Northeastern Ohio Local Section

Spring 2018 Activities

NEOACS will be having several exciting events this spring for science enthusiasts of all ages! Details are provided below.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week 

Family Chemistry Day


U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad 2018

This year NEOACS will be participating in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO).The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) program is a chemistry competition for high school students. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. The American Chemical Society has sponsored the program since 1984. 


Students competing in the USNCO are eligible to be selected as members of the United States team for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO).  For the past thirty three years, the United States has sent a team of four students to compete with nations around the world at the IChO. The students participate in both theoretical and laboratory examinations over several days.  Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded to the best performers, and the IChO provides students the opportunity to interact with their peers from other countries. This year the international event will be held July 19-29 in Bratislava, Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic.

The local examination is free and open to all students grades 9 – 12. It is the responsibility of the NEOACS section to nominate students from this area to take the USNCO national examination. In order to identify these students, we have decided to conduct a preliminary screening of students through a local Science Olympiad Exam. The national exam involves three parts administered to more than 1,000 students. Students can use past exams available at to prepare.


NEOACS Awards Banquet 2018

This annual event will be held in May 2018 at the Pine Ridge Country Club in Wickliffe, Ohio.  At this event, we will recognize our 50 year ACS members, our Young Scientist Award Winners from Northeastern Ohio, the Harrington Award Winners from Lake and Ashtabula Counties, and the 2017 NEOACS chair.   The banquet theme this year will be "Outerspace: Chemistry is Out of this World!" 

Fall 2018 Activities

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.

National Chemistry Week 2018: Chemistry is Out of this World!