Welcome to the Web Site of the Illinois Heartland Local Section.
Friday, April 24 – DEADLINE for poetry entries! The Illinois Heartland local section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring an Illustrated Poetry contest as part of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED). This year’s CCED theme is “Climate Science-More Than Just A Weather Report.” Some of our local winners have won the national contest. We hope you’ll consider having some of your students participate. We’ll have some local prizes and one poem from each age group will be submitted to the national contest. Local entries may be dropped off, sent through the mail (address on contest flyer) or emailed to Victoria Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org as a pdf.
Wednesday, May 6 - High School Chemistry Contest (at Bradley University this year)
Tuesday, May 12, 7 pm – meeting at Bradley University (Olin Hall 245), guest speaker will be Molly Gunter, Ag Reliant Genetics, LLC. The presentation will cover herbicide bioassays, enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), electrophoresis, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and Heubach dust tests as applied to quality assurance in the seed industry.
July 10-18, Heart of Illinois Fair - watch for information about how you can help out at the ACS booth
August 13 - 23, Illinois State Fair - watch for information about how you can help out at the ACS tent
Wednesday, September 9 - meeting, guest speaker will be Stacy Swanson, Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.
Saturday, September 19 – Science Rocks Event at the Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL – keep an eye out for potential opportunities to help with the event
October 8-10 – Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research (NCAUR, A.K.A. the Ag Lab) – keep an eye out for potential opportunities to help with the event
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: