Washington-Idaho Border Section

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About WIBS and ACS

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is the professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe

The Washington-Idaho Border Section (WIBS) is one of many local sections of the ACS. Our section encompasses the southeast quadrant of Washington State and part of the central panhandle of Idaho.

WIBS consists of more than 200 ACS members many of whom are faculty and staff at the University of Idaho, Washington State University, and Lewis Clark State College.  We also have many student members and retired or emeritus members.


Click here to read our Fall 2015 Newsletter (PDF)


Student Opportunities

We are presently offering the following two opportunities for student members:

1. Travel Grant Program:  Graduate and undergraduate students can apply for a travel grant of up to $300 to contribute to attendance at their first scientific meeting.  To apply, submit evidence of an abstract acceptance, a one page description of your research, and a brief letter of recommendation from a research supervisor to Kristopher Waynant (kwaynant@uidaho.edu). 

2. First year student ACS membership free!  If you are a student (or know a student) who would benefit from joining the ACS for the first time, our local section can potentially pay for your first year of membership! Interested applicants should send your application info to Scretary/Treasurer Dan Stelck (daniels@uidaho.edu)