Tennessee Government Affairs Committee

Who We Are

With more than 164,000 members, 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 chemistry related professionals around the globe. ACS has 189 local sections (chapters) throughout the United States, 6 of them being within Tennessee. These local sections allow Tennessee ACS members to:

  • Partake in legislative action calls and events
  • Connect with other chemists and chemical engineers in their area
  • Participate in ACS programs and proceedings
  • Contribute to the public’s understanding of chemistry
  • Join in regional meetings hosted by their local section

Our Purpose

The purpose of this website is to serve as a resource for ACS members, as well as anyone interested in furthering the cause of STEM education in Tennessee. Here you will find information about our legislative and outreach efforts, as well as links to various STEM resources, both in Tennessee and nationally.