Welcome to ACS@Berkeley!



We are the student chapter of the American Chemical Society at the University of California, Berkeley. Our goal is to improve the academic and professional development of all undergraduates while fostering a sense of community among our members and the UC Berkeley chemistry community. In order to achieve this, we provide academic & professional resources through info-sessions, workshops, panels & talks, networking events, and mentoring & advising. Be sure to check out our events!


Are you a company, organization, or academic institution looking to offer internships or other opportunities with ACS@Berkeley to UC Berkeley students? We would love to partner with you! Please submit an inquiry through this form or emailing acsberkeley@gmail.com.


Recent Events

At the CoC Enrollment Q&A Panel for Freshmen & Transfers held separately on July 11, 2020, ACS@Berkeley and AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers at UC Berkeley) members formed a panel and answered frequently asked questions regarding enrollment and other topics relating to what to expect for the first semester at Berkeley.

CoC Enrollment Q&A Panel for Freshmen

CoC Enrollment Q&A Panel for Transfers


Meet an Officer!

Rachel Soong
ACS@Berkeley President
Fourth Year | Chemical Biology

Fun fact: I have visited 25 countries. My favorite places I have traveled to are Anguilla, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Japan.

Research/Industrial Experience: My research in the Chris Chang lab primarily consists of chemical synthesis. In the past 2 years, I have worked on making fluorescent small-molecule probes to detect formaldehyde in cells and designing and synthesizing transition metal chelators. This summer, I’m interning at a management consulting firm in their Growth Strategy practice.

Favorite part of ACS: Great mentorship is the cornerstone of the ACS@Berkeley community. Through ACS, I have been able to learn and grow with an incredible group of peers.

Favorite part of College of Chemistry and/or Berkeley: My favorite part about the College of Chemistry is that there are so many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.

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