Welcome to the Web Site of the Illinois Heartland Local Section.
Meet the new ACS President Tom Connelly (click here for interview)!
ACS Nuclear & Radiochemistry Undergraduate Summer Schools (Click)
Local Section Officers and Department Contacts
The Illinois Heartland Section of the ACS is seeking nominations for the following awards (please also note the deadlines):
2015 Chemist of the Year, March 12
Teacher of the Year Sunday, March 15 (Click for Flyer)
March 8-12 - Pittcon Conference in New Orleans, LA
March 22-26 - 249th ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO
Friday, March 27 - Super Science Family Night!
Don’t miss the CDM’s annual Science Night- a family event for budding scientists of all ages! Visit a variety of stations that will be bubbling over with hands-on, interactive experiments and activities. We’ll also be welcoming back to Normal former ISU professors Otis Rothenberger and Jim Webb and their chemistry road show: “Is it Chemistry or Magic?” Observe as they present exciting chemical reactions that will blow a Styrofoam cup to smithereens, make water in a glass disappear and much more! Pre-register for express entry! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Time: 6-8 p.m. Cost: $4 for members/ $11 non-members
Tuesday, April 7 - Illinois Heartland ACS Awards Banquet
Saturday, April 18 - Battle of the Chemistry Clubs (at Illinois State University this year) Contact Victoria Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, April 18 - National Chemistry Olympiad Exam (at Illinois State University this year)
Wednesday, April 22 - Earth Day - watch for info about Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poetry Contest for grades K-12: 2015 Theme is "Climate Science-It's More than a Weather Report". Contact Victoria Nguyen at email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday, May 6 - High School Chemistry Contest (at Bradley University this year)
Tuesday, May 12 - meeting, guest speaker will be Molly Gunter, Ag Reliant Genetics, LLC
August 13 - 23, Illinois State Fair - watch for information about how you can help out at the ACS tent
Tuesday, September 8 - meeting, guest speaker will be Stacy Swanson, Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.
October 18-24 - National Chemistry Week - Theme: "Chemistry Colors Our World!" Exploring the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light.
Our February 2013 newsletter is now available here:
February 2013 Newsletter Link