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acs | delaware section

Learn about our organization

Membership

More than 161,000

47 Journals

Chemical Abstracts Records

More than 41 million

CAS REGISTRY Organic & Inorganic Substances

More than 94 million

ACS Journal Article Downloads

83 million

Petroleum Research Grants

$25.1 million

Academic Institutions Using SciFinder

2,206

Employees

1,978

Who we are & what we do

Our Mission & Vision

We are dynamic and visionary, committed to “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”

This vision ─ developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership ─ fully complements the ACS Mission statement, which is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” Together, these two statements represent our ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for our efforts.

Our Mission & Vision

We are dynamic and visionary, committed to “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”

This vision ─ developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership ─ fully complements the ACS Mission statement, which is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” Together, these two statements represent our ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for our efforts.

What We Do

The 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.

We 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.

We Support Real-World Initiatives

ACS works to improve the world through other initiatives including:

  • Project SEED offers bright, economically disadvantaged high school students an opportunity to spend a summer conducting chemical laboratory research with the guidance of a chemical scientist.
  • ACS Scholars Program provides underrepresented minority undergraduates with scholarship and mentoring support that they need to earn degrees in the chemical sciences.
  • Advancing Chemistry Teaching supports the professional development of science teachers so that they can better present chemistry in the classroom and foster the scientific curiosity of our nation’s youth.
  • Green Chemistry Education and Outreach promotes the implementation of green chemistry and engineering principles into all aspects of the chemical enterprise.

We 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.

We are local, national & global

ACS has 187 local sections (chapters) throughout the United States. Local sections allow members to:

  • Connect with other chemists and chemical engineers in their geographic area
  • Participate in programs near their homes that can enhance their professional development
  • Contribute to the public’s understanding of chemistry in their communities.
  • ACS regional meetings are hosted by local sections in various geographic regions across the United States.
We are local, national & global

ACS has 187 local sections (chapters) throughout the United States. Local sections allow members to:

  • Connect with other chemists and chemical engineers in their geographic area
  • Participate in programs near their homes that can enhance their professional development
  • Contribute to the public’s understanding of chemistry in their communities.
  • ACS regional meetings are hosted by local sections in various geographic regions across the United States.
Nationally

The Society offers members the opportunity to participate in 33 specialty divisions, ranging from food and agriculture to industrial and engineering chemistry. These divisions help members:

  • Keep up with the latest developments in their areas of expertise
  • Monitor advances in related fields
  • Network with colleagues
  • Contribute to the advancement and recognition of their scientific discipline.

Twice annually, ACS sponsors national meetings ─ five days of symposia, tutorials, and poster sessions that cover every area of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences. Short courses with renowned instructors, workshops, divisional and committee meetings and other related sessions also occur at national meetings.

Globally

The Society’s international membership exceeds 24,000 and represents more than 100 countries.

More than 60 percent of the articles published in ACS journals and more than half of the material covered in the Society’s Chemical Abstracts Service ─ the world’s most comprehensive source of chemical and scientific information ─ originates outside the United States.

ACS sponsors or promotes a number of international activities such as joint conferences with chemical societies in India and other countries, and the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PacifiChem), a weeklong scientific meeting, held once every five years in conjunction with ACS counterparts in Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and China.

 

Delaware Local Section

Executive Board

Meet the members that make up our Executive Committee.

Congratulations Anuj Kumar

The new chair of 2022!

CHAIR

ANUJ KUMAR

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Delaware

(530) 574-2016
anuj.kumar@dnrec.gov

2022
Chair-elect

Zhen Timothy Yang

PAST CHAIR

Jing Qu (2021)

university of delaware
(302) 831-6795
jingq@udel.edu

DIRECTOR

Robert J. Mishur

DIRECTOR

Erin Kennedy

Councilor

John Gavenonis

Councilor

Martha Hollomon

Councilor

Alternate councilor

Alternate councilor

KIM HUYNH-BA

pharmalytik consulting
(302) 607-5324
KHUYNHBA@GMAIL.COM

Chair of Award Committee

Andrea Martin

Chair of Education Committee

Rita Vasta

Treasurer

JOSEPH IZZO

Secretary

Melanie Brennan

IFF (INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES)
(302) 757-1182
melanie.brennan@iff.com

Secretary

Melanie Brennan

iff (international flavors & fragrances)
(302) 757-1182
melanie.brennan@iff.com

Treasurer

JOSEPH IZZO

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Why Get Involved
With your local section

With more than 161,000 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. We strive to be a force for good.

