goal 3

Goal 3

Support Excellence in Education

Foster the development of innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry and chemistry-related education.

ACS will support reforms and initiatives that result in highly effective chemistry education, safer laboratory practices, and the preparation of technically competent, ethical, and competitive chemists ready to address global challenges. Through formal and informal educational resources, instruction, and mentorship, ACS and its members will encourage the incorporation of principles of safety and ethics throughout pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate education. The Society will promote the development and dissemination of evidence-based practices in chemistry education and professional development to foster a scientifically literate citizenry and ensure a highly qualified chemical workforce.

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Teachers participated in professional development sessions virtually

AACT Webinars


In grants distributed through PRF in 2021

ACS Petroleum Research Fund


American Association of Chemistry Teacher members in 2020



Economically disadvantaged high school students supported by Project SEED in 2021

ACS Project SEED Program