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. 

2023 Local Section Strategic Plan now posted

Our 3-goal plan for 2023 has been formulated thanks to an ACS-facilitated virtual strategic planning retreat.

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136th Local Section Meeting Highlights - Nov 17, 2022

IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast “Breaking Barriers in Science”

When: Feb 14, 2023, 9am-12pm

What: Hosted by the Women Chemists Committee and ACS NC Local Section, everyone is invited to participate. The location and program details will be confirmed in January.  

Details: The aim of the #GWB2023 is to celebrate the accomplishments of Women in Science and to inspire younger generations to pursue careers in science. Scientists of all genders and all disciplines from high schools, universities, companies, science societies, government and non-governmental organizations are invited to come together to share breakfast and some fun networking.

Held in conjunction with the U.N. Day of Women and Girls in Science, a central goal is to establish an active network of both women and men to overcome the barriers to gender equality in science. The Global Breakfast facilitates the formation of communities on a local, regional, and international scale to effectively share ideas and strategies for progress. For more information on the GWB, check out the website.

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Oct 25-28

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

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