AOAC’s complimentary Student Membership program is designed to give students the opportunity to engage with AOAC INTERNATIONAL and leaders in the field to develop careers dedicated to analytical excellence. Any full-time student working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in the areas of chemistry, microbiology, food science or other related science shall be eligible for Student Membership in AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

Network and Collaborate

At the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting, Student Members can attend workshops and symposia, participate in poster sessions, take advantage of the free job board to locate employment opportunities or post your resume, and join fellow students and new members at the Student and New Member Reception.

Make Valuable Professional Contacts

Throughout the year, AOAC sponsors meetings, workshops, and regional Section events, which offer outstanding networking opportunities. This is your chance to get to know other AOAC members, build and expand your professional contacts and learn more about career experiences of people working in all areas of analytical sciences.

Save Money

The Student Membership at AOAC is now free. As a Student Member of AOAC, you are entitled to a special student registration rate for the AOAC Annual Meeting and also member discounted pricing on all AOAC products and services, including publications, subscriptions, meetings, and training courses. New Student Members also receive a one-year complimentary membership to the Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM).

Student Awards and Scholarships

AOAC recognizes current students’ research endeavors with four student awards and scholarships supported by Eurofins Foundation, Herbalife Nutrition, and the Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) Student Award. The student award winners receive travel and registration to the annual meeting and the opportunity to present their research there, as well as a cash award. Learn more >

Stay Current With Inside Laboratory Management

As a Student Member, you will receive a complimentary subscription to AOAC’s distinguished magazine, Inside Laboratory Management (ILM) as well as the internationally known Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. These resources will provide you with up-to-date information on hot topics in the analytical community, as well as information you need on to stay current and knowledgeable about new methods and laboratory practices for chemical and microbiological analysis of food, drug, agricultural, and environmental matrices.