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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.


Upcoming meetings will be announced soon.

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Senior Chemists' Group is in Action Again!

After two years of not meeting or meeting via Zoom, the MN ACS Senior Chemists are back in action! If you are a member of MN ACS and over 50, you are welcome to come along and join the Senior Chemists anytime. You do not have to be retired, though most of our members are. Spouses and guests are always welcome! Please contact Lynn Hartshorn or Ken Latham if you would like to be added to the email list (click on "Contact Us" link to request contact information).

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New Dates Added For Microaggressions Course

Have you ever witnessed an uncomfortable or potentially offensive interaction at work or an ACS event? Learn the skills to respond in the moment. Transforming Microagressions into Microinclusions in available for ACS Local Section and Division Officers. Pre-register here.

Learn About Chemistry's Impact in Mandarin and Arabic

Chemists know how influential their work is to society, but not everyone is aware of these secrets. The ACS National Historic Chemical Landmarks program helps spread the word. And now those who speak Arabic or Mandarin can learn about the development of penicillin in the respective languages. There are also six landmarks translated into Spanish.

IUPAC Global Women's Breakfast 2023: Breaking Barriers in Science

Join the global chemistry community in building active networks of people of all genders, overcoming barriers to gender equality, and advancing the UN Sustainable Development goals. Learn more about hosting or attending evens on February 14, 2023 as ACS celebrates the IUPAC Global Women's Breakfast.


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

ACS efforts and resources on COVID-19

Chemistry in coronavirus research: a free to read collection from the ACS

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