Hawaii Local Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

Announcements & Events

Nominate a Noteworthy Chemist for an ACS National Award!


Please find more details here


 ChemForum 2017

Please find more details about the upcoming forum here


Thermo Fisher Scientific Product Show

Please find more details about the upcoming product show on this flyer!

Program in a Box

Chemistry Rocks! Exploring the Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals; Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM HST
(please see the fall newsletter for more inforamtion)



30th Anniversary of National Chemistry Week

It is a great time to think about you and your students’ participating in the National Chemistry Week, October 22-28th, 2017.We will be holding an illustrated poem contest again this year for K-12 students. The theme this year is “Chemistry Rocks!” (the emphasis will be on geology/geochemistry) to celebrate National Chemistry Week’s 30th anniversary. Please contact Katelynn at katelynn.perrault@chaminade.edu for the applications.  The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2017. Local section winners will receive a prize, advance to the national ACS illustrated poem contest, and have their winning poster showcased in display cases at Kahala Mall during NCW. Feel free to e-mail or call Katelynn if you have any questions about the illustrated poem contest or NCW. Please forward this e-mail to any contacts you think may be interested.

Your group or organization is invited to join the fun celebrating NCW this year on Saturday October 28 by providing a hands on exhibit. The annual National Chemistry Week interactive event will be on October 28th, 2017 from 9am to 3pm at Kahala Mall. We will have individual tables for each exhibitor. Participants will need to come early enough to have everything set up by 10:00 am.  We'll wrap things up at 2:30 pm.   Hands-on activities and demonstrations do not necessarily have to fit the theme.

Please contact Katelynn Perrault at katelynn.perrault@chaminade.edu if you would like to participate at the Kahala NCW event by providing demonstrations for the kids.


HARC Vendor Product Show

Vendor Product Show - Thursday, October 26, 2017 
Two scientific product shows will be held at the Hawaii Agriculture Research Center (HARC) in October: on the 5th from 11:30 am - 2 pm hosted by Scientist Solutions and on the 26th from 10 am - 12:30 pm hosted by Thermo Fisher Scientific. HARC is located at 94-340 Kunia Rd., across from Village Park in Kunia. 
For more details contact Blake Vance (BVance@harc-hspa.com).


ACS Hawaii Election Luncheon

Saturday November 11, 2017 at 11 am | Maple Garden (909 Isenberg Street, 941-6641)

Please join us to welcome the new officers for 2018 for a buffet lunch at Maple Garden. The buffet will be $18 per person. 


Get Involved, Stay Involved

The American Chemical Society offers many ways for its members and non-members to get involved at the local, regional and national levels. There are opportunities for everyone, whether you are a student, or just starting your career, or a seasoned professional.

Are you interested in getting involved but don’t know where to start? Are you already involved with one or more ACS activities but need help finding resources? Contact ACS Hawaii or ACS National "Get Involved

Hawaii Local Section bylaws (PDF 122 kb)>

May 3 (Monday)

Time: To be announced 

Local Section Bylaws

Proposed changes include the ability to vote for Local Section officers by e-mail.

Read Amended Bylaws (PDF 122 kb)>

Local Section Bylaws

Proposed changes include the ability to vote for Local Section officers by e-mail.

Read Amended Bylaws (PDF 122 kb

The awards dinner details will be posted soon!


2017 Newsletters

  • Stay tuned for the information on the next event!