Diversity Resources

ACS Resources

Chemical & Engineering News Articles

Diversity in Science (October 2008)

ACS Diversity Projects

In 2009, ACS partnered with Bayer to provide ACS member participation in the Bayer Facts of Science Education Survey. The survey was aimed at gathering participants’ experiences and opinions about women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM education and careers.

ACS participated in the fall 2009 Mini-Symposium of Women of Color in STEM by sponsoring the symposium reception and the participation of eight delegates, including a symposium speaker. This event aimed to share experiential knowledge and/or current evidence-based findings about women of color in STEM with the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering and the general STEM community; and to provide comments and suggestions about how the recruitment, retention, and understanding about the experiences of women of color may be improved through research, practice, policy, and evaluation.

Other Resources


American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
ABRCMS is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavior students, including mathematics, attracting approximately 2,800 individuals, including 1,500 undergraduate students, 300 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists and 1,000 faculty and administrators.

Association for Women in Science
The Association for Women in Science is dedicated to achieving equality and full participation for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists
COACh  has developed a series of workshops on a number of topics in the area of professional development, leadership training, institutional transformation, effecting change and recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty of top scholars.

Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
CWSEM is a standing committee of the National Research Council. Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine.

Hispanic, Engineering, Science, & Technology Week
HESTEC Week was organized by the University of Texas-Pan American in conjunction with the Office of Congressman RubÉn Hinojosa to address the critical shortage of scientists and engineers in the United States.

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
NOBCChE is committed to the discovery, transmittal, and application of knowledge in the fields of science and engineering. The mission of NOBCChE, therefore, is to build an eminent community of scientists and engineers by increasing the number of minorities in these fields.

National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership.

Diversity Reports

Diversity Articles

Diversity in Science (Inside Higher Ed, 2009)

More Women in Science (Science, 2005)

Funding/Award Opportunities