About I.A.C.T.


  1. To promote a better understanding of chemistry for the chemistry students of Illinois.
  2. To help promote coordination between high school and college chemistry programs.
  3. To provide chemistry teachers with a mechanism for professional growth.
  4. To provide the chemistry teachers of the state with a unified voice in the formation of state policy on such matters as teacher certification.
  5. To aid in the dissemination of knowledge related to the field of chemistry.

Membership in IACT

Membership in IACT is open to all high school, junior college, college, and university teachers of chemistry and related science teaching fields. The organization also encourages others whose careers or personal interests are closely allied to the field of chemistry teaching to become members. Membership is on an annual basis beginning in September.

Membership Application Form

If you wish to join the Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers, please contact

Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers
c/o Department of Chemistry
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4160
Normal, IL 61790-4160


You may e-mail the Secretary-Treasurer.

Thank You!


The statewide business meeting of the IACT is held each year on the third Friday of October on the Campus of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. The format usually includes a keynote speaker, a business luncheon and several concurrent special interest groups. Other meetings are held in the spring either on a regional or statewide basis.


The IACT publishes a newsletter which contains items of current interest including information about upcoming meetings. A note of historical interest is that the current publication, The Science Teacher (Journal of N.S.T.A.), had its beginnings as the newsletter of the IACT.


The dues of the organizationare fixed by the membership and are used for:

  1. Speaker expenses and honorariums.
  2. Mini-grants for chemistry related programs.
  3. Special promotions of chemical education as determined by the membership.
  4. Postage and other mailing expenses.
  5. Miscellaneous organization expenses.

Dues statements are usually mailed during the spring months.