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The Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) is the local ACS Section for the Washington, DC area and serves approximately 4,000 members. 

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History of the CSW Chapter 


The next CSW Meeting will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm

"Application of a Computer-Assisted Structural Elucidation Program for the Structural Determinations of a new Terpenoid Aldehyde and Two Monosulfated Maitotoxins"

Location:  Marvel Hall / ACS Headquarters,1155 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Presentation: Dr.Eugene Mazzola, FDA/CFSAN (retd.)

Welcome from Jason Schaff, CSW President for 2017

 I greet you all well as we enter what I know will be an exciting, and hopefully very productive, new year for the Chemical Society of Washington! My greatest wish for the new year is to get more of you, our members, actively involved in our activities in some fashion. CSW organizes and supports an array of important activities that promote the chemical community, but all of these activities depend upon the work of volunteers to be brought to fruition. Far too often, the same small group of dedicated souls bears the burden of one event after another. While we should all celebrate this dedication and thank them for their devotion, such is not the path to a stable future. In over a decade on the CSW Board, I have seen too many instances where an excellent program withered because one core volunteer retired or left the region and no one was left to pick up the ball and continue forward. We need you to help us build the deep bench that will allow us to stay in the game through whatever trials the universe throws at us. more»

Kim Morehouse 2016 Local Section Volunteer of the Year

Kim Morehouse receives ACS 2016 Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year recognition

CSW Wins 2 ACS ChemLuminary Awards

 Congratulations CSW

Since 1999, the American Chemical Society has honored the efforts of volunteer members through the ChemLuminary Awards.  The awards recognize participants in American Chemical Society Local Sections, Committees, Divisions, and Regional Meetings whose efforts have helped to achieve excellence.

The Chemical Society of Washington was chosen as a finalist for five ACS ChemLuminary Awards at the Awards Ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco on August 12th for several activities and programs from 2013.  The Poster Presentation (PDF, 6.8 Mb) for the Awards is available on the CSW website.  The five Awards were:

  • Outstanding Local Section Career Program Award (Large to Very Large)
  • Outstanding Sustainability Activities
  • Outstanding Leadership Development Program Award
  • Outstanding Project SEED Program Award
  • Outstanding New Local Section Younger Chemists Committee

We are happy to report that the Section was chosen as the winner for Outstanding Local Section Career Program and for Outstanding Project SEED Program.

Congratulations to the Section and all of the members who supported the activities and programs associated with these Awards.

All ChemLuminary Awards from ACS

CSW ChemLuminary Poster Presentation (PDF, 6.8 Mb)

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