Membership
Members and Affiliates

The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society

The Northeastern Section consists of Full Members, Student Members, Local Society Affiliates and Local Section Affiliates.
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Full Members
Members of the American Chemical Society who reside within the boundaries of the Northeastern Section are automatically members of the Local Section. [A member of the ACS who prefers membership in a Local Section other than that of residence may, upon written request to the Executive Director of the ACS, be assigned to that Local Section.] Local Section dues are voluntary for ACS members.  Members who elect to pay the Local Section dues, may do so on their annual ACS renewal forms.   Members have the right to vote, to hold an office within the Section, and to hold an elective position. 

Local Society Affiliates/Non-Scientists
American Chemical Society Affiliates are persons whose major vocational effort is directly concerned with the practice of a chemical science but who do not meet the requirements to be a Full Member of the American Chemical Society.  Society Affiliates who reside within the boundaries of the Northeastern Section are automatically Society Affiliate members of the Local Section.  [A member of the ACS who prefers membership in a Local Section other than that of residence may, upon written request to the Executive Director of the ACS, be assigned to that Local Section.]  Society Affiliates cannot hold an office within the Local Section, cannot hold an elective position and do not have the right to vote, but may be appointed as Committee Chairs in accordance with the Local Section bylaws.  Local Section dues are voluntary for Society Affiliates.  Members who elect to pay the Local Section dues, may do so on their annual ACS renewal forms.    

Local Section Affiliates (Membership in national ACS not required)
Local Section Affiliates are persons who reside within the boundaries of the Northeastern Section, have an earned bachelor’s or higher degree in a chemical science or a related field of natural science, engineering, technology or science education from an accredited educational institution, or one acceptable to the ACS Council Committee on Membership Affairs; an associate degree or equivalent in a chemical science or related field of technology from an appropriately accredited educational institution; or certification, licensure, or other qualifications as a pre-college teachers of chemical science.  Local Science Affiliates may also be persons who have less formal training and significant documented work experience in chemical sciences, chemical technology, or chemical education as representing achievement equivalent to that in any of the provisions above.  One year of full-time relevant work experience is considered equivalent to one year of full-time education and training.  Persons who meet the membership requirements of the American Chemical Society, as indicated, may become members of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society as Local Section Affiliates without joining the national American Chemical Society.  Local Section Affiliates pay annual dues established by the Board of Directors in conformity to the Section’s bylaws payable upon receipt of a statement from the Treasurer. As members, they can hold an office within the Section, but cannot hold an elective position and do not have the right to vote.  Persons interested in Local Section Affiliation are to complete and to submit an application for Local Section Membership to the Section’s Membership Committee for election to the Section as a Local Section Affiliate. 

For more information, please contact:

Anna Singer < secretary@nesacs.org>