Undergraduates and Students

Member Handbook

Student Chapters

Student Chapters for Undergrads

Undergraduate students can join one of the more than 1,000 ACS student chapters on college campuses in the U.S., to network with other students in the chemical sciences. Access awards and grants, and take advantage of the opportunity to present posters at special sessions that take place during ACS national and regional meetings.

Global Challenges/Chem Solutions Podcast

Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions Podcast Series

The Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series seeks to identify the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges and explore the solutions emerging from chemistry.

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

ACS sponsors a broad range of national, regional, and local section awards to recognize accomplishments and service to the chemical sciences and related disciplines that have helped advance and continue research to benefit humanity.

ACS also offers education and research grants as well as scholarships and fellowships that enable individuals to pursue careers in chemistry and work on important discoveries

InChemistry Magazine

inChemistry Magazine and REACTIONS Undergraduate Blog

Learn and converse about special topics in chemistry, careers, graduate school, ACS student chapters, professional development, and other topics of interest to undergraduate students in the chemical sciences via the official ACS student member magazine and the ACS undergraduate blog at www.acs.org/undergrad.

Student Discount on Membership Dues

Student Discount on Membership Dues

ACS offers special student rates for membership.  Undergraduates can join for as little as US$26 in 2014 [without a Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) subscription]. 

Getting ready to graduate? ACS offers a 50% Recent Graduate Discount off of regular membership dues when you join within one year of receiving your bachelor's degree.

Heading to graduate school? ACS offers an additional discount of 50% for all graduate students.

Public Policy Fellowships

Public Policy Fellowships

Science and technology are increasingly important in public policy. From environmental sustainability to homeland security, policy-makers routinely make decisions that require input from and have impact on the chemical community. Yet only five percent of the members of Congress have backgrounds in science and engineering, and scientists often lack the opportunity and expertise to successfully engage in the policy process.

The ACS Congressional and Science Policy Fellowship Programs are designed to address both these concerns. The programs provide a unique opportunity for ACS members to gain practical experience and insights into public policy by working on Capitol Hill or at ACS headquarters in Washington, DC.

ACS Directory of Graduate Research

ACS Directory of Graduate Research

Search the most comprehensive listings of chemical research at universities including statistics, faculty biographies, and other pertinent information about 675 chemistry-related graduate programs in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Younger Chemists Committee

Younger Chemists Committee

Take part in social, professional and networking opportunities relevant to the needs and concerns of early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields. Go to ycc.sites.acs.org to learn more.

ACS Grad & Postdoc Chemist Magazine

ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist Magazine & Postdoc Blogs

The Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist, formerly the Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars Bulletin, focuses on career advice, science news, awards, fellowships, and general topics related to grad students and postdoc life.

ACS on Campus

ACS on Campus

Dedicated to helping students, post-docs, and faculty advance in their careers, ACS on Campus brings leaders in chemistry, publishing, research, science communication, and career development to university campuses. Students and faculty are invited to learn about topics such as scholarly publishing, SciFinder®, and how to find a job. Visit www.acs.org/acsoncampus for complete event details, plus online registration. The events are free, but registration is required.