early March and will close April 21st . To register visit the ACS DFW 2021 Meeting in Miniature Website. To volunteer as a presentation judge or for other inquiries, please contact Dr. Mihaela Stefan: . We look forward to seeing you! Please click on the flier below to learn about our esteemed event sponsors! Organizing [...]

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Local Section of the American Chemical Society Celebrates Earth Week virtually DATE: April 23, 2021 TIME: 6:30 pm Our virtual event on April 23th will feature Dr. Carie King’s presentation “Disseminating Scientific Findings to a Non-Scientific Audience”. Dr. Carie King is a Clinical Professor and Associate Director of Rhetoric at the University of Texas at Dallas. Zoom link for presentation : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7176687551 Disseminating Scientific Findings to a Non-Scientific Audience Sharing science with the general public is a challenge: You know the topic so well, but your audience may not know your research or understand the technical side [...]

Science Art Photography Contest – Deadline April 23

April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

The DFW local section of the ACS is organizing a photography contest during the “Chemists Celebrate Earth Week”. Please send ONE ORIGINAL picture to Dr. Mihaela Stefan, , before April 23, 2021 for consideration in this science-art contest. Only one picture will be accepted per contestant. Different students from the same lab can individually submit. Both undergraduate and graduate students from schools in the DFW local section area (which includes schools from Dallas to Abilene) are eligible to participate. Please make sure you include your name, school, and what the submitted picture represents in the submission email. The winning [...]

Meet The ACS President-Elect Dr. Angela K. Wilson

March 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

"The ACS: Past, Present and Future" ACS DFW Local Section is happy to host a virtual talk by   Dr. Angela K. Wilson Angela K. Wilson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University, is the National President-Elect of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Wilson will serve as president of the society in 2022. Dr. Wilson will present a talk entitled, “The ACS: Past, Present and Future.” Rescheduled Date (due to the weather in Texas): Friday, March 26, 2021 – Talk beginning at 6:30 PM Location: Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7176687551) No registration required.

Register for the Local Qualifying Exam for the National Chemistry Olympiad

January 18, 2021 @ 7:42 pm - January 31, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

Deadline to register for the Local Qualifying Exam for the National Chemistry Olympiad is January 31, 2021, before 11:59 pm. No exceptions will be allowed! Please register on the following link:https://forms.gle/hetoDggodC37QYNW8 This year’s exam is virtual and will be administered by the American Chemical Society. The Local Qualifying Exam for the National Chemistry Olympiad will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. More information on the following links: 2021 NCO Registration Announcement Local NCO Exam Information for 2021  

Virtual ACS Industry Career Day

November 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Join your ACS colleagues for a virtual ACS Industry Career Day on Saturday November 21, 2020 at 11am ET. During this virtual event, an expert panel of young industry-based chemists will explore topics such as transitioning from academia to a career in industry, building non-technical skills, and more. Following the panel discussion, stick around to join fellow participants in interactive small group networking sessions facilitated by ACS Career Consultants. Register now at: https://fal.cn/3bkZm.

Talk: Keeping the Education Alive Despite the Pandemic

November 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ACS DFW local section invites you to attend a virtual meeting on Nov 13, 2020 at 6 pm. Mrs. Jo King, teacher at Plano West Senior High, Plano ISD, will present a talk entitled “Keeping the Education Alive Despite the Pandemic”. Mrs. Jo King is the recipient of the 2020 ACS Southwest Region HS Teaching Award for Excellence in Chemistry Teaching. Location: Zoom (https://ttuhsc.zoom.us/j/7483319639)

Submit your Nominations for Local Section Officers by November 18, 2020

November 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

ACS DFW members! Are you interested in becoming more involved in the local section? We are seeking nominations for local section officers for 2021! Positions include: Chair, Chair Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Councilor (3 year term) and Alternate Councilor (3 year term). Terms for newly elected officers will begin on January 1, 2021. Descriptions of each position and duties may be found at https://acsdfw.org/officer-duties/. To run for office, please submit a 1/3 page biography, single-space typed to Dr. Heidi Conrad, secretary of the DFW section at . Deadline to run is November 18, 2020.

