The section holds regular meetings about 8 times per academic year, September-November and January-May. There are also special events scheduled throughout the year such as celebrations around National Chemistry Week (incorporating Mole Day, October 23) and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (incorporating Earth Day, April 22). Recurring meeting themes include: student poster session, high school teachers night and awards night. Family events typically take in local sports (LV Iron Pigs AAA baseball; LV Phantoms hockey) or sample local food/beverage emporia. Our summer picnic at Nockamixon State Park is another highlight of the year! 

Meetings Calendar

April 2023
April Section Meeting, Undergraduate Poster Session and Awards Night
DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034
Wednesday, April 12th
Nanostructured Polymer Muscles

Speaker: Robert Hickey, PSU
Abstract and Bio
All events will be held in the DeSales University Center (map #15)
Poster Presentation and Social Hour 4:30-6:00 pm 
Wood Heritage Rooms 
Dinner 6:00-7:00 pm 
Meeting/Awards/Speaker 7:00-9:00 pm 
Trexler/Hurd Rooms
Cost:  $30 for members; $15 for students MENU
RSVP for Poster Abstract Submission and Dinner 
by Wednesday, April 5th
Directions       Campus Map
Parking Free in the DeSales University Center lot


CONTACT: Sara Hayik,

April 16-22: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
CCEW's theme this year is “The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae.” Help Celebrate Planet A in 2023 at an LVACS event!
Special Earth Day event:
Cedar Crest College
On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd, LVACS will be co-sponsoring a special half-day symposium on climate science at Cedar Crest College with plenary speakers Sherine Obare, (UNC-Greensburg and 2022-2023 chair of ACS ENVR Division), Jonas Baltrusaitus (Lehigh University), and Laura McBride (Albright College).   
CONTACT: Lindsey Welch,


A lecture by Lauren Zarzar of Penn State University entitled “Color from Colorless Materials.” Lauren is an assistant professor of chemistry and an affiliate of the Materials Research Institute. The Zarzar Lab studies stimuli-responsive materials, the behavior of active matter, and laser fabrication methods to synthesize and pattern both inorganic and organic materials. In this lecture, Lauren explained why interference (structural) color can arise from even microscale structures (~ 100 microns) by Total Internal Reflection, such as when water droplets of different sizes form by condensation on a clean, low energy surface.

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