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.


The May MN ACS meeting, Cannabis Chemistry Overview and Career Opportunities for a Growing Industry, will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm. Join us on Zoom as we learn about this burgeoning industry from Dr. Amber Wise.

Click on the "Meetings link for more information.



Click on the "Activities" link for more information.


Travel Grant Applications

The deadline to apply for travel grants is August 1st. Applications are found through the links below.

Graduate Student Application

College Faculty Application

Underrepresented Students in STEM Symposium

Join us Saturday, September 24th for a free, in-person research symposium hosted specifically to present scientific research, research proposals, or scientific papers of BIPOC students in STEM in the Twin Cities. More information can be found here.

2022 MN ACS Awards

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Dr. Sarah Mullins has been awarded the 2022 Janet Tarino Volunteer Award

Dr. Angela N. Osuji of Washburn High School has been awarded the 2022 Minnesota High School Chemistry Teaching Award

Dr. Nicholas E. Schlotter has been awarded the 2022 Lyle Hall Senior Chemist Award


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/