Committee on Public Relations and Communications
What We Do
Develop and provide resources to catalyze the communication of chemistry to the public by ACS members and communities
A global community that understands and appreciates the life improving impact of chemistry
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC) develops and provides resources to catalyze the communication of chemistry to the public by ACS members and communities. Through science communication-related awards, programming, customized PR makeovers (PDF), and other activities CPRC strives to:
- Collaborate/partner with ACS local sections, divisions, committees and other units to increase the effectiveness of their public relations efforts.
- Share and celebrate successful practices in public relations and communications to serve as models and resources.
- Deploy effective resources to empower members to engage the public.
Who We Are
CPRC is an ACS committee with 28 members and associate members from academia, government and industry as well as liaisons who are dedicated to facilitating our work across ACS units. We share a commitment to promoting and supporting effective science communication and to increasing public appreciation for the life-improving impact of chemistry.
If you would like to be considered as a CPRC member, please contact us.
- PR Makeovers (PDF): If your local section or division needs a public relations facelift, a PR makeover can help! Contact CPRCMakeovers@gmail.com to request a consultation. Deadlines for inquiries are May 1 and November 1 each year.
- Sharing the value of chemistry through public outreach
- Celebrating 25 years of the Helen M. Free award
- Speaking for Science PR Guidebook (PDF)
Help inspire excellent science communication by nominating outstanding candidates for these awards: