About Student Affiliates

The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society is the official ACS organization for undergraduate chemical science majors. Members participate in a wide range of programs and activities that enhance their college experience and prepare them for successful careers.

Special benefits include:

  • Recognition
    Gain the professional edge by becoming affiliated with the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society!
  • Networking Opportunities
    Meet peers and chemistry professionals through ACS events, conferences, and activities.
  • Free subscriptions
    Stay on top of the latest science and technology news with a free subscription to Chemical & Engineering News.
  • Discounts
    Enjoy special meeting registration and ACS peer-review journal subscription rates.
  • Career Planning
    Hone your skills through career workshops, one-on-one resume reviews, and mock interviews.

Student Affiliates members also benefit from the following:

  • Chapter awards
  • Career advice
  • Experience with technical meetings
  • Poster presentations at special SA Chapter Poster Session
  • Obtain travel grants to ACS national meetings. These grants may be used to cover registration fees, lodging, and/or transportation costs
  • Receive grants for community service or unique ideas.
  • Attend specialty conferences
  • Get the best speakers through the ACS Speaker Service
  • Qualify for “Green Chapter” status—chapters who incorporate green chemistry into their chapter activities.
  • Qualify for special contests—i.e., National Chemistry Week.

GOALS OF ACS
The goals of ACS are to help students realize the opportunities chemistry has to offer. ACS is dedicated to educating the community about chemistry via Science Days and various other activities including Parents Night Out. This organization also promotes undergraduate research in science, encouraging students to present their research at the national ACS Meeting.

WHY JOIN ACS?
In ACS, you can learn about job opportunities, graduate programs, and PhD programs. Students can meet and interact with faculty, gain new friendships, and just have fun. It's an advantage to be involved with this organization. Not only do you learn what chemistry has to offer, you gain valuable experience in in working with others.  It looks good on an application or resume when you are involved with an organization. It shows that you have dedication, social skills, leadership, and the desire to belong to a group.

HOW DO I JOIN ACS?
It's simple to join ACS. All you do is come to the meetings and pay a five dollar semester due.

 


 

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