The American Chemical Society achieved some significant milestones in 2011and we are pleased to present a summary of some of the highlights. These selected accomplishments were achieved through a robust partnership of American Chemical Society members, governance and staff, often in partnership with other organizations. Go to http://www.acs.org/acshighlights to download the complete PDF.
ACS membership in 1911.
ACS membership as of Dec. 31, 2011.
Declared the International Year of Chemistry. It was a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.
Combined attendance at 2011National Meetings in Anaheim and Denver.
Number of papers submitted for those ACS National Meetings.
Presentations posted online after 2011 ACS National Meetings.
Unique visitors who viewed those presentations online.
Number of scientists inducted into the 2011 class of ACS Fellows during the
Denver National Meeting.
Job seekers who participated in ACS
Career Fairs at national meetings and in the ACS Virtual Career Fair online.
Number of employers recruiting applicants.
Job opportunities available.
Number of people who enrolled in ACS Leadership Development courses in 2010.
18 million +
Funding allocated for those grants.
Number of ACS PRF grantees who have
received the Nobel Prize.
Number of 2011 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry – Dan Shechtma.
Number of ACS Chemistry Ambassadors by year-end.
Percentage of ACS peer-reviewed
journals that received news coverage in
Estimated number of print, electronic
and social media news items issued by
ACS in 2011.
Average potential worldwide audience
per month for those news items.
1.7 million +
Downloads of ACS podcasts in 2011.
Number of economically disadvantaged
high school students who participated
in Project SEED in 2011.
Years since ACS inaugurated the ACS Scholars program.
Number of students from underrepresented backgrounds who have participated in ACS Scholars in that time.
ACS Scholars who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a chemical science.
Number of ACS Scholars who have earned Ph.Ds.
Members of the ACS Network, the premier online forum for chemists and other scientists to communicate and build professional connections.
ACS members who are in the Act4Chemistry network.
Messages sent by ACS members to Congress and other public policymakers in support of science issues through the Legislative Action Network.
Number of people who enrolled in ACS Leadership Development courses in 2011.
Chemical substances in the CAS REGISTRYSM at the end of 2011.
Sequences in the CAS REGISTRYSM at the end of 2011.
CAS’ collection of searchable single and multi-step reactions from 1840 to the present.
Indexed records added to CAplusSM in 2011.
Countries where SciFinder® is used.
Number of peer-reviewed articles
published in ACS Journals in 2011.
More than 78 million
Journal articles downloaded by researchers from the ACS Web Editions Platform in 2011.
Number of subject categories in which ACS Journals rank #1 in total citations and/or ISI Impact Factor™ as reported in the 2010 Journal Citation Reports™ from Thomson Reuters.
ACS-chartered high school chemistry clubs in 2011.
Percentage increase in the number of ACS-chartered chemistry clubs from 2010 to 2011.
Medals won – two gold, two silver – by the American team at the 43rd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Ankara, Turkey, in July 2011. It was the best performance by an American team since 2001.
The number of schools converting to SciFinder® Academic Unlimited Access, providing students and faculty from all departments at these institutions with access to SciFinder® and the CAS database.
Registrants who participated in ACS Webinars in 2011.
Number of ACS Local Section
Government Affairs Committees.
Science & the Congress briefings
conducted on Capitol Hill and
elsewhere to educate lawmakers and
their staff about science issues.
The number of participants at Science & the Congress briefings, including 400 U.S. House and Senate staff members.
Bachelor’s degrees earned by students in ACS-approved chemistry programs in 2009-10, an all-time high.
Doctorates earned by students in ACS – approved chemistry programs during that same time span
International Historic Chemical Landmarks in seven countries: Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
States with National Historic Chemical Landmarks.
The year when the most recent National Historic Chemical Landmark was designated – Varian A-60 NMR spectrometer, along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).