IL-IA Local Section of the American Chemical Society


The IL-IA ACS Local Section is a professional organization of chemists in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. We are the local branch of the national ACS, which is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information.


Centennial Celebration

The Section will host a Centennial Celebration on September 19th at 7 pm at the Quad Cities Botanical Center. More details to follow.

When: Tuesday, September 19 at 7 pm

Where: The Quad Cities Botanical Center

Celebrating 100 Years!

2023 marks the centennial of the IL-IA Section! The Section started as a Chemists' Club in 1917 in Rock Island and joined the ACS in 1923. While the Section has changed throughout the past 100 years, it has remained focused on the "encouraging the advancement of chemistry in all its branches." As we enter our hundredth year, we remain focused on this purpose as we plan events and partnerships. We look forward to celebrating with you throughout the year!