Volume 87 Issue 24 | p. 35 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: June 15, 2009

Welcoming New Members To The American Chemical Society

By D. Richard Cobb, Chair, Membership Affairs Committee; Bryan Balazs, Chair, Society Committee on Education
Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS Membership

With a resounding vote last fall, ACS members approved changes in the bylaws pertaining to membership categories, striking a new balance between maintaining the admission standards that define us as a professional society and the desire to set the stage for a more inclusive and sustainable society. These bylaw changes focus on the qualifications for undergraduate students, teachers, and chemical professionals to become ACS members.

Since then, many governance bodies within

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