acs | delaware section

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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 Zhenzhen Dong

The new chair of 2024!

2024 Chair

Zhenzhen Dong

2024 Chair Elect

Ke Li

Uvax Bio
302-570-0018

2023 Past CHAIR

Zhen Timothy Yang

ym american academy

(302) 257-1537

Director and Alternate Councilor

Anuj Kumar

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

(530) 574-2016

DIRECTOR

Robert J. Mishur

widener university
(610) 499-1080

DIRECTOR

Erin Kennedy

Councilor

John Gavenonis

agilent technologies
(302) 636-3908

Councilor

Martha Holloman

Del Technical college
(302) 294-1694

Councilor

Sergio Nanita

Alternate councilor

Rita Vasta

delaware foundation for math and science education

(302) 529-1952

Delaware Local Section

Committee Chairs

Chair of Award Committee

Anna Sigmon

penn state brandywine
(610) 892-1416

Chair of Education Committee

Rita Vasta

delaware foundation for math and science education

(302) 529-1952

Chair of Younger Chemists Committee

John Mason

university of delaware

VIEW THE DELAWARE BYLAWS

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.

Tenure-Track Open Rank Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Posted October 9, 2023

University of Delaware
College of Arts and Sciences | Newark, DE

SUMMARY STATEMENT

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (https://www.chem.udel.edu/), in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a tenure-track faculty in Inorganic Chemistry, broadly defined. This Tenure-Track Open Rank Professor position will expand the research and educational missions of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in new areas of inorganic chemistry. A faculty member in this position will benefit from an exceptional legacy of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware; an increasingly multidisciplinary department offering broad opportunities for collaborations across chemistry and biochemistry; and a community committed to increasing diversity and equity in our scientific community. We encourage applicants who will diversify our faculty as well as the expertise of our department. Across the University, state-of-the facilities will enable this faculty member’s research.

Adjunct, Chemistry

Posted June 26, 2023

Widener University
Chester, PA

SUMMARY STATEMENT

Widener University’s College of Arts & Sciences is currently seeking highly qualified adjunct faculty to teach Chemistry. Part-time adjunct faculty may instruct 1 or 2 courses each semester on an “as needed” basis. Courses available for adjunct staffing are offered during the day and also in the evening. Adjunct faculty are expected to teach a specified course(s); prepare course materials; and provide support and guidance to students.

    Qualifications

    Required qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Chemistry or closely related majors. Preference will be given to candidates who have an ABD or PhD in Chemistry or closely related majors, previous teaching experience and willingness to be flexible in class scheduling. Complete applications are to include a cover letter, C.V. and contact information for three professional references. This is a pooled position from which Adjunct will be hired. This pooled position will serve as an electronic file and replace paper CV’s. As openings occur, applicants will be hired from this pool.

    Chemistry Stockroom Assistant - Part-time

    Posted July 13, 2023

    Widener University
    Chester, PA

    SUMMARY STATEMENT

    Widener University is currently seeking a Chemistry Stockroom Assistant in the chemistry department. Reporting to the Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator and Stockroom Manager, this role provides support to the chemistry department teaching laboratories.

      Essential Duties:

      • Assists in preparing and breaking down of selected undergraduate laboratory exercises
      • Creates and updates procedures for stockroom maintenance and laboratory experiment set-up
      • Runs trails on lab experiments
      • Assist students and laboratory instructors with check-in, check-out, and as needed
      • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or directed
      • Helps create and maintain a culture of laboratory safety and prudent practices

      Instructor - Biology/Chemistry

      Posted June 9, 2023

      Delaware Technical Community College
      Stanton Campus | Newark, DE

      SUMMARY STATEMENT

      An incumbent is responsible for developing and improving curricula, instructing assigned courses consistent with syllabi, evaluating student learning, and fostering student success.

        Minimum Qualifications

        • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
        • Four (4) years of relevant experience.

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