Celebrating 125 Years of the NC-ACS!

Welcome to the North Carolina Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

We are a scientific society dedicated to supporting scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. Our section was founded in 1896 and is the oldest section in the South. Our founding fathers recognized the importance of being a resource to our community, supporting the advancement of chemistry and the importance of involvement at the local level. Our membership is diverse with an opportunity to connect no matter where you are in your career.


  • Call for Grant Applications

    • Deadline for application - March 15, 2021

    • Grant covers participation in the virtual DCHAS workshop, Writing Safety Statements in Publications

    • offered in response to the new ACS requirement that all authors include a statement of safety concerns in manuscripts submitted to ACS journals per the 2020 edition of the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication, section 1.3 Communicating Safety Information

    • Workshop will be held online on Thursday April 1st, 1 pm EDT

    • Send Grant Applications for Workshop to mbkoza2@gmail.com

    • Awardees will be notified by March 17th, 2021

Calls for Volunteers

  • Chemistry Olympiad: On behalf of the North Carolina ACS Local Section, I would like to invite your students to participate in the 2021 US National Chemistry Olympiad. This program is a multi-tiered competition that promotes excellence in high school chemistry. All students who participate in the national exam will be recognized and presented with a certificate from ACS Headquarters. Based on the top scores, approximately 150 students receive recognition for outstanding performance at the national level. Twenty of the top scoring students on the national exam will attend a two-week study camp. Based on a combination of objective and subjective evaluations, four students will represent the United States at the 53rd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). A student from your local section could make the team!

    • This year the local exam will be held virtually on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM ET. The students will need to fill out a Google form registration in order to participate (details below).

    • The event will need help from the local section and teachers for proctoring that day, so if you can volunteer please fill out this USNCO NC Local Chapter Volunteer Proctor Form.

    • Students interested in participating in the 2021 US National Chemistry Olympiad local exam virtually, which takes place on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM ET, should register their intent by January 31, 2021 by filling out the 2021 NC Local Exam Registration Form.

  • The following committees are looking for additional local members:

    • Younger Chemist Committee (YCC)

    • Womens Chemist Committee (WCC)

    • Senior Chemists (SCC)