Happy New Year 2018!
I am looking forward to working with ACS members of the Maryland section and the Executive Committee to make 2018 full of fun, initiatives and scientific exchange. The theme this year is: “Information is Key.” I will work to make sure we provide information on events, what they are and when they are offered.
Major goals for our team this year will be first, to create new programs in addition to the programs we have. Second, to increase participation among Maryland section ACS members and third, to keep the website updated.
New Programs - We are actively organizing a demonstration by members of Citrus & Allied Essences, a presentation on “Materials and human creativity through time and place” (BMA Tour) and a visit to the water filtration plant at the Montebello lake.
Increase Participation – We are introducing High School Teacher Awards to recognize excellence in chemistry teaching and attend scientific meetings. We would like to support poster presentations by ACS local members at ACS National meetings. We want alternate councilors to have opportunities for mentorship at these meetings as well. We want to recruit people to help in the creation of a virtual workshop for the Maryland local section. Last, but not least, we want to improve awareness of chemistry in children K-12 through, to name a few, teacher’s workshops, Project SEED and US National Chemistry Olympiad.
Website - In the following months we will have many activities, lectures and award presentations. They will be announced in our website and through e-mail. We plan to keep our website updated so that the Maryland section ACS members will have access to a reliable source on upcoming events where they could participate. For the Spring-2018 program please continue reading "Information is Key" at our website.
Members of the Maryland section Executive Committee hope that you come to these events. I also hope to meet you soon.
Maryland Section Chair-2018