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Professional Societies

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) serves more than 157,000 members globally, providing educational and career development programs, products, and services. As the largest scientific society in the world, it is a leading and authoritative source of scientific information. Undergraduates may consider participating in one of the ACS Student Programs or the ACS Chapter at The Ohio State University.

American Institute for Physics

The American Institute of Physics is a federation of physical science societies offering programs, products and services that:

  • Advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications;
  • Enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines;
  • Enable and foster collaborative efforts among stakeholders in the physical sciences; and
  • Promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.
AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community. Explore AIP Student Programs. 

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The ASBMB is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with over 12,000 members. The Society's mission is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of scientific and educational journals, organization of scientific meetings, advocacy for funding of basic research and education, support of science education at all levels, and promoting the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce. Membership offers undergraduates, including students interested in health professions, a number of resources about careers, scholarships and awards, networking, publication of three scientific journals and a member magazine, and an undergraduate blog.