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 (e.g. wineries/breweries/distilleries). Our summer picnic at Nockamixon State Park is another highlight of the year! 

Meetings Calendar

April 2021    
Section Meeting (Virtual Format)
LVACS Virtual Undergraduate Research Presentations 
Thursday, April 15th / 5:15 - 7:30 pm

This year’s format of undergraduate research presentations will be “flash talks”.  Undergraduate students will have a five (5) minute window to present the results of their research.  Students should plan to have PowerPoint slides which they can share via Zoom while providing a brief oral presentation.  An abstract of no more than 250 words should be submitted via email to the LVACS secretary Dr. Nigel Sanders ( no later than Wednesday April 7, 2021.  Abstracts should include title, name of presenter, institution, and abstract typed in paragraph form.  Students will be notified via email the time and breakout room where they will be presenting.  All presenting students will be placed into a raffle for a prize.   

Questions about the program can be directed to Dr. Lindsey Welch (   

Meeting Schedule
Chair: Lindsey Welch, PhD, Cedar Crest College
515pm-525pm:       Welcome and Orientation
525pm-630pm:       Flash Talks followed by Q&A (two sessions)
630pm-715pm:       Undergraduate Senior Award Ceremony
                       Raffle for undergraduate research presenters 
715pm-730pm:       LVACS Business Meeting


CONTACT: Lindsey Welch []

Zoom Meeting Link


Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW)
April 18–24 “Reducing Our Footprint with Chemistry”
Panel Discussion: April 20th 7:00pm
In this second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, LVACS will present a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00pm focusing on how our members are “suppressing their shoe sizes” by making individual choices that contribute to a more sustainable world. We’ll hear stories about building your own EV, encouraging recycling at work and being wise about food choices, among other things. Details will be posted shortly! While we expect our governments and industries to do their part, there are actions we can all take to ‘grow small.’ 
CONTACT: Nigel Sanders []
Zoom Meeting Link

May 2021
Section Meeting (Virtual Format)
Cheese Chemistry! (with suggested wine pairings)
Tasting Kits will be made available for pick up
Tuesday, May 18th / Time TBA
CONTACT: Jeanne Berk []

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