For more than 140 years, ACS has been improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.
With nearly 157,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemistry enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. ACS strives to be a force for good.
ACS is committed to
- Advancing science
Through peer reviewed journals, research, conferences, grants, awards, and educational resources
- Advocating for chemistry
Support for innovation, science education, and environmentally- and socially-responsible public policy
- Enabling career development
Through personal consulting, career fairs, jobs database, and professional development courses
- Educating the public
Through public outreach programs, such as Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, National Chemistry Week, and Landmarks in Chemical History
- Supporting future chemists
With free educational resources, mentoring programs, student chapters, and high school chemistry clubs
- Promoting diversity
Through the empowerment of a diverse and inclusive membership and promoting innovation and advancement in the chemical sciences