The Minnesota Local Section (#513) of the American Chemical society serves chemists, chemical engineers, educators, and the general public in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

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Job Design for the "Hidden" Disabled Professional

Join us Thursday, October 13th at 7pm as we meet virtually to hear Dr. Daniel Kuespert, Lab Safety Advocate at Johns Hopkins University, talk about designing work and a workplace that are both safe and welcoming to those with hidden disabilities. Registration is free here.

Chemistry Job & Recruiting Fair

The MN Local ACS is pleased to announce our 12th annual Chemistry Job & Recruiting Fair on Thursday, November 10th from 4-6pm at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul (3rd-floor Ballroom of the Coeur de Catherine Building). This event is an opportunity to meet with technical recruiters from the Twin Cities area and is open to professionals and students from chemistry and related fields. More information is here.

Click on the "Meetings link for more information.



Senior Chemists' Group is in Action Again!

The MN ACS Senior Chemists' Group recently arranged a successful lunch for the Seniors Group at an outdoor dining space. They meet monthly for lunch and are happy for suggestions of possible places to lunch and/or future tours to do. Reach out to Ken Latham to be added to the email list (click on the "Contact Us" link to request contact information).

Click on the "Activities" link for more information.


Plastics Waste and the Circular Economy - 5 Signs of Change

CEO Keefe Harrison will highlight five signs that the Circular Economy is driving a shift in the way companies and the public use plastics. October 19th at 7pm, B75 Amundson Hall, UMN; register here.

Transforming Microaggressions into Microinclusions

The Office of DEIR is offering a live, 2-hour virtual training course to explore the concept of microagressiaons, how it links to unconscious bias, and give you practice to overcome those biases and respond as a bystander. Register here (you must have completed the course Leading Inclusively before enrolling).

Golden Gate Polymer Forum Virtual Short Course

Polymers for Medical Applications is a 2-day virtual short course by Dr. Subbu Venkatraman of UC San Diego on November 2nd and 4th. Click here for cost and registration details.


To stay on top of recent developments on the coronavirus pandemic, check out the following websites provided by ACS National:

How ACS is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic  http://cen.acs.org/acs-news/comment/ACS-adapting-coronavirus-pandemic/98/i13

ACS efforts and resources on COVID-19  http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/covid-19.html

Chemistry in coronavirus research: a free to read collection from the ACS  https://axial.acs.org/2020/02/03/coronavirus-research/