Illinois-Iowa Local Section

Illinois-Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society.

American Association of Chemistry Teachers

The IL-IA ACS section would like to encourage local high school chemistry teachers to join the newly formed American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT).  For further information on the AACT visit

The section has sponsored membership for the following teachers:

Shawn Buettner, Rivermont Collegiate

Jennifer Cook Gregory, Moline High School 

Kevin Tippet, North Scott High School


If you are a high school chemistry teacher teaching within the IL-IA section and are interested in joining the AACT please contact Past Chair Kelly Gierlus at to see if a sponsorship is available.  

Local Section Events 2018

1.  Opioids: Fighting Addiction with Chemistry
     Tuesday, February 27, Black Hawk College, East Campus

2.  ACS Chemistry Trivia Night, Wednesday 28 March, 7-9pm St Ambrose University

3.  Sarah Anderson/Morton Crime Lab, April 17, 6-8 PM  Black Hawk College, Quad Cities Campus

4. Earth Week, Various Outreach Events April 22-28

4.  Environmental Chemistry Night, Tour QC Analytical Labs, May 14, 6 PM

5.  September/October  Career Fair Augustana College/(currently open)

5b.  Don't forget NCW!  (Oct 21-27 outerspace chemistry)

6. November-ish:  Annual Undergraduate Research Conference:  Sat October 27, St Ambrose University

7. November/December (currently open)