National Chemistry Week resolution introduced by Capito

In her role as co-chair of the Congressional Chemistry Caucus, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced a resolution recognizing Oct. 15-21 as National Chemistry Week, highlighting the importance chemistry plays in today’s society. 

Sen. Capito was joined by her fellow bipartisan caucus co-chairs, U.S. Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Gary Peters (D-MI), in unveiling Senate Resolution 421.

“With the chemical industry representing the largest manufacturing sector in our state, recognizing National Chemistry Week holds special significance for West Virginians. This resolution celebrates the remarkable achievements that chemical innovation has brought to our communities and the potential that the field holds for our students,” Sen. Capito said. 

National Chemistry Week is a community-based program supported by the American Chemical Society. The society’s mission is to reach the public, particularly students, to help make a positive change in the public’s impression of chemistry. 

The resolution notes that the Senate recognizes the need to promote the fields of science, including chemistry, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and to encourage youth, including those from underrepresented groups, to pursue careers in those fields.

“I’m proud to join my colleagues to again designate National Chemistry Week, and will continue my efforts to support the industry and increase opportunities for youth with dreams to pursue a career in STEM,” Sen. Capito said.