Lehigh Valley

“Improving Our Community Through Chemistry”

Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society


About our Section:

The Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society was founded in 1894 and serves the Lehigh Valley Area including regions of Northeast Pennsylvania, Southern New York and Northwest New Jersey. ACS Local Sections promote public awareness of chemistry through involvement in the community and outreach programs and by working with students of chemistry and science. We hope to encourage an interest in the chemical sciences. The LVACS also provides a valuable forum for communication between members and serves as a platform for sharing scientific and educational information.

The LVACS is a volunteer organization dedicated to advancing chemistry and chemical engineering in the Valley. We work with industry and academia to educate the public about the benefits of our profession and science. Our section meets eight times per year at various locations within the section boundaries. For more information please see the section meeting links below. If you are interested in becoming a member of ACS, please go to http://www.acs.org for more information. If you are already an ACS member and would like to join our Local Section, please call or e-mail (see Local Section Officers information).  



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Moravian College 

Please RSVP for the February LVACS meeting by Friday, February 16th to Lou Ann Vlahovic at vlahovicl@moravian.edu or 610-861-1425. 

Please make sure to indicate if you will be joining us for dinner!" 

See the February Octagon for Details




The 2017 LVACS Officer Elections were completed on November 25th and the results are in!

Our newly-elected 2018 officers are:

Denise Beautreau, chair-elect;

Jonathan Fura, treasurer;

Seiji Inaoka, secretary

Kelley Caflin, Councilor.

Continuing officers are John Freeman, chair; Celia Williams, immediate past-chair; Jeanne Berk, Councilor; Carol Stein, Alternate Councilor; Lorena Tribe, Alternate Councilor and Michelle Jones-Wilson, Octagon Editor and Webmaster.

Congratulations to the winners! We all look forward to a productive and exciting 2018!The 2017 LVACS nominating committee (Nigel Sanders, Alison Holliday, Celia Williams) 



LVACS Wins ChemLuminary Award

See the September Octagon for Details 

LVACS is transitioning to this website from www.lvacs.net

www.lvacs.net will remain active but not updated during the transition.


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  We are transitioning from our former site at:  http://www.lvacs.net/. 


Call for Applications - Spring 2018 GSSPC in New Orleans!

LVACS Meetings:

February 21, 2018 - Moravian College - Details in February Octagon

March 22, Muhlenberg College

April 17, Desales University (Undergraduate Research Poster Session and Student Awards)


March 1:  Diversity in the Chemical Sciences, Lehigh University (details in February Octagon)