Welcome to ASPB’s Midwestern Sectional Society!

The Midwestern section began as local society meetings at Purdue and the University of Minnesota (1926) and Illinois (1948). In 1955, at an invitational meeting in Urbana, the groups formally joined forces and became the Midwestern section and the local university sections disbanded. Today the Midwestern section boasts the largest membership of any of the sections and continues to hold annual meetings to discuss current research within the section.

States Included: U.S. – Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin;  Canada – Manitoba, Ontario


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Duties of officers

Current Newsletter – Summer 2021


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 Midwest ASPB executive committee (2023/2024)

Mike Mickelbart (Chair), Purdue University

Michael Gutensohn (Vice-chair), West Virginia University

Soyon Park (Secretary/Treasurer), University of Missouri, Columbia

Dinakaran Elango (Early Career Representative), Iowa State University

Bruna Montes Luz (Communications Director), University of Missouri, Columbia

AY24 meeting organizer: Cankui Zhang (, Purdue University