SCALACS Member and Volunteer Interest Survey
Your American Chemical Society membership includes membership in the Southern California local section. Please take a few minutes to fill out this form so we can understand how to engage and serve you.
Why are you an ACS Member?
professional development opportunities
What would draw you to more local section meetings?
What prevents you from attending local section meetings?
Do you attend National or Regional ACS Meetings?
How can the Southern California ACS local section serve you better?
Which features of our local section magazine, SCALACS, do you read?
This Month in Chemical History
IP Law articles
Have you ever contacted a SCALACS advertiser?
Which of the following section activities are you interested in helping us with?
Public Relations (communicate news about our members and the section to the press and to the public)
Community Outreach (help with hands on chemistry activities for the public)
Undergraduate Research Conference (coordinate a host site)
Student Affiliate Chapters (coordinate chapter networking/activitites)
Project SEED fundraising (help us secure funds to support SEED students)
Project SEED mentoring (host a summer research student)
Teacher of the Year (serve on an evaluation committee to select a high school chemistry teacher of the year)
Mentor ACS student scholars
Environmental Improvement Committee (coordinate, help with program activities on this topic)
High School Chemistry Olympiad (coordinate, help with exam distribution / grading / proctoring this contest)
Employment Committee (coordinate / help with program activities that help our members with employment)
Professional Relations ( coordinate / help programming to help our members advance their careers)
Nominations and Elections (serve on a committee to recruit and select candidates for section governance)
Awards subcommittee (serve on this committee to identify candidates, recruit nominations, select nominees)
Tolman Award Committee (serve on this committee to select an awardee from a pool of nominations)
Program Committee (serve on a committee to help create event content, recruit meeting speakers, identify event venues)
SCALACS Ways and Means (identify and facilitate connections with potential advertisers for SCALACS magazine)
Diversity and inclusion outreach (help create programming to engage and activate underrepresented ACS members)
Younger Chemists outreach (help create programming to engage and activate early career ACS members)
Women Chemists outreach (help create programming to engage and activate women ACS members)
Senior Chemists outreach (help create programming to serve retired ACS members)
Western Regional Meeting (help organize , serve as our representative, assist with specific meeting tasks)
Are you interested in serving in section governance?
Learn leadership skills and contribute your fresh ideas to program and policy by joining the Southern California ACS section governance team. Please check all that you would be interested in.
Chair (preside over monthly meetings, coordinate program, appoint committee chairs)
Secretary / Treasurer ( take monthly meeting minutes, certify elections, submit financial forms)
Executive Committee member at large (attend monthly meetings, coordinate a standing committee, help with governance decisions)
Councilor (represent the local section at National ACS Council Meeting, serve as liaison between National and Local governance committees)
Would like to help with something, but not sure what
Would like to help with something, but not right now
If you indicated an interest in helping us in any way, please give us your contact information.
Enter your name and email address in the box below so we can contact you. If you wish to submit this form without identifying yourself, type "no thanks" in the field instead.
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