Central New Mexico Local Section

2018 ACS Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting

Our Central New Mexico Local Section is hosting an ACS Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting in Albuquerque in the fall of 2018.  This will be a one-day Regional Meeting scheduled for a Friday and will precede the New Mexico Academy of Science / New Mexico EPSCoR Research Symposium on a Saturday.

The focus of this meeting will be providing a venue for our Student members to make oral and poster presentations on their research accomplishments.

 Check back to this web site for additional details as we finalize the dates and location.


Mr. Donivan Porterfield, General Chair,  dporterfield@lanl.gov

Dr. Ning Xu, Program Chair, ningxu@lanl.gov

Welcome to the Homepage for the Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society

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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