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National Chemistry Week
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National Chemistry Week has won the Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award for Excellence in Special Events and Observances,[specify] and the American Society of Association Executives' Award for Excellence.[specify] More than 10,000 volunteers and dozens of chemical companies donate their time, creativity, materials and funds for NCW each year, and reach many millions of Americans via print, radio, television, and the internet, as well as in person.
National Chemistry Day, first celebrated in 1987 by members of the American Chemical Society (ACS), educators and other individual volunteers, was a vision of the former ACS President Dr. George C. Pimentel. His goal was for ACS to hold a simultaneous event nationwide to impress on the public the importance of chemistry in everyday life. The first celebration was kicked off with a parade down the streets in Washington, D.C.
In 1989 the celebration was expanded to a biannual full-week event, and in 1993 National Chemistry Week became an annual celebration. It is typically celebrated in late October, so that Mole Day occurs during National Chemistry Week.
Some past themes for NCW are as follows:
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