About BCST

The National Academies’ Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology (BCST) exists as the oversight group that ensures the highest quality scientific and technical advice is being provided to our Nation’s decision makers from experts in chemistry and chemical engineering.  BCST is a forum through which the chemistry and chemical engineering communities can give back to society, demonstrate the broader impact of their expertise, and help address critical societal problems.

BCST committees are currently active in four areas:
—  Chemical and Energy Industries
—  National and Homeland Security
—  Education and Workforce
—  Basic Research

Mission Statement

To assure that our nation receives
independent, objective advice on matters related to
chemistry and chemical engineering.
To assure that our nation receivesindependent, objective advice on matters related tochemistry and chemical engineering.