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Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society

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         

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     

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                                                Plan to attend … MARM-2019                       




Volunteer of the Year 2019  Dr. George Farrant Retired Chemistry Teacher  from Baltimore County Public Schools.              

Let's Celebrate!





ACS Celebrates Maryland Local section Volunteers

ACS Volunteer of the Year Award, 2019

     Dr. George Farrant, Student Awards Committee Chair. Retired Chemistry Teacher, BCPS

ACS Salutes to Excellence Award, 2018

     Dr. James A. Saunders, Nominations & Elections Committee Chair & Member at Large. Retired Chemistry Professor, Towson University

ACS Volunteer of the Year  Award, 2018

     Dr. Angela Sherman, Maryland Chemist of the Year Award Committee Chair & Treasurer. Notre Dame of Maryland University, Chemistry Dept. Chair