American Chemical Society -Texas A&M University- Kingsville

American Chemical Society - National

Chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1876, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world's largest scientific society, with well over 150,000 members. ACS advances knowledge and research through scholarly publishing, scientific conferences, informational resources for education and business, and professional development efforts. ACS also plays a leadership role in educating and communicating with public audiences - citizens, student, public leaders, etc - about the important role that chemistry plays in identifying new solutions, improving public health, protecting the environment, and contributing to the economy.

The American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapter is a pre-professional organization for those with an interest in chemistry. Many members of the TAMUK chapter are Chemistry, Biology, and Chemical Engineering majors, but our group has also included Business, Art, Electrical Engineering and Agriculture majors. Our organization is for anyone who loves chemistry, likes to help the community, and of course, loves to have FUN!!!

The main objectives for the ACS Student Affiliates are to:

* Raise public awareness of the field of chemistry through numerous community projects;
* Provide instruction and support for students through companionship;
* Encourage and increase student membership by hosting various functions and promoting our society;
* Involve students in business meetings and situations to interact with professionals;
* Attend scientific meetings to learn about this developing science; and
* Take advantage of career development services provided through the society and the school institution.