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The American Chemical Society believes that to remain the premier chemical organization that promotes innovation and advances the chemical sciences requires the empowerment of a diverse and inclusive community of highly skilled chemical professionals regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, educational background, and other factors. Chemical scientists rely on the American Chemical Society to promote inclusion and diversity in the discipline.
Our Diverse Communities
Take a closer look at the array of opportunities ACS offers to represent diversity and inclusion in the sciences. Let's work together!
The ACS collects and distributes data about racial, ethnic and gender disparities and works tirelessly to implement effective programs and initiatives to close these gaps in the classroom and in the chemistry-related workforce.
Race/Ethnicity of Domestic ACS Members:
Degrees Earned in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering by Gender: 2012
True diversity and inclusion happens through action. ACS and its members prove their committment through a variety of initiatives that include educational programs, awards, and other activities.
A summer research program that opens new doors for economically disadvantaged high school students wishing to experience what it’s like to be a chemist.
ACS Partner Organizations are groups that collaborate with ACS in our mission to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the chemical enterprise. This is done through mutual promotion, high visibility at national conferences, and joint projects.