Green Chemistry Summer School


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Key Dates:

January 24, 2020
Applications due by 11:59 p.m. (applicant's local time)

March 16, 2020
Application acceptance notification emails go out

July 7-14, 2020
Program takes place


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ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy

ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy

ACS summer school class of 2019
ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy Class of 2019.

COVID-19 Update

We are currently planning to hold this year’s program, but we are carefully monitoring the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation. 

We ask that you do not make any travel arrangements until we determine if the Summer School can be safely held in Colorado in July. Those who have been accepted will be notified of any changes via email.

We will make the decision in time to allow those who need to obtain a visa sufficient time to do so.  If the Summer School needs to be cancelled this year, attendees accepted for this year will automatically be accepted into the 2021 program. Please reply to emailed acceptance notifications by April 3, 2020.

Application & Program Information

July 7-14, 2020
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado

  • Applications for 2020 are now closed.
  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status no later than Monday, March 16, 2020.

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars explore scientific solutions to global sustainability challenges, including sustainable energy, at the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy.

This week-long residential program includes presentations by green chemistry and sustainable energy experts, poster sessions, collaborative projects, and discussions on the roles of science and technology in solving global sustainability challenges. 

The Summer School is open to those currently studying in the Americas. Most applicants are enrolled in or have completed advanced degree programs in chemistry or chemical engineering, but applicants from related disciplines are welcome to apply. 

Coach-class airfare, ground transportation, shared on-campus housing, meals, and all program costs are provided to participants. International attendees will be reimbursed for the cost of visas.


The Summer School is proudly sponsored by the ACSACS Petroleum Research Fund, and ACS Green Chemistry Institute

ACS GCI's Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

The 24th Annual GC&E Conference scheduled for June 16-18, 2020 in Seattle, Washington will now be held as a virtual event. Take your sustainable chemistry to the next level - don't miss this conference!