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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) 302-7790
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

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.

Analytical Chemistry Intern

Air Liquide — Delaware Innovation Campus
Newark, DE, US

The Analysis & Fine Chemistry group in Air Liquide’s Delaware Innovation Campus  is seeking a talented, collaborator, highly motivated undergraduate or graduate student to join our multidisciplinary group supporting the development of new chemistries for high-tech industrial applications. This team develops and tunes targeted molecules to suit customers application processes for use in electronics, automotive, aerospace and healthcare industries. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for analysis related projects for gases used for semiconductor application. The analysis will primarily use FTIR and potentially other gas phase analysis methods to analyze, identify and quantify gas components and impurities. Experience working with FTIR is highly desired. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 years of undergraduate experience in science or engineering, chemistry preferred, 
  • Analytical chemistry coursework including classroom and laboratory
  • Hands-on experience in the chemical laboratory. Great awareness of laboratory safety
  • Experience working with FTIR instruments including equipment setup, operate,  maintain and troubleshoot etc
  • Knowledge of FTIR spectra interpretation and analysis, data processing and reporting
  • Experience in MS Office, Google documents
  • Good verbal communication skills

Preferred   

  • 3 years of undergraduate chemistry coursework and lab work experience
  • Experience of FTIR testing of a variety of materials (liquids, gases)

ADDITIONAL JOB RESOURCES

Chemistry Laboratory Instructor

Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD, US

The Department of Chemistry at Salisbury University, in Salisbury, MD is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track laboratory instructor. The position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate laboratory teaching and departmental service. Appointment will begin on August 14, 2022.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

Primary job responsibilities will be teaching general chemistry and general education laboratories during the ten-month academic school year. Although not required, there may be opportunities to teach during the summer for additional pay. Ability to teach organic chemistry labs is preferable, but not required. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in chemistry or related field required by start date. 

Preferred Qualifications   

  • Advanced education (Ph.D.) in science or education preferred.

INTERN POSITION

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) 
Wilmington, DE, US

IFF is seeking an intern for the CSI/DFM Molecular Diagnostics Lab. The student internship will involve up to 10 hours during the Spring and Fall semesters, but will be at 40 hours during the summer months. IFF is seeking a student who is working on their Masters.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
We are looking for an intern who can work 10-15 hours per week during the Spring / Fall semesters and up to 40 hours during the summer months. We are looking for someone who is currently working towards a Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Those pursuing a M.S. degree in Biological Sciences with preferences to Animal Health Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, Medical Sciences or related disciplines will be considered. Other skills we are looking for include:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Microbiology Lab experience
  • BSL-2 experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work and complete projects within a team environment.

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