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    Join the Chicago Local Section of the American Chemical Society for a free community event to celebrate National Chemistry Week. This event is for children of all ages. Learn about this year’s theme, Marvelous Metals and the Periodic Table, with numerous exciting hands-on activities and tours.


    OCTOBER 19th, 2019 from 10am – 3pm


    2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208

    Getting there:

    Transit (from loop): 

    • Metra: Go to the Ogilvie Transportation Center and take the UP-N line to Davis St/Evanston. Transfer to the 201 Bus. Get off after 6 stops, at Sheridan/Haven to reach the destination.
    • CTA: Take the northbound red line to Howard and transfer to the purple line. Get off at Noyes. Walk about 0.4 miles eastward on Noyes St to reach the destination.



    • From the loop: Follow Lake Shore Drive northbound until Sheridan Rd. Take Sheridan Rd northbound until you reach the destination.
    • From North Chicago: Take the Skokie Highway Southbound/I-94 East until seeing signs for Lake Ave. Follow Lake Ave east until Sheridan Rd. Follow Sheridan Rd southbound until you reach the destination.

    Questions, please contact Sherri Rukes at [email protected]

    We hope to see you there!

    NCW 2019 Illustrated Poetry Contest

    Congradulations to the winner Monica Busza Grade 12 Lyons Township High School

    2019 Winning Poem


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

    Contest Deadline: Monday October 28th 2019

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

    THEME = "Marvelous Metals"

    Poetry Contest 





    Poetry Contest Entry Form:  

    Please email poetry contest entries to: [email protected]; Deadline: October 28, 2019

    Community Activities Committee

    community - at - chicagoacs - dot -org / 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