There’s a lot to celebrate and enjoy around this time of year – vibrant fall foliage, harvest ales, Halloween, and countless other holiday and seasonal activities. And if you work at the American Chemical Society (ACS) or the American Chemistry Council (ACC), you already know that a celebration of each of those things is really a celebration of the incredible science of chemistry. Click above to see why!
ACC is a proud supporter again this year of the American Chemical Society’s #NationalChemistryWeek celebration. The annual program unites ACS local sections, student chapters, technical divisions, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. We especially love the fact that the celebration occurs annually during the week of Mole Day, which happens to be today, October 23.
For us, you might say that chemistry is constantly on our minds, not just this week, but every day of the year. From the countless innovations that chemistry helps make possible, to the economic growth and hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs that depend on chemistry, to the essential role chemistry plays in helping our country and our world achieve ambitious sustainability goals – there’s a lot to think about and a lot to celebrate when it comes to chem.
If there’s one message we want to convey for this year’s National Chemistry Week, it’s that chemistry is both a central science and an essential driver of our economy. In fact, ACC just finished updating our annual “Business of Chemistry” fact sheet, which helps give a snapshot of just how important chemistry to keeping innovation, jobs, exports and our entire economy growing.
We hope you’ll take the time to “mole” it over and share!