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Dayton Section

Welcome to the Dayton Section of the American Chemical Society!

We are the local section of the American Chemical Society for chemists and other interested people working and living in the six-county Greater Dayton area. We organize and offer a range of outreach activities, as well as provide professional networking opportunities for professional chemists and students.


All news can be found on the news page.

A wide range of events are coming up! We will be posting these as they arise.

Upcoming Activities

Please see our News Page for upcoming events and activities. Our Activities page provides a longer-term listing of activities.

All upcoming activities are also advertised on our Facebook page. Please like us to get our latest updates!

9/8/2015 (Tue)
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Columbus, OH

Patterson-Crane Award Lecture

Dr. Stephen R. Heller will be presenting his award lecture at the Clintonville Women's Club, Columbus, OH. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Please see this page for further details.

9/12/2015 (Sat)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fairborn Community Park

Annual Picnic

Reprising an annual tradition, we will be holding our annual picnic on September 12th. All members, families, and students are welcome to attend!

9/18/2015 (Fri)
3:30 pm
WSU Campus

Bill Carroll talk

The section will be jointly hosting a talk with the WSU Chemistry Department featuring Bill Carroll, former president of the ACS. The topic is: Where Everything Comes From: Industrial Chemistry 101. See link for further details.

10/10/2015 (Sa)
noon - 3:00 pm
Valley Vineyards

Valley Vineyards Social

The section will be co-hosting a social event with the Cincinnati section featuring a choice of wine or beer tasting. This will be held at Valley Vineyards, Morrow, OH. See link for further details and registration.

We are also looking for nominations for chair-elect and secretary! Nominees should contact Dr. Wayne Cook (Chair) at or Dr. Yu Kay Law (Secretary) at We ask that all nominees complete and turn in the candidacy form (Word file).



What We Do

As the local section of the American Chemical Society, we present a range of outreach activities to engage a range of students (including K-12 and university-level students) and the general public in chemistry as well as science in general. We also have a range of networking events, including talks and more informal meetings, to engage and enable our members to network and interact with each other.

As part of our mission and as enabled by some very generous donations in the past, we offer annually a range of different awards.

See the Activities page for further information.