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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.

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The Minnesota Technical Symposium (MinnTS) scheduled for Thursday, March 19th is CANCELLED. The MinnTS event coordinator will be sending an email to everyone that registered letting them know about the cancellation and will be refunding registration fees back to the credit card used for the registration. The event may be rescheduled to a later date but that has not yet been decided.

The April meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6th is CANCELLED. The meeting may be rescheduled to a later date but that has not yet been decided. If you have registered and made payment, please email our treasurer, Shelby Auger, and ask for a refund (please provide your preferred mailing address and she will send a check).

Go to the "Meetings" link for more information.



The Senior Chemists event at the Bell Museum scheduled for Wednesday, April 1st is CANCELLED. The event will be rescheduled to a later date.

The Chemists in the Library event on March 28th is CANCELLED.

Go to the "Activities" link for more information.


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.

The Earth Day volunteer event at the Science Museum of MN on Saturday, April 18th is CANCELLEDInterested in celebrating Earth Day? April 22nd will be the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and MN ACS is partnering with the Science Museum of MN on Saturday, April 18th to participate in Earth Day activities at the museum from 11:30am to 4:30pm. If you are interested and would like to know more information, contact Bruce Bear.


The MN ACS is calling for nominations for three awards this year:

2020 Minnesota Award of the Minnesota Section American Chemical Society - given for quality, excellence, innovation, leadership, commitment

2020 Lyle Hall Senior Chemist Award - based upon post-retirement professional activities for those who have entered into formal retirement from their primary job

2020 Janet Tarino Volunteer Award - given to an individual for outstanding volunteer service to MN ACS and/or chemistry related proejcts and events

Nominations should be sent to Ramesh Kumar by March 17th