About Us

What is ACS-SA?

ACS-SA is a pre-professional student organization at UC San Diego. ACS-SA provides its members with not just great speakers and free food, but also opportunities to just relax and meet your fellow chemistry students and faculty or network with industry representatives. UCSD ACS-SA is essentially an all-in-one resource for UCSD chemistry students. It provides a multitude of both social and academic events geared towards chemistry students. ACS-SA features weekly meetings typically with a faculty or industry speaker who shares his/her experience in the chemistry field. We also put on social events, such as movie nights or our quarterly student/faculty mixer, which lets students and professors mingle in a fun, relaxed enviornment. ACS-SA also organizes tours to various chemistry related places, such as the NMR Bubble, and provides resources to help students ace their classes or to find a job. You do not need to be in ACS to come to our events. We encourage anyone interested in the field of chemistry to join and participate in ACS-SA events.

ACS Membership

Get a head start in becoming a professional by joining the National American Chemical Society! Being a national ACS member will provide you with a large network and community for chemists as well as discounts on national and regional ACS conferences. Membership also offers access to numerous scientific resources and qualifies you for grants and scholarships. Join here or ask an officer for a referral!

ACS-SA Membership

Become a part of the UCSD ACS-SA community! By joining you'll get exclusive access to member-only benefits including:
- A UCSD ACS-SA t-shirt
- Reserved spots on our lab tours
- Rides to off-campus events
- Subsidized costs for social
- By appointment office hours with ACS-SA officers
- and more!
A full list can be found via the membership application form. We look forward to having you with us this year

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Susanna Lee
Ernesto Garibay
Vice President
Jerika Chiong
Vice President Internal
Bryant Lim
Vice President External
Andrew Tao
Orlando Perrera
Social Chair
Riddhi Ananth
Tommy Ly

Upcoming Events

Study Jam

Midterms week doesn't have to be all bad. Come out and enjoy some food, de-stress, and get some studying in at our study jam!

ACS-SA Symposium

The annual ACSSA-sponsored Undergraduate Research Symposium in Chemistry and Biochemistry is the key platform for undergraduate researchers in the chemical sciences to present their work to our academic community at UC San Diego. We encourage ALL students – regardless of year or study or stage of research - to take advantage of this opportunity to practice scholarly communication, to receive feedback from faculty and peers, and to make new professional connections.

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