American Chemical Society Student Members


Congratulations to Our Award-Winning ACS Student Members Organization!

Nationally Recognized Outstanding Student Chapter Award for Nine Consecutive Years!

Nationally Recognized Green Chemistry Chapter Award for Five Consecutive Years!

Duquesne University Outstanding Student Organization for 2019-2020!

Duquesne University Student Leader of the Year Award for our President for 2019-2020!


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 2020-2021 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 2020! Our student chapter has received national recognition from the national ACS organization 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, 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.

ACS Table

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream with President Gormley


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.

Find Out More!

ACS Students Performing Undergraduate ResearchMaking Liquid Nitrogen Ice CreamNational Chemistry Week Game with President Gormley

Mole Day Whack a Mole GameACS National Symposium Students