2023 Joint Midwest and Great Lakes Regional Meeting

“Scale Up Your STEM” is the theme of the meeting. It will will feature technical sessions and special symposia, poster sessions, regional awards, social events, and a large vendor expo. The event aims to provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research and get to know the chemistry community. Chemistry education workshops for high school teachers will be available as well.


  • 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

  • Analytical Techniques in Environmental Chemistry
  • Beyond the Boundaries of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Bioprocess Chemistry
  • Biotherapeutic Process Development and Manufacture in the Midwest
  • Carbohydrates and Glycosylations
  • Chemical Theory across Scales
  • Dynamic Properties of Crystals
  • Electrochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry in Agriculture
  • Flow Chemistry
  • From Clear Flasks to Green Fields: Utilizing a Sustainability Mindset in Agrochemical Active Ingredient Development
  • Innovative Analytical Measurements at the Micro and Nano Scale
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology: Discovering New Biology and New Drugs through Chemistry
  • Nucleic Acid Chemistry
  • Organic Reaction Mechanisms
  • Process Development in Industry: Solving Problems
  • Proteins and Lipids
  • Probing Biological Chemistry
  • Organometallic Catalysis Research at PUIs
  • Radiochemistry: From Radioactivity to Drug Product
  • Safety in the Undergraduate Lab
  • Solid State NMR for Industry, Medicine, and Academia
  • Sustainable Transition Metal Catalysis
  • Synthesis and Characterization for Functional Polymeric Materials
  • To Flip or Not to Flip? How to Maintain Students’ Attention Post-Pandemic


  • Division of Chemical Education Region Awards for Excellence in High School Teaching
  • E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society
  • Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award for encouraging and recognizing successful and exemplary partnerships within the region
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