The Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society has a membership of about 800 members in the central portion of New Mexico (counties of Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, and Valencia). Our ACS Local Section supports awards at two regional Science & Engineering Fairs, the State of New Mexico Science & Engineering Fair, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Science & Engineering Fair.
Our ACS Local Section works to recognize several outstanding New Mexico students as part of our ACS Chemistry Olympiad program. Our ACS Local Section also partners with the New Mexico Academy of Science to recognize two outstanding New Mexico science teachers each year. Our ACS Local Section also recognizes National Chemistry Week (www.acs.org/NCW) annually.
The American Chemical Society assists the college aspirations of African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students pursuing a chemical science degree (www.acs.org/scholars). The American Chemical Society also administers the Project SEED program to involve economically disadvantaged students in a summer research program (www.acs.org/projectseed). The ACS Scholars Program provides scholarships for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students in the chemical sciences (www.acs.org/Scholars). The American Chemical Society also provides a structure for high school teachers and students to form chemistry clubs (www.acs.org/chemclub).