Eastern New York Section

We are a local section of the American Chemical Society located in the Capital District of New York State, which includes the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Springs. Our organization promotes public awareness of chemistry by involvement in outreach programs in our community, and works with students to encourage an interest in the chemical sciences.


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Call For Nominations – The 2021 Buck-Whitney Award

The ACS Eastern New York Section seeks nominations for the Buck-Whitney Award, which recognizes original work in pure or applied chemistry. The award consists of a bronze medal and citation, a $1,000 honorarium, and a travel grant to present a talk to the Eastern New York section in the Spring of 2022. The nominee’s work can be in either experimental or theoretical aspects of any field of pure or applied chemistry, and can come from industrial, government, or academic institutions. Nominations should include a list of the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to chemistry. Send nominations by November 13th, 2021 to Dr. Steven A. Tysoe at BuckWhitneyAward@gmail.com.  The award winner will be announced at our monthly Section Meeting on November 17th, 2021.

2021 NCW Illustrated Poem Contest

Celebrate National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2021 by creating an Illustrated Poem. This year’s theme is “Fast or Slow…Chemistry Makes it Go!”

The Eastern New York Local Section will sponsor an Illustrated Poem Contest for students in grades K-12. The topic of the poem and illustration must be related to the 2021 theme “Fast or Slow…Chemistry Makes it Go!” No poem may be longer than 40 words. Each poem must be illustrated and on an unlined sheet of paper no larger than 11″ x 14″. Any poem with more than 40 words or larger than 11″ x 14″ will not be considered for the contest. In the interest of safety, all poems must be scanned and submitted to enyacsncw@gmail.com by October 24, 2021. If you are unable to scan your poem or have any questions, please email enyacsncw@gmail.com. Prizes will be awarded locally to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in four age categories. All 1st place winners will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest. Please refer to the attached 2021 Illustrated Poem Flyer for further details. Contest rules and past winners may be found at: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw/plan-an-event/illustrated-poem-contest/winners.html.  


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Our Officers

Officers for the Eastern New York Section of the ACS are elected annually in October/November.  Our officers are responsible for the administration of the local section

Our Councillors

Our Councillors serve as the liaisons between the Eastern New York section and the national ACS.  Our Councillors serve a three year term.

Our Committee Chairs

Committee chairmanship is open to any and all interested members of the Eastern New York Section

Our Members

The Eastern New York section of the American Chemical Society has over 900 listed members.