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WELCOME TO THE MINNESOTA LOCAL ACS SECTION WEBSITE

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.

UPCOMING MEETING

Keep an eye out for fun and informative meetings coming up in 2024!

Click the "Meetings" link for more information.

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ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHT

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.

OTHER NEWS

Spring ACS National Meeting Travel Grants

Grants are available to support travel to the Spring 2024 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, March 17-21.

  • Two $1,000 travel grants are provided for senior graduate students to present their research at the ACS National Meeting. Application criteria and instructions can be found here.

  • One $500 travel grant is provided for chemistry faculty at PUI or community colleges to attend the ACS National Meeting. Application criteria and instructions can be found here.

The deadline for both applications is March 1st at noon.​

Volunteer Opportunity

Mark your calendars! The MN State High School Science Fair will be held on Friday, March 22 at the River Center in St. Paul. Volunteer judges for both papers and projects will be needed (with virtual volunteering available). Check back for more details soon.

Call for MN ACS Awards Nominations!

The local MN ACS section will be honoring local Chemists with the following awards this year:

  • Brasted Award for Excellence in College Chemistry Teaching

  • Janet Tarino Volunteer Award

  • Lyle Hall Senior Chemist Award

Nominations are now open and go until March 31st. Please contact Ramesh Kumar (click on "Contact Us" link to request contact information) for more information on what to include in nominations, and to submit nomations.

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