American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

Congratulations to Our Award-Winning ACS Student Members Organization

  • Nationally Recognized 'Outstanding Chapter' Award for 10 of the Past 11 Years
  • Nationally Recognized 'Green Chemistry Award' for Seven Consecutive Years
  • Duquesne University Recognized as the Top Student Organization Twice in the Past Three Years

Duquesne ACSOur ACS Student Affiliates 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. Our fantastic successes have been recognized in a variety of ways. The national ACS organization bestowed the highest possible national 'Outstanding Chapter Award'ACS Table this year and for 10 of the past 11 years. The national organization also continued to recognize out efforts for outreach and promoting green chemistry with the 'Green Chemistry Award' for the seventh consecutive year. So, the club has won the top two possible national awards from the American Chemical Society. Duquesne University also recognized the club with the Outstanding Student Organization for 2021-2022 and 2019-2020, meaning we were the top undergraduate student organization across campus twice in the past three years. For the 2021-2022 year, the organization is operated by an executive board made up of 14 undergraduates from a variety of science backgrounds. Membership has grown from 12 students in 2008 to more than 100 as of 2021!

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream with President Gormley

The student member ACS chapter at Duquesne organizes various activities on campus, such as the annual Speak Simply competition, Chemfest and National Chemistry Week, Mole Day Celebration, and the intercollegiate Spring ACS Regional Symposium for students. The organization also sponsors chemistry and biochemistry majors to attend the American Chemical Society 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 outreach elsewhere in the Pittsburgh area. Our organization fosters an environment where members can develop professionally, enrich their leadership and communication skills, build friendships, and all while serving the surrounding community.

Our Mission

  • Facilitate camaraderie, friendship and mentorship amongst members
  • 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

Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice CreamNational Chemistry Week Game with President Gormley