Minnesota Local Section

Welcome to the new web page for the Minnesota Section of the ACS

Leadership Development Course
The Minnesota Local Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce an upcoming Leadership Development Course: Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue.

Facilitator Larry Krannich of the University of Alabama at Birmingham will lead this four-hour, hands-on interactive course that helps you develop your one-to-one communications skills.

To register send an email with your name and contact information to Becky Guza at becky.guza@hbfuller.com by September 22nd.

Learn more on Leadership Development page under the Activities tab 

 

 

MN ACS Chemistry Job & Recruiting Fair
The 6th annual Chemistry Job & Recruiting Fair will be held from 4 - 6pm on Tuesday, November 14th at Saint Catherine University in Saint Paul, on the 3rd floor ballroom of the Coeur de Catherine Building.

Please RSVP to James Wollack (jwwollack@stkate.edu) by November 7th. Include how many people will be coming from your group. 

Learn more on the 14 November 2017 page under the Meetings tab

 

 

National Conference of NOBCChE
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) hosts their national conference at the Radisson Blu & Marriott in Downtown Minneapolis on October 30th to November 3rd. 

Learn more on the NOBCChE Conference page under the Activities tab 

 

 

Become a Science Coach!
ACS is looking for Chemists, including retired Chemists, to become "Science Coaches". Applications are now open on a first come/first served basis, and will probably close around mid-August. There are many ways of being a Science Coach with a teacher in a local school. See the web site www.acs.org and look under the box labelled "Science Coaches" to learn more. In brief:

1. You will need to contact a local science/chemistry teacher (can be high school or middle school) and arrange with him/her to be a Science Coach. You can choose one of several roles (check the ACS web site above for more information). To find a teacher contact, you can try the web sites of local schools and ask teachers directly, you could try asking friends and neighbors who have children in school, or ask Barbara Barany for help (baran005@umn.edu), or contact Marty Davis (marshalldavis@spps.org) about St. Paul schools (where the need is great). Let the teacher know that you want to be a Science Coach and you need a teacher to partner with. 

2. You make 6 visits to the school over the year. What you do is up to you and the teacher.

3. Once you are both signed up, the teacher's school receives $500 from ACS.

4. The teacher needs to be a member of AACT, the ACS group American Association of Chemistry Teachers. They can join online at www.acs.org (the AACT link is at the bottom of the page).

5. AACT membership costs $50 for the teacher. However, the Minnesota Section Seniors group will pay this membership fee for the first five teachers that sign up, just let Lynn Hartshorn know at lghartshorn@stthomas.edu.

Please consider doing this. Your expertise and knowledge could be of great help to teachers! 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct 5 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 7 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 10 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 21 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM