Section News and Events: 2014-2015

The Fourth Annual Catherine Bone Lecture
at Wilkes University

The annual endowed by Catherine Bone will take place on Wednesday, October 15 at 7PM. This year's guest speaker is Bill Jorgensen , Ph. D.of Yale University.

The Joseph Priestley House in Northumberland,PA will be hosting the following activities this season:


Sunday, March 8, 2015 , is the opening day of the current season at the Joseph Priestley House in Northumberland. The visitor center is open from 1 - 4 PM and will feature costumed guides and live chemistry shows. For more information call the house at 570-473-9474 or see the website.

The local regions of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences (PJAS) will be holding their annual high-school science competitions. PJAS is always looking for local science professionals to volunteer to judge the STEM projects of the area’s 7th through 12th grade students. Region 5’s competition (the western half of the SVS section) will be Saturday, February 28 at Susquehanna University and Region 2’s competition (the eastern half of the SVS section) will on Saturday, March 7 at Wilkes University. For more information visit the Region 5 or Region 2 website.

Previous Years

Our Academic Partners

Bloomsburg University Bucknell University King's College Lycoming College Marywood University Misericordia University Penn State Hazleton Penn State Wilkes-Barre Susquehanna University University of Scranton Wilkes University


The Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society began in 1958 and serves eight counties in PA:

The section provides services for the chemistry professionals, undergraduate chemistry students, and high school students of the area.


If you need more information or would like to submit information, E-mail our Local Section Webmaster at or the National ACS Webmaster.

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