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American Chemical Society - Student Affiliates   

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 their experience in the chemistry field.

We also put on social events, such as student socials and student faculty mixers, which let students and professors mingle in fun, relaxed environments

ACS-SA also organizes tours to various chemistry related places, such as campus research labs and industry labs, and provides resources to help students grow as chemists.

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-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

- and more!

A full list can be found via the membership application form. We look forward to having you with us this year !

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!


Upcoming Events

Faculty Research Talk with Dr. Jonathan Slade

If you are interested in the research that is going on at UCSD, the ACS-SA faculty research talk is a great way to learn more about it. For this week's GBM, Dr. Jonathan Slade will be presenting his research on Heterogeneous chemistry in the atmosphere and the impacts on aerosol chemical lifetimes, hygroscopicity, and the role of the physical state.