Toledo Local Section ACS (since 1917)

2018 Section Events

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Sept 29:  STEM-in-the-PARK Toledo ACS Tables

Toledo Section ACS will be hosting 2 tables this year at STEM-in-the-PARK down at the Perry Field House, Bowling Green State University from 9:30 am - 2 pm.

We will be celebrating the National Chemistry Week 2018 theme:  CHEMISTRY is OUT of this WORLD! 

Hope to see you there for a FAR OUT good time.

Volunteers needed for 2 hour shifts; contact Joanna Hinton at or 


 Check out link below:

August 10 at 5:30 pm  Project SEED and High School Summer Research final presentation

Project SEED & High School Summer Research committee of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Toledo is pleased to invite you to the final presentations of our high school scientists on August 10, 2018. We will start at 5.30 PM with refreshments and the program will commence at 6 PM. Please find the attached flyer for the details.

We are hosting seven high school summer researches this year and they have very exciting findings to share with you.

We immensely value all your support for the program and your participation in this event is greatly appreciated!

Best regards,
Ajith Karunarathne - Project SEED institutional coordinator
John Payton - Project SEED co-coordinator

Mentors and Students:
Dr. Ajith Karunarathne-, Mentor of George Kim and Claire Gray
Dr. John Payton-Mentor of George Kim
Dr. Jon Kirchhoff-Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Cora Lind-Kovacs- Mentor of Italia Fernandez
Dr. Wei Li- Mentor of Joseph Do and Hannah Dorris
Dr. Emanuela Gionfriddo-Mentor of Rachel Avina and Elijah Long
Dr. Michael Young-Mentor of Kayla Goolsby

Thank you to our Sponsors:
American Chemical Society
Toledo Section of the American Chemical Society

Univ of Toledo College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Univ of Toledo Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry

LINK to Flier 


June 26 - July 17:  Ohio Summer Food Service Program: Kids Eat Here FREE -FREE SUMMER OUTREACH PROGRAMS

8 total FREE hands-on Outreach Programs at Ohio Summer Food Service Program: Kids Eat Here FREE location. Target: economically disadvantaged youth

7 in conjunction with City of Toledo Youth Commission and Dept of Parks and Recreation.

Tues June 26, 11am – 12 pm @ Ottawa Park     (40 youth and counselor attendees;  5 volunteers) 

Wed June 27, 11am – 12pm @ Wahlbridge Park (22 youth and counselor attendees; 5 volunteers)

Tues July 10,  11am – 12pm @Believe Center (17 youth and counselors;   9 volunteers )

Wed July 11, 11am – 12 pm @ Wilson Park (15 participants  4 volunteers)

Tues July 17, 1pm – 2 pm @ Friendship Park/Community Center   (14 youth/adults;  5 volunteers) 

Wed July 18, 1pm – 2:30 pm @ Savage Park      (2 groups combined total of 36 youth and adults;     4 volunteers) 

Tues July 24 @ Redemeer Lutheran Church  (11am - 1:30pm;   2 programs:  15 teens + 24 kids with 6 counselors and 4 adults = total of 49;  3 volunteers)

Wed July 25, 11am-12pm  @ Westwood Park;  (16 youth + 3 adults;  2 volunteers)  

THANK YOU to all my volunteers, many who helped out multiple times !

 THANK YOU for helping to Support a POSITIVE REACTION to chemistry in our community.

LINK to Summer 2018 Outreach Final Report  submitted by Joanna Hinton 7/25/2018

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: June - July 

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 Community Learning Centers of Wood County Summer Educational Services program:

Tuesday June 12  STEM^2/ STEAM Day at BGSU Field House for Wood County Summer Program from noon-3 pm 
 275 attendees !   3 volunteers for all 3 hours!  Had fun with Wiggly Jiggly Calcium Alginate Worms and Bubbles
Group targeted: economically disadvantaged youth 

 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 ;  13 attendees; 7 volunteers
Thursday July 12 at Waterville Library:   setup at 1:30; program 2:00 - 3:00 followed by cleanup til 3:30 pm  17 attendees; 7 volunteers
Friday July 13  at Toledo Heights Branch Library: setup at 2; program 2:30 - 3:30 followed by cleanup til 4:00 pm  22 attendees; 4 volunteers

Volunteers Needed  Please contact   or   put ACS Summer Volunteer in subject line
 THANK YOU to all my volunteers, many who helped out multiple times !

 THANK YOU for helping to Support a POSITIVE REACTION to chemistry in our community.

LINK to Summer 2018 Outreach Final Report  submitted by Joanna Hinton 7/25/2018


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: