About Us

In 1914 the American Chemical Society granted a charter to the South Carolina Section that encompassed the entire state of South Carolina. With the advent of World War I (1914 – 1917), the Section became inactive in 1915 and remained so until 1927. Initially, one of the principal missions of the Section was to promote chemical research within the state of South Carolina and to communicate the results of the research. Meetings, at which one or two papers were presented, were held sporadically at different locations when there was something “new” to report. Eventually, the lack of efficient transportation and the great distances between cities militated against very regular meetings. As a consequence, the American Chemical Society agreed to divide South Carolina into four distinct Sections: Carolina Piedmont (Charlotte), Savannah River (Aiken), South Carolina (Columbia) and Western Carolinas (Asheville).

The South Carolina Section is composed of approximately 700 American Chemical Society members residing in the following counties:

Allendale                   Bamberg          Beaufort              Berkeley    

Calhoun                    Charleston       Chester               Chesterfield 

Clarendon                  Dorchester       Fairfield             Florence

Georgetown                Hampton          Horry              Jasper

Kershaw                     Lancaster         Lee                 Lexington 

Marion                        Marlboro           Orangeburg     Richland

Sumter                       Williamsburg

From that time forward your South Carolina Section has established a distinguished past and present.  In addition to providing an important venue for the exchange of research findings among academia and industry, your Section has a long and outstanding record of chemistry-related programs that include K-12 students, teachers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and academic and industrial scientists.

We are governed by the national constitution and by-laws as well our own bylaws.  The section is led by an Executive Committee whose membership may be found under the "Officers" tab. 

Archived newsletters may be found by clicking here.

Each year the section submits an annual report to the national office of ACS.

About the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.