ACS Fall 2021 Councilor Talking Points

Beknouse/ September 30, 2021/ Uncategorized

The Councilor Talking Points for the Fall 2021 National Meeting held August 25 are available.  If you have problems reading them or need the file in a different format please contact Blair Knouse at

CCEW 2021 Poetry Contest Winners

Beknouse/ June 3, 2021/ Uncategorized

The winners of our CCEW Poetry contest are all from the Grade 3-5 bracket. Congratulations to: 1st place – Cayden Blair 2nd place – Kethrie Wareham 3rd place – Thaddeus Fraga Thank you to everyone who participated in the CCEW Poetry contests. All of our entries can be seen in the gallery below.

Local Dissertation Defense

Beknouse/ March 20, 2021/ Uncategorized

We are proud to share that Local Section Member Eric Van Slyke will be defending his dissertation “Post-Secondary Readiness in Mathematics in Relation to High School Mathematics Courses” on April 12, 2021 at 3pm EDT. This defense will be held virtually. If you wish to attend you may register at

CCEW Poetry Contest

Beknouse/ March 19, 2021/ Uncategorized

The Local Section will resume sponsoring the Illustrated Poetry Contest for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week! Schools and youth groups are encouraged to have students submit an illustrated poem on the theme “Reducing our Footprint with Chemistry.” The age groups are: K – 2nd grade 3rd – 5th grade 6th – 8th grade 9th – 12th grade First ($25), second ($15),

Read More

MARM 2021 Award Deadlines

Beknouse/ February 26, 2021/ Uncategorized

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

Read More

Spring 2021 Travel Support

Beknouse/ February 16, 2021/ Uncategorized

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

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

Read More

Project SEED Webinar

Beknouse/ October 28, 2020/ Uncategorized

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

Read More

California Section WCC Event

Beknouse/ October 2, 2020/ Uncategorized

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

Read More