Illinois-Iowa Local Section

Illinois-Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society.

Prince of Peace Environmental Project



 The attached photos show some of the water bottles we gathered, with GPS coordinates telling where the sample came from, so we can report the data to IoWater.  The other photo shows the blue and pink colors, indicating Phosphate (blue) and Nitrate (pink.)

Most of our watershed samples, and our tap water had Phosphates.  Not a medical problem, but they add to the Gulf "Dead Zone."

The highest Nitrates came from a creek draining a local golf course!  More sampling in the works, with our golf team commissioned to get more samples at different courses.

The attached document details the whole lesson plan and results.



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)