ACS Education & Professional Development Activities

In Conjunction With the ACS Spring 2021 Meeting

Whether you are honing your communication skills by presenting your research, learning the latest in cutting-edge science or taking part in one of many networking opportunities, ACS meetings provide a unique opportunity to learn and grow in your career.

ACS Education is offering the following virtual activities in conjunction with the ACS Spring 2021 Meeting


Featured Activities for Undergraduates, Graduate Students & Postdocs

Date: Time (PDT): Name: Description:
April 8 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Networking Reception Join us on Gathertown, an interactive, video chat platform. ACS Spring 2021 meeting registration is not required to attend.
April 8 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Behind the Scenes: Graduate School Edition Wondering what you can expect during your journey through graduate school? From classes to research to thesis, get the inside scoop on graduate life in this interactive workshop.
April 10 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ACS Undergraduate Research Poster Session See research from undergraduates and get ideas for your next project.
April 16 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM ACS Student Chapter Awards Ceremony Celebrate the accomplishments of ACS Student Chapters around the world at our virtual ceremony and afterparty.
April 19 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ChemIDP Workshop: Planning for Your Career
Learn how to use ChemIDP, an Individual Development Plan tool designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the chemical sciences.

Professional Development Training


ACS Leadership Development System®

April 19 - 22. Grow your leadership skills with online courses on Fostering Innovation, Leading Change, Leading Without Authority, and Developing Communication Strategies.

ACS Career Pathways™ Workshops

April 19 - 24. Fourteen online workshops expertly designed to provide career guidance for up-and-coming and professional chemical scientists. 

Virtual ACS Kids Zone - Earth Day 2021

Thursday, April 22
10:00 - 11:00 AM (PDT)

Join chemists across the world for a virtual Kids Zone event in celebration of Earth Day 2021 and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. Conduct hands-on activities with popular STEM advocates around the educational theme, "Reducing Our Footprint with Macromolecular Chemistry."  Pre-registration is required.

All student events are sponsored or cosponsored by the Society Committee on Education Undergraduate Programs Advisory Board. Individual event sponsors include the ACS Committee on Minority Affairs and ACS Division of Chemical Education. Cosponsors include the ACS Divisions of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry Education, Computational Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Polymer Chemistry.