Volume 95 Issue 40 | p. 47 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: October 9, 2017

Thirty years of National Chemistry Week

By Michael McGinnis, Chair, ACS Committee on Community Activities
Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, Comment

This fall, we will celebrate 30 years of National Chemistry Week (NCW). In 1987, when then-ACS Immediate Past President George Pimentel launched National Chemistry Day, only he appeared to imagine the lasting impact that the outreach event would have on the American Chemical Society and the greater chemistry community. During that first celebration, Pimentel led ACS members and staff in a parade down 16th Street in Washington, D.C., past the ACS headquarters building.

By 1989, . . .

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