Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The American Chemical Society

Issued 1951, 75 year Jubilee

The American Chemical Society has been with us over 125 years, being established in 1876. Thirty-five chemists met for the inauguration.  Today the organization boasts 163,000 member.  They are "committed to 'Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.'"
Their Mission statement is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.”Their primary way of dong this is through publications and journals.  Their first journal, "Journal of the American Chemical Society," started publications in 1879.  They now have 39 different journals.
Another activity of the Society is to administer grants through several trust fund.
The society received a federal charter in 1937 when Franklin Roosevelt was president.

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