The Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) is the local ACS Chapter for the Washington, DC area and serves approximately 4,000 members.
I look forward to the opportunities that will arise this year to serve my fellow chemists in my role as CSW President. At the same time, I recognize that it will be a year filled with challenges, and I ask for your help as we move forward. Together, we can make important progress.
The Chemical Society of Washington is your professional organization, serving as the local section of the American Chemical Society. As such, we represent the entire D.C. metropolitan region. The unusual name of our local section reflects our unique heritage: CSW was founded in 1884, some ten years before its affiliation with ACS. For a full description of this background, see http://csw.sites.acs.org/history.htm.
Sometimes we tend to forget the significance of our local section. We are home to an outstanding group of chemists, largely from a variety of high schools, colleges, universities, and government organizations. Our members include some whose names are known around the world and others who are best known for their leadership within their own organizations. Together, with a membership of approximately 4,000 individuals, we comprise a powerful force. more»