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

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. Learn more about the history, mission and vision of the American Chemical Society here. Become an ACS member here.

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.


This year's career fair will be held on November 3rd from 4-6pm at St. Catherine's University. More information to follow.



Click on the "Activities" link for more information.


Shaping the Future of Chemistry

The new Education Chair for MN ACS, Chuck Wheeler Handlon, would like to encourage all members to consider engaging with teachers and students to promote chemistry STEM careers and provide the expertise and knowledge of the applications of chemistry in many science and engineering fields. There is a free tool that can be used to facilitate this engagement called Future Forward (http://www.futureforward.org/). Please contact Chuck for more information.

Chemistry Shorts

Chemistry Shorts is a new series of brief films that spotlight innovative ways that chemists and chemical engineers are working to solve important problems and create new opportunities. Each film is accompanied by a lesson plan that offers suggestions on how to integrate it into the classroom. It is available at https://chemistryshorts.org, or on YouTube and Twitter at https://www.youtube.com/c/chemistryshorts and https://twitter.com/chemistryshorts.


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/