Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Mike Walsh

Education Chair


By Brian Eklov

I want to introduce our new Education Committee Chair, Mike Walsh. Mike has a varied and interesting background, earning his BS in Chemistry at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. After a stint as an Army Medical Officer, Mike earned his Masters Degree from Mississippi State in 1992. Since then, Mike has served as a substitute teacher and tutor in Saginaw County, and as a Wastewater Analyst and Analytical Chemist in a number of places across the state. Mike landed in Kalamazoo in 2000 with KAR Labs, and has been the Director of Chemical Laboratories at K College since 2010. We are excited to have Mike on board, and you can read his report of our annual Awards Gathering below. Education in all forms is a pillar of our Section. Welcome, Mike!