Georgia Section Celebrated National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week (NCW) was celebrated October 20-26, 2019, with the theme “Marvelous Metals.” 2019 is also the International Year of the Periodic Table!

The Georgia Section organized several NCW activities, and more details and photos can be found on the NCW page.

Periodic Table Trivia: David Sherrill and students at Georgia Tech created a Periodic Table Trivia activity page for 2019. 
NCW Teacher Care Packages: The Georgia Section sent “care packages” of chemistry-related educational materials to K-12 teachers in the section. 
Chemistry Day at Fernbank Science Center: A fun time was had by all at Fernbank Science Center’s annual Chemistry Day event. Over 600 guests attended our annual event which is supported by local college chemistry clubs, Dekalb county high school students, and the larger metro Atlanta science community.

Leon Venable, Professor of Chemistry at Agnes Scott College, and his assistant Quentin, provided a variety of exciting demonstrations.

2019 Holiday Party

Join us to celebrate another successful year of Local Section activities and awards at the 2019 Georgia Local Section Holiday Party!


We will be serving heavy hors d’oeuvres. Each ACS member and their guest will receive a complimentary drink ticket.

When: 6:00 to 9:00 pm on December 16th, 2019
Where: Park Tavern – 500 10th St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Parking: One parking validation per RSVP’d local section member
Cost: Free for ACS members and one guest

Questions about this event? Contact us at

Herty Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2020 Herty Award are now being accepted.

The ACS Georgia Section is soliciting nominations for the 2020 Charles Holmes Herty Medal, which recognizes the work and service of an outstanding chemist from the southeastern region of the U.S.

The award recipient will be given a gold medal and honored at a ceremony held in the fall by the local section. Nominees may come from academia, government, or industry and must have resided or worked in the Southeast for 10 years or more.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2019. Complete the online nomination form here. Nominations are active for up to three years, but nominators are welcome to update the candidate’s curriculum vitae and other materials.

This Announcement will also appear in an issue of Chemical & Engineering News.