Lehigh Valley

“Improving Our Community Through Chemistry”

Committee on Minority Affairs

The Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society (LVACS) Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA) aims to lead change in institutional culture within the LVACS and the chemical enterprise and achieve full participation and expression of intellectual and creative capacity of underrepresented minorities.


Mission Statement

To increase the number & participation of racially & ethnically underrepresented scientists in the Society and its governance


Vision Statement

ACS membership & governance will be representative of the racial & ethnic diversity in the general US population.


What does the LVACS CMA do?


  • Promotes the recognition of the professional accomplishments of minorities
  • Attracts minority students to the profession
  • Identifies minority-friendly educational institutions and businesses
  • Works for the increased participation of minority chemistry professionals in the Society at all levels
  • Provides mentoring to minority students
  • Compiles best practices for recruitment, retention, career development, and evaluation of programs for the advancement of minorities


For more information on how you can become involved, or if you are in need of assistance, please email the LVACS Committee on Minority Affairs Chair, Celia Williams.