The Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs is a standing committee of the Council of the American Chemical Society that works with the Department of Career Advancement and the Office of Research and Product Development for the benefit of the Society’s membership. It identifies and monitors the needs of the chemical workforce and develops, coordinates, and oversees the implementation of programs and activities to enhance the economic and professional status of chemical professionals.
CEPA conducts and reports the results of periodic fact-finding studies on matters that affect the economic and professional status of chemical professionals and makes recommendations to Council on policy in this area. The committee reviews ACS career services programs, and plans and conducts symposia and workshops with Divisions and other committees at national ACS meetings. In addition to attendance at committee meetings, CEPA members may be asked to review, comment, or act on specific materials or information brought to the committee's attention throughout the year. The committee also authors and reviews professional guidelines and policy statements; and sponsors ChemLuminary awards for outstanding career programming for an ACS Technical Division and an ACS Local Section.
Outstanding Technical Division Career Program Award Winners
2017 - Division of Inorganic Chemistry (INOR)
2016 - Division of Inorganic Chemistry (INOR)
2015 - Division of Organic Chemistry
Outstanding Local Section Career Program Award Winners
2017 - All Sizes - Colorado Local Section
2016 - All Sizes - Detroit Local Section
2015 - All Sizes - St. Louis Local Section
2014 - Small to Medium Large Size - Louisiana Local Section
2014 - Large to Very Large Size - Chemical Society of Washington Local Section
2013 - Small to Medium Large Size - Detroit Local Section
2013 - Large to Very Large Size - North Jersey Local Section