Kate Sellar

Become an NCW Coordinator

Blog Post created by Kate Sellar on May 1, 2012

Our office (ACS Member Communities, Volunteer Support) is beginning the process of recruiting coordinators for National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2012. NCW will take place October 21-27, 2012. The theme is “Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science,” focusing on the nanoscience contributions to the environment, energy, materials, and health. Please sign up to become or continue as NCW coordinator.


NCW coordinators usually perform or delegate the following tasks:

  • Plan, promote, and report the impact of NCW local section activities
  • Order and distribute copies of Celebrating Chemistry, our hands-on activity publication (available in July in the ACS Store)
  • Coordinate student contests in the local section, such as poem contests
  • Spread the word about the goals and theme of NCW


Visit www.acs.org/ncw and join the NCW Group for more information.

[Did you serve as NCW coordinator in 2011 and are stepping down in this role? If so, please let us know by emailing outreach@acs.org and forward this message to your appropriate successor.]