FSU SMACS Focus Frostburg 2020

Beknouse/ April 21, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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/ 1 comments

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/ 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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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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