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

May 2022
Celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Women Chemists Committee at the Reading Science Center
Wednesday, May 25th 9:00-10:30 AM
Network and Learn about the "Sisters in STEM" Program.
Free parking at the Doubletree Hotel.
Coffee, donuts and activities included.
>>>First 15 attendees at the door free!
Everyone else $8.
Speaker: Sarah Troy, aka Solar System Sarah.
Sponsored by LVACS-WCC
Reading Science Center, 645 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601
CONTACT: Lorena Tribe,

Summer 2022
Saturday, July 16, 5-8pm
Networking Social at Sorrenti Vineyards, Saylorsburg, PA
More details coming soon!
CONTACT: Lorena Tribe, 
or Nigel Sanders,


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.

Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting
June 1 - 4 | Ewing, NJ
Discover the latest advances in science with over 650 oral and poster abstracts submitted to MARM 2022! Register and join chemistry professionals, students, and educators to discover and share research, participate in engaging discussions, network during the poster sessions, and enhance your career. To register, you will need an ACS ID. You can easily create a free ACS ID if you don't already have one. Register by Monday, March 28, to take advantage of the early registration rates! Register Now! The theme, Our Chemical Revolution, will be at the core of programming for the event. The in-person meeting, hosted at The College of New Jersey, June 1-4, will feature engaging and inspirational programming that will provide participants with new learning and networking opportunities. Visit the website to find a list of the programming divisions and planned symposia open for submissions. 

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