2017 Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting

Co-Organized by the Lehigh Valley and Susquehanna Local Sections

Chemagination MARM 2017!

 

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The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Chemagination Competition will be held on Sunday, June 4 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA during the 2017 MARM sponsored by the Lehigh Valley and Susquehanna Valley Sections. 

Chemagination 2017 Co-Chairs
Carol Stein, cmstein03@yahoo.com
Louise Lawter, louise.lawter@gmail.com

 

The 2016 ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Chemagination Competition will be held during the 2016 MARM at College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY on Saturday, June 11 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

It will consist of a poster session and judging, followed by a presentation or other activity for the students and the award ceremony.

We invite your local section to participate in this 2016 MARM Chemagination, the first to take place at a MARM since 2012.

For this event, high school students are asked to imagine that they are living 25 years in the future and have been invited to write an article for ChemMatters, a magazine for high school students that focuses on the role of chemistry in everyday life. Students are also asked to design the magazine cover. The subject of the article is: Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry (and/or its applications) that has improved the quality of peoples' lives today. The article must be written to fit in one of four categories: Alternative Energy, Environment, Medicine/Health, or New Materials.

First place category winners from Local ACS Sections Chemagination contests are eligible to participate. If a first place winning team chooses not to participate, a second place team can serve as alternate. In addition, if a local section is not able to hold their own Chemagination competition, they can choose to submit one team per category directly to the MARM contest using an alternate selection process.

Refer to the 2016 MARM Chemagination Contest Description & Rules above for more details. For information on past MARM Chemagination contests click the links at the top of the page, as well as visit http://marmacs.org/2012/Chemagination.html.

Chemagination is a great learning experience for students. In addition to increasing their knowledge of science and chemistry, they can improve their creative, teamwork and public speaking skills.Such skills will serve them well in their future careers.

Isn't it time you offered your high school students a chance to exercise their Chemagination? If you have any questions about organizing a local section competition please contact us; we would be happy to help you get your own Chemagination started.

Please let us know, by December 30, if possible, if your section is considering taking part in 2016 MARM Chemagination Competition. Confirm your intent to do so prior to March 1, 2016 and include the date of your local contest, if possible. Email this confirmation to me, Louise Lawter, at louise.lawter@gmail.com.

Key dates:

December 30, 2015 - Local sections notify 2016 MARM Chemagination contest co-chairs of their preliminary intent to participate in 2016 MARM Chemagination.
March 1, 2016 - Local sections confirm their intent to participate in 2016 MARM Chemagination and their estimate of number of teams that will be participating.
May 14, 2016 - Local Sections submit their estimate of number of teams they will be sending to the 2016 MARM Chemagination
May 28, 2016 - Local sections submit number of participating teams, article titles and information on each student. (Submission process will be announced at a later date.)
June 1, 2016 - Teams submit their articles for pre-judging.
June 11, 2016 - The 2016 MARM Chemagination competition takes place at College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY.
Regards,
Barbara Hillery and Louise Lawter 
2016 MARM Chemagination Co-Chairs

Barbara Hillery hilleryb@oldwestbury.edu 
Louise Lawter louise.lawter@gmail.com

The 2016 ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Chemagination Competition will be held during the 2016 MARM at College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY on Saturday, June 11 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

It will consist of a poster session and judging, followed by a presentation or other activity for the students and the award ceremony.

We invite your local section to participate in this 2016 MARM Chemagination, the first to take place at a MARM since 2012.

For this event, high school students are asked to imagine that they are living 25 years in the future and have been invited to write an article for ChemMatters, a magazine for high school students that focuses on the role of chemistry in everyday life. Students are also asked to design the magazine cover. The subject of the article is: Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry (and/or its applications) that has improved the quality of peoples' lives today. The article must be written to fit in one of four categories: Alternative Energy, Environment, Medicine/Health, or New Materials.

First place category winners from Local ACS Sections Chemagination contests are eligible to participate. If a first place winning team chooses not to participate, a second place team can serve as alternate. In addition, if a local section is not able to hold their own Chemagination competition, they can choose to submit one team per category directly to the MARM contest using an alternate selection process.

Refer to the 2016 MARM Chemagination Contest Description & Rules above for more details. For information on past MARM Chemagination contests click the links at the top of the page, as well as visit http://marmacs.org/2012/Chemagination.html.

Chemagination is a great learning experience for students. In addition to increasing their knowledge of science and chemistry, they can improve their creative, teamwork and public speaking skills.Such skills will serve them well in their future careers.

