About Our Section

Our award winning section number 556 was established in 1906. Local Sections help chemists stay active and involved in their communities by providing a forum for networking and collaboration and by supporting chemists’ efforts to educate their community about chemistry. The East Central Illinois (ECI) Local Section of the American Chemical Society has over 500 members from Effingham to Champaign. We encourage fellow chemists, other scientists, students, and the interested public to meet us at our public lectures and special events.