Councilor Talking Points, Fall 2020 Meeting

Beknouse/ August 25, 2020/ Uncategorized

The Councilor Talking Points from the Fall 2020 National Meeting that occurred virtually on August 17-20, 2020 are attached. If you have problems reading them or need the file in a different format please contact Blair Knouse at

Project SEED Updates

Beknouse/ August 25, 2020/ Uncategorized

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

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

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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FSU SMACS Focus Frostburg 2020

Beknouse/ April 21, 2020/ Uncategorized

Climate change can be difficult to understand because climate is a complex, multi-competent system. Approach climate change from a chemistry perspective to understand the impact of human led changes to the environment by looking at how the ozone layer works, the role of carbon dioxide in ocean acidification, and a take-home activity to explore ocean acidification on your own. Ocean

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2020 Chemistry Olympiad

Beknouse/ March 12, 2020/ Uncategorized

The Western Maryland Section is proud to participate in the 2020 United States National Chemistry Olympiad. The national exam will be administered at Frostburg State University on April 25, 2020 in Compton Science Center. To nominate a student, please complete the form below.

The Future of Food

Beknouse/ February 19, 2020/ Uncategorized

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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