Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.


Recent Event: Thanks for Joining us for our Section's 75th Anniversary Celebration!

SR-71 Blackbird

Our Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society (KACS) celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinner event on the main floor of the Air Zoo on the evening of Thursday 23 February 2017, from 6-9:30 pm.

We socialized, reminisced, celebrated our accomplishments, enjoyed dinner, and were treated to a presentation on the SR-71. The Executive Director of the ACS joined our celebration, and we had access to four of the Air Zoo's event experiences, including the simulators and the 4-D theater.

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Recent Event: Sci-Mix Poster Session

Tuesday 15 November

KACS hosted its annual poster session titled Sustainable Science – Recycle a Poster at Bell's Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo on Nov. 15, 2016. For the 6th year in a row, KACS organized this public event, which was made possible through a generous grant from Zoetis. As before, there were many research posters in addition to a keynote speaker. Over 110 people attended this social gathering; 49% of the attendees were ACS members.

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Tom McTier headshot

Welcome new KACS Education and Communications Chair

We are pleased to announce to addition of Mike Walsh from Kalamazoo College as our new education committee chair and Chris Pruis as our new communcations chair.