National Chemistry Week 2017

The ACS sponsors an Illustrated Poem Contest every year for National Chemistry Week. The 2017 theme will be:

“Chemistry Rocks!”

celebrating NCW's 30th anniversary.

National Chemistry Week is October 22–28, 2017. Patrick Martino of Bucknell University is the local National Chemistry Week coordinator. Submissions will need to be sent to:

Patrick Martino
NCW Coordinator
Bucknell Univertsity
701 Moore Ave.
Lewisburg, PA 17837

by the deadline of

Wednesday November 1st

Please see the rules and a submission form for the contest.

Past Winners

The 9-12 winner from 2017 was Ezra from Lake Ariel
The 9-12 winner from 2016 was Karina from Honesdale
The 9-12 winner from 2016 was Alexis from Jersey Shore
The winner from 2015 was Gabrielle from Scranton

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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