Toledo Local Section ACS (since 1917)

2017  OUR CHEM-TENNIAL YEAR                 Check out our section events below             

 For information contact:  Joanna Hinton  @  


PLATINUM (Pt):   Perstorp Polyols, Inc. 


GOLD:      Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Toledo 

SILVER:    University of Toledo, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering

  Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy

                          at the University of Toledo

Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 

Jan 13, 2017:  Walleye Hockey Game at Huntington Center, Toledo

 Dear friends and colleagues -

Please join us for a fun night of hockey and fellowship on Friday, January 13th at the Huntington Arena in downtown Toledo, Ohio.  We will be watching our very own Toledo Walleyes take on the Wheeling Nailers!  
The price of this event is $35 per person; this will cover your admission to the Arena (with tickets in the Goal Zone!), along with a buffet dinner and soft drinks (if you would like stronger stuff - and you are over the age of 21, there will be a cash bar available).
This promises to be a fun night, filled with fellowship and networking with members of our local section and student affiliate groups!  We are also planning to honor our award recipients at this event.
To RSVP for this event, please visit our Eventbrite page:  The deadline to RSVP is Friday, January 6th, 2017.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Jan 13 ACS hockey flier JPG



Tues Feb 21:  Chemistry of Sports: Smarter, Safer, Faster


Tues Feb 21 @ 7pm:  Chemistry of Sports: Smarter, Safer, Faster

Franciscan Center Board Room, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania, OH  43560

Gather time:  6:30 pm

PIB/Webinar Program time:  7:00 pm


Thanks to Cindy Molitor of Lourdes Univ. for hosting

Co-produced by with the Undergraduate Program Office and ACS Volunteer Support.  With support from  c&en and Reactions Everyday Chemistry.


Feb 24-26, 2017: GO-CHEM Event @ Kalahari Water Park & Resort

Please join us for the first ever retreat hosted by ACS local sections in and around Ohio to celebrate the work of our undergraduates and Project SEED students, as well as give us an opportunity to network with each other and our families. Events during the weekend are planned to help bring us together as a group, as well as to help ourselves professionally. Activities include family time at the Kalahari waterparks, an outreaching event within the lobby of Kalahari for hotel guests, developing resume and interviewing skills, a poster session featuring undergraduate and Project SEED students, a family-friendly keynote speaker, and more!Ticket prices cover lunch and dinner on Saturday night (2/25).

The regular ticket prices per person is $85.00, but for a limited time only , ticket prices are discounted to $60.00 for the first 60 adults and $30.00 for the first 45 students (including undergraduate and graduate students). 

Tickets available at this link:

To reserve your room at Kalahari: Please call Kalahari's front desk at (419)-433-7759 OR (877)-525-2427 and use Booking ID 28191 (the Go Chem Family Event). This book of rooms - at the reduced rate of $179/night + tax will be available until January 25th. (Your room automatically comes with 4 admission tickets to the park each day).

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PRESENTING A POSTER OR TALK, please contact Jim Zubricky ( or Lisa Ponton (

This event was made possible by generous dontations from the Toledo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Akron, Penn-Ohio Border, Upper Ohio Valley, and Detroit local sections of the American Chemical Society, as well as a generous award from the ACS Local Section Committee's IPG Award Committee.

April 27, 2017:  OPEN BOOK "The Glass City" partnership event with Toledo-Lucas County Public Library featuring local author,historian and Univ Toledo Archivist: Barbara Floyd

Free and open to the public

The McMaster Auditorium, Toledo Main Library, 325 N Michigan St, Toledo, OH 43604 


6 pm      Pre-talk social and networking

6:30 pm  Presentation begins 

Post talk reception and book signing with Author 

Learn about the history of glass and it's integral part of making Toledo "The Glass City" 

TLCPL OPEN BOOK Happy Chem-Tennial LINK 

 Section flier link

 Toledo City Paper LINK

Nice article from UToledo News about OPEN BOOK Event

 Toledo Blade Link  Ourtowns What's On April 24, 2017

 ● The Toledo Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library System continue their partnership with a celebration of the Toledo ACS Section’s Centennial or Chem-tennial 2017, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, man library’s McMaster Auditorium, 325 N. Michigan St. Speaker Barbara Floyd, local author and historian and director of the Ward M. Canaday Center for special collections at the University of Toledo.


June 13  STEM^2  at BGSU Field House

Wonderful hands-on Chemistry Summer Outreach Fun on June 13!

STEM ^2 @ BGSU organized by Wood County Community Learning Centers for 250 +students ( age 5-14 across 8 school districts in Wood County ).

Fortunately the youth were divided into three groups that rotated, and we engaged them all! A great reaction by all attendees, participants & volunteers! 

photos to be added at later date; see photos on FACEBOOK 

Chemistry Building Blocks at the Libraries this Summer

Free Hands-on chemistry fun in conjunction with Toledo Lucas County Public Library Summer Reading Program BUILD A BETTER WORLD.

Calcium is the featured Building Block with activities with Plaster of Paris, Fate of Calcium Carbonate and best for last Calgy WORMS!

Thank you to all of our volunteers who made these summer programs a BIG SUCCESS!  Everyone had a blast!

  •  Tues June 6 @ Kent Branch Library; setup 2:30; program 3-4
  • Tues June 13 @ Washington Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Tues June 20 @ King Rd Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Wed June 28 @ Waterville Branch Library; setup 1:30; program 2-3 pm
  • Tues July 11 @ Oregon Branch Library; setup 2 pm; program 2:30-3:30 pm

LINK to Kids and Chemistry Outreach Page for more info  2017 Library Summer OUTREACH

LINK to Oregon Library photos on our Facebook Page 

Toledo ACS at City of Toledo Summer Fun Fests with Hands-on SLIME and Jelly Worms

We are partnering with Toledo Youth Commission to offer free hands-on chemistry fun at Toledo Summer Fun Fest 2017 for youth ages 6-15.  Volunteers needed.  Going to be a slimey good time!  Helping to promote a positive reaction to chemistry in our community.

