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More than 35 affiliated organizations endorse and support the Science History Institute. Our affiliates preserve the history of science and technology and related industries by offering access to—and expert knowledge of—their archives, artifacts, and historical records.

The Institute offers affiliates assistance in making the best use of historical resources. They nominate a voting member to our Affiliate Council and may also work with us to cosponsor oral histories of outstanding individuals of their choice and help define the Institute’s wider Oral History Program. Affiliates help promote the organization by linking the Institute’s website to their websites, sponsoring joint awards and other forms of recognition, and producing joint programming (e.g., symposia, conferences, member-specific activities). They support joint research on the history of science, technology, and related industries, and on contemporary issues, in areas of mutual interest.

Founding Members

American Chemical Society (ACS)
ACS is the world’s largest scientific organization. It was established in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1937 to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner the advancement of chemistry in all its branches.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
AIChE is a professional, technical, and educational association dedicated to promoting excellence in the development and practice of chemical engineering in an ever-expanding array of disciplines.

Affiliated Organizations

Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity
Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional chemistry fraternity dedicated to the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and other clinical laboratory science–related disciplines.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
AATCC is the world’s largest textile chemistry membership society. It is dedicated to promoting increased knowledge of the application of dyes and chemicals in the textile industry.

American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information (CINF)
CINF is the source for maintaining professional competency in information resources, information technology, and information policy. Increasing use of information in combination with today’s rapidly evolving technology is changing the way research is conducted and the way in which information is perceived, accessed, and used. An awareness and understanding of these changes and how they can be leveraged to improve the research process are critical to success in a global scientific community.

American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST)
HIST seeks to advance knowledge and appreciation of the history of the chemical sciences. HIST is a resource for scientists who seek to understand the roots of their discipline. HIST recognizes major achievements, and those who made them, in the chemical sciences and publishes a journal in the history of chemistry.

American Chemistry Council (ACC)
The American Chemistry Council is the principal chemical trade association in the United States. It is committed to making innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier, and safer, and to improving environmental, health, and safety performance through its Responsible Care program.

American Chemistry Council Chlorine Chemistry Division
The Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council represents major producers and users of chlorine in North America. The division works to promote and protect the sustainability of chlorine chemistry processes, products, and applications in accordance with the principles of Responsible Care.

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
AFPM is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life.

American Institute of Chemists (AIC)
AIC is a professional organization dedicated to fostering the advancement of the chemical profession in the United States.

American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS)
AOCS is a society of professionals, students, and corporations involved in the science and technology of fats, oils, and related materials.

American Organization of Analytical Chemists (AOAC) International
AOAC International is an independent association of scientists in industry, academic, and government laboratories worldwide dedicated to analytical excellence and operating primarily in the area of food analysis and food safety.

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
ASBMB is a scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the science of biochemistry and molecular biology.

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)
ASMS is a scientific society for the promotion and dissemination of knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics.

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations across the United States and in 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial, and environmental biotechnology products.

California Life Sciences (CLS)
CLS advances California’s world-leading life sciences innovation ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state, and local public policies and supporting entrepreneurs and life sciences businesses. CLS serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics companies; research universities and institutes; and investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. 

Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)
The Chemical Educational Foundation is a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit organization committed to enhancing science education among every generation, beginning with our youth. By emphasizing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives, CEF strives to inspire our future leaders in pursuing science-related careers and to improve the overall understanding of, participation in, and appreciation of chemistry and chemicals.

The Chemists’ Club
The Chemists’ Club, founded in 1898, is a nonprofit educational organization open to all professionals and students with an interest in the chemical sciences. The Club hosts forums for young professionals to provide career development and networking opportunities, and assists student members in making informed career choices and in finding employment. Annual dinner events hosted by the Club enable industry professionals to share and exchange ideas and interact with student members.

Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA)
CPMA is an industry trade association representing color pigment manufacturers across North America.

Council for Chemical Research (CCR)
CCR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of research in chemistry-based sciences, engineering, and technology through productive interactions among industrial, academic, and government research sectors.

The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
ECS is an international educational organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology.

La Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie
La Maison de la Chimie was founded in 1928, in Paris, and was organized for the service of chemists worldwide. Its goal is to build and maintain a central meeting and working space to promote the popularization of science. To fulfill this mission the Fondation provides a number of services and activities to facilitate cooperation among all those working to promote chemistry as one of the basic disciplines of science and technology.

Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA)
GPCA represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Established in 2006, the association voices the common interests of more than 240 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Gulf region. The association supports the region’s petrochemical and chemical industry through advocacy, networking, and thought leadership initiatives that help member companies to connect, to share and advance knowledge, to contribute to international dialogue, and to become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
ISPE is a global, not-for-profit membership organization that provides education, training, and technical publications to life-sciences professionals. It is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience.

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
IUPAC is a global, nongovernment body that advances the worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and contributes to the application of chemistry in the service of humanity.

Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association (JAIMA)
JAIMA is a nationwide association of Japanese analytical-instrument manufacturers and sellers. The organization was established in 1960 with the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science and technology by improving technologies related to analytical instruments and promoting the progress of the analytical-instruments industry, thereby contributing to the Japanese economy and the livelihood of its citizens.

Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA; formerly Pennsylvania Bio)
LSPA was founded in 1989 by two Penn State researchers. Today it has grown to represent the entire life sciences industry—medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, investment organizations, research institutions, and myriad service industries that support the life sciences in Pennsylvania.

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio)
MassBio is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 that represents and provides services and support for the world’s leading life sciences supercluster. MassBio is committed to advancing Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the health-care system, and improve patients’ lives.

Microanalysis Society (MAS)
MAS is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge concerning the principles, instrumentation, and applications of microanalysis down to the atomic level. Microanalysis broadly encompasses any analytical method for determination of materials properties at the micrometer and smaller size scale, or microgram or smaller mass scale. Common microanalysis methods include electron microprobe and microscope-based spectroscopies, X-ray fluorescence, and laser and ion mass spectrometries.

Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
MSA, founded in 1942, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of techniques and applications of microscopy and microanalysis in all relevant scientific disciplines. MSA provides leadership for the discovery and dissemination of information on microscopy and microanalysis.

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
NOBCChE is an organization of professionals, academics, students, and other interested individuals with a mission to build an eminent community of scientists and engineers by increasing the number of minorities in these fields.

The North American Catalysis Society (NACS)
NACS is a professional society that promotes and encourages the growth and development of the science of catalysis and those scientific disciplines ancillary thereto.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
PhRMA is a body representing the United States’ leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, happier, and more productive lives.

Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon)
Pittcon is the world’s largest annual meeting and exposition dedicated to the fields of analytical chemistry, applied spectroscopy, and measurement technologies. It was founded by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.

Plastics Pioneers Association
The Plastics Pioneers Association is a society for industry leaders with long records of service who work to recognize achievement in the field of plastics and polymer science, engineering, technology, and management. It supports industrywide educational programs and promotes the study and improvement of plastics science, engineering, and technology.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
The RSC, with a global membership of over 44,000, is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. The RSC, headquartered at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, is the successor to, and fulfills the roles previously undertaken by, four well-known and long-established organizations: the Chemical Society (founded in 1841), the Society for Analytical Chemistry (founded in 1874), the Royal Institute of Chemistry (founded in 1877), and the Faraday Society (founded in 1903).

Société de Chimie Industrielle
The Société de Chimie Industrielle was founded in 1918 as the American Section of a Paris-based international organization. Today it operates as an independent New York–based society with a mission to work with other chemical industry organizations and promote understanding of the chemical and allied industries. Activities include a monthly CEO forum, a scholarship program, and the International Palladium Medal awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the industry.

Society for Applied Spectroscopy
The Society for Applied Spectroscopy is a society of scientific professionals organized to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning spectroscopy and allied sciences.

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Section
The America section of the international organization founded in London advances applied chemistry in all its branches.

Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA)
SOCMA is the leading international trade association serving the small and mid-sized batch chemical manufacturers. Established in 1921, SOCMA supports the industry with programs that maximize commercial and networking opportunities, increase public confidence, and influence the passage of rational laws and regulations.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC)
SCC is a society of individuals engaged in scientific or technical work in the cosmetics and toiletries industry, or in related governmental or academic areas. Its mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.

Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC)
SFC is devoted to the advancement of the field of flavor creation and flavor chemistry. Flavor chemists, also known as flavorists, develop flavors using approved natural and synthetic materials, for a wide variety of consumer products, using creative and artistic talents along with various analytical tools.