USNCO Local Section Exam
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Poem Contest Entries Due
May 3 @ 11:59 pm

The Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade (Four categories: K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12).
Contest Deadline: May 3, 2020
Prizes: 1st Place = $100, 2nd Place = $50, and 3rd Place = $25 in each age group.
Submit official entries at this link: All entries must be received by midnight on May 3rd.

Indiana CCEW Poem Contest Flyer

Winners will advance to the National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win prizes!

Write and illustrate a poem using the CCEW theme, “Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry.”

Your poem must be no more than 40 words and in the following styles to be considered:

Possible topics related to sustainable chemistry include:

  • Green chemistry
  • Clean air and water
  • Environment
  • Natural resources
  • Pollution
  • Waste

Entries will be judged based upon:

  • Green chemistry Environment Pollution
  • Clean air and water Natural resources Waste
  • Artistic Merit – use of color, quality of drawing, design & layout
  • Poem Message – fun, motivational, inspiring about yearly theme
  • Originality Creativity – unique, clever and/or creative design
  • Neatness – free of spelling and grammatical errors


Indiana Section Younger Chemists Committee Call-Out Meeting
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you 35 and under or are currently enrolled as a student? Are you looking to make connections with your peers in the local community? Are you looking for ways to get more involved in ACS? Join us for the Younger Chemist Committee call-out and learn more!

We will have our first virtual committee call-out meeting February 18th, 2021 at 7pm ( We would also invite you to join us to make a cocktail or a mocktail with us. Please see the recipe below!

From the book “Gone with the Gin” by Tim Federle we bring you “Boozy and the Beast”

Ingredients: Hibiscus tea

1 tsp shredded coconut

1.5 oz light rum

1 oz coconut water

3/4 oz simple syrup

1/2 oz lemon juice

Directions: – Steep the tea and coconut in a teapot for 10 min and strain 3 oz into a teacup.

– Pour the rum and coconut water, simple syrup, and lemon juice into a shaker and dry shake.

– Add to the teacup and garnish with a hibiscus petal

Chemistry of Beer
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chemistry of Beer @ Centerpoint Brewing Company | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

“Summer is here, let’s cool off a bit!” Join the Young Chemists Committee for a fun in-person networking session.
Have you thought about what goes on behind the beer-making process? This is your chance to hear from a chemist the details of what goes on behind the scenes to turn grains into beer. Brian Mathes will be giving an exciting talk about the chemistry of beerNo chemistry knowledge is required!

If you are a chemist, we would also like to invite you to join us for a networking opportunity. We will be hosting a mentorship program pairing with industry and academic professionals. Students and chemists (over 21) of all levels are welcome to join!

If you are already a member of the ACS Indiana Local Section Mentorship Program and attend the event with your mentor/mentee, you will be reimbursed.

The tickets include 5 tastings, 2 beverages, and small bar bites!


See you at #ChemsitryofBeer2021.