ACS Senior Chemists
The ACS Committee on Senior Chemists encourages engagement and collaboration across the Society with ACS groups and within the community. The Committee's objectives are to:
- Improve communication among senior chemists
- Increase the number of senior chemists’ groups and the level of their engagement within local sections
- Encourage the involvement of senior chemists in programs focused on K-12 education, undergraduate networking, and mentoring
Learn more about the ACS Committee on Senior Chemists.
Local Section Senior Chemists Committees
Senior Chemists Committees can be created in any ACS Local Section with a focus on creating opportunities, representing the needs of, and offering programming and services for senior chemists in a particular geographical area. In addition, senior chemists are in a unique position to share a lifetime of experiences with students, young chemists, and the public.
Benefits of Participating
Socialize With Peers
Stay Active After Retirement
Advocate for Chemistry Through Community Outreach
The ACS Senior Chemists Committee 2021 Mini-Grant Program for Local Sections
The Senior Chemists Committee program is offering a limited number of grants to sections that wish to sponsor an event or activity (this includes virtual events) that will increase the engagement of senior members and encourage innovative activities that will benefit the local community, schools, or legislative government.
A limited number of grants (up to $500) are available to local sections that wish to host an event/activity that meets the above criteria.
Local sections must submit a grant application by May 31, 2021. Grant funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis with the review of the SCC Awards Subcommittee.
As per ACS policy, a summary report must be submitted within 30 days of the conclusion of the event or activity.
If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply and help senior chemists stay connected!
You can make a difference!
There are many ways to get involved through your local section or local community. Share a lifetime of experiences and help the next generation of chemists.
How to embrace the new norm and what that may look like
COVID has introduced new ways of living and working, and many of those changes will remain in the “New Norm.” Are you ready for the post-COVID world?
Watch as ACS CEO Tom Connelly and ACS Director of Meeting Operations Robin Preston, as well as Frankie Wood-Black, Instructor of Northern Oklahoma College and Principle of Sophic Pursuits, Inc. provide insight on what ACS and society at large will look like as we move forward during these uncertain times in this webinar recording. Discover how COVID-19 will change and perhaps improve the ways we communicate, learn, and meet beyond the end of the pandemic.
Let's stay connected.
SCC Zoom Guides
Senior Chemists Committee members have enjoyed using Zoom to stay connected. These Zoom guides are designed for novices and avoid the use of computer jargon. The illustrations are screenshots taken when the guide was written and may change as Zoom is updated. Please send us a note at email@example.com with suggestions for additional guides that you think would be helpful.
- How to Zoom with the ACS Senior Chemists Committee (PDF)
- How to Host a Zoom Meeting (PDF)
- 10 Suggestions for Local Senior Chemists Zoom Meetings (PDF)
Senior Chemists on the Move
Join Senior Chemists on the Move, the senior chemists group on the ACS Network. Engage in conversations, ask questions and post announcements of upcoming events from your local sections.
Stay up to date on volunteer activities by senior chemists, such as working in schools, leading science events for the community, judging science fairs, mentoring, and more. Browse our newsletter archive.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACS Virtual Expo at the Fall 2020 National Meeting
The Senior Chemists Committee participated in the virtual exposition. Watch the video: