Appointment/Membership to the Committee

The Members of the Committee are appointed jointly by the Chair of the ACS Board of Directors and the ACS President-Elect (who receive recommendations from the Committee on Committees [ConC]). Any ACS member interested in serving on WCC should send an email to and


  • 18 Members
  • 1- to 2-year terms (a 2-year term is most common)
  • May serve for up to 9 years (i.e., two 3-year appointments, not including the time served as Associates)


  • 1-year terms
  • Bring particular skills or expertise to the Committee through a clearly defined role such as a special project
  • May serve no more than five years
  • May be former Members of the WCC who have served their statutory limit or those who express interest but are not able to serve as full Members


Appointed in the same manner as the Members

Committee Associates

1-year terms

All ACS members can indicate interest in serving on the WCC through the ACS Committee Preference Form sent by ConC. The online committee preference form is open April 15 through July 15, 2022. If you want further information about the Committee, you can submit your name at

Grow-Give-Gain—The Power of ACS Volunteers​

Join Diane Krone, Chair of the Committee on Committees, Julie Smist, Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, and Judy Giordan, ACS President-Elect as they discuss how you can become involved in one of the many diverse ACS Committees and how your ideas and perspectives can strengthen the Society.

Project Portfolios

Goal 1

Engagement & Retention

  • Women Chemists of Color
  • Technology & Communication
  • Networking & Just Cocktails
  • Fostering Mentoring
  • Technical Program: National Meetings

Goal 2

Advocacy & Education

  • Awards Task Force
  • Sexual Harassment Mitigation
  • “Mom” Toolkit Reproductive Safety

Goal 3

Leadership & Career Development

  • WCC Local Sections
  • WCC Breakfast & Luncheon
  • WCC Webinars
  • Regional Programming

Goal 4

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star Award
  • Merck Research Award
  • Priscilla Carney Jones & Overcoming Challenges Award

Professional Development

  • Webinars
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Workshops
  • Just Cocktails Event
  • WCC Rising Star Award

Awards & Recognition

  • Merck Research Award
  • Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship
  • Overcoming Challenges Award
  • ChemLuminary Award
  • ACS Fellows Nomination

Programs & Events

  • WCC Networking Breakfast
  • WCC Luncheon
  • Just Cocktails Event
  • Symposia
  • WCC Program Roadmap

Communications & Technology

  • WCC Newsletter
  • WCC Website
  • Social Networking