The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a non-profit, congressionally chartered, scientific society dedicated to enhancing lives through the use of chemistry. Since its inception in 1876, the ACS has expanded its membership to include professionals from around the world, representing all chemistry-related fields. The organization’s mission is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.”
A leading global provider of authoritative scientific information, the ACS currently publishes 39 top scientific journals. Committed to improving education, the Society implements various chemistry education programs and bestows more than $20 million annually in research grants. The ACS also functions as an advocacy group working to communicate the value of chemistry to the public and policymakers.
About the Author:
Argiris Malapanis, a member of the American Chemical Society, holds a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Minnesota.