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

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

Think Like a Molecule Poster Session Registration Deadline
Mar 5 @ 12:00 am

It’s that time of year again!

This is a call to students and ACS members to submit your abstract for The Think Like a Molecular poster session. The deadline to submit your abstract is March 5 and a link can be found below.

This year, The Indiana local section is partnering with IU for their bicentennial Beyond Borders Event. By submitting your abstract you will also have access to the Beyond Borders symposium, a legacy project of the IU Bicentennial. 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.

There are three opportunities to present this year,

Think Like a Molecule Poster Session April 10, 10:30am-3 pm
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

Even though the sessions are virtual, you will be presenting and answering questions LIVE for one hour of the time designated for the session. The Think Like a Molecule presentations will be followed by our keynote address from Haley Keith, Co-founder and CEO of MITO Materials, and awards ceremony (there will be CASH prizes – GRAND PRIZE = $500)

For the IU200 Multidisciplinary Poster Presentations April 9, 5 – 6:30 pm, presenters were also be required to be present on zoom during this time to present/answer questions.
Below is the link to register for the IU Beyond Borders Event. 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,

For questions on the Think Like a Molecule Poster Session, please reach out to Meghan McLeod, or Sara Dille,

Thank you and we hope to see you in April!

The Think Like a Molecule Organizing Committee