Snake River ACS

The Snake River Section is an organization that provides educational and public outreach programs to increase knowledge of chemistry in our community.


If you are attending NORM 2024 then you are encouraged to register for the WCC Luncheon scheduled for Monday, June 24 from noon to 1:30 at NORM2024 in Pullman, WA.

The WCC Luncheon is an annual event and has consistently provided an excellent opportunity for professional networking and to learn more about the region's research endeavors. This year's WCC Luncheon speaker, Dr. Joan Broderick, will build further on that tradition.


There's Still Time to Submit an Abstract! Abstract submission has been extended to April 1.

The Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM) of the American Chemical Society provides opportunities for professionals in academia, government, and the private sector to present world class research and engage in and advance innovative ideas. The 78th Northwest Regional Meeting and Awards will be held in Pullman, WA on the campus of Washington State University from June 23-26, 2024.

Visit Website ( to find a list of the programming tracks and planned symposia open for submissions.


If you are a high school student or know a high school student who is looking for a great experience doing science-related research over the summer then take a look at the information below and apply. The priority deadline is April 3rd.

Photos from Snake River ACS's post 02/20/2024

This Friday February 23rd from 5-7 PM, BASH (Boise Arts and Science HUB) will be hosting an event in the Keith and Catherine Stein Luminary at Boise State University. The exhibition will feature Water Structures (3D chemical structures) and will be paired with a "Water Tasting" Event. For those of you unfamiliar with the Stein Luminary, the Stein Luminary is an all-digital museum space with touch-activated glass walls that produce a range of immersive, interactive and sensory experiences. The Stein Luminary is located in the Atrium of the Center for the Visual Arts Building (1110 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise, Idaho), Boise State University. We hope to see you there.


The Engineering and Science Festival will kick off at 10:00 a.m. this weekend with opportunities to check out hands-on STEM and creative activities across the Boise State University campus. Welcome Stations are located on the first floors of the Student Union, Bronco Gym, and the Micron Center for Materials Research where attendees can register in-person, grab printed programs, and ask for directions. This is a free event for K-12 students and their families. Check out a range of exhibits and activities including: robotics, circuitry, chemistry, 3D printing, and expert-led presentations by various scientific and engineering disciplines. With various hands-on experiences, the festival is meant to ignite curiosity and spark interest in STEM fields. See below for more information. 12/05/2023

UPDATED: Location and Date Added

Looking for an evening of hands-on science and art activities for the family, art displays, chemistry carols, and a big science and arts demonstration show?

Date: Friday, Dec 8, 2023
Location: Interactive Learning Center (2120 W. University Dr., Boise, ID) Room 118 at Boise State University

Hands-On Activities from 6:00-7:15pm
Demonstration Show from 7:30-8:30pm

FREE event hosted by Dr. Picklestein, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Boise State Chemistry Club, and the Boise State Arts and Sciences Hub (BASH). FREE parking is available in the Brady Parking Garage (near the Morrison Center)...just follow the instructions by the payment kiosks.


The Boise State Chemistry Club has a Panera Bread fundraiser on December 8th, where anyone who shows up to the Panera on Myrtle Street in Boise with a copy of the attached flyer will have 25% of their purchase go to the Chemistry Club. The fundraiser is to help fund students attending the ACS National Meeting in the spring.


Come listen to Dr. Aurora Clark from the University of Utah present on "How Microdomains Influence Chemistry" this Friday at 1:30 PM in ILC 118.


Looking to hear about some interesting chemistry? Gabe Nagy from the University of Utah will be giving a presentation this Friday at 1:30 PM at Boise State University (Interactive Learning Center, Room 118). Please come join us.


are now being accepted for . Join chemical professionals, educators, & students from across the Northwest region & present your research. Submit your abstract by March 13 at


Are you a high school student looking for a fun and educational experience this summer? If so, see the free week-long camp being offered June 27-July 1 at Boise State University. The application deadline is Monday, June 6. Contact Don Warner ([email protected]) for more information.

Timeline photos 04/19/2022

The Pfizer/ACS Travel & Research Grant provides funding for or in from underrepresented groups to attend to enhance skills presentation and networking skills that are critical to their advancement in chemistry enterprise. Learn more & apply by June 15 at


Help us recognize a member and partner in the chemical enterprise by nominating them for one of the following NORM 2021 awards.

Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences recognizes individuals and/or institutions who have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.

ACS Division of Chemical Education Glenn and Jane Crosby Northwest Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching recognizes, encourages, and stimulates outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the Northwest Region.

ACS E. Ann Nalley Northwest Regional Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society recognizes the volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their regional activities.

Submit your award nominations by Monday, March 1. Further information or submission of nominations can be found at

Timeline photos 12/01/2020

Submit your applications for the ACS , which supports high school teachers as they identify & pursue opportunities that enhance the teaching & learning of . Apply to request up to $1,500

Timeline Photos 05/29/2020

Are you a high school chemistry teacher looking to receive up to $1,500 to enhance classroom learning. Apply now for the High School Chemistry Classroom . Applications are due by Monday, June 1.

High School Teachers, don't miss the chance to receive up to $1,500 to enhance classroom learning. Apply now for the High School Chemistry Classroom . Applications are due by Monday, June 1.


You are invited to the “Chemistry of Color in Art” event that Don Warner (Chemistry), Dan Scott (chair of Art Department), and I (Lisa Warner, Chemistry) will be holding November 7th from 6-8pm in the Center for the Visual Arts, Room 439.

The aim of the workshop is to provide situational and tactile exposure to chemistry and science through the lens of art. This event is intended to bring together members of the community at large, high school art and science teachers, chemists affiliated with the American Chemical Society, and university students, faculty, and staff. Participants will prepare pigments in teams of 4 and use their synthesized pigments to create their own works of art. Volunteers include undergraduate and graduate students from Art, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Biomolecular Science Program. We hope that this format will encourage conversation and shared experiences that can cross disciplines and perceived boundaries, and bring people together in an inclusive and fun environment.

The official event will be held Thursday, November 7th from 6-8 pm. A preview event on Sunday, October 27th from 3-5pm, is also available for attendance.

Please share this information with anyone you think would be interested. And feel free to contact me with any questions.

We really hope you are able to attend!

Here are the two registration links:

October 27:

November 7:

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Are you a high school chemistry teacher who could use $1,500, or do you know one? ACS is currently seeking applications for the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants. These grants can be used to cover basic classroom or laboratory needs, fund professional development experiences, or support innovative ideas in chemistry education. Visit for details. The deadline for applications is April 14.

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The Portland Section is excited to invite you to NORM 2019, the Northwest regional gathering of the American Chemical Society. The meeting will be held June 16-19, 2019 at Portland State University.

- Abstract submission is now open through March 18, 2019.
- Registration is open. Current pricing reflects an early-bird discount.

More information can be found at


The annual holiday demo show and hands-on activities is tomorrow (Dec. 1). The event is in the Simplot Ballroom which is located in the Student Union Building at Boise State University. Parking should be available in the Lincoln garage. The event is free.

10:00 am - 11:30 am Hands-on activities
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Demo show
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hands-on activities


Dr. Nick Dickerson from Utah State University will be giving a presentation this Friday from 1:30-2:30 pm in Educ 112 at Boise State University. If you are interested, please attend.


On the night of October 29, the Chemistry Club at Boise State University will be hosting a Halloween event filled with family fun! There will be demos performed by mad scientists and hands-on activities for the kids. It will run from 4 to 7 pm, and will be on the third floor of the Science Building at BSU. Parking will be provided in the Brady Garage for this event, and costumes are welcome!


Nick Craven from the Idaho State Police Forensic Lab will be giving a presentation today from 1:30-2:30 pm in Educ 112 at Boise State University. The title of his presentation is "Strategies for Landing a Career in Forensics". If you are interested, please attend.


The view from tonight’s banquet at JUMP.

NORM 2018 – 73rd Annual Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society 01/10/2018

73nd Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM 2018) of the American Chemical Society

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 to Wed, Jun 27, 2018

The Richland Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to host NORM 2018, the 73rd Northwest Regional Meeting from June 24 – June 27, 2018 in Richland, Washington in the new Collaboration Center – Discovery Hall at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Registration and call for papers will open on January 29, 2018.

Information regarding the meeting can be found at

NORM 2018 – 73rd Annual Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society


Dear Members of the ACS Snake River Local Section,

It is time again for the election of officers and I request from all of you to send in nominations to me at [email protected] by November 16. Self-nominations are acceptable and I strongly encourage you to become involved. We are required to fill the following positions:

Chair-Elect: The person who will be chair when the current chair’s term expires. Their responsibilities include assisting chair, help recruit volunteers, serve as host for section speakers, run the elections, assists with annual report and help organize banquets. This individual will serve as the chair-elect in 2018 and will then become the chair of the local section in 2019.

Treasurer: This person is responsible for maintaining all financial records for the section, files forms to the IRS, assists with annual financial report, request allotment payment from ACS, etc. This is a one year position but an individual may serve consecutive terms.

Secretary: The secretary is responsible for recording the meeting minutes and any historical records, validates the election results for the local section, assists with the annual report, and other duties. This is a one year position but an individual may serve consecutive terms.

Please send all nominations to me at [email protected] by November 16th. Self-nominations are acceptable. Following the nominations you will receive an official ballot via email.

Timeline Photos 03/24/2017

The Oregon Local Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce that presentations and posters are being accepted for the 72nd Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 3, 2017, so please visit the NORM2017 website to get more information, to submit your abstract and register for the meeting. NORM2017 attendees will have a variety of sessions in which to present their work as well as symposia, workshops and social events that will engage, enlighten and exemplify exceptional chemistry. Take advantage of this opportunity and come to NORM2017!

Liquid Nitrogen Faves 03/24/2017

One of our local section members, aka. Dr. Picklestein, showing some of his favorite liquid nitrogen demostrations to local children.

Liquid Nitrogen Faves As Dr. Picklestein, i have the opportunity to share science with many people. In this video I am doing two of my favorite demonstrations with liquid nitrogen...

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