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Scale up your STEM!

We have on-site registration every day!

On-site registration will be in the Lower Lobby of the Convention center at the following times:

Day Time
October 18, 2023 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
October 19, 2023 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
October 20, 2023 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 21, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 2023 Joint Midwest-Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (MWGLRM 2023) will be held Wednesday to Saturday, October 18-21, 2023, in St. Louis, Missouri. Co-hosts for this meeting are the St. Louis and East Central Illinois Sections of the ACS. The venue will be the St. Charles Convention Center.

The theme for the meeting is “Scale Up Your STEM”, and will feature plenary speakers, exciting technical sessions and special symposia, poster sessions, regional awards, social events, and a large vendor expo. In addition, there will be special undergraduate programming, chemistry education workshops for high school teachers, and events sponsored by the local Younger Chemists Committees and the Minority Affairs Committees. It is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research and get to know the Midwest and Great Lakes chemistry communities.

  • 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

    Diversity Luncheon

    Diverse Business Professionals Panel

    • Event registration required; box lunch included: $20
    • Sponsored by the ACS Committee on Minority Affairs
    • 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”
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Cocktails with Chemists

    Please join the St. Louis Section of the ACS for a Cocktails with Chemists networking happy hour on Thursday, October 19 from 4 – 6 PM at Mission Taco Join Streets of St. Charles.

    • All attendees will receive a drink ticket with guests over 21 being able to choose a cocktail, wine or beer.
    • Sponsored by the STL local section’s Young Chemists Committee, Minority Affairs Committee, and by Bayer CropScience in St. Louis.
  • 5:15pm - 6:00pm

    Plenary Lecture - Midwest Award Address

    Gary Patti,Ph.D.
    Michael and Tana Powell Professor of Chemistry
    Washington University in St. Louis

    • Ballroom B
  • 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
  • 7:30am - 10:30am

    Midwest Regional Board Meeting

    Annual meeting of the Midwest Regional Board. By invitation only. Breakfast included.

    • Grand Ballroom A
  • 7:30am - 10:30am

    Great Lakes Regional Board Meeting

    Annual meeting of the Great Lakes Regional Board. By invitation only. Breakfast included.

    • Grand Ballroom A
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm


    • North Hall
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Roundtable Discussion on Small Chemical Business

    Panel discussion featuring owners and operators of small chemical business

    • Meeting Room 104
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Grad School Recruiting Fair

    Undergraduate students interested in graduate school can meet with faculty

    • North Hall
  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Mentoring Lunch

    Panel discussion on mentoring, coaching, and networking.
    Event registration required; box lunch included: $20.

    • Grand Ballroom A
  • 1:30pm - 5:15pm

    Trust in Science Workshop

    ACS Communications staff will present info to build trust in science among the public. Event Registration required.

    • Meeting Room 102
  • 1:30pm - 3:10pm

    Career Panel for Undergraduates

    Panel discussion featuring chemists with varied careers and career paths. For Undergraduate students.

    • Meeting Room 105
  • 8:15am - 10:00am

    Laboratory Safety for High School Chemistry Lab

    For high school chemistry teachers. Registration table and coffee open at 8:00 am.

    • Lower Lobby - Embassy Suites Hotel
  • 10:15am - 12:00pm

    Pros and Cons of a Case-Study-based Curriculum

    High school chemistry teacher workshop

    • Lower Lobby - Embassy Suites Hotel

The full schedule can be accessed on your phone via the QR code below:
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Or click HERE to open the oneline schedule in a new window.

  • The full (450 page!) program can be downloaded HERE.
  • If you prefer a one-page “Schedule At A Glance,” it can be downloaded HERE


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October 18 - 21, 2023

1 Convention Center Plz St. Charles MO, 63303

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