Beyond Boundaries – Indiana Academies Symposium + Think like a Molecule 2020
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day

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

Executive Committee Meeting (Open to All Members)
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Executive Committee Meeting (Open to All Members) @ The Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

This meeting will be held virtually until further notice. Please contact Debora Feakes for the meeting address.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Poem Contest Entries Due
Apr 27 @ 11:59 pm

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: April 27, 2020
Prizes: 1st Place = $100, 2nd Place = $50, and 3rd Place = $25 in each age group.
Contact: Send official entries with entry form as a pdf file to brittany.rauzan@corteva.com or mail to Brittany Rauzan at 9330 Zionsville Road Indianapolis, IN 46268. All entries must be received by midnight on April 27th.

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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:

Possible topics related to sustainable chemistry include:

  • Green chemistry
  • Clean air and water
  • Environment
  • Natural resources
  • Pollution
  • Waste

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

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Executive Committee Meeting (Open to All Members)
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Executive Committee Meeting (Open to All Members) @ The Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

This meeting will be held virtually until further notice. Please contact Debora Feakes for the meeting address.

CERM 2020 Envision Tomorrow’s Chemistry
May 27 – May 29 all-day

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CERM 2020 Envision Tomorrow's Chemistry May 27 - 29, 2020 Columbus, Ohio

Early Registration Now Open!

2020 Central Regional Meeting | May 27-29 | Columbus, Ohio

Join us for a variety of technical sessions and networking opportunities.  Advance registration is now open for the CERM 2020 conference.

Register by April 24 and save!

Submit your Abstracts

The ACS Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS) is now open to receive your abstracts for CERM 2020. Deadline March 2!

Official Conference Hotel

Spaces are limited, book your room early with the official conference hotel Hilton Columbus Downtown. Housing block closes April 27.