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.


Putnam Museum Open House

The IL-IA ACS Local Section has partnered with the Putnam Museum and Science Center to support the development of a STEM wing in the museum and associated educational activities. The partnership will be kicked off with a Mole Day Party on October 23rd. ACS members will enjoy free access to the Putnam that day and there will be a reception with the museum staff from 2 - 3 pm.

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.

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