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]).


  • 15 Members
  • 1- to 3-year terms (a 3-year term is most common)
  • May serve for up to 9 years (i.e., three 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

Councilors and Alternate Councilors can indicate interest in serving on the WCC through the annual Interest Assessment Form sent by ConC. If you are not a Councilor and interested in serving on the Committee, you can submit your name at

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
  • Non-tenure Track Task Force
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • “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
  • WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award
  • Merck Research Award
  • Priscilla Carney Jones & Overcoming Challenges Award

Professional Development

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Workshops
  • “Just Cocktails”
  • WCC Rising Star Award

Awards & Recognition

  • ChemLuminary Award
  • WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Grants
  • PCJ Scholarship
  • ACS Fellows Nomination
  • Overcoming Challenges Award

Programs & Events

  • WCC Breakfast
  • Symposium
  • WCC Program Roadmap

Communications & Technology

  • WCC Newsletter
  • WCC Website
  • Social Networking