IU Beyond Borders Symposium
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm

The Indiana local section is partnering with IU for their bicentennial Beyond Borders Event. The event will be held on April 9-10, 2021 and will draw on Indiana University’s over 200 years of leadership in higher education and research by bringing the state’s academic associations together virtually. The symposium will serve as the host of annual meetings for 13 state academic organizations and will provide an online venue for scholars, researchers, students, and professionals to discuss ideas, collaborate, and share their work with others.

The section is hosting three presentation sessions:

2021 ACS Indiana Selected Graduate Student Symposium (Selected Oral Presentations) April 9, 10:30am-12:30 pm
IU200 Multidisciplinary Poster Presentations April 9, 5 – 6:30 pm
Think Like a Molecule Poster Session April 10, 10:30 am-3:00 pm

These sessions will be live presentations and feature questions and answer sessions. The Think Like a Molecule presentations will be followed by our keynote address from Haley Keith, Co-founder and CEO of MITO Materials, and concluded with the awards ceremony.


When you are registering, scroll down the page to the list of societies and select: ” Indiana Local Section of the American Chemical Society”, you will be redirected to a website to register (Free)


Finally, join us at the ACS Indiana (virtual) Open House on the Whova platform for a great network event and opportunities to learn more about your local society!

If you have any questions on the IU Beyond Borders event, please feel free to reach out to ACS Indiana contact: Frédérique Deiss, fdeiss@iupui.edu.

For questions on the Think Like a Molecule Poster Session, please reach out to Meghan McLeod, mmcleod@hrglab.com or Sara Dille, sdille414@gmail.com

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.

PREDICT Symposium
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm

We as scientists, recognize the systemic inequities within the scientific community. Due to that, we are taking tangible actions to address and mitigate inequities, and endeavor to accelerate the integration of a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility across the science halls. We will host our first, annual two-day virtual symposium featuring perspectives regarding the challenges associated with being a minority in chemistry. Our goal is to empower our members while providing a safe learning space where topics can be freely discussed.