Elemental Art – A CONTEST (Due August 31, 2020)

Elemental art contest

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table (#IYPT2019) the Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a contest open to ALL (students, teachers, parents, friends, family, artists, non-artists) to create a poem, cartoon, or photograph with themes related to the chemical elements, their discovery, or uses.

Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges and winning art will be published in the HIST Newsletter and Website.

Submit your original art by August 31, 2020 to the HIST Program Chair, Nick Tsarevsky at:  nicktsarevsky@gmail.com or nvt@smu.edu) as an attachment to an email with the subject line: “Elemental Art Competition- (your name)”. Winners will be notified in late 2020.

For the flyer:  Elemental art contest

Sally B Explains Chemistry Season 1, 3rd Episode

Season 1, Episode 3: The Importance of Creativity in Chemistry and Beyond

Description:   Today on the podcast we are joined by one of the co-founders of Green Chemistry to discuss the importance of inspiration and nurturing inventive minds in the quest to use chemistry to better our planet!

To find out more about Green Chemistry:  https://www.beyondbenign.org/

To find out more amount this campaign:  https://www.beyondbenign.org/news/


Periodic Table People Science Cafe, October 5, 2019

Getting ready for our Science Cafe by posting interesting facts about the Periodic Table People!


Yuri Oganessian invented the “hot fusion” technique, leading to the discovery of many superheavy elements. Come learn more at the Periodic Table People New York Local Section October 5, 2019  Science Cafe at Saint John’s University, Queens.

Information Flyer IYPT_Invitation

New York Section IYPT Project- Pick your element

2019 IYPT - Call for Participation & Sponsorship Opportunities

As we all know, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has therefore been proclaimed the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019). To commemorate this historic year and pay tribute to the glorious discovery of the periodicity of the chemical elements, the New York Local Section will construct a giant three-dimensional Table, approximately 12ft x 10ft x 9ft in size. This large size Periodic Table will be displayed at the New York Hall of Science during the 2019 National Chemistry Week, in conjunction with our annual award-winning Chemistry Spectacular Hands-on Show that is set to take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019. As your Chair, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join the Section in this venture, exploring chemistry, conveying its importance to the public, and celebrating the legacy of science, discovery, innovation, and human collective endeavors in a most diversified and creative way. The Project is sponsored by the New York Local Section and the participation is FREE.

Download the flyer:  2019 IYPT – Call for Participation & Sponsorship Opportunities

Peepiodic Table of the Elements – Need your vote

IYPT. .If you want to have a little fun, please consider voting in a science peeps contest for the Peepiodic Table of the Elements. It was conceived by Mary Virginia Orna, a mentor of the Rye High Chem Club at the College of New Rochelle,  and carried out by chemistry students at Rye High School under the direction of chemistry teacher Sally Mitchell. This is the International Year of the Periodic Table and we would love to win the peeps contest, but voting closes in April 14th. Here are the directions:  The Open Notebook will be doing a cover story on the PBL project and highlight stories written by the students on what they learned by doing this project.
1. In the upper right hand corner of the screen there is a Log in button.
2. Click this to create an account. This is a verified contest, they will not send you emails except for the verification one.
3. After you fill in your email with name and click the button, an email will be sent to this account.
4. Go to your email account and click the link to verify.  Now you are ready to go back to the website (link above)
5. Now search for the Peepiodic Table of the Elements(red periodic table of peeps) in the gallery (it scrambles every time)

6. Click on the picture and in the upper left hand corner, there is a vote button. Click it and it should change to Voted.

In addition, our Peepiodic table of the elements is now listed at the bottom of an article in Food and Wine