Illinois Heartland Local Section ACS

About Us

The Illinois Heartland ACS connects chemistry to the community! We are committed to building bridges with community partners to leverage scarce resources and maximize service to members and the community.

We are the ACS! 

The Illinois Heartland American Chemical Society has 240 chemists, chemical engineers, and educators in a 11 county area in central Illinois, including Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Henry, Jacksonville and Galesburg. We are the local chapter of the world's largest volunteer, professional organization, the American Chemical Society (ACS). We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We invest in our local community by providing science education opportunities through seminars, meetings, workshops, summer internships, competitions, special activities, and partnerships with other non-profit, volunteer or professional organizations. Almost all events are free and open to the public.

Our Vision

The Illinois Heartland American Chemical Society is building a sustainable, high achievement organization of networked, caring professionals following a shared vision. The Illinois Heartland ACS is recognized and respected as an effective advocate for the chemical sciences and provides outstanding service to its members. Illinois Heartland ACS members are committed, informed, and effective leaders. Illinois Heartland ACS education programs enhance knowledge by generating, sharing and making information available to the community. Illinois Heartland ACS is a sought-after source of knowledge and objective information by researchers, educators, and the public.

About the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.