American Chemical Society Binghamton Local Section

National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poster Contest

The Binghamton Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an
illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Students from Broome, Tioga, Chenango, and Otsego county public and private schools, as well as home-schooled individuals, are encouraged to participate.  Please click here for contest flyer and here entry form.

Contest Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018 4:00 p.m. 

Chemistry is Out of this World at Kopernik Observatory

The Binghamton Section of the ACS and the Department of Chemistry Outreach Program invite K-6 students and their families to an evening of fun hands on activities that are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Date: October 22, 2018

Time: 5 pm

Where: Kopernik Observatory & Science Center

 698 Underwood Road, Vestal NY 13850

Cost: FREE

Directions to Kopernik Observatory: 

Binghamton ACS Local Section Mini Grants

The Binghamton ACS local section will be offering a limited number of mini grants to section members who wish to sponsor an event or activity that will increase the engagement of members and encourage innovative activities that will benefit the local community, schools, or legislative government.

Grant Details:

  • A limited number of grants (up to $200) are available to local section members who wish to host an event/activity that meets the above criteria.
  • The application is on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed during the academic year. Grant funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A summary report must be submitted within 30 days of the conclusion of the event/activity.

Some events for consideration include: hands-on science activities with K-12 students, their teachers and/or their parents, professional development events for undergraduate and graduate level students, etc.

Link to online application:



Binghamton ACS wins a ChemLuminary Award!

It is with great joy that we announce that the Binghamton Local Section won a 2018 ChemLuminary Award!

We would like to congratulate all the Binghamton Local Section members for an outstanding year and once again thank all the volunteers for all the hard work.

Outstanding NCW Event for a Specific Audience

Our successful program was a K-12 teacher’s workshop with hands-on classroom activities based on the NCW theme Chemistry Rocks! 

The 20th Annual ChemLuminary Awards celebration was held during the ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA on August 21, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. until midnight at the Boston Park Plaza, Grand Ballroom A/B. The ceremony give members the opportunity to recognize local sections, technical divisions, regional meetings, and international chemical sciences chapters for their tireless efforts and work in promoting chemistry and the chemical sciences during 2017. 


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Welcome to the Binghamton ACS Local Section Home Page!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the official website for the Binghamton Local Section of the American Chemical Society.  Please click here to learn more about our local section.

Our annual Awards Dinner was held on Wednesday, May 3rd on the Binghamton University campus.  Please click here for more details.

We hope that you will explore the Special Edition of The Pipet (our section newsletter) to learn more about the Binghamton ACS Local Section! 

Please check out the Activities tab to learn more about our many exciting events and programs, such as the United States National Chemistry Olympiad, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, and National Chemistry Week.

Take time to become active as an ACS Member in our Section!  Contact us with any questions and/or suggestions.

Awards Dinner and Lecture - May 3rd

Please join us for our annual Awards Dinner and Lecture on Thursday, May 3rd at 5:30 pm in the Fountain Room of the Smart Energy Building.  We will recognize our Award winners and be joined by Dr. Wayne Jones, who will speak about Careers in Chemistry.  More information is available here.

You Be the Chemist Challenge® 

On Saturday, February 24th, 2018, the ACS Binghamton Local Section and the Department of Chemistry at Binghamton University will sponsor the area's third You Be The Chemist® (YBTC) Local Challenge competition. YBTC is a program of the Chemical Educational Foundation®.

The local challenge event will be held in the Fountain Room in the Smart Energy Building on Binghamton University's campus. The top six students will be invited to participate in the NYS Challenge at the end of April at the BASF Corporation facility in Tarrytown, NY. 

For more information, please visit 

Upcoming Events

Friday, Dec 7 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, Jan 7 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday, Feb 4 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday, Mar 4 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM