With more than 157,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers, and related professionals around the globe.
The Society publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy, and career programs in chemistry. ACS also gives more than $22 million every year in grants for basic research in petroleum and related fields. ACS plays a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in our lives. This includes identifying new solutions, improving public
health, protecting the environment, and contributing to the economy.