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’s decision makers receive the highest quality scientific and technical advice from experts in chemistry and chemical engineering.