Congress Supports National Chemistry Week

October 20, 2009

Today in the House of Representatives, a bill (H. Res. 793) promoting National Chemistry Week is being introduced. Because 2009 is the 140th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev's creation of the Periodic Table of Elements, the theme of this year's Chemistry Week is "Chemistry- It's Elemental". The resolution encourages Americans to take part in the activities associated with National Chemistry Week, which began this past Sunday. For more information, check out the American Chemical Society's National Chemistry Week website: at www.acs.org/ncw