(670a) Chinese American Chemical Society: Overview and 40th Anniversary Celebration | AIChE

(670a) Chinese American Chemical Society: Overview and 40th Anniversary Celebration


Li, L., University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1981, the Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) is a non-profit professional society. We serve Chinese American students, practicing, and retired chemists, chemical engineers, as well as those working in related fields. Our mission is broad, providing opportunities for fellowship and recognition, support for leadership and career development, and networking for job and research opportunities.

With neither a national nor regional political affiliation, CACS also collaborates with ACS, AIChE, SAPA (Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association) and other Asian and Asian American professional societies to provide a collective voice for impact and advocacy on issues of common interest.

To celebrate CACS’ 40th anniversary, we have launched a series of exciting events in 2021 to supplement our distinguished keynote banquet series at national ACS and AIChE meetings. These include special symposia in both ACS and AIChE national meetings. A global leaders’ session will kick off an ACS Presidential Symposium on “Chemistry Resilience: Advanced Materials and Multidisciplinary Applications—Celebrating the 40th anniversary of CACS.” Three inaugural national CACS awards will also be presented. Two sessions in 2021AIChE Annual meeting, with prominent invited speakers, aims to bring together researchers to discuss the state-of-the-art research progress and development in all aspects of energy as well as the advanced materials in energy applications.

This talk will provide an overview of CACS, the National CACS leadership team, and highlights of activities from CACS local chapters as part of our exciting 40th Anniversary symposium at the ACS Fall National Meeting and AIChE Annual Meeting.