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Enjoy a Date with Science: Dinner and Dessert Chemistry Webinar

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) and ACS Webinars have partnered together to organize a "Date with Science". Connect with Guy Crosby of America's Test Kitchen and Sally Mitchell, a winner of The ACS James Bryant Conant award, as they delve into the chemistry of dinner and dessert. After the on-line 30 minute presentation, the subject matter experts will take questions LIVE from the audience. The event will take place on Thursday February 28th at 7:00 pm.

Please contact the student leaders for site-specific details:

  • University of Houston – contact Riley Hatch,;
    • Science and Engineering Classroom Building, Auditorium SEC 100
  • Houston Baptist University – contact Kevin Ramirez,

The Chemistry of Wine

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (3)

Please join us at the Civic Center for a seminar on the Chemistry of Wine. This event will include wine tasting, diner from Café Annice and a souvenir ACS wine glass!

The event will take place at the Lake Jackson Civic Center from 6:30-8:30PM. The cost is $10 for ACS members and $15  for Non-Members. Please have cash or check to pay at the door.

Space is limited to 25, so please RSVP through email: or call 612.669.4150. 

Our Guest speaker, J. Ernest Simpson from California State Polytechnic University, will be discussing The Chemistry of Wine 

The talk will include an overview of wine and wine making and more detailed descriptions of the chemical composition of grapes and wine, laboratory methods for analysis of grapes and wines, sensory and organoleptic methods used for wine, the role of tannin and other phenolic compounds in wine, and some potential health aspects of wine. The event will start with a component tasting followed by a varietal analysis with a number of white, red and dessert wines.

Water in Our World - (IYC)

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) and the Brazosport ACS section is hosting a kick-off event at the Sea Center Texas on Saturday, March 26 in Lake Jackson. The ACS has established quarterly themes for IYC, and the Sea Center serves as our backdrop for the first quarter theme "Water in our World". We will be hosting a Science Cafe and discussing the importance of water as a natural resource, the science of water treatment, and the steps that are taken to bring clean water to residents of Southern Brazoria County.

The Brazosport ACS section invites you to the Sea Center Texas on March 26 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM to learn more or to participate. Visit the Brazosport ACS Facebook page for information on this event and for future quarterly events that celebrate the IYC.

More information can be found here!