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Membership Opportunities

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Membership enlightens you intellectually as you:
• Interact and meet key scientist and technicians
• Grow professionally by volunteering in Society committee work
• Develop networks that cross diverse regions

Individual "Active" Member

Professionals with an interest in the science and technology of fats, oils and related substances. Active memberships are non-transferable and for a calendar year.  Join or renew!

AOCS member benefits

Currently unemployed? We will waive the dues, for up to 2 years, for individuals seeking full-time employment. Contact AOCS to request this opportunity to continue your membership.

Retired AOCS Member

A current Member who is 62 years of age or older and works fewer than 150 days per year. Contact AOCS to request Retired Membership.
 

Student Member

A regularly full-time undergraduate or graduate student interested in the science and technology of fats, oils and related substances. Individuals may work no more than 50% time, excluding academic assistantships and/or fellowships.  A Professor must confirm these conditions every year, in writing.  Student membership are non-transferable and for a calendar year.  Join or renew!

2014 Student Membership benefits

Emeritus AOCS Member

A current Member who (1) meets the qualification of Retired AOCS Membership and has completed 35 years of membership in the society, or (2) is a past President, AOCS Award of Merit winner, or A.R. Baldwin Distinguished Service Award winner. Emeritus AOCS Membership is granted with the approval of two-third of the Governing Board.  Contact AOCS to request Emeritus status or for more information.