Southern Arizona Local Section

American Chemical Society

March 2019 Dinner Meeting 

Dinner Cost: $25 members/guests & $15 students.

RSVP: Sign up here 

Award Nominations Open

High School Teacher Award 2019

Nominations are open. Go to the College Educator Award page to find out more information.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019 



High School Teacher Award 2019

Nominations are open. Go to the High School Teacher Award page to find out more information.

DEADLINE: April 7, 2019 

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) 2019

The Southern Arizona section of the American Chemical Society (SAZACS) invites you to participate in the 2019 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) which takes place April 21-27, 2019. 

The goal of CCEW is to build awareness of chemistry at the local level and to communicate the positive role that chemistry plays in the world. The 2019 theme is "Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper" and explores the history of paper, its manufacturing, uses, methods of preservation, and recycling.

To promote Earth Week activities SAZACS is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Poems and artwork should relate to the current topic "Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper". All entries will be judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the theme, word choice and imagery, and colorful, creative work. Contest details are described on the flyer below and can also be viewed (along with winning entries from the previous years) here.

SAZACS will award $25 gift certificate for the best illustrated poem in each grade category (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th). Poems, accompanied by the entry form, should be mailed to SAZACS, PO Box 43096, Tucson, AZ 85733. To be considered, all entries must be received by the local section by April 29, 2019.

Winners of the local contest will be announced in May. Winning poems will compete on the national level. ACS will award $300 to first-place and $150 to second-place National Contest winners in each grade category.

The American Chemical Society has prepared multiple resources for grade K-12 students which can be used to plan activities related to the CCEW theme:


Download the Flyer and Entry Form Below:

2019 CCEW Flyer

2019 Entry Form

Bylaws Amendments Results

The bylaws amendments were unanimously approved 42-0. To view the results, click HERE.

You can also check out the approved and certified bylaws under the 'About Us' tab, or HERE.

Upcoming Dinner Meetings

March 2019 Dinner Meeting

Title: The Water/Energy Nexus in Concentrated Streams

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Achilli, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Enginnering, The University of Arizona

Date: Thursday, March 28th, 2018

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Location: El Charro Cafe, 7725 N Oracle Rd, 101, Tucson, AZ 85704



Awards Reception 2019

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Time: 5:30pm

Where: Sabbar Shrine Center - Tucson (450 S Tucson Blvd)

All Upcoming Events

Thursday, Mar 28 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 7 All Day
Saturday, Apr 13 All Day
Saturday, Apr 20 at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Affiliate Membership Form

Local Section Affiliate Membership Form

If you are not a national ACS member but you still wish to become an affiliate member of the SAZACS local section.  

Contact Us

Current Chair: Ben Zarin


Mailing Address:


PO Box 43096

Tucson, AZ 85733