The Rhode Island Section of the American Chemical Society was the first local section, established in 1891. Section members work on a wide array of projects throughout the community to help foster interest in the chemical sciences and to maintain lifelong learning in a such a broad field.
The Rhode Island section is made up of roughly 550 members, ranging from students and faculty at the states many fine academic institutions including Brown, Providence College, Rhode Island College, and URI, to scientists employed at local companies such as Amgen, Alexion, Rhodes Technologies, Teknor Apex to name a few.
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