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Annual Report 2014

2014 Highlights

ACS by the Numbers

The American Chemical Society achieved significant milestones in 2014 and we are pleased to present a fun summary of the highlights. These selected accomplishments were achieved through a robust partnership of American Chemical Society members, governance and staff, often in collaboration with other organizations. Go to to download the complete 2014 Highlights of ACS Achievements.


ACS membership in 1914.

158,000 +

ACS membership as of Dec. 31, 2014.


American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) launched.

30,000 +

Combined attendance at 2014 ACS National Meetings in Dallas and San Francisco.

22,000 +

Number of papers submitted for the 2014 ACS National Meetings.


Number of scientists inducted into the 2014 class of ACS Fellows during the San Francisco 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.


Complimentary SciFinder® activities for new members that allow use of the world’s largest and most reliable chemistry-related databases.


Complimentary activities from SciFinder® are available to our unemployed members.


Total number of ACS Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) grants awarded in 2014.

$19 million +

Total funding awarded to 2014 ACS PRF grantees.


Number of ACS PRF grantees who received the Nobel Prize.

$524 million +

Value of the ACS PRF endowment at year-end.


Number of 2014 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry – Martin Karplus, Ph.D., Michael Levitt, Ph.D., and Arieh Warshel, Ph.D.


Years since ACS inaugurated the ACS Chemistry Ambassadors program.

10,000 +

Number of ACS Chemistry Ambassadors.

31,000 +

News media stories generated by ACS press releases and social media activity in 2014.

17.5 billion +

Combined unique visits to websites and circulation of newspapers and magazines that ran stories on ACS journals and National Meeting research in 2014.

9 million +

Downloads/views of Office of Public Affairs videos and podcasts in 2014.


Number of economically disadvantaged high school students who participated in Project SEED in 2014.


Volunteer scientists and coordinators who mentored these Project Seed students.


Years since ACS inaugurated the ACS Scholars program.

2,600 +

Number of students from underrepresented backgrounds who have participated in ACS Scholars since 1995.


ACS Scholars who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a chemical science.


New International Student Chapters chartered in 2014—Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, and Singapore.

1.5 million+

Indexed records added to CAplusSM in 2014.


Countries where SciFinder® is used.

91 million

Chemical substances in the CAS REGISTRYSM at the end of 2014.

65 million

Sequences in the CAS REGISTRYSM at the end of 2014.

77 million

CAS’s collection of searchable single and multi-step reactions from 1840 to the present.

41,000 +

Number of peer-reviewed articles published in ACS Journals in 2014.


Number of core chemistry categories in which ACS Journals rank #1 in total citations and/or ISI Impact Factor™ as reported in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports® from Thomson Reuters.


Number of ACS Science Coaches during 2014-2015 school year.


Medals won – one gold, three silver – by the American team at the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Hanoi, Viet Nam, in July 2014.