Welcome to the Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society

In 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orlando Section has a successful year. Its achievements for the year included the development of Strategic Plan, being named host for the SERMACS 2025 meeting, expanding our social media presence to keep our members up-to-date on section happenings virtually, sponsoring a joint student-run seminar series, and continuing to recognize our excellent members for their hard work and accomplishments.

With the above momentum, the Orlando Section aims to achieve its goals as outlined in its Strategic Plan, but they cannot be done without your help. If you wish to provide a helping hand, please check out the call for volunteers and get in touch with current officers.

Hope you have healthy and successful years!

Latest messages

  • June 2021’s Newsletter
    Hello Orlando Section! Hope that you are having a great start to the summer. In this short Newsletter, beside other information, we want to bring your attention to upcoming the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME) and the 72nd southeastern regional meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS 2021). As you may have seen in […]
  • CCEW 2021: Orlando Section at Central Florida Earthday
    The Orlando Local Section took part in the Central Florida Earthday on April 25th, 2021 at Lake Eola (Downtown Orlando) to celebrate the Earth Week. This effort was led by Dr. Titel Jucar (UCF) and volunteers. Unlike previous years which had hands on activities for children, this was limited due to CDC guidance for physical […]
  • Local Participants in the 2021 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad
    The Orlando Section sponsored the participants of local student in the 2021 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO).  Exams were taken in an online format, starting with the Local Exam, on March 27 and 28, 2021.  37 high school students  from seven high schools in the Orlando Section 7 county area.  Ten students were nominated from […]
  • The State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida 2021: Avogadro award winner
    Congratulations to Vedant Karalkar from the Alachua County’s Eastside High School junior for winning the 2021 Avogadro award! Also, the student is the Grand Award Winner at the state science fair, which was held virtually from March 28 through April 1, won special awards from the Yale Science and Engineering Association, the United States Office […]
  • SERMACS 2025: Call to action
    Hello Orlando Section! As many of you already know, we recently announced that the Orlando Section will be hosting the 2025 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Orlando, FL on October 19-22, 2025. Although the meeting is over four years out, we have already begun the planning process and have lots […]
  • Councilor’s Report: 261st National Meeting, Spring 2021
    The Spring Council meeting was again held virtually due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.  The meeting was held on March 24, in advance of the National Meeting. Actions of the Council Election Results Candidates for President-Elect, 2022 The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to the Council the following nominees for selection as candidates […]
  • Outstanding Entrepreneur/Employer Award
    The Outstanding Entrepreneur/Employer Award recognizes chemists, chemical engineers, consultants, or businesspeople aiming to expand the Private Sector’s chemical enterprise* and to those private sector employers enabling chemists and chemical engineers to earn their livelihood in Central Florida. The Orlando Local Section of the American Chemical Society established the Outstanding Entrepreneur/Employer Award in support of its […]
  • April 2021’s Newsletter
    Hello Orlando Section! In this Newsletter, we want to communicate upcoming activities of the Orlando section to all members. Wednesday, April 21st at 6PM, Dr. P. Buhlmann, University of Minnesota, will give a seminar entitled “Electrochemical Ionophore-based Sensors: From Fluorous Polymers to Nanoporous Carbon and Lipophilic Redox Buffer Polymers“ as part of student-organized UCF-FIT Joint-Chapter […]
  • Programs Supporting High School Chemistry Educators
    ACS-Hach Programs provide financial support for future and current high school chemistry teachers. Through these grants and scholarships, ACS carries on the work of the Hach Scientific Foundation Endowment, encouraging the development of high school chemistry teachers and improving the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms. ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship – provides financial […]
  • March 2021’s Newsletter
    Hello Orlando Section! In this communication, we want to bring some news about upcoming activities of the Orlando section to all members. We have just launched our new website (https://orlandoacs.org/). Together with ACS Group Hub and our facebook page, we hope that the website will also be where members and visitors can obtain information and […]