Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry
Advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people
ACS is a Congressionally chartered not-for-profit 501(c)3 scientific professional society. The Society will remain a strong and sustainable organization, maintaining adequate financial resources and adhering to financial stewardship principles that will ensure its ability to accomplish ACS Goals today and into the future. ACS will marshal our unique resources to:
Be the most authoritative, comprehensive, and indispensable provider of chemistry-related information.
ACS will be the most trusted source for chemistry-related information by providing indispensable products and services. These include high-quality journals and periodicals, databases, and meetings that advance the practice of chemistry and related sciences. Through creative collaborations, transformative technologies, and best practices, ACS will ensure that its information products and services are the most authoritative and accessible.
CAS Registry holds the largest collection of small molecules
downloads of the ACS mobile app
C&EN mobile app downloads
searches on the ACS Publications platform
Empower an inclusive community of members with networks, opportunities, resources, and skills to thrive in the global economy.
ACS will provide and develop resources to enable its members and other chemistry-related professionals to succeed in the global scientific enterprise at all stages of their careers. ACS will be a key resource for professional and career development and peer collaboration, and will encourage diversity in the chemical sciences. This includes the Society’s longstanding commitment and programs dedicated to under-represented groups in the chemical sciences. Through advocacy efforts, ACS will encourage the creation and retention of chemistry-related jobs within the United States.
Registered job seekers participated in the ACS Virtual Career Fair
Chemistry professional who have shared their expertise and enthusiasm for science with an elementary, middle, or high school teacher over the 2014-2015 school year.
2 onsite and 2 virtual career fairs that drew 3,000 participants and gave them the opportunity to speak to 89 employers
Technical and managerial training courses that provided over 500 chemical scientists and engineers essential knowledge to help them advance in their careers
Foster the development of the most innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry education in the world.
ACS will promote the development and dissemination of best practices in chemistry education to ensure a scientifically literate citizenry and a highly qualified chemical workforce. High-quality, evidence-based approaches to chemistry education and advanced professional development for teachers will be fostered. ACS will support reforms and initiatives that result in safer laboratory practices and a pipeline of competent, ethical, and competitive U.S. chemists ready to address global challenges.
Kids & Chemistry kits have been shared in schools and communities
Nobel Laureates have received ACS PRF grants
Research grants were awarded in 2014 totaling $19.07 million
Economically disadvantaged high school students in 140 research laboratories
Communicate chemistry's vital role in addressing the world's challenges to the public and policymakers.
ACS will lead in communicating the value of chemistry. Active participation of individual members in public outreach efforts will be encouraged and supported. ACS will be the premier advocacy organization to promote science, engineering, and innovation within the chemistry enterprise.x
Members are now ACS Chemistry Ambassadors
ACS members who participate in the Legislative Action Network
Science and the Congress briefings to date
Number of ACS State Government Affairs Committees