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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.

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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.


Join us on Monday, February 17th at Augsburg University as Dr. Mary Kirchoff, Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, talks about Green Chemistry and Sustainability.

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The next meeting of the Senior Chemists will be on Wednesday, February 19th at the Green Mill Restaurant in St. Paul. Everyone is welcome!

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The MN ACS will host the 2021 Great Lakes Regional Meeting June 6th-9th, 2021 at Augsburg University, and we are currently looking for volunteers to do the following:

1. Undergraduate program coordinator - will coordinate undergraduate events and poster sessions for the meeting.

2. Program chair - will help put together the program. This person will also assist in recruiting session chairs and making sure all sub-disciplines of chemistry are represented. This volunteer would serve on the executive planning board for the meeting.

3. Session chairs - will run sessions based on certain topics. These volunteers will then solicit people to register for the meeting and contribute papers on the session topic.

4. Logo design - will design a logo for the meeting to help advertise. The logo should reflect the Minnesota local section.

If you have interest in volunteering, please contact James Wollack (jwwollack@stkate.edu).


Minnesota Chromatography Forum (MCF) is hosting a comprehensive three-day course in LC-MS Essentials, January 28th-30th. The course will cover all aspects of Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry with a focus on application and troubleshooting taught by certified LC-MS instrcuturs. It includes both small and large molecule analysis and a full day of hands-on LC-MS training. More information can be found here, or contact Christian Toonstra.