Professional Development

Local sections enhance your professional development. Local sections offer a number of leadership opportunities that will help you improve your skills.

Network & Make Connections

Meet and network with chemists from your local community, get job leads and find a mentor.

Engage in your community

Local section pubic outreach events including NCW, Chemists Celebrate Earth Week allow you to demonstrate your passion for chemistry

Job Opportunities

View available job opportunities at ACS Delaware Section and apply online.

State Emergency Prevention and Response Chief

Recruitment #102122-MGBI03-400400

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
Div of WHS-Emer. Response & Strat. Service
155 Commerce Way: (155 Commerce Way, Dover, DE, 19904)

SUMMARY STATEMENT

Serve as State’s expert on hazardous materials and emergency response operations; represents State on various committees and response teams; directs planning, development, coordination and evaluation of emergency response programs; determines and prepares program budgets and grants and administers homeland security sub-grants; ensures emergency response programs meet all state and federal requirements for responding to emergency incidents; ensures that related emergency response facilities and equipment are routinely maintained and updated; reviews proposed legislation for possible impacts to the program; provide information on emergency response programs and Department actions during emergencies/disasters; responds to emergency incidents as needed.

    Job Requirements

    Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

    • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science or related field.
    • Recognized expertise and experience in one or more areas of hazardous materials response, including chemical, biological, or radiological hazards.
    • Six months’ experience in environmental/natural resources program administration which includes overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental/natural resource programs and services; establishes program objectives; plan short and long range program goals; develop and implement program policies and procedures and ensures compliance and funding requirements. Provides advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
    • Three years’ experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.
    • Six months’ experience in developing emergency response strategies in compliance with best practices such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), or National Response Framework (NRF).
    • Six months’ experience in budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
    • Six months’ experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

    Engineer I - ERSS

    Recruitment #060722-MFBC01-400400
    Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)/Div of WHS-Emer. Response & Strat. Service
    Lukens Drive: (391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE, 19720)

    The Emergency Response and Strategic Services Section oversees emergency response, accidental release prevention, emergency planning and community right-to-know, and boiler safety programs. It assists with public communications and manages financial and paralegal support for the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances. The incumbent would perform analyses and inspections of technical facilities to the Boiler Safety, Accidental Release Prevention, and Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Programs. This position will review technical information of regulated parties, to include Risk Management Plans, storing and analyzing data, ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance, accompanying, and performing inspections with Program staff and assisting with preparation of reports. Additional responsibilities include enforcement actions and other administrative activities as needed.

    Essential Functions

    Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

    • Drafts, develops and modifies engineering designs, plans and specifications.
    • Reviews permit applications, blueprints and/or designs prepared by others to ensure compliance with specifications and regulations.
    • Applies the principles and theories of science and mathematics to research and develop solutions to technical problems.
    • Plans and conducts field studies, surveys, research and development projects, inspections and/or investigations to collect data and ensure conformance to state/federal laws and regulations.
    • Tests or evaluates materials, equipment, systems and facilities.
    • Plans and coordinates engineering projects.
    • Reviews, analyzes and reports on the status of projects and/or regulatory conformance.
    • Develops cost estimates for project time and materials.
    • Provides technical guidance and training to technical staff.

    Job Requirements

    JOB REQUIREMENTS for Engineer I

    Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

    1. Possession of a Bachelors degree (or have an anticipated graduation date within 9 months) in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or official notice of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

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