[ 2016 Description & Rules
The 2016 ACS Middle Atlantic
Regional Chemagination Competition will be held during the 2016 MARM at College
of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY on Saturday, June 11 from 12:00 pm to 5:00
It will consist of a poster session and judging,
followed by a presentation or other activity for the students and the award
We invite your local section to participate in this
2016 MARM Chemagination, the first to take place at a MARM since 2012.
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. Students are also asked to
design the magazine cover. The subject of the article is: Describe a recent
breakthrough or innovation in chemistry (and/or its applications) that has
improved the quality of peoples' lives today. The article must be written to
fit in one of four categories: Alternative Energy, Environment, Medicine/Health,
or New Materials.
First place category winners from Local ACS
Sections Chemagination contests are eligible to participate. If a first place
winning team chooses not to participate, a second place team can serve as
alternate. In addition, if a local section is not able to hold their own
Chemagination competition, they can choose to submit one team per category
directly to the MARM contest using an alternate selection process.
Refer to the 2016 MARM Chemagination Contest Description & Rules above for more
details. For information on past MARM Chemagination contests click the links at the top of the page,
as well as visit http://marmacs.org/2012/Chemagination.html.
Chemagination is a great learning experience for
students. In addition to increasing 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.
Isn't it time you offered your high school students
a chance to exercise their Chemagination? If you have any questions about
organizing a local section competition please contact us; we would be happy to
help you get your own Chemagination started.
Please let us know, by December 30, if possible, if your section is considering taking
part in 2016 MARM Chemagination Competition. Confirm your intent to do so prior
to March 1, 2016 and include the date of your local contest, if possible. Email
this confirmation to me, Louise Lawter, at .
- December 30, 2015 - Local sections notify 2016
MARM Chemagination contest co-chairs of their preliminary intent to
participate in 2016 MARM Chemagination.
- March 1, 2016 - Local sections confirm their
intent to participate in 2016 MARM Chemagination and their estimate of number
of teams that will be participating.
- May 14, 2016 - Local Sections submit their
estimate of number of teams they will be sending to the 2016 MARM
- May 28, 2016 - Local sections submit number of
participating teams, article titles and information on each student. (Submission process will be announced at a later date.)
- June 1, 2016 - Teams submit their articles for pre-judging.
- June 11, 2016 - The 2016 MARM Chemagination competition takes place at College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY.
Barbara Hillery and Louise Lawter
2016 MARM Chemagination Co-Chairs