National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This annual event unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.
The mission of National Chemistry Week is to reach the public, particularly elementary and secondary school children, with positive messages about chemistry to:
- Make a positive change in the public's impression of chemistry
- Promote a mechanism for effectively mobilizing ACS local sections
- Motivate the ACS membership through local section activities
NCW 2019 will take place on October 20–26.
Theme: "Marvelous Metals"
NCW 2019 focuses on properties and uses of metals.