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Technical Divisions

Pursue Your Passion!

ACS's 32 Technical Divisions allow you to collaborate with other chemists in your area of specialization, keep up-to-date with new developments and stay connected to your community.  In many cases, membership in a division gives you access to division-only content as well as opportunities to volunteer and lead. Take a sneak peek and learn about our divisions by watching the video to the right.    


New! An Easier Way to Join

Becoming a member of a Division is now easier than ever.  If you do not already belong to or would like to add another Division, a new online application is here to serve your needs.

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Networking Opportunities

Technical Divisions are an ideal place for scientists and professionals to engage and collaborate with colleagues and share knowledge with the scientific community.

Meetings and Technical Programming

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Take a look at how our ACS Technical Divisions advance chemistry.

If you are a  first-time member of ACS, you are eligible to join up to three Technical Divisions and receive a free one-year membership into each one.*

ACS National Meetings

Most ACS divisions meet in conjunction with the Society's semiannual national meetings. The divisions provide the technical programming and scientific content of the national meetings, including symposia and general sessions, as well as workshops, tutorials, and demonstrations.

Prior to each national meeting, many divisions send their members abstracts or preprints of papers to be presented during their portion of the meeting program. This gives you an extra professional edge in identifying the technical sessions and symposia that are most important to your work.

Beyond ACS National Meetings

Divisions may also meet apart from the national meetings - either independently or with other national and international groups in their field. The resulting divisional meetings, national conferences, and international congresses provide additional forums for in-depth exploration of the current issues in your area of specialization. Some divisions also organize topical symposia at ACS regional meetings.

Are you already an engaged member of a division and looking for resources?  See our Resource Center.

*Some restrictions apply. Visit Technical Division Prices to learn more.