In 2019, ACS is joining in with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1869 publication of Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The United Nations International Year of The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019) is an opportunity to look both back and forward. We can look back at the remarkable work chemists have done discovering, organizing, understanding, and manipulating elements over the course of chemistry’s comparatively brief history. We can also look ahead to all the discoveries yet to be made – and the ongoing debate about the best way to organize our knowledge about the elements.
The mission of the ACS is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. That’s why ACS will be celebrating IYPT 2019 all year long with research, history, giveaways, events, webinars and more. Check out a list of all our major activities below. Bookmark this page, as new resources will be added throughout the year.
- Follow @AmerChemSociety on Twitter and keep an eye out for #IYPT2019 content
- Check in on Tuesdays and look for the #TriviaTuesday hashtag to test your periodic table knowledge and chemistry skills.
- Take part in the #PeriodicPlayoff and vote for your favorite elements.
- Keep up with the latest IYPT stories from C&EN.
- Learn about the table’s history.
- Take a look at 10 great periodic table designs.
- Get your own printable periodic table from ACS.
- Explore the “Elements Old and New: Discoveries, Developments, Challenges, and Environmental Implications”
- Read Editorials: Crystal Growth & Design | Organometallics
Fall 2019 National Meeting
- #IYPT2019 Social Media Wall
- Periodic Table giveaways at the ACS Booth
- CCA Presidential Outreach Event
IYPT Community Events
- March 2 – Branford, CT – Science Café on the Periodic Table
- March 2 – Sandwich, MA – Cape Cod Science Café – STEM Journey VI
- July 29 – Concord, MA – NEACT Conference, “The Periodic Table”
- October 19 – Allendale, MI – World’s Largest Periodic Table
- IYPT Calendar
- IYPT Periodic Table Pins
- IYPT Periodic Table Wallet Cards
- IYPT Member-get-a-member blanket
- IYPT Cupcake Mix
- And More!
Learn more and get additional resources on the official ACS IYPT site.