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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: or 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!

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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