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.


Future Chemistry for Kids Dates

January 15 - Elephant Toothpaste

January 22 - Polymers

January 29 - Dry Ice

Adjunct Faculty Opening at St. Ambrose University

The Department of Chemistry at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, is currently seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach undergraduate chemistry courses for the Spring 2022 semester. Minimum qualifications: a Master’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry (Ph.D. candidates and ABD encouraged to apply). Position is open until filled. St. Ambrose University is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts and is committed to fostering a respectful environment that recognizes and embraces diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an equal opportunity institution, St. Ambrose actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups. Please apply online at and upload a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

The IL-IA ACS Local Section provided $5,000 to support the incorporation of chemistry and materials science into the Flying High, Academy of Wizardry, She's the First, and Science of Superheroes summer camps at the Putnam Museum and Science Center. The Local Section was recognized at the camp and in social media postings by the Putnam Museum.

IL-IA ACS Sponsorship of Quad Cities Botanical Center

The IL-IA ACS Local Section provided $2,500 to support scholarships for local schools to get involved in the QCBC Plant & Soil Science program and to support the introduction of a new program at the QCBC, "Mission to Mars." Pictured to the left is our Treasurer, Rich Craddick, installing the ACS plaque at the Botanical Center.

OMg!: Elements of Surprise at the Putnam Museum

The Putnam Museum & Science Center in Davenport has a new exhibit showcasing the periodic table! The section is providing a pass so that members can visit the Museum. Please contact Jennifer Schmidt-McCormack for details.