American Chemical Society Binghamton Local Section

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.

Chemists Celebrate Earth 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: Thursday, April 19th 2018 4:00 p.m. 

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 

Binghamton ACS wins two ChemLuminary Awards!

It is with great joy that we announce that we were the finalist for three ChemLuminary Awards and and we won two of them!

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, it did make a Monumental Impact!
Outstanding Performance by a Local Section – Small Size Category Award
The Binghamton Local Section achieved all of its 2016 goals, hosted the Northeast Regional Meeting, and celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Best Activity or Program in a Local Section Stimulating Membership Involvement
The Binghamton Local Section celebrated its 75th anniversary through several events, most notably at the 2016 Northeast Regional Meeting. As a result of these efforts, the number of members increased 4%, and the number of participants in 2016 section events grew significantly.
The 19th Annual ChemLuminary Awards celebration was held during the ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. on August 22, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. until midnight at the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom. The ceremony gave 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 2016. The theme of this year's event was, "Our Volunteers and Their Monumental Impact".