March madness takes on a whole new meaning this year.
Please see note from IU bicentennial organizers:
Following consultation with Indiana University and the participating fifteen academic and professional societies, the Beyond Boundaries Indiana Academies Symposium scheduled for April 3-4, 2020 at the Indianapolis Convention Center is postponed due to the rapidly evolving situation with Corona virus COVID-19. Individuals who have already registered for the conference will be contacted by IU Conferences in the coming weeks to process refunds. We hope to reschedule the conference during the academic year 2020-21 and will keep you informed about future plans on the https://bbias.iu.edu/ website.
However, the ACS will still hold the “2020 Think Like a Molecule” Poster Session in a virtual environment on April 18th. Our goal is to still provide a forum for students and professionals to present their research. Plaques and cash prizes will still be awarded to the winners at a postponed awards ceremony or through the mail.
Deadline for abstract/registration has been extended to April 7, 2020
Abstracts that have already been submitted are secured; no further action is needed
New abstracts can be submitted using https://forms.gle/b67XgFCW1nUYWqE3A
More details will be provided to all that submit an abstract by April 7th
VIRTUAL Judges are also needed if you know of anyone that can volunteer.
The Think Like a Molecule Organizing Committee
The Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade (Four categories: K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12).
Contest Deadline: May 3, 2020
Prizes: 1st Place = $100, 2nd Place = $50, and 3rd Place = $25 in each age group.
Submit official entries at this link: bit.ly/CCEWpoems All entries must be received by midnight on May 3rd.
Winners will advance to the National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win prizes!
Write and illustrate a poem using the CCEW theme, “Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry.”
Your poem must be no more than 40 words and in the following styles to be considered:
HAIKU – LIMERICK – ODE – ABC POEM – FREE VERSE – END RHYME – BLANK VERSE
Possible topics related to sustainable chemistry include:
- Green chemistry
- Clean air and water
- Natural resources
Entries will be judged based upon:
- Green chemistry Environment Pollution
- Clean air and water Natural resources Waste
- Artistic Merit – use of color, quality of drawing, design & layout
- Poem Message – fun, motivational, inspiring about yearly theme
- Originality Creativity – unique, clever and/or creative design
- Neatness – free of spelling and grammatical errors