The American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Société Chimique de France (SCF) signed a three year collaborative agreement on December 1, 2016. The alliance agreement recognize the importance of cooperation between the French and U.S. chemical communities in scientific, educational, and public outreach projects. The agreement will be characterized by the shared commitment to cooperation in service to chemical scientists, engineers, students, educators and professionals in France and the United States.
Elements of the ACS/SCF partnership include:
- Cooperation and development of joint virtual and/or physical outreach activities and programming, furthering the popularization of Chemistry and the role that Chemistry plays in people’s daily lives in France and in the United States.
- Organization and delivery of joint activities with a focus on energy, sustainable chemistry, environment, industrial chemistry and materials, with particular attention to transatlantic innovation and/or cooperative efforts addressing global challenges.
- Collaboration on professional development and soft-skill training for young chemistry professionals in areas related to innovation and leadership.
- Mutual promotion of events, programs, products and services relevant to ACS and SCF members, maintaining links to each other’s websites and leveraging other communication channels available to both organizations when appropriate.
- Collaboration on the development of a bi-national lectureship program to promote chemical sciences as well as the scientific collaboration between USA and France, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Société Chimique de France (French Chemical Society, SCF) agree to establish a “France-America Chemistry Lectureship Award.”
About the SCF
The French Chemical Society (SCF) is the leading organization representing chemists, chemical engineers and the chemistry enterprise in France. With over 5,000 members, SCF serves as a leading voice on key science and policy issues based on expert scientific knowledge. SCF is a leader in the European chemistry community and a member of EuCheMS.