Southwest includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Currently, most of members of southwest CACS are from Texas.

The southwest area is the center of American energy industry and has the largest population of Chinese American chemists and chemical engineers in oil & gas industry.

Chinese-American Chemical Society (CACS) is a non-profit, non-political organization. It is the only Chinese professional organization in the country that is officially recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society. Membership is open to professionals and students in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields, and to individuals and corporations supporting the objectives of CACS. Currently, CACS has 5 regional chapters in North America.
The objectives of the CACS are as follows:

  • To promote fellowship among Chinese-American chemists, chemical engineers, and those working in related fields.
  • To enhance communication and interactions among our members.
  • To provide a forum for discussions of issues that are of interest and concern to our members.
  • To create opportunities for our members to share professional experiences and to participate in joint research and business ventures.
  • To provide a network for professional and career development.
  • To provide career guidance and counseling for the younger people, particularly those interested in scientific and engineering careers.
  • To encourage and recognize achievement in chemistry and chemical engineering, community services, and other chemistry-related ventures.
  • To facilitate interactions between CACS and other scientific and professional organizations and communities.