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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For more information about future meetings, please use the "Meetings" link.

For more information about current activities the local section is involved in, please use the "Activities" link.

If you are interested in volunteering, please use the "Contact Us" link to send a message letting us know where you would like to help and we will get back to you. For specific information on what roles need filling, please use the "Officers" link.

For more information about National ACS, please use the "Resources" link or go to the ACS website.


The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has now disrupted everyone's life. Our section cancelled all meetings and events for the months of March and April of this year. We recently cancelled our plans for our section's annual Awards Banquet scheduled for the month of May. We have tentatively rescheduled this meeting for this fall on September 22nd. 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/



We have tentatively scheduled our annual Awards Banquet for Tuesday, September 22nd. The venue and other details are TBD. Details regarding safety guidelines and rules for social distancing will be announced as they become clearer.

Go to the "Meetings" link for more information.


Winners of the 2020 MN section awards for outstanding achievements and contributions in chemistry or through volunteer efforts are listed below. Further descriptions and information can be found in the most recent edition of the MN Chemist. 

Audrey Sherman, 3M, 2020 Minnesota Award

Gary Kwong, 2020 Lyle Hall Senior Chemist Award

Jenna Lundquist, 2020 Janet Tarino Award

Go to the "Activities" link for more information.

2021 Great Lakes Regional Meeting

The MN ACS will host the 2021 Great Lakes Regional Meeting June 6th-9th, 2021 at Augsburg University. More information can be found at http://www.glrm2021.org/.

 We are currently looking for volunteers to do the following:

1. Undergraduate program coordinator - will coordinate undergraduate events and poster sessions for the meeting.

2. Program chair - will help put together the program. This person will also assist in recruiting session chairs and making sure all sub-disciplines of chemistry are represented. This volunteer would serve on the executive planning board for the meeting.

3. Session chairs - will run sessions based on certain topics. These volunteers will then solicit people to register for the meeting and contribute papers on the session topic.

4. Logo design - will design a logo for the meeting to help advertise. The logo should reflect the Minnesota local section.

If you have interest in volunteering, please contact James Wollack.

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