Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies
In 1973, the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) was founded as a Federation of member organizations for the exchange of ideas at the forefront of "to disseminate technical information dealing with the applied, pure, or natural sciences". To this end the corporation shall:
A. Organize meetings, with papers presented in the fields of Analytical Chemistry and allied fields, conforming to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501 (C) (3) 1954, and as may be amended (hereinafter referred to as IRS 501C3).
B. Present workshops, tutorial sessions, technical instrumentation exhibitions and short courses on topics of current scientific interest
The first action of the federation was to organize a north American-based conference that combined many small meetings previously organized by the individual societies into one joint meeting that covers the whole field of Analytical Chemistry. Since 2011, the north american meeting has been called SciX.Since it's foundation, FACSS has maintained five critical objectives to realize the Federation's goals; these are,
- a) Education and Training,
- b) Advance Knowledge,
- c) Advance Technology,
- d) Networking,
- e) Promote / Enable Interests of Member Organizations.
The current member organizations include both United States societies and international societies. A full list if the member organizations along with a summary of their purposes can be accessed from the link at left.