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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.


The MN ACS is please to announce our upcoming event: MN ACS Fall Family Day! Bring the children in your life and join us for a fun filled afternoon with several demos and science activities, liquid nitrogen ice cream, a bounce house, and a raffle of science related prizes! Saturday, September 9th at Mendakota Park in Mendota Heights. More information can be found in the "Meetings" link or this flyer. Contact James Wollack if you have any questions (click on "Contact Us" link to request contact information).

Click the "Meetings" link for more information.

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Chemists in the Library

After a 3 year hiatus, Chemists in the Library is restarting with a full schedule for the rest of the year! Email Phil Buhlmann with any questions (click on "Contact Us" link to request contact information), or check out the Chemists in the Library Page under the "Activities" link for more information, including a list of the upcoming events for 2023.

Click on the "Activities" link for more information.


MN ACS Open Officer Positions

The MN ACS is looking for volunteers willing to serve as officer in the Local ACS Section. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, give back, and meet with other professionals in the area. The election of new officers will be held from November 1st - 15th, with terms beginning January 2024. 

If you are interested in serving in any of the officer positions listed below, or have further questions about the positions, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Cassie Joiner (click on "Contact Us" link to request contact information). 

The following positions are open:

(1) Chair Elect (from academia) - 3 years term

(2) Secretary - 2 years term

(3) Councilor - 3 years term

Announcing the 2023 MN ACS Awards Winners:

2023 Minnesota Award

The prestigious Minnesota Award in chemistry is given to an an outstanding researcher/innovator who has shown strong commitment in innovative work in chemistry related fields. This year's award goes to Dr. Phil Buhlman of  the University of Minnesota.  For being an international authority in the field of ion-selective electrodes and related research fields, for his outstanding work in volunteering for MN ACS, for being an outstanding research advisor, mentor, scholar and teacher AND having a positive impact on the lives of many graduate students in his own research group, in the Chemistry Department, and beyond, MN ACS is proud and very enthusiastic in bestowing this award to Dr. Phil Buhlman which comes with a plaque and a $500 honorarium.

2023 Janet Tarino Volunteer Award

The Janet Tarino Volunteer Award is given to an individual for outstanding volunteer service to Minnesota ACS, and/or chemistry related projects and events not directly connected to Minnesota ACS. This year's award goes to Dr. James Wollack of WuXi AppTec.

2023 Lyle Hall Senior Chemist Award

The Lyle Hall Senior Chemist Award is based upon professional activities of a senior chemist (preferably retired senior chemist but all senior chemists are eligible). The awardee has to be a member of the Minnesota section of ACS. Professional activities can include volunteer ACS service, active in senior chemist committee, volunteer activities in any other scientific organization such as the Minnesota Academy of Science (i.e. Science Fair Judging), professional writing, consulting, and/or research. This year's award goes to Professor Wayne Haag for his several years of volunteering work for the senior chemists committee.

More information on the winners can be found in the MN Chemist Issue 3 (click on "MN Chemist link").

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