National Chemistry Week (NCW) is an annual public awareness campaign that promotes the value of chemistry in everyday life. ACS members and chemistry enthusiasts celebrate NCW by coordinating events and communicating the importance of chemistry. Read more about NCW.
In 2021, ACS Celebrated NCW on the week of October 17–23, 2021 with the focus on Reaction Rates under the theme:
"Fast or Slow...Chemistry Makes It Go!"
To celebrate 2021 NCW, Southern Arizona Local Section of the American Chemical Society (SAZACS) sponsored an illustrated poem contest for local students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
This cross-curricular activity allowed students to express their creativity while learning about chemistry. It is also provided opportunity for students and their school to be recognized on both state and national level.
The SAZACS received over 90 entries for the contest, and our committee members, Pat Schumann, Iman Daryaei, and Chuck Weidner, helped us select the winning submissions.
The National level winners of 2021 NCW contest can now be viewed on ACS site. (See here)
These are the winning poster submission for 2021 NCW SAZCS contest
3-5th Grade Category
Abi Barrett 4th grade Innovation Academy $25 gift card
Zoe Larsen 4th grade Innovation Academy $15 gift card
9-12th Grade Category
Brent Lewis 11th grade Tanque Verde HS $25 gift card
Roger Palmenberg 12th grade Tanque Verde HS $15 gift card