10/21/15 - Michigan Legislature Recognizes October 18th – 24th as National Chemistry Week

The Michigan Senate today adopted SR 108, a resolution to officially commemorate October 18-24, 2015 as National Chemistry Week. The resolution, introduced by Senator Jim Stamas of Midland, recognizes the American Chemical Society’s annual celebration of chemistry in everyday life.

National Chemistry Week (NCW) brings together chemistry enthusiasts in education, business, and society, with a particular focus on outreach to the next generation of chemists. Michigan’s local sections of the ACS are marking National Chemistry Week with a number of different events across the state. The 2015 NCW theme is “Chemistry Colors Our World,” focusing on the chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and more. 

The Senate resolution also acknowledges the important role of the business of chemistry to Michigan, noting that 96 percent of all manufactured goods are directly touched by chemistry. “The Michigan Chemistry Council is proud of the contributions our industry makes to modern life, and we appreciate the Senate’s recognition of National Chemistry Week,” said John Dulmes, MCC Executive Director. “From the glittering paint on your new Detroit-made car to the fireworks that light up Michigan skies on July 4th, we are glad for the color that chemistry brings to our state and to our lives.”

For the full text of the resolution, please visit: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2015-SR-0108

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is Michigan’s third-largest manufacturing sector, supporting nearly 120,000 Michigan jobs and generating $127 million in state and local taxes.