Welcome to the North Carolina Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

We are a scientific society dedicated to supporting scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. Our section was founded in 1896 and is the oldest section in the South. Our founding fathers recognized the importance of being a resource to our community, supporting the advancement of chemistry and the importance of involvement at the local level. Our membership is diverse with an opportunity to connect no matter where you are in your career.

Local Section Meeting - Nov 17, 2022

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Alfonso Elder Student Center

North Carolina Central University

511 Nelson St.

Durham NC 27707

Registration: EventBrite Link

Distinguished Speaker: Stephen L. Craig, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Duke University

Topic: “Stretching the Limits of Chemical Reactivity: From Trapped Transition States to Stronger Materials and Soft Devices.”

Hybrid poster session - (virtual & in person) poster session for members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate, undergraduate, and high school students.

Deadline for poster title submission: October 15th, 2022. Please email your full titles to lpal@ncsu.edu. The specific instructions for the hybrid poster sessions will be sent to all participants upon receipt of your title.

Call for Poster Judge Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to serve as judges for awarding prizes for the posters. Please email me at lpal@ncsu.edu volunteer for this important role.

Outstanding Local Section YCC for 2021

Congratulations to our amazing Younger Chemists Committee, chaired by, Allison Smith!

Save the date for


Oct 25-28

What better place to celebrate the creativity of Chemistry than with the North Carolina ACS!

For more information or to volunteer, email sermacs2023info@gmail.com

125th Anniversary T-shirts Available

Celebrate 125 years of the NC ACS with a free t-shirt.

Make your request by filling out this online t-shirt order form.

Calls for Volunteers

  • The following committees are looking for additional local members:

    • Younger Chemist Committee (YCC)

    • Womens Chemist Committee (WCC)

    • Senior Chemists (SCC)