About Us

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Our Vision

A community enriched by the chemistry enterprise.

Our Mission

Connecting and empowering our members, local scientists and students through innovative chemistry programs and outreach.

The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society serves Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne counties in upstate New York. There are about 700 members of the section, many of whom work for employers such as KodakXeroxBausch & Lomb, and the University of Rochester.  The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Test, Assembly, and Packaging (TAP) Facility is also located within the region of the Rochester Section. The Section is also the home of the prestigious Harrison Howe Award, presented to scientists with an outstanding record of accomplishment who hold great promise for further achievement. The Rochester Section is one of the most active ACS local sections, and sponsors a wide variety of professional, educational, and outreach activities for the benefit of its members and the general public.

About the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.