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

Feb 27 - Fighting Opioid Crisis w/Chemistry - ACS Program in a Box

March 28 - Chemistry Trivia Night - Andrew Axup, St Ambrose U

April 17 - Forensic Chemistry - Sarah Anderson, Morton Crime Lab

May 14 - Environmental Chemistry Night - Randal Wanke, QC Analytical

Sept - In planning 

Oct - meeting ?

Oct - National Chemistry Week

November - Undergraduate Research Conference - St Ambrose U

December ?