The Central Arkansas Local Section is devoted to the strategic plan of the American Chemical Society and we are fully committed to embracing this plan within the state of Arkansas. Our long-term goal is to become Arkansas's leading provider and deliverer of chemistry-related information. Our programming intends to facilitate the career development of chemical professionals, improve the public's recognition and appreciation of the contributions of chemistry, expand our services to all of our members and prospective members working in all facets of chemistry, and encourage the participation of students and young chemists in the activities of the 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.
Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry. - Linus Pauling
What the ACS Values
Passion for Chemistry and the Global Chemistry Enterprise
Focus on members
Professionalism, safety, and ethics
Diversity, inclusion, and respect
How the ACS Supports, Advances & Empowers
We provide information, education, career services, professional development and engagement programs to help our members and scientists thrive in an ever-changing global economy. We also support teaching and learning for students of all ages through grants and scholarships, and we encourage investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, research and innovation.