Community Activities

    Chemists Celebrate Earth Day!

    The Chicago Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Winners of the Local Section’s contest will advance to the National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win more prizes!

    Contest Deadline: Monday, April 30th, 2018

    Prizes will be awarded to the winning entry in four age groups


    • Read the details and guidelines:

    • Create your entry with this form:

    • Send your entry to

    Saturday, October 21, 2017 — 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Malcom X College
    One of the City Colleges of Chicago
    1900 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60612

    Free Admission - All ages welcome

    Demonstrations, Experiments, Exhibits, Tours and Presentations


    Poetry Contest Flyer:


    Poetry Contest Entry Form:


    Please email poetry contest entries to:; Deadline: 22 October 2017

    Location and How to Get There:

    Public Transportation:  The closest CTA station is the Illinois Medical Center, Blue line. The CTA 50 (Damen) and 126 (Jackson) buses stop there. Harrison 7 is an alternative bus to reach the college.

    Driving: Damen Ave exit North from the Eisenhower (I-290) Expressway

    Parking: Free Parking available in the main garage off Jackson (East of Damen).


    October 14, 2017

    Science Works! STEM Career Fair
    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

    From the MSI: Our annual Museum-wide career fair invites youth and families to learn about interesting jobs straight from the STEM professionals with an array of dynamic speakers, hands-on activities and one-on-one discussions. More than 100 professionals from over 40 companies and organizations are stationed throughout the Museum. 

    This event is free with Museum Entry. Science Works is presented in partnership with CBS 2.


    Photo Gallery from 2017 "Science Works!", the STEM Career Event at the world-famous Museum of Science and Industry

    Chemistry Day 2017 Photos

    Community Activities Committee

    The Community Activities Committee organizes outreach events, including the local celebration of National Chemistry Week.  It helps coordinate and publicize Chemistry Week activities in the Chicago Section and work with the National Chemistry Week office as part of the overall outreach activities for the Section.  More info.

    Community Activities Committee Chair
    Sudhanva Raj Govindarajan
    Community Activities Committee Chair

    Avrom C Litin