Announcing . . . MARM Chemagination 2013
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As you may know, there will not be a MARM meeting in 2013. However,
the MARM Executive Board has agreed to sponsor a separate 2013
Mid-Atlantic Regional Chemagination Competition.
It will take place on the campus of Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The competition
will consist of a poster session and judging, chemistry demonstration,
and award ceremony. Louise Lawter of the Princeton Section is the 2013
MARM Chemagination Chair.
For this event, high school students are asked to imagine that they are
living 25 years in the future and have been invited to write an article
for ChemMatters, a magazine for high school students that focuses on
the role of chemistry in everyday life. The subject of the article is:
"Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry and/or its
applications that has improved the quality of people's lives today."
The article is written to fit in one of four categories: Alternative
Energy, Environment, Medicine/Healthcare, or New Materials. In
addition to the article, students are asked to design the issue cover
as well. The article must be written as if the student is living in the
year 2038, looking back at innovations that have occurred since 2013.
Chemagination is a great learning experience for students. In addition
to using and adding to their knowledge of science and chemistry, they
can improve their creative, teamwork and public speaking skills. Such
skills will serve them well in their future careers. Students that
have participated in past contests had fun and appreciated the
opportunity to meet students from other schools and talk to university
and industry scientists.
First place category winners from local ACS Sections' Chemagination
contests are eligible to participate (second place winners can serve as
alternates if the first place winner cannot attend). In addition, if
local sections are not able to hold a contest, they can choose to
submit one team per category directly to the MARM contest.
Louise Lawter of the Princeton Section is the 2013 MARM Chemagination
Chair. She can be contacted at
Sections are asked to notify Louise at
preferably by March 15 to confirm that they are hosting a local contest and intend to
participate in MARM Chemagination.
| March 15, 2013
|| Local sections notify MARM contest chair of their intent to participate in 2012 MARM Chemagination.
| May 1, 2013
|| Local sections submit number of participating teams, article titles and information on each student. (See attached form.)
| May 6, 2013
|| Teams submit their articles for pre-judging.
| May 18, 2013
|| The MARM Chemagination competition takes place at Princeton University, Princeton NJ.
For information on previous MARM Chemagination contests see
MARM Chemagination 2013 is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting Executive Board of the American Chemical Society