 Mon July 10   from 2-4 pm  at Ottawa Park

Wed July 12   from 2-4 pm at Wilson Park

Thurs July 13 from 2-4 pm at Jamie Farr Park

LINK to photo album for Wilson Park Outreach on our Facebook page 

LINK to photo album for Jamie Farr Park Outreach on our Facebook page 

We are mentioned not exactly as Toledo ACS but as "chemistry fun with flubber" in this video link 




Facebook event link

 Toledo Section ACS Chem-tennial Summer Family Picnic

Special time for Section Members' Families and Section Friends to celebrate our chemtennial/100th birthday
RSVP by July 5 to; put PICNIC in subject line and leave your name and number coming
Please bring side dish or dessert to pass
Hotdogs and beverages will be provided
No alcohol is permitted at Metropark
Games and fun and networking

LINK to Facebook Chemtennial Album of Photos from Picnic

25 attendees enjoyed a lovely event and delicious food and networking!

Thanks to all who came, shared and enjoyed! 





Wed Sept 13: Project SEED Special Seminar and Toledo ACS Section Meeting

A jointly  sponsored event to share the learning and experiences of five 2017 Project SEED students between the Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Toledo and the Toledo Local Section ACS.  Free and Open to the public; refreshments served.


Sat Sept 23, 2017      STEM-in-the-PARK Toledo ACS Outreach Table

Check out what fun we had!  Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped at the Table.

FB post Sept 23 STEM-in-the-PARK 

 Toledo Section ACS plans to be here again for hands-on chemistry activities.


for the 8th Annual STEM in the Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

in the Perry Field House @ BGSU

link to STEM-in-the-PARK website

Our table theme:   Happy CHEM-TENNIAL Activities

Description:   SURPRISE!  It's a chemistry centennial birthday party with hands-on fun activities to celebrate our CHEM-TENNIAL  (100 years in Toledo area/NW Ohio)  Suitable for kids of all ages!

Volunteers Needed:  Please contact Joanna Hinton at to volunteer for an hour or 2


CHEM-TENNIAL BANQUET with key note guest speaker Dr. Tom Connelly, Jr.,  Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society on Saturday, November 11 from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm at the Radisson Hotel (at UT).  ACS District 2 Director Dr. Christine Bodurow was also a special invited guest.

The banquet was a ticketed event:  $35/member and guests; $25/student.
The price of the event included a buffet dinner and a drink ticket (good for 1 alcoholic beverage or 2 soft drinks); water was on the tables.
After use of drink ticket, there was a cash bar available throughout dinner.
Invitations were sent by email and postcards mailed to home addresses
For information please contact Joanna Hinton at or 419-346-8876 

PLATINUM (Pt):   Perstorp Polyols, Inc. 


GOLD:      Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Toledo 

SILVER:    University of Toledo, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering

  Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy

                          at the University of Toledo

Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 

 ACS Proclamation for 100th Anniversary of Toledo Section

Banquet Program 

LINK to pdf file of the Banquet slide show shown during the banquet 

Mon Nov 13 4pm: Dr. Tom Connelly, Jr. Colloquium at the University of Toledo

In conjunction with our centennial celebration , Dr. Tom Connelly, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society will be presenting "ACS: Journals and Information Solutions" at 4 pm in Wolfe Hall 1204, University of Toledo Main Campus.  2801 West Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606

See calendar for more details 

link to UToledo Visitor Parking Information 


PLATINUM (Pt):   Perstorp Polyols, Inc. 


GOLD:      Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Toledo 

SILVER:    University of Toledo, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering

  Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy

                          at the University of Toledo

Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 

Tom Connelly receiving Toledo Section ACS gift


National Chemistry Weekend Nov 17-19 at Imagination Station

Chemistry Rocks!
This year, National Chemistry Weekend will explore geochemistry and the science of rocks. Explore the differences between a rock, mineral and gemstone, help identify the shapes of crystals and learn about how chemistry affects the creation of crystals in caves. 
Volunteers are being sought - let us know if you can volunteer for a 2, 4 or 6 hr shift on any (or all) of the 3 days of the event.

Contact Edith Kippenhan through the Facebook Event link 

 LINK to Section Facebook Event

December 2-17, 2017  "Oh Chemis-Tree" Holiday Decorations at the Wildwood Manor House

 What a WONDERFUL end to our CHEMTENNIAL Year!

With a beautiful Oh Chemis-tree, Oh Chemis-tree Display at the Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House!  in the Gentlemen's Study (16 x 16).

Over 29,000 visitors enjoyed our community display!  And we received a plethora of POSITIVE comments (like Protons!) and giggles at our jokes and sighs from all the memories elicited with antique instruments and familiar glassware.  All tree decorations and ornaments were made by hand; as were the wall hanging and pillows; 2 ACS Periodic Table of Elements' Throws also helped.  Please check out LINK to facebook page album to see for yourself the fun we had Supporting a Positive Reaction to Chemistry in Our Community.

LINK to Facebook Photo Album 

  We are excited and honored to have been selected to decorate the Gentleman's Study in the Wildwood Preserve MetroPark's Manor House for the 2017 Holidays as the Chem-tennial culminating event. The theme is   "Oh Chemis-tree".

The Manor House will be open to the public for FREE viewing of all of the Holiday Decorations December 2-10, 2017. In 2016, the event attracted over 22,000 people!

We hope you will stop by and enjoy our holiday tribute to chemistry, matter and the elements! 

LINK to Section Facebook Event