Welcome to the internet home of the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society (MD ACS). One of 190 local sections, we are based in Baltimore, Maryland. We work to promote awareness and interest in a wide variety of chemistry subjects through monthly dinner meetings, community outreach, and working with students in chemistry and science.
Women Chemists Committee Events: MARM, Thursday, May 30th
Sara Narayan, Ph.D., Stevenson University
Kelly Elkins, Ph.D., Towson University
Leadership Workshop, 8:00 am-12:00 noon, Collaborating Across Boundaries
Note: the $50 fee for ACS members will be REFUNDED upon completion of the course
Some of the greatest achievements in science, medicine, the arts, and business have been the result of collaboration among groups of people who shared their resources, their visions, and their expertise to produce unique, innovative products and solutions to problems. Without collaboration, the potential power of sharing ideas and information is lost. Now more than ever, collaboration is the way we need to work – in teams and in larger organizations as well.
To be a highly effective partner or team member, you need to learn the core strategies and tools to make collaboration more productive. In this 4-hour hands-on facilitated course you will learn how to make collaborative decisions, develop common goals, ensure equity between what people bring and what they gain from the effort, and gain commitment, establish trust and resolve conflicts.
Luncheon, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Join us for a catered lunch with our organizers and speakers. Must preregister.
Keynote Speaker: “My Journey Through Science”
Pumtiwitt McCarthy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Morgan State University
Panel Discussion, 1:30-3:00 pm, “Science Policy and Government a bridge between research and Public – a path for non-traditional chemist”
Gianna Arnold, M.S. Biotechnology, J.D.
Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Victoria Gunderson, Ph.D.
2012-2013 ACS Congressional Fellow, 2013-2014 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Department of State, International Trade Specialist, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Irene Hantman, J.D.
Counsel, Verdant Law, PLLC, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
Wynne Kandur, Ph.D., PMP
Senior National Security Analyst, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Ashley Predith, Ph.D.
Executive Director, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Rachael Hansel Vohrer, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness
Stephanie Watson, Ph.D.
Group Leader – Polymeric Materials Group, NIST
Plan to attend … MARM-2019
Volunteer of the Year 2019 Dr. George Farrant , Retired Chemistry Teacher from Baltimore County Public Schools.