The Future of Food

beknouse/ February 19, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The FSU Department of Chemistry, FSU SMACS and ACS Western Maryland Local Section will host the ACS “Future of Food” webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6:45 to 8 p.m.. Join thousands of students and early career chemists from around the world to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Food impacts major problems facing humanity – health, sustainability, global

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USNCO Local Exam Underway

beknouse/ March 4, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

It is that time of the year again to consider asking your students to participate in the 2019 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO), which is sponsored by the Western Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society.  If you have students who are interested in the competition, the local section examination is being conducted through March 30, 2019. As last year,

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MARM 2019 – Seeking Solutions Through Chemistry

beknouse/ February 25, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting will be held from May 30 to June 1, 2019 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. MARM is being hosted by the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society. More information can be found at https://marm2019.org

The Evolving Periodic Table

beknouse/ February 21, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

One-hundred and fifty years ago, Dmitri Mendeleev first presented his periodic system to the Russian Chemical Society, forever shaping the way we look at the elements. His system, which organized the elements based on atomic weight, valence, and measurable properties, laid the foundation for today’s Periodic Table. In honor of this, The United Nations has declared 2019 to be the

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Chemistry Is Out Of This World!

beknouse/ October 9, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Humankind has always strived to unlock the celestial secrets of our closest planetary neighbor. We have come a long way since early astronomers gazed through simple telescopes and theorized about massive canals on the Red Planet. Orbital satellites have begun to map its surface in detail and nuclear-powered rovers are working to unlock the chemical and geologic secrets. Celebrate National

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Project SEED 50th Anniversary

beknouse/ September 3, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The ACS Project SEED celebrated it’s 50th anniversary of helping economically disadvantaged high school students by providing summer research opportunities with local institutions. Western Maryland Section Councilor Dr. Peggy Biser serves on the Project SEED committee and was part of the celebration. More information can be found at https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/seed.html