May Local Section Meeting

May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

May Local Section Meeting Join us on Friday, May 19! Event Overview: Join us for our February local section meeting featuring a lecture by Dr. John McIlroy, a forensic chemist with the Drug Enforcement Administration at the South Central Laboratory in Dallas, TX. The evening will include a social hour, dinner, and Dr. McIlroy's talk: "China White, Spice, Bath Salts, and N-Bombs: Designer Drugs in America" Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 Meeting Schedule: (6-9pm) 6pm Social Hour (Light appetizers and drinks) 7pm Dinner (menu TBD) 7:45pm Local section announcements Join us for our May local section meeting featuring a lecture [...]

ACS DFW Science Advocacy Workshop

November 13, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Refreshments at 5:30, Program at 6 pm University of Texas Arlington, CRB 114 In the words of ACS Past-President Katie Hunt: “Chemistry is at a crossroads. Globalization is upon us, and there is no turning back. Our challenge is how to keep our nation strong in an increasingly global marketplace. Strengthening the roots of American innovation and competitiveness—education, basic research, and a business environment to drive innovation—is how we as a nation will meet this challenge.” This is the message that the ACS DFW Local Section can bring to Congress and to the Texas Legislature. The [...]

ACS DFW Section – USPTO Tour and Presentation

May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

ACS DFW Section - USPTO Tour and PresentationUnited States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Texas Regional Office Tuesday, May 22, 6pm Registration deadline May 20 Click here for more information and to purchase tickets! Please join the ACS DFW Local Section for a tour and presentation at the United States Patent & Trademark Office - Texas Regional Office in downtown Dallas. The USPTO staff (including a chemistry-related patent examiner) will provide a presentation, and tours of the USPTO - Texas Regional Office also will be provided. Dinner will be catered by Celebration Restaurant. More information about the USPTO - Texas [...]

Local Section of the American Chemical Society

October 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Dallas-Fort Worth Local Section of the American Chemical Society for an evening honoring Mrs. Jo King of Heritage High School! Saturday, October 7 Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 5pm Click here to register & pay online through EventBrite. You MUST register through EventBrite to attend the event. Mrs. Jo King Biography Jo King has taught chemistry for almost 30 years and currently teaches Pre-AP and AP courses at Heritage High School in Frisco, Texas. She has been involved in various aspects of ACS and currently is the Co-Chair of the High School Committee for the Division of Chemical [...]

Other Past Events

Friday. May 3, 2019

@ The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens (FWBG) Lecture Hall “Baking Goes Rogue”  a fun evening of chemistry and “delightfully wicked” obsessive baking 6.15 – 7.25 pm Reception in the FWBG Lecture Hall Lobby with“Breaking Bad With Bread”, a talk on the Chemistry of Baking by Hao Tran (Hao and Dixya) and Trent Shaskan, of The Table and Baylor Professor & Alcon Scientist Dr. Paul Zinke Followed at 7.30p by attendance at the World Premiere Opera

“Companionship”*
by Rachel T. Peters
Produced by the Fort Worth Opera
Registration Includes the Reception and a Ticket to “Companionship”
REGISTER
*In addition to a description of the Opera, this link has ticket sales prices. Tickets are included in the ACSDFW Registration!
next ACSDFW Local Section will be a Dinner Meeting/Webinar on Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ TCC South Campus.
Kirk Hunter, Member of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety, will present an ACS sanctioned talk, ‘Chemical Lab Safety: What Can you Do?’
Schedule for the On-site event will be 6p – 7p Social Hour, 7p – 8p Dinner, 8p-9p. Registration will Open on 2/4/19.
IMPORTANT! In addition to the on-site venue @ TCC-South, Mr. Hunter’s talk will be broadcast as a Webinar. To participate in the program via the internet, e- your name and institution to ACSDFW LS 2019 Chair, and CC . Your site can host a gathering, a dinner meeting, or just the Webinar – whatever you choose.
Deadline to sign up to host the Webinar is this Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
Questions? Contact Chair Dr. Denise Merkle at
Questions? Contact 2018 Chair-Elect Denise Merkle, , and CC .