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About Us

The California Section of the American Chemical Society has about 4000 members in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join us! We are looking for fresh faces, and even familiar ones, to help with section activities.  Every Member is invited to our monthly Executive Committee Meeting (EXCOM), reservations needed only if you attend the dinner, no charge for attending meeting only. Call the Section office for information,  (510) 351-9922 and check calendar for time and place.

Each year our Section provides a report that summarizes  each of the  functions and activities  held by our Section for the proceeding year. You can view and download that report by clicking  here. California Local Section Report

The American Chemical Society, which is the professional organization for over 150,000 chemists, chemical engineers, and affiliated scientists:

  • promotes the public’s perceptions and understanding of chemistry and the chemical sciences thorough public outreach programs and public awareness campaigns
  • involves the Society’s members in improving the public’s perception of chemistry
  • assists federal and state governments with advice on scientific and technological issues involving the chemical sciences
  • enriches professionals in academia and private industry through development programs, peer interactions, and continuing educational courses
  • hosts national, regional and local section meetings for the exchanging of ideas, information and chemical research discoveries
  • provides career development assistance and employment opportunities for students and professionals in academia and private industry
  • fosters communication and understanding between members and the chemical industry, the government and the community to enhance the quality of scientific research, support economic progress, and insure public health and safety