acs | delaware section

Learn about our organization

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.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry (1 Year)

Posted May 13, 2024

Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA

SUMMARY STATEMENT

The Department of Chemistry at Ursinus College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of faculty and staff in an ACS-certified department and will participate in the biochemistry and molecular biology program. The chemistry department is housed in Pfahler Hall and offers dedicated student research laboratories and instruments suitable for undergraduate research.

    Requirements & Qualifications

    • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical education.

    Responsibilities

    We seek a chemist who is committed to excellence in undergraduate education at a highly selective liberal arts college. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching four courses per semester, with primary responsibilities including lecture and laboratory courses in general and/or organic chemistry. Opportunities exist for interested candidates to engage undergraduate students in research.

    ADDITIONAL JOB RESOURCES

    EMAIL

    GENERAL INQUIRIES

    MEMBER SERVICES

    FOLLOW US

    Follow us for news, updates & more.