Toledo Local Section ACS (since 1917)

2018 Section Events

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June 14-16:   The Glass City Chemistry Conference 2018






The Toledo Section Chemistry Conference is scheduled for June 14-16, 2018, on the University of Toledo campus. The conference starts Thursday evening with a social and dinner, 5:30 - 10 pm. A keynote is also planned. Friday is a full day of oral presentations and workshops, including programming for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a student social in the evening. Posters will be available all day Friday, with authors present from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Some of the divisions hosting sessions are Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nanochemistry, and Chemical Education. Saturday, June 16th, is Teacher’s Day, from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, which will include oral presentations and workshops.

 Nearby hotels are:

                Radisson on the University of Toledo Medical Campus

                Holiday Inn Express and Suites Toledo West at I-475 and Secor Road, Toledo

                Hampton Inn and Suites Toledo/Westgate at I-475 and Secor Road, Toledo

                Red Roof Inn Toledo-University at I-475 and Secor Road, Toledo




 The ACS Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS) is now open to receive your abstracts for The 2018 Glass City Chemistry Conference. Abstract submission closes May 25.


LINK to FINAL PROGRAM click here




Organizers:  Brenda Snyder, Edith Kippenhan, Starleetah Gaddis-Parker (ACS Staff)

FREE Summer 2018 Hands-on Outreach Events: 

4 Summer Outreach events this summer with hands-on chemistry activities and am looking for volunteers to assist.
High school and college students welcome.
All materials and instructions provided. Please check dates and let me know.

In conjunction with Wood County Summer Educational Services program:

Tuesday June 12  STEM^2 at BGSU Field House for Wood County Summer Program from 1-3 pm (?) awaiting final time and details 
(Willing to provide transportation)


In conjunction with TLCPL Summer 2018 Reading Program: READING ROCKS

 Chemistry Rocks:   Join our friends from the Toledo Section of the American Chemical Society with hands on chemistry fun. Tune in for some rock and roll chemistry; it’s everywhere.  ROCK ON!  Suitable for ages 9-15, tweens and teens. 

Thursday June 14  at Washington Branch Library:    setup at 1:30; program 2:00 - 3:00 followed by cleanup til 3:30 pm 
Thursday July 12 at Waterville Library:   setup at 1:30; program 2:00 - 3:00 followed by cleanup til 3:30 pm 
Friday July 13  at Toledo Heights Branch Library: setup at 2; program 2:30 - 3:30 followed by cleanup til 4:00 pm 

Volunteers Needed  Please contact   or   put ACS Summer Volunteer in subject line

March 28, 2018: Section Mtg & Dinner

Topic is OPIODS

awaiting details, venue, cost, time, etc 

CCEW April 2018:  Dive into Marine Science

April 9, 2018  DEADLINE for Illustrated Poem Contest  click here 

Wed April 18:  Climate Change will Affect Your Life, talk by Andy Jorgensen, click here for flyer and information

 Sun April 22:  CCEW Scavenger Hunt at Imagination Station, click here for flyer


  •  Volunteers (4-6) are needed to man a table during the CCEW Scavenger Hunt. Event runs from noon to 4 pm. Please contact John Rentner ( or Edith Kippenhan  ( to volunteer for a 2 to 4 hour spot. 




Wed April 25: Tour of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University

Hosted by the Heidelberg University Student ACS Chapter

 LINK to pdf flier


CANDY CHEMISTRY Library Outreach Tues Feb 20, 2018 at Locke Branch Library 3-5 pm

The first Toledo Section ACS community library outreach program this year is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 from 3- 5 pm.

This 2 hour slot includes 1/2 hour for setup and cleanup.

Program actually runs from 3:30 - 4:30 and is geared for children from 8-16 years old.  
This Library Outreach program is Free to attendees.

Program:  Chemistry of Candy.
Location:  Locke Branch Library of Toledo-Lucas County Public Library System
                 703 Miami St, Toledo, OH 43605
Date:        Tuesday, February 20 from 3- 5 pm.  setup begins at 3 pm; 1 hr hands-on program begins at 3:30 pm

I'm looking for a few volunteers to help me out with this fun, sticky, sweet hands-on program, as we will likely be full with 24 children.
All materials and instructions will be provided.
Please bring your own goggles; and you are encouraged to wear a chemistry t shirt.

For UToledo Students who are interested, I can also offer transportation services (pick up and return to campus). Contact me: 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jul 12 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, Jul 13 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM