Poem contest, National Chemistry Week

Aloha Fellow Science Enthusiasts!

As we start the new school year, it is a great time to start thinking about National Chemistry Week. It will be held this year from October 22-28th, 2017.

We will be holding an illustrated poem contest again this year for K-12 students. The theme this year is “Chemistry Rocks!” (emphasis on geology/geochemistry) to celebrate National Chemistry Week’s 30th anniversary.  I have attached the information packet


The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2017. Local section winners will receive a prize, advance to the national ACS illustrated poem contest, and have their winning poster showcased in display cases at Kahala Mall during NCW.

Feel free to e-mail or call me if you have any questions about the illustrated poem contest or NCW.  Please forward this e-mail to any contacts you think may be interested.

We will also be holding our annual National Chemistry Week interactive event on October 28th, 2017 at Kahala Mall. I will pass on further information about this event soon.

Thank you for your continued dedication in promoting an awareness of chemistry in our community.

Very best,


Katelynn A. Perrault, Ph.D.
katelynn.perrault (at) chaminade.edu
ACS Hawaii Local Section – NCW Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences and Chemistry
Forensic Sciences Unit
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816