ACS/CCS Collaboration Alliance
Elements of the current ACS/CCS partnership include:
- Explore joint activities, benefits or discounts for individual members of both organizations to encourage participation and engagement in both societies;
- Explore technical and non-technical programming to be jointly developed between ACS and CCS to provide programming in China and the US;
- Develop a joint conference or workshop on lab safety for the creation of a sustainable model that could include examinations and certification
- Institute joint awards on innovation and/or China-US collaboration. The focus should be on industry and academia
- Partner on outreach activities: Co-organize programs such as Chemistry Festival and other programming, to be scheduled in China around already scheduled events in China
- Organize and deliver joint activities with a focus on young chemists, sustainable development and/or addressing Global Challenges, particularly those associated with sustainability, e.g., energy, water, and food;
- Coordinate efforts to support and continue the Chemical Sciences and Society Symposia (CS3);
- Collaborate on professional development and soft-skill training for chemical practitioners, in areas related to innovation and leadership, as well as training of journal editors;
- Mutually promote events, programs, products and services relevant to ACS and CCS memberships, maintaining links to each other’s websites and leveraging other communication channels available to both Societies when appropriate;
- Invite senior leaders of ACS and CCS to attend and participate in our respective national meetings and congresses where cooperative activities will be evaluated and refined.
Past accomplishments include:
- US/ China Symposium
- 3 US/Chinese Early Career Chemists Workshops were conducted that were dedicated to global challenges, particularly those associated with sustainability (e.g., energy, water, and food)
- Published a joint comment in Chemical & Engineering News ACS on Campus gatherings in collaboration with CCS.
- ACS/CCS joint Chemistry Festival for students
- ACS is working with CCS and three other sister societies (Germany, Japan, and the U.K.) in the Chemical Sciences and Society Symposia (CS3) series. The pilot occurred in July 2009 in Germany with the theme “Sunlight to Power the World.” The 2010 meeting took place in the UK with the theme of “Sustainable Materials”; the 2011 meeting took place in China with the theme of “Chemistry for a better Environment”; and the 2012 meeting took place in San Francisco, CA with the theme of “Sustainable Electronics”.
- ACS and the CCS are among the 7 sister societies that make up the organizing committee for the International Chemical Congress of the Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem). The next Pacifichem takes place in Honolulu Hawaii, December 15-20 2015. ACS sent delegation to the 2014 CCS National Congress in Beijing.
The Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) is a registered non-governmental body formed by Chinese chemists. It was founded in Nanjing (Nanking) on August 4, 1932. In 1959, the CCS merged with the Chinese Chemical Engineering Society to become the Chinese Chemical and Chemical Engineering Society, but was split again in 1963 into two separate organizations, the Chinese Chemical Society and the Chinese Chemical Engineering Society. The leading body of the CCS is the Board of Directors; Directors are elected by the General Conference for a term of 4 years. At present, there are more than 55,000 registered individual members in the CCS, some of whom are foreign members. Within CCS there are 58 group members, 7 Academic Committees, 15 Specialized Committees and 7 working Committees.
The ceremony between CCS and ACS to sign the memorandum of collaboration took place on June 20, 2010 during the 27th Chinese Chemical Society Congress.
The ceremony to renew the memorandum of collaboration took place on April 7, 2013 during the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.