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.


Abstract Submission Open for Bell's Poster Session

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. Your poster can either be newly prepared or a "recycled" poster. Poster presenters who submit their abstract (150-200 words) by Monday, Nov. 4 can win a $50 cash prize! Non-prize eligible presentations will still be accepted until Friday, Nov. 8. Visit our event page for more information.


ACS Project SEED

Project SEED provides summer research experiences in chemistry for high school students from low income households. Each Project SEED fellowship costs our local section about $2000. Our goal is to raise enough funds each year to fund at least two projects per summer.

You may donate directly to our KACS Project SEED fund on PayPal. Kalamazoo ACS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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International Year of the Periodic Table

The Kalamazoo Section is planning several special events in connection with the IYPT. Click the link below for more information.

KACS-IYPT Events (external)


Photos and Videos From the Historic Landmark Dedication

The local chemistry community of colleagues, friends and families celebrated the 1950-1990 steroid chemistry work of Kalamazoo scientists achieving National Historic Chemical Landmark status. Enjoy this short introduction video, and visit the event page to see more videos and photos.

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Councilor Report for the 258th ACS National Meeting

Click here to read our councilor's report from the 2019 fall ACS National Meeting in San Diego.