What are ACS Technical Divisions?

There are 32 ACS Technical Divisions, each focusing on a specific field of the chemical endeavor. Division membership is a unique vehicle for making the ACS your society and for tailoring programs and activities to meet your particular professional concerns.

Meetings and Technical Programming

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 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.

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