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 2018 will take place on October 21–27.
Theme: "Chemistry is Out of This World"
NCW 2018 focuses on chemistry of and in outerspace.