Isn't it time you offered your high school students a chance to exercise their Chemagination? If you have any questions about organizing a local section competition please contact us; we would be happy to help you get your own Chemagination started.

Please let us know, by December 30, if possible, if your section is considering taking part in 2016 MARM Chemagination Competition. Confirm your intent to do so prior to March 1, 2016 and include the date of your local contest, if possible. Email this confirmation to me, Louise Lawter, at louise.lawter@gmail.com.

Key dates:

December 30, 2015 - Local sections notify 2016 MARM Chemagination contest co-chairs of their preliminary intent to participate in 2016 MARM Chemagination.
March 1, 2016 - Local sections confirm their intent to participate in 2016 MARM Chemagination and their estimate of number of teams that will be participating.
May 14, 2016 - Local Sections submit their estimate of number of teams they will be sending to the 2016 MARM Chemagination
May 28, 2016 - Local sections submit number of participating teams, article titles and information on each student. (Submission process will be announced at a later date.)
June 1, 2016 - Teams submit their articles for pre-judging.
June 11, 2016 - The 2016 MARM Chemagination competition takes place at College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY.
Regards,
Barbara Hillery and Louise Lawter 
2016 MARM Chemagination Co-Chairs

Barbara Hillery hilleryb@oldwestbury.edu 
Louise Lawter louise.lawter@gmail.com

THEME
“Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry (and/or its applications) that has improved the quality of people’s lives today.”

 


 

AGENDA

The program will consist of the poster session, judging and visit to the Technical Poster Session and Vendor Expo, followed by the Award Ceremony. The contest will be held in the Wild Rose A and B Rooms of the lodge.

An informal lunch of sandwiches and salads will be served during the poster-set up.

The day's schedule will be:

12:00 – 1:00 pm                    Lunch and poster set- up

1:00 – 3:00 pm                      Judging

3:00 – 4:00 pm                      Visit to Technical Poster Sessions & Expo

4:00 – 5:00 pm                      Award Ceremony

 

 Students should plan to arrive between 11:45 am-12:00 noon.

 Students are invited to bring friends and relatives to the competition. 

 


 

2017 MARM Chemagination Notice
 
 

Dear ACS Local Section Officers,

We invite your local section to participate in the 2017 MARM Chemagination, the regional competition for all local sections in the ACS Mid-Atlantic region.

For this event, high school students are asked to imagine that they are living 25 years in the future and have been invited to write an article for ChemMatters, a magazine for high school students that focuses on the role of chemistry in everyday life.  Students are also asked to design the magazine cover.  The subject of the article is: “Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry (and/or its applications) that has improved the quality of people’s lives today.”  The article must be written to fit in one of four categories: Alternative Energy, Environment, Medicine/Health, or New Materials. 

First place category winners from each Local ACS Sections’ Chemagination contest are eligible to participate. If a first place winning team chooses not to participate, a second place team can serve as alternate.  In lieu of holding their own Chemagination competition, a local section can choose to submit one team per category directly to the MARM contest using an alternate selection process. 

Refer to the 2017 MARM Chemagination Contest Description & Rules for more details. You may also view Examples from the 2012 MARM Chemagination Contest and read the 2016 MARM Chemagination Summary and List of Winners.

Chemagination is a great learning experience for students. In addition to increasing their knowledge of science and chemistry, they can improve the creative, public speaking and team skills that will serve them well in their future careers.

Isn't it time you offered your high school students a chance to exercise their Chemagination? If you have any questions about organizing a local section competition please contact the 2017 MARM Chemagination Co-Chairs, Carol Stein and Louise Lawter.

Please let us know, by February 6 if your section plans to take the part in 2017 MARM Chemagination Competition.  Confirm your intent to do so prior to March 15, 2017 and include the date of your local contest, if possible.  

Regards,

Carol Stein and Louise Lawter
2017 MARM Chemagination Co-Chairs 

 

KEY DEADLINES

February 6   Local sections notify the 2017 MARM Chemagination contest co-chairs of their preliminary intent to participate in the 2017 MARM Chemagination  Competition. 

March 15       Local sections confirm their intent to participate in the 2017 MARM             Chemagination Competition which must include the date of competition.

May 1            Local Sections submit their estimate of the number of teams they will be sending to the 2017 MARM Chemagination Competition.

May 15          Local sections confirm the number of participating teams and submit article titles and contact information on each student. Submission process will be announced at a later date.

May 22          Teams submit their articles for prejudging.

June 4           The 2017 MARM Chemagination Competition takes place at Hershey Lodge,                       Hershey, PA.

 

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