The Rochester ACS Section would like to recognize this year’s local participants in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO), a multi-tiered competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high

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  • 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting

    Our Annual Meeting took place on Thursday, March 3 from 7:00–8:30 pm. We covered the topics below:Reviewed our 2021 annual report.Covered our 2022 Calendar of events.Presented our Audit report. Financially,

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    The Rochester Section recently received a Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect grant from National ACS. On Thursday, February 17, at 7 PM, the Section will present its first “Better Together: Improving Diversity in the Rochester

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  • 2021 Entrepreneur Award-NOMINATIONS

    The Entrepreneur Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise.  Nominations for the 2021 Entrepreneur Award are open through September 27, 2021. Award

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  • Chemistry instructor resources

    We now have a page dedicated to resources intended for K-12 science instructors. The page is found under the Rochester YCC tab. Topics include chemistry, physics, biology, and general science

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Welcome to the Rochester Local Section

The Mission of the Rochester Local Section

Connecting and empowering our members, local scientists and students through innovative chemistry programs and outreach.

The Rochester Section serves Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne counties in upstate New York. Our members work for local employers such as Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch & Lomb. Many of our members are retirees with long successful careers. Members working in academia come from University of Rochester and other local institutions.  We also cater to the needs of student members at local colleges and universities.

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Rochester Local Section Events and Outreach

Local and National ACS Meetings

Updates from our Chair and Councilors