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The 2023 Joint Midwest-Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (MWGLRM 2023) will be held Wednesday to Saturday, October 18-21, 2023, in St. Louis, Missouri. Co-hosts for this meeting are the St. Louis and East Central Illinois Sections of the ACS. The venue will be the St. Charles Convention Center.

The theme for the meeting is “Scale Up Your STEM”, and will feature plenary speakers, exciting technical sessions and special symposia, poster sessions, regional awards, social events, and a large vendor expo. In addition, there will be special undergraduate programming, chemistry education workshops for high school teachers, and events sponsored by the local Younger Chemists Committees and the Minority Affairs Committees. It is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research and get to know the Midwest and Great Lakes chemistry communities.


  • afternoon


  • evening

    Ice Cream Social

    Undergraduate Program
  • evening

    Exhibits Hall Opens

  • morning

    Career Panel

  • all day

    Technical Sessions

    & Special Symposia

  • noon


    Committee on Minority Affairs

  • evening

    Midwest Award Reception

    Midwest/Great Lakes Region Banquet

  • morning

    Midwest and Great Lakes Regional Board Breakfasts.

  • all day

    Technical Sessions

    & Special Symposia

  • noon

    ACS Coaching and Mentoring Lunch

  • morning

    Workshops and Symposia

    High School Teachers’ Group


Technical Sessions

(Contributed Talks)

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Macromolecular/Polymer Chemistry
  • Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Theoretical, Computational, and Data-Driven Modeling Chemistry

Special Symposia

(Invited Talks)

Symposia Chair(s)
Analytical Techniques in Environmental Chemistry Kevin Tucker
Beyond the Boundaries of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis Alex Mironenko
Bioprocess Chemistry Jie Dong
Biotherapeutic Process Development and Manufacture in the Midwest Steve Kolodziej
Carbohydrates & Glycosylations Cristina De Meo
Chemical Theory Across Scales Kade Head-Marsden / Robert Wexler
Dynamic Properties of Crystals Ryan Groeneman
Electrochemistry Mike Shaw
Environmental Chemistry in Agriculture Leah Riter
Flow Chemistry Todd Stark
From Clear Flasks to Green Fields: Utilizing a Sustainability Mindset in Agrochemical Active Ingredient Development Justin Struble
Innovative Analytical Measurements at the Micro and Nano Scale Scott Martin
Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology: Discovering New Biology and New Drugs Through Chemistry Marv Meyers / Mike Crider
Nucleic Acid Chemistry John-Stephen Taylor
Organic Reaction Mechanisms Yun Lu
Process Development in Industry: Solving Problems Michael Tracey
Proteins and Lipids James Bashkin
Probing Biological Chemistry Michael Beck
Organometallic Catalysis Research at PUIs Jocelyn Lanorio
Radiochemistry: From Radioactivity to Drug Product Mike Nickels
Safety in the Undergraduate Lab Sue Wiediger
Solid State NMR for Industry, Medicine, and Academe Sophia Hayes
Sustainable Transition Metal Catalysis Jamie Neely
Synthesis and Characterization for Functional Polymeric Materials Alexa Kuenstler / Whitney Loo
To Flip or Not to Flip? How to Maintain Students’ Attention Post-Pandemic Jose Andino Martinez


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Venue location
October 18 - 21, 2023

1 Convention Center Plz St. Charles MO, 63303

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