General Information


The Chemical Society of Washington Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 42nd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM 2011) on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland from Saturday, May 21, to Tuesday, May 24. The meeting’s theme for this event is “International Year of Chemistry.”Michael Doyle of the University of Maryland is serving as general chair of the meeting; Philip DeShong of the University of Maryland is the program chair. This meeting will feature national and international leaders in the chemical sciences and will include a broad selection of symposia.  Keynote speakers include Eric Wachsman (Energy Institute, University of Maryland) and Clifton Barry (Laboratory for Clinical Infectious Diseases, NIH) whose lectures are on Energy, Emerging Diseases, and Climate Change.  Several Workshops are planned, and there will be events that feature career development, funding opportunities, and education. 

The Greater Washington Area houses one of the largest concentrations of chemical scientists and has the greatest diversity of government, industrial, and academic laboratories.  The 2011 MARM provides an advantageous setting for interactions between the diverse segments of the chemistry enterprise, opportunities to make connections, and occasions to view different career opportunities.  Symposia at MARM take advantage of scientific ans professional talent in the Greater Washington Area to inform those who will be attending MARM 2011 of truly exciting developments in the chemical sciences and of unique opportunities in professional careers.


On-site registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2010. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or check. Registration will take place in the room adjacent to the Grand Ballroom in the Stamp Student Center. The registration schedule is:

Saturday May 21: 2010 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday May 22: 2010 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday May 23: 2010 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Shuttle Schedule


Sunday, May 22

7 am, 8am, 9 am

Depart Hotels on the hour starting at the Holiday Inn and ending at the Stamp Student Union

Sunday, May 22

3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm,6 pm

Depart Stamp Union on the hour and ending at the Holiday Inn



Parking and Shuttle Service

Parking is free in all numbered lots (  Lot #1 is closest to the Stamp Student Center.  Lots # 9 and 11 are closest to the Chemistry Building.  Parking is available in Visitor lots, but parking fee is required.  A shuttle will operate to and from designated meeting hotels before and after day events on the Maryland campus.

Refreshments at the meeting

Light refreshments will be served during the scheduled morning and afternoon breaks on Saturday and Monday in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union (the same room as vendor booths/tables and the poster sessions).  Limited lunch venues in the Stamp Student Union will be open on Saturday and Sunday, but we will operate a shuttle to and from College Park restaurants on those days. A list of downtown College Park restaurants within walking distance from the Stamp Student Union will be available at the registration desk.


A welcoming reception will be held in the Stamp Student Union from 7:30 – 9:30 PM on Saturday, May 21st. All registrants are welcomed to this free event. On Sunday, May 22nd there will be an ice cream social in the afternoon immediately following the Plenary Sessions at which you will have the opportunity to meet with members of the American Chemical Society's Board of Directors and the candidates for President-Elect of the American Chemical Society.


Symposia and workshops are listed on the website.(  The symposium programs formally begin at 8 AM on Saturday, May 21st, and they continue throughout the three and one half days of the meeting.  Look for those that are of interest to you.  The Saturday poster session begins at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 21st, and continues throughout that day, then begins again on Monday, May 23rd, at 8 AM; more than 300 posters were submitted.

Education and Career Activities

Undergraduate and high school education programs are held on Saturday, May 21st.  Career symposia and workshops are held on Sunday morning, May 22nd.

Plenary Sessions are Sunday afternoon, May 22nd in Lecture Room 1402 in the Chemistry Building.