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.

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 Join the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society as we celebrate National Chemistry Week/ChemFest 2017 with the theme “Chemistry Rocks!

Where: Carnegie Science Center
When: Friday, October 27th (10 AM to 3 PM)
Saturday, October 28th (10 AM to 4 PM)

What’s Happening: Over 30 tables of hands-on experiments, activities, demonstrations, and theater shows.  Visit the Drake Oil Well Museum’s Mobile Energy Education Training Unit, located in the Carnegie Science Center’s parking lot, Friday, October 27th only.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Mautino
Phone: 412-413-4792

For more information about the NCW celebration in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Section’s website at look us up Facebook at Pittsburgh ACS NCW. You can also find additional information about NCW on the ACS’s website at

The Pittsburgh Section’s 2017 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.

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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