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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National Chemistry Week/ChemFest 2017 Organizer Mike Mautino Thanks YOU!  Read Mike’s Final Report

To all of you who helped organize the Pittsburgh Section ACS’s 2017 National Chemistry Week/ChemFest event this past Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, at the Carnegie Science Center…we had a great crowd and amazing volunteer participation for the two-day event!

Total Attendance: 4,816
Friday: 2,077
Saturday: 2,739

In the nineteen years we have conducted an NCW event at the Carnegie Science Center this was our 5th best attendance.

392 people volunteered for the event – that’s a new record for this event! Of those 392 volunteers, 186 were ACS members.

Thanks go to the over 40 organizations that conducted hands-on experiments and demos, provided people for the Career Cafe program, or helped me manage the day-to-day event activities.

For media coverage KDKA TV (CBS Pittsburgh) ran a spot on Saturday evening news, as well as Monday morning. There was also a Post-Gazette photographer at 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.

We have reserved the Carnegie Science Center for Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, 2018 for our 20th anniversary celebration of NCW/Chemfest in Pittsburgh. The topic is “outerspace.”

Again, thank you for making this NCW celebration another successful community outreach event!

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