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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.


Save the date for our next in-person event, Breaking the PFAS Cycle: Innovations in PFAS Destruction and Defluorination, on May 2nd at Claros Technologies in Minneapolis.

RSVP deadline has been extended! Register by noon on Tuesday, April 30th!

Click the "Meetings" link for more information.

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Senior Chemists

The next Senior Chemists meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. We will meet around 10am to talk to a conservator about the science of conservation, and then have lunch together afterward. More details to follow.

Chemists in the Library

The Chemists in the Library 2024 event list has been finalized and is available on the Chemists in the Library page under the Activities link. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Phil Buhlman (click on "Contact Us" link to request contact information). No preparation is needed before the events and no commitment has to be made; you can sign up for one event at a time. 

Click on the "Activities" link for more information.


2024 MN ACS Awards

This year's local section ACS awards have been announced! The winners of the 2024 Brasted Award, Janet Tarino Volunteer Award, and Lyle Hall Senior Chemist Award are:

  • Dr. J Thomas Ippoliti - Professor of Chemistry, University of St. Thomas. Dr. Ippoliti will be presented with the prestigious Brasted Award which is given to an outstanding Minnesota College/University professor who has shown strong commitment to college teaching in chemistry.

  • Dr. Peter Simone - Advanced Research Specialist, 3M Commercial Branding & Transportation Division. Dr. Simone will be presented with the Janet Tarino Volunteer Award which is given to an individual for outstanding volunteer service to MN ACS and/or chemistry-related projects and events not directly connected to MN ACS.

  • Thomas Ostertag - Retired from Honeywell Corporation. Mr. Ostertag will be presented with the Lyle Hall Senior Chemist Award which is based upon the professional activities (volunteering, writing, consulting, and/or research) of a senior chemist.

Awardees will be celebrated on June 5th at the MN ACS Awards Ceremony. Click on the "Meetings" link for more information.


Scholarship for Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE)

The MN ACS local section is sponsoring a K-12 educator to attend this summer’s Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE). The conference runs July 28 through August 1 in Lexington, KY. A scholarship ($500-1000) is available. Apply here!The application deadline is May 30, with recipients notified in early June.

JST Chemical Safety and Better Practices Workshop for High School Teachers

The MN ACS is working with the University of Minnesota Joint Safety Team (JST) on plans to hold a two-day workshop that will provide valuable training, resources, staff development Continuing Education Credits and even possible graduate credit for high school chemistry, physical science and secondary science teachers.
Date: August 8 - 9, 2024
Where: On the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Smith Hall
Sign-up Link:

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