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Welcome to the website of the Upper Peninsula Local Section of the American Chemical Society!

Please use the navigation bar on the left to explore the past, present, and future activities and events of our Upper Peninsula Local Section.

Please be sure to regularly check the announcements tab on the left to keep up to date with our upcoming events. 

Student Research Symposium

The sixth annual UPLS Student Research Symposium will be on Saturday, March 23,  2019. The meeting will again take place at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. For more information, click on the link on the menu on the left. The deadline for registration is March 8, 2019. Hope to see you there!

LSSU Students present at ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

Katelyn Lambert (senior, chemistry) and Aysha Scarton (sophomore, forensic chemistry/chemistry) of LSSU recently presented a joint poster at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Their poster, entitled "Determination of lead, barium, and antimony in gunshot residue by thin hydride generation microwave plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (MP-AES)" was represented in the general analytical chemistry division.

 2018 Student Research Symposium Announced

The 2018 Upper Peninsula Student Research Symposium (SRS) will be held on the campus of Northern Michigan University on April 14, 2018, starting at 09:30 EST, in the the atrium of the New Science Facility. 

The purpose of the event is to provide a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. Students at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and high school) are welcome to present their research. There is no charge to participate. This symposium is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and the community at large to learn about the interesting research being conducted in the UP.

Details forthcoming.

Questions: Please contact Robert Handler rhandler@mtu.edu  

Opioids: Combating Addiction with Chemistry - February 27, 2018 Starts at 6:45 PM

The UPLS is pleased to be participating in a national live streaming webcast on the opioid crisis. The program will have hubs in Houghton, Marquette, and Sault Ste. Marie. The three locations will be linked to each other as well as to the webcast. The opioid crisis will be examined via live cast, games and trivia, social networking, and live Q&A. Locations will be posted soon.

UPLS to Celebrate Earth Week (April 22-28, 2018)

The UPLS will be holding Earth Week activities on Saturday April 28, 2018. This years theme is "Dive into Marine Chemistry". The activities are open to all ages and free of charge. Details will be available soon. Please check back frequently.

ACS 255th National Meeting (New Orleans, LA) - March 18-22, 2018

ACS 255th National Meeting