Become a Member
Five Nobel Laureates are members of Iota Sigma Pi:
Marie Curie, Gerti T. Cori, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Carolyn Bertozzi, and Frances H. Arnold
ARTICLE 1 - ELIGIBILITY for MEMBERSHIP
Members are elected on the basis of scholastic and/or professional record. Those eligible for election are as follows:
SECTION 1 - Any woman or non-binary person who meets the requirements set forth in any of the following sections and is pursuing or has received a degree in chemistry or in a science closely related to chemistry at any accredited institution offering at least a baccalaureate in that field is eligible for membership. A science may be considered closely related to chemistry when the equivalent of 4 semesters of chemistry is required for the curriculum and the principles of chemistry are used to investigate and interpret areas of research in the discipline. Each candidate for membership is expected to maintain a high standard of scientific conduct and possess character and reputation that are distinct assets to the Society.
SECTION 2 - Undergraduate Students
To be eligible, the student must have completed at least four semesters (or equivalent) of chemistry for science majors at an accredited college/university with an average GPA (in both the chemistry courses and overall) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 system. Four semesters of chemistry typically include two courses of general chemistry with laboratory and two courses of organic chemistry with laboratory.
SECTION 3 - Graduate Students
To be eligible, the student must have met the requirements in Article I, Section 2 or have successfully completed at least nine semester hours (or equivalent) of graduate study in chemistry or a field closely related to chemistry and have a grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0). The student must not be on probation of any kind.
SECTION 4 - Professional Applicants
To be eligible, the applicant must have met the requirements in Article I, Section 2 or Article I, Section 3 or hold a master’s or Ph.D. in chemistry or field closely related to chemistry or hold a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or a field closely related to chemistry and have a one year employment history in chemistry or a field where the principles of chemistry are important.
APPLICATION for MEMBERSHIP
If you meet the qualification for membership and are interested in becoming an Iota Sigma Pi member, complete the Membership Application by clicking on the button below.