ACS Education & Professional Development Activities

In Conjunction With the Fall 2020 Virtual 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 offered the following virtual activities in conjunction with the Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo.  


Activities for Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Date: Time (PT): Name: Description:
August 16 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Don't panic: Getting into graduate school
Learn the in's and out's of getting into graduate school in this interactive workshop.
August 16 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
On the same page: Writing killer resumes & more
Make sure your resumes, application essays, and other documents reflect who you are as a professional in this interactive workshop.
August 16 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Standing out & succeeding: Our experiences as diverse chemists
Join this panel discussion with award-winning chemists from diverse backgrounds as they share their challenges and successes navigating the field.
August 17 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graduate student and postdoctoral scholar virtual event Take a break from technical talks to make new friends, share stories, and discuss chemistry.
August 19 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Undergraduate research poster session
See research from undergraduates and get ideas for your next project. 

Professional Development Activities


ACS Leadership Development System®

August 18-21. Grow your leadership skills with online courses on Developing Communication Strategies, Leading Change, Fostering Innovation, and Leading Without Authority.

ACS Career Pathways™ Workshops

August 20-25. Eight online workshops, expertly designed to provide career guidance for up-and-coming and professional chemical scientists. 


Virtual ACS Kids Zone - A Presidential Outreach Event

Saturday, August 15
3:00 PM ET - English  |  4:00 PM ET - Spanish

Explore the wonders of chemistry in the online Kids Zone science event featuring Miss Camille Schrier - Miss America 2020 - and other distinguished guests.

Learn more

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.