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

Chemistry Trivia Night: February at St Ambrose University

Forensic Chemistry Night: March at Black Hawk College

Environmental Chemistry Night: May at QC Analytical

Chemistry Career Night: September at Augustana College

Undergraduate Research Conference: October 27 at St. Ambrose University

National Chemistry Week: October 21-27, "Chemistry is Out of This World"

????????????: November at Currently Open

End of Year Meeting: December at QC Botannical Garden(??)