The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 161,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development, regardless of professional or scientific interests. The programs and activities conducted by ACS today are the products of a tradition of excellence in meeting member needs that dates from the Society's founding in 1876.
Our Mission and Vision
The American Chemical Society
are dynamic and visionary, committed to gImproving peoplefs lives through the transforming power of chemistry.h
This vision „Ÿ developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership „Ÿ fully complements the ACS Mission statement, which is gto advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.h Together, these two statements represent our ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for our efforts.
What We Do
The American Chemical Society publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. We also give more than $22 million every year in grants for basic research in petroleum and related fields.
The American Chemical Society also play a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in our lives. This includes identifying new solutions, improving public health, protecting the environment and contributing to the economy.