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2019 Annual Award Banquet

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (4)

Join the Brazosport Local Section for the 2019 Annual Award Ceremony at The Local!

  • When: Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
  • Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Where: The Local 120 That Way Street Lake Jackson, TX 77566


This evening will include a presentation:


A View Askew: Making Sense in the World of Non-Normal Data

Brenda Colegrove, Ph.D.

Fellow - Dow Chemical Packaging and Specialty Plastics R&D


Appetizers, dinner, dessert and 2 select alcoholic drinks will be provided for $20 (members) or $25 (non-members) if you prepay via Square-Up (click" target="_blank">HERE or scan code below) or $30 at the door (for members and non-members).

RSVP by Friday (1/18) to: or Section Secretary, Kelly Davis Patterson @ 979-238-5718 with your choice of:

  • Shrimp & Grits
  • 4oz Petite Beef Filet with Béarnaise Sauce
  • Roasted Balsamic Chicken Breast
  • Kansas City Pork Shanks
  • Angel Hair Pasta Primavera

2019 Brazoria County Crystal Growing Competition

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Introduction and Background

The Brazosport American Chemical (ACS) Local Section is hosting a crystal growing contest as part of the celebration of the" target="_blank"> International Year of the Periodic Table and to celebrate out Brazoria County Chemistry and Science Classrooms! This local level competition is a great hands on STEM experience to learn more about crystals and crystallization. During this competition, we ask all school students to grow aluminum potassium sulfate ('alum') crystals. Within this guide, there are suggestions and tips on how to grow your crystal. The judges will consider crystal size and quality.

This year, the Brazosport ACS is providing, free of charge, to the first 150 classrooms who sign up on a first come first served basis. The starter kits contain the starting material to make the crystal and some of the supplies to jump start this competition.

Please sign up at this link by January 15th to receive your kit:" target="_blank">

ACS will contact teachers directly and kits will be distributed between Jan 15th and Jan 31st to area schools. The launch of the competition will be Feb 1st. Crystals must be sent and received by the ACS before April 5th.

Local Prizes

Students and teachers win cash prizes for their school and will receive individual certificates for the Local Brazoria prizes:

  • Best Crystal Overall (6-8): 1st (1$100); 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50)
  • Best Crystal Overall (9-12): 1st ($100); 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50)
  • Most Creative and Unique Crystal: $75
  • Best Teacher's Crystal: $100 

Who can participate? 

  • All Local Brazoria County Students
  • Individuals, small teams (often around four students), or classrooms! There is no limit on the number of teams per school!  We will provide one kit per classroom registered.  
  • K-12 school teachers

Should you have questions don't hesitate to contact any of the coordinators.

Please visit out" target="_blank">Documents page for more information

We look forward to receiving your crystals!!!

Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry!

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Join the Local ACS Section as we explore the Red Planet's chemistry in this exciting Program-in-a-Box event, Voyage to Mars!

Where: Lake Jackson Civic Center

When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm (come early for food!)

RSVP to: Kelly Davis Patterson at or call 979-238-5718

"Shall We Speak" Effective Presentations Seminar

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Please join us for an exciting seminar!


"Shall We Talk?"

Organizing & Giving Effective Presentations

By Maria Pollard, Research Leader

The Dow Chemical Company


When: Monday, July 9, 2018

Time: 11:15 am.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Dow Diamond Center Auditorium 2202

230 Abner Jackson Parkway

Lake Jackson, TX 77566


RSVP by Friday 06/29 to or Section Secretary, Kelly Davis @ 979-238-5718