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What is UCSD ACS-SA?

UCSD ACS-SA is a pre-professional student organization at UC San Diego. The club provides its members with not only great speakers and free food, but also opportunities to just relax and meet your fellow chemistry students. Many of our events provide students with the chance to network with UCSD faculty or industry representatives. UCSD ACS-SA is essentially an all-in-one resource for UCSD chemistry students. 

You do not need to be an UCSD ACS-SA member to come to our events. We encourage anyone interested in the field of chemistry to come and participate in UCSD ACS-SA events.


UCSD ACS-SA features weekly meetings typically with a faculty member or industry speaker who shares their experience in a particular field of chemistry.


UCSD ACS-SA puts on social events, such as student socials and student faculty mixers, which allow students and professors to mingle in a fun, relaxed environment.


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


Subscribe to the ACS-SA Newsletter


Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to gain access to detailed updates. It’s a great way to learn about our events that took place during the month and hear about the latest news within the chemistry community!

Research Application Guide

Click the link below to view a written guide to research applications by Vicky Chen, our Chair of Social Inclusion, who has experience in many of these programs! This guide has detailed explanations on different types of research programs and the best ways to get involved! 

Internship Program

The ACS-SA internship program application for the 2023 year is now open! The application is due on Jan. 20th, 2023, and the program will run from Jan. 30th – Apr. 7th 2023. Interns will shadow officers and will have the opportunity to participate in many of the activities and behind-the-scenes planning that the ACS-SA board does!

Upcoming Events

Green Chemistry Bingo

Week 2: Monday – Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Located: 64 Degree Fireplace, then NSB auditorium after

Looking to enjoy some bingo with peers? Want to enhance your knowledge about Green Chemistry? Come to ACS-SA’s Green Chemistry Bingo night, where free food will be provided and you will be able to socialize with friends!

For more info, please refer to our ACS-SA Facebook Page

Guest Speaker: Judy Kim

Week 3: Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Located: NSB Auditorium

What better way to recognize AAPI Experiences in Chemistry as Lunar New Year passes! Dr. Judy Kim, from our very own Chemistry Department, will be speaking on AAPI Experiences in Chemistry! Food will be provided before the talk!

For more info, please refer to our ACS-SA Facebook Page