The Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society is held each fall. In 2016 it is the pleasure of the South Carolina Section to host the event. Previous meetings hosted by the section were:
We host the meeting in conjunction with the the American Chemical Society Southeastern Regional Meeting Board (SERMACS, Inc.) and national regional meeting planning staff of the American Chemical Society:
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.
In 1914 the American Chemical Society granted a charter to the South Carolina Section that encompassed the entire state of South Carolina. With the advent of World War I (1914 – 1917), the Section became inactive in 1915 and remained so until 1927. Initially, one of the principal missions of the Section was to promote chemical research within the state of South Carolina and to communicate the results of the research. Meetings, at which one or two papers were presented, were held sporadically at different locations when there was something “new” to report. Eventually, the lack of efficient transportation and the great distances between cities militated against very regular meetings. As a consequence, the American Chemical Society agreed to divide South Carolina into four distinct Sections: Carolina Piedmont (Charlotte), Savannah River (Aiken), South Carolina (Columbia) and Western Carolinas (Asheville).
The South Carolina Section is composed of approximately 700 American Chemical Society members residing in the following counties:
Allendale Bamberg Beaufort Berkeley
Calhoun Charleston Chester Chesterfield
Clarendon Dorchester Fairfield Florence
Georgetown Hampton Horry Jasper
Kershaw Lancaster Lee Lexington
Marion Marlboro Orangeburg Richland