Welcome to the Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society

  • 2021 Annual Awards Banquet
    The 2021 Annual Awards Banquet of the ACS Orlando Local Section was held on December 4th, 2021 at the 310 Lakeside restaurant (Downtown Orlando) to recognize its award winners, and, in the meantime, to celebrate its 30 year anniversary.
  • ecoSPEARS’ co-founders win the 2021 Outstanding Entrepreneur award
    The Orlando Local Section of the ACS awarded for the first time it’s Outstanding Entrepreneur Award* to Sergie Albino and Ian Doromal, the co-founders of ecoSPEARS. During our visit to their facility, ecoSPEARS discussed its plans and introduced us to their chemist. In 2017, Sergie and Ian founded ecoSPEARS after licensing the Sorbent Polymer Extraction […]
  • Professional Development Grants and Other Support for High School Chemistry Educators
    ACS is now accepting applications for the ACS-Hach Professional Development Grants! These grants of up to $1,500 are intended to support high school chemistry teachers as they identify and pursue opportunities that can advance their professional development and enhance the teaching and learning of chemistry in the classroom. Click here to learn more, and apply […]
  • Fast or Slow, Chemistry Makes It go – 2021 National Chemistry Week
    “FAST or SLOW, Chemistry Makes It Go” event was held at the Orlando Science Center on October 23rd. This effort was led by Dr. Denisia Popolan-Vaida (UCF) and volunteers. Volunteers performed demo/hands-on experiments, which were chosen to fit the National Chemistry Week theme. They also discussed the importance of chemistry in our daily life. There […]
  • 2022 US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO)
    The Orlando section will be participating in the 2022 US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO). The primary goals of this program are to stimulate interest and achievement in chemistry among high school students throughout the United States and to provide recognition of outstanding young chemistry students, teachers, and schools. Students competing in the USNCO are eligible […]
  • 2022 Orlando Section Officers
    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICER TELEPHONE Chair: Denisia Popolan-Vaida 407-823-1537 Chair Elect:         Christopher Chouinard 321-674-8173 Immediate Past Chair: Duy Le 407-666-8198 Treasurer: Van Quach — Secretary: Pavithra Pathirathna 321-674-7561 Councilor & Section Historian: Darlene Slattery 321-632-2535 Alternate Council Member: Laura Sessions 407-582-7138 OUTREACH COMMITTEE     Chair: — — Co-chair: — — COMMUNICATIONS TEAM […]
  • 30 Year Anniversary of the Section
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society. The celebration of this milestone will happen at our annual award banquet on December 4th, 2021 at the 310 Lakeside restaurant (301 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801).* We will have moments to look back at the history of our […]
  • Annual Election: Meet the Candidates for 2022 Executive Committee
    Dr. Christopher ChouinardCandidate for Chair-Elect Dr. Christopher Chouinard is currently an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Florida Institute of Technology. His research involves novel ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) methods for the detection of illicit substances including performance-enhancing drugs. He received his BS degrees in Chemistry and Biology from University of North Carolina at […]
  • Fast or Slow…Chemistry Makes It Go
    Join the ACS Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society and Orlando Science Center for a community event for National Chemistry Week and celebrate the importance of chemistry in everyday life! Learn about this year’s theme, Fast or Slow…Chemistry Makes It Go, from UCF and FIT faculty and students with 15 exciting activities.
  • October 2021’s Newsletter
    Hello Orlando Section! You may have recently received scattered emails from our Section about individual events, opportunities. This Newsletter includes compact information about them, highlighting the important deadlines. The deadline for applying for travel awards from our local section to attend SERMACS 2021 is October 15th, 2021. Details of the awards and how to apply […]