Congratulations to the Duquesne University Chapter of the American Chemical Society! 2017-2018 Outstanding Chapter Award and 2017-2018 Green Chemistry Award. Presented at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, March, 2018.

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American Chemical Society Student Members


Congratulations to Our Award-Winning ACS Student Members Organization!

Outstanding Student Chapter ACS Award for SEVEN Years in a Row!

Green Chemistry Chapter ACS Award for the FOURTH Year in a Row!


Duquesne ACSOur Student Member ACS chapter is an academic, social, and service organization open to all science majors who strive to attain academic and professional success at Duquesne. Our mission is to create professional and networking opportunities that engage our undergraduate students, to serve as the centralized core of learning and activities in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and to make chemistry more accessible to the students and public. 

ACS studentsFor the 2018-2019 year, the organization is operated by an executive board made up of 14 undergraduates. Membership has grown from 12 students in 2008 to more than 100 as of 2018! Our student chapter has received national recognition from the national ACS office since 1998 and the highest "Outstanding" award 20 times!

The student member ACS chapter at Duquesne organizes various activities on campus, such as the annual Speak Simply competition, Mole Day Celebration, and the intercollegiate Spring ACS Regional Symposium for students.  The organization also sponsors chemistry and biochemistry majors to attend the ACS National Meeting to present undergraduate research. Duquesne ACS student chapter has established an extensive and expanding presence off campus, participating in events at the Carnegie Science Center and elsewhere in the Pittsburgh area. Our organization fosters an environment where members can develop and enrich their leadership and communication skills, while serving the surrounding community. 

Our Mission

  • Promote undergraduate research and professional development for Duquesne students.
  • Advocate for chemistry and foster curiosity for K-12 students in the Pittsburgh region.
  • Create networking experiences and instill broader impacts for academic and industrial chemistry.

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