How It Works

ACS on Campus makes it easy to bring the entire ACS to you.

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"The programme is highly educative and it brushes away my fear of sending my articles to scholarly journals."

Mohammed Falalu Hamza, Graduate Student
University of KwaZulu-Natal

How it Works

What is ACS on Campus?

ACS on Campus is a free outreach program dedicated to helping students, post-docs, and faculty members advance in their careers. The program brings leaders in chemistry, publishing, research, science communication and career development to university campuses to present seminars and workshops focused on how to:

  • Publish in top journals
  • Find a job
  • Effectively use research tools like SciFinder® and ACS ChemWorx
  • Communicate your science
  • Write grant proposals
  • Build industry partnerships
  • Prepare for a changing employment landscape

How does the program work?

Based on the goals of the host campus, ACS assists with the planning and execution of a 1-2 day event that offers modules designed by:

  • ACS Careers
  • ACS Publications
  • Chemical Abstracts Service® (CAS)
  • Education Division of the ACS
  • ACS Office of Public Affairs
  • ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF)
  • Office of International Activities

Course Modules

A typical agenda for ACS on Campus will include modules from three core content areas: Career Development & Planning, The Publishing Process, and Research Resources in addition to the other areas listed on our website. Please note that some modules are subject to speaker availability.

ACS will work with campuses to develop an event agenda that addresses the needs and goals of the campus. The format and content can be tailored for each event. Learn more about our modules.

ACS works with the host campus to:

  • Design a 1-2 day event with an agenda based on a variety of modules from content areas listed on our website
  • Locate and secure a venue on campus
  • Promote the event throughout campus and to the surrounding community
  • Identify speakers and invite attendees from across the pure and applied sciences
  • Assist with the creation of promotional materials and logistics of the day’s events including catering and audiovisual needs
  • Coordinate a Science Café networking event the evening before with the participation of ACS local section members

Who should attend?

While open to the public, the current menu of modules features content appropriate for:

  • Graduate students
  • Post-doctoral researchers
  • Undergraduates who plan on attending PhD granting institutions for graduate school
  • Faculty members
  • Non-faculty researchers
  • ACS members

Sign Up For An Event

From writing a grant proposal to finding a job in industry or education, our on campus events bring together speakers and presentations that prepare you for professional success.