National Chemistry Week

About National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.


If you have any questions, please contact the National Chemistry Week Coordinator, Mike Mautino, at  You can also visit our Facebook page at Pittsburgh ACS NCW.Pittsburgh Section Celebrates NCW.

Find us on Facebook at Pittsburgh ACS NCW

 The Pittsburgh Section’s NCW activities are sponsored in part by The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, PPG Science Education Council, PPG Industries Foundation, Covestro LLC, and the Carnegie Science Center.


Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2017
“Chemistry Rocks!” (will cover the topics on chemistry of rocks (geochemistry))

National Chemistry Week/ChemFest 2016 Organizer Mike Mautino Thanks YOU!

To all of you who helped organize the Pittsburgh Section ACS 2016 National Chemistry Week/ChemFest event this past Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, at the Carnegie Science Center…we had a record crowd for the two-day event!
Friday: 2,575
Saturday: 3,186
Total: 5,761
This attendance represents the 2nd best In the 18 years we have conducted an NCW event at the Carnegie Science Center. NCW attendance has only broken the 5,000 level 4 times in the 18 years we have been doing this event!

Thanks go to the 48 organizations that conducted hands-on experiments and demos, provided people for the Career Cafe program, or helped us manage the day-to-day event activities. Please share this great news with all the volunteers who participated with your organization in the event.

Special thanks also go to our financial sponsors who made this event possible: Society For Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, PPG Science Education Council, and the PPG Foundation.  You can read the NCW 2016 Final Report here.

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