The Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society was founded in 1946 and generally serves the northern 2/3rds of the state of New Mexico. The Local Section specifically includes the following New Mexico counties: Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, and Valencia.
Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory are located in our Section, as well as multiple universities, including the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Tech, and New Mexico Highlands University. There are active Student Member Chapters at both the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech.
We are considered a medium large local section by the ACS and have two councilors that represent the local section at the national council meetings held twice a year at the spring and fall meetings.
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