• 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Don’t Fly Over… LAND (in St. Louis)!

    Panel discussion on efforts to promote new chemical/biochemical industry growth through work force development and recruitment. All are Welcome – no event registration necessary!

  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Undergraduate Ice Cream Social

    Ice cream, networking, and a speaker. For undergraduate students. Please register – but come anyway if you forgot!

    • Bruce C. Hamper, “Coffee: Chemistry of the World’s Favorite Wake-Up Beverage"
    • Meeting Room 105
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Expo and SciMix / Grad Student Recruiting Fair

    • Expo kick-off and posters
    • Undergraduate students interested in graduate school can meet with faculty.
    • North Hall
  • 8:00am - 5:30pm

    Expo - North Hall

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Grad School Recruiting Fair

    Undergraduate students interested in graduate school can meet with faculty.

    • North Hall
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Committee on Minority Affairs

    • Event registration required; box lunch included: $20
    • Ballroom A
  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    Undergraduate Programming

    Special Event Talks describing the science taking place at their starts-ups. For undergraduate students.

    • Thomas D. Campbell, “Highly Multiplexed Immunofluorescence with CellScape
    • Gabe Haas, “MyoMatrix: A Biomimetic Sponge Scaffold for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration after Trauma”
    • Aimee McBride, “Green Hills Labs Keeping Weed Clean: An Overview of Safety Testing for Cannabis in Missouri”
    • John Whitteck, “NewLeaf Symbiotics: harnessing the power of these microorganisms”
    • Adam Richardson, “Panome Bio – Next Generation Metabolomics and Multiomics”
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Midwest-Great Lakes Awards Reception

    Reception honoring award recipients. All are welcome – free drink ticket with event registration.

    • Ballroom A
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Midwest-Great Lakes Awards Banquet

    Dinner and awards program. Event registration required: $40.

    • Ballroom A
  • 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