MARM 2021 Award Deadlines

Beknouse/ February 26, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Deadlines for awards begin next week. Submit nominations at MARM 2021 Awards Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences recognizes individuals and/or institutions who have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region. Deadline: March 1 ACS Division of Chemical Education Middle Atlantic Region Award

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Spring 2021 Travel Support

Beknouse/ February 16, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Financial support is available for students in the Western Maryland Section attending or presenting at the Spring 2021 ACS National Meeting. ACS membership is not required to apply. Funding is also available for attendance at MARM 2021 and other regional meetings. For more information or to make a request, please email Blair Knouse at

MARM 2021

Beknouse/ February 16, 2021/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Driving Innovation MARM 2021 is going virtual! Co-hosted by the University of Delaware and the Delaware ACS, MARM 2021 will showcase the richness of chemistry in the Middle Atlantic and beyond. Bringing together scientists in a virtual format, MARM will be a premier event for scientific discussions and networking. The conference is June 9–11, 2021. Chemagination will be on June

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Project SEED Webinar

Beknouse/ October 28, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Mastering the personal statement: the admissions office perspective Description: Join us as Molly Coyne, Assistant Director of admissions at Columbia University, shares top tips to prepare a competitive personal statement for your college and scholarship applications. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the college application process in general. Time: Nov 12, 2020 06:00 PM in Eastern Time

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California Section WCC Event

Beknouse/ October 2, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

The Women Chemists Committee of the California Local Section is presenting a talk by Dr. Nancy Falk on her journey through chemistry. The event will be on November 7, 2020 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time. Abstract Nancy will talk about her journey from her childhood in a ruralWashington state community through her education and hertechnical career in

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Project SEED Updates

Beknouse/ August 25, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Dr. Peggy Biser continues to serve on the Project SEED committee. This year Project SEED had its first virtual cohort, and the Western Maryland Section had it’s first student participant. More information at project SEED can be found at the ACS website.

Team USA Wins Top Gold and 4 gold medals at the 52nd IChO

Beknouse/ August 21, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

We are proud to announce that all four students won gold medals, and one of our students was the overall top scorer out of 235 students, representing 60 countries! More information can be found at C&EN Magazine. Anugrah Chemparathy, Dougherty Valley High School, CA, California Local Section Alex Li, Lexington High School, MA, Northeastern Local Section – Top Gold Ananthan

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Project SEED 2020

Beknouse/ May 12, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Project SEED is a paid summer internship program for high school students.  Each year, 350+ students across the United States participate in chemistry-related research projects with scientists in various fields and industries. Since 1968, Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) has brought in more than 11,000 high school students to participate in research at academic, industry, and government

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