International Student Chapter Reports

Student chapter reports give you an opportunity to inform ACS about chapter activities. These reports are viewed by faculty advisors from around the world, who provide you with feedback on how to further develop your chapter in the coming year. To remain active, your chapter must submit a report at least once every three years. Reports are due in May of each year.

All of the questions that you must answer on the report are included below. Please plan out your answers, before starting the report.

Important Notes

  • To remain active, your chapter must submit a report at least once every three years.
  • Please submit only one report per student chapter.
  • If a particular question does not apply to your student chapter, please note that in your response and proceed to the next question.
  • ACS is using a separate system to collect reports from international student chapters than the system for US student chapter reports. International student chapter reports must be submitted using the button below.

Student Chapter Information

  • Chapter
  • Country
  • Faculty Advisor information
  • Co-Advisor information (if any)
  • Chapter email/website/social media, if applicable
  • Number of students in chapter
  • ACS student members - number of members and information

Self Assessment

What were your student chapter's two major goals for the 2020-2021 year? How did your chapter work to accomplish these goals?

Additionally, describe an event or tradition that you believe is unique to your student chapter. 

Based on your assessment of this year's objectives, what are the chapter objectives for next year? What do you plan to do differently?

Science Outreach and Community Interaction

How many Science Outreach and Community Interaction events did you hold this year?
 
Does your student chapter work with the local and/or university community? If so, please describe your greatest accomplishments in this area this year.
  • What groups did you interact with? What groups do you think you could interact with in the future? For example, local school groups, younger university students in the chemical sciences, parents, etc.
  • Did you incorporate science celebrations or holidays into these activities, such as Mole Day, Chemists Celebrate Earth Week, National Chemistry Week, and/or the Chemistry Festival? If so, how?

How did you evaluate chemical safety needs related to your activities? What steps did you take to promote chemical safety during your events for participants, observers, and organizers?

Professional Development

How many Professional Development events did you hold this year?

What was your most successful professional development event this year? What made it successful? (Professional development activities include attending scientific meetings, hosting speakers, going on field trips or tours, etc.) In your answer, you may consider the following factors:

  • promotion
  • planning
  • budgeting
  • challenges overcome

Student Chapter Development

How many events did you hold this year that were not reported in previous sections?

How did your student chapter activities impact member recruitment and retention for your chapter? Which efforts were most successful, and why?

How does your chapter plan activities?

  • Do you hold planning or business meetings?
  • How do you communicate with your chapter members?
  • What role does your faculty advisor play?
  • What event planning challenges have you faced, and how did you overcome them?

Budget

Upload your chapter's budget for the 2020-2021 year. If possible, please use the ACS student chapter budget template

How does your chapter plan for costs associated with your activities?

  • What is your most effective way of getting funding, and why?
  • How does raising funds and managing the chapter budget help chapter members develop professional experience (sales skills, grant writing, etc.)?
  • Did your chapter have enough money to accomplish its goals this year?

Green Chemistry

Has your student chapter conducted green chemistry activities? Please provide a detailed summary of each, including a two to three sentence explanation of why you think each activity qualifies as green chemistry.

COVID-19 and Beyond

How has the pandemic strengthened your chapter? What practices/events did you develop that you plan on keeping?

Photos

Submit photos of your chapter and events, if available. You can upload a .zip file containing multiple files, or provide a link to photos stored online. 

ACS International Student Chapter Awards

The Society Committee on Education (SOCED) has approved a pilot recognition program to formally acknowledge international student chapters’ success and further promote global student engagement. SOCED will select ACS International Student Chapters to receive special recognition on the basis of your programs and activities as described in your student chapter report. As you write your chapter report, please keep these goals in mind, as these are part of the criteria reviewers will use as they consider each chapter report.

Your student chapter will also have the opportunity to self-nominate for a Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award. ACS Student Chapters may be recognized as a green chemistry chapter by engaging in at least three green chemistry activities during the year. Learn more about the award and eligible activities.

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