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2020 Dr. Donald Kiser Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, 2020

National Chemistry Week - Oct 20-26th, 2020

Local Meetings


Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, all IL-IA ACS monthly meetings are suspended until further notice.

Since the Local Section boundaries range from Monmouth, IL in the south to Dubuque, IA in the north, the Section offers local section meetings/program in the south (Monmouth Area), the north (Dubuque Area), the center (Quad Cities), and the west center (Muscatine Area).

Month Event Date Location Contact
January No meeting - holidays and potential weather issues
February ACS-sponsored "Program-In-a-Box" The Future of Food* February 25, 2020, 5:45 pm Monmouth College, St. Ambrose University, Loras College, Black Hawk College - East Campus (Galva) Brad Sturgeon (, Jennifer Schmidt-McCormack (, Dave Oostendorp (, Abbott, Alan <>
March Win Phippen, Western Illinois University, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics. Industrial Hemp Production in Illinois March 4th, 7 pm presentation, 6 pm (Dinner - reservations pls) Monmouth College Brad Sturgeon (
April Chemistry Trivia has been cancelled due to SARS-CoV-2
May No meeting due to SARS-CoV-2
June-Aug Summer Break - No meetings
September TBD TBD Dubuque Dave Oostendorp
October ACS-sponsored "Program-In-a-Box"* TBD Multiple Sites Site Contacts
October 12th Annual Illinois-Iowa American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Conference October 31, 2020 St. Ambrose University Kelly Giddens
November TBD TBD Muscatine Ben Averill
December Holiday Break - No meetings
*Quick comment about PIB: Sites who wish to host a PIB program need to register at the website above by February 7th. The National ACS office will send each registered site a box with specific content. On Feb 25th, a live stream of the talk will start and those gathered can interact with the speaker and other attending groups.

Regional/National Meetings

ACS Meetings and Events - General link

National Meetings

Spring 2020, March 22 - 26; Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2020, August 16 - 20; San Francisco, CA

Regional Meetings

Great Lakes Regional Meeting (GLRM), June 6 - 9, 2021, Minneapolis, MN

National ACS Programming

ACS Webinars; (Archives)

Il-IA Local Partners

Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC)

Quad Cities Botanical Center

St. Ambrose University - Chemistry Department

Monmouth College - Chemistry Department

Clarke University - Chemistry Department

Loras College - Department of Chemistry

Augustanna College - Department of Chemistry

Black Hawk College

Muscatine Community College

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Clinton Community College

Scott Community College

University of Dubuque - Chemistry

Grain Processing Corporation

Executive Committee Meeting Agendas

Executive Committee Processes Document

January 13, 2020

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2020