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 current activities the local section is involved in, please use the "Activities" link.

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When the Facts Matter (And When They Don't): Why Knowledge About and Attitudes Toward Science Don’t Always Align

Join us for a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm with Professor April Eichmeier. Registration details can be found here.

Click on the "Meetings" link for more information.



The Golden Gate Polymer Forum is sponsoring a short course March 29-31, Polymeric Materials for Additive Manufacturing (commonly called 3D Printing). It will be taught by Professor Timothy Long of Arizona State University, and Professors Christopher Williams and Michael Bortner, both of Vigina Tech, all of whom are experts in the topic. Details can be found on the organization website, www.GGPF.org.


ACS Career Kick-Starter

Chemical science departments are encouraged to host a virtual ACS Career Kick-Starter workshp on your campus this fall! This career development event for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars provides participants with the necessary knowledge and tools that would otherwise require weeks of individual effort to obtain in a short period of time. If your department is interested in hosting this workshop on your campus, email the ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars program at GradEd@acs.org.

ACS Career Navigator

Home for career services, leadership development, in-person, online and On Demand professional education courses and market intelligence resources. Go to: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/campaigns/membership/career-navigator.html

Non-Traditional Careers for Chemists

Discover the diverse type of careers that you can pursue, job types, and the job market in the online virtual classroom, 12 - 2pm on November 18th. Go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4977725938481952011

ACS Career Consultants

Join fellow ACS members in small group networking conversations, facilitated by ACS Career Consultants every Thursday at 12pm ET. Email careers@connect.discoveracs.org for more information.


Americal Chemical Society Regions are collections of local sections working together to sponsor technical meteings, present awards and recognitions, and organize activities of interest to benefit the local section membership. The Great Lakes Region (GLR) currently consists of 20 local sections including MN ACS. In an effort to maintain a schedule of GLRM, it was decided that GLRM would be held every other odd-numbered year, and could be hosted or co-hosted by local sections within the Region, or co-hosted by a local section in our and one in an adjacent Region. The importance to the ACS of such smaller and more intimate meetings has grown as ACS seeks to reach younger constituents, those that cannot afford to travel, and the general public.

The MN ACS section is making plans to host the GLRM in 2021. The MN ACS section last hosted the Great Lakes Regional Meeting in 2002. Plans are to hold GLRM in Minneapolis during the dates of June 6-9th. Due to ongoing concerns with Covid-19, details have not been finalized but expectations are that the meeting will be virtual. The most up-to-date information can be found at http://www.glrm2021.org/.


The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has now disrupted everyone's life. Our section has had to cancel events this year and is working to adjust how we interact moving forward. 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/

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