Although we will not be holding any in-person events through the end of the year due to COVID-19, we plan to host at least one virtual event a month.

Upcoming events

ACS Industry Career Day

Join ACS colleagues for a virtual ACS Industry Career Day on Saturday November 21 @11am ET. During this virtual event, an expert panel of young industry-based chemists will explore topics such as transitioning from academia to a career in industry, building non-technical skills and more. Following the panel discussion, stick around to join fellow participants in interactive small group networking sessions facilitated by ACS Career Consultants. Register now at:

Date: November 21, 2020 at 10 am CT

Past events

2020 Undergraduate Research Conference

The Undergraduate Research Conference was held virtually on Saturday, November 7th. The speaker schedule and presentation titles can be viewed here.

Experiences from the FUTURE

Loras chemistry faculty members Dr. Andrew Kehr (participated summer 2020) and Dr. Adam Moser (participated summer 2014) discussed their research and experiences with the FUTURE (Fostering Undergraduate Talent – Uniting Research Education) program. We were also joined by Dr. Madeline Shea, founding Director of the FUTURE in Biomedicine program, who gave an overview of the program and how faculty and students can get involved.

Lecture: "Industrial Hemp Production in Illinois" by Prof. Win Phippen

March 4, 2020 at Monmouth College. Win Phippen is the Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Western Illinois University.

ACS Program-In-A-Box: The Future of Food

February 25, 2020 at colleges throughout the section.