Organization Meeting, February 4, 1898
Charter Granted, March 7, 1898
Incorporated, May 26, 1926
The mission of the Northeastern Section of the ACS is the advancement of chemistry and chemical engineering, the promotion of research, the improvement of the qualifications of members through high standards of educational and professional ethics, the increase and diffusion of chemical knowledge, and the promotion of scientific interests and inquiry.
- We’re recognized as a leading organization for the advancement of chemistry at all educational levels and in industry for the Massachusetts Bay area and New Hampshire.
- We empower our members to advance chemistry, elevate their career potential, expand their networks, inspire future generations, collaborate globally and build communities that provide scientific solutions.
- We provide broader networks that facilitate connections and open doors in a way no other professional
organization can match!
How We Support, Advance & Empower
The Northeastern Section of the ACS provides 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.
NESACS comprises the entire state of New Hampshire and the following counties of Massachusetts: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk. In the map below, this is the area shown in blue.
ACS District 1
NESACS is located within District 1. The Northeast Region of the ACS mostly coincides with District 1, with the exception of the New York and Erie sections. Events within the region include the annual NERM conferences (the “Northeast Regional Meetings”). These are coordinated and overseen at the regional level by members of the regional board, as well as representatives from all of the local sections.
For more information on local sections, visit the ACS Local Sections portal.
About the ACS
As a non-profit scientific organization with more than 140 years’ experience, the American Chemical Society is a champion for chemistry, its practitioners and the global community of members.
Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the ACS is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 155,000 members in 150 countries. Its mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Our vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.