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.


QCBC Discovery Bus Ribbon Cutting

The QCBC unveiled their new mobile laboratory: The Discovery Bus. The bus will allow the QCBC to take educational content to the community. The IL-IA ACS Section was one of the sponsors of the bus. Be on the lookout for the bus in the community and a chance for ACS members to visit the new lab this fall! See this video from KWQC for more information. 

Demo Day at the Putnam

Where: Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport

When: Saturday, April 13, 2 - 4 pm

Join us at the Putnam Museum & Science Center for some fun with the kids. Local Section members will be performing chemistry demos at the Putnam! If you are interested in planning or performing demos, please contact Alan Abbott or All are welcome to join us for some chemistry for all ages.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) magazines and supplies will also be available at the event. 

The recording of our February event, "The Material History of Soap" presented by Dr. Julian Silverman is now available for viewing.

ACS JSilverman.mp4