What is ACS Program-in-a-Box?
ACS Program-in-a-Box™ is a simple and cost-effective way to engage your student chapter or local section members. Subject matter experts provide stimulating science discussions matched with activities that demonstrate how chemistry is applied in everyday life. Hosting an event is easy because it’s all in the box!
- ACS provides the content & speakers.
- ACS provides the promotional materials.
- ACS provides the activities and raffle prizes.
- You acquire the space, gather the audience, and enjoy the program!
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate but physical boxes will only be sent to ACS Local Sections, Technical Divisions, and Student Chapters.
Not an ACS Local Section, Technical Division, or Student Chapter? That’s okay! We want chemists to join the party and connect with each other. We’ll send you a “digital box” to download handouts included in the physical box for you to print and share with your attendees. We can also help you use ACS Program-in-a-Box™ to start your Student Chapter, or get your Local Section or Student Chapter back into an active status, so next time you’ll see an ACS Program-in-a-Box™ on your doorstep!"
Where to Start
“It’s a great event for us, and a fantastic way to help our members feel connected to their university community and to ACS as a whole…The fact that the entire event is essentially sent to us, pre-made, in a box makes the event very low maintenance. Because of this, we are able to focus more locally on promotion, acquiring food, and reserving space. This is where the focus is most important and the box concept frees us up to be able to do this.”
- R. Riley Hatch, The University of Houston