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See what Lehigh Valley Section is doing to address DEIR on our Diversity webpage.

ACS Spring 2021 Registration is Now Open!
Register and join the global chemistry community April 5-16 for ACS Spring 2021 with the meeting theme, Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century at the core of programming. The virtual meeting is the perfect opportunity for those who have not had a chance to participate in an ACS Meeting & Exposition to do so now in the comfort of their homes. 
Live oral technical sessions take place April 5-16, followed by two weeks of on-demand content and networking events, April 17-30.
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Opening Session

Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century
Professor Takuzo Aida
University of Tokyo
Supramolecular Polymerization: Its Significance and Applications
Professor Kristi S. Anseth
University of Colorado
Polymer Networks as Synthetic Extracellular Matrices: Biology in the 4th Dimension
Professor Anthony J. Ryan
University of Sheffield
Neofossils: Bio-based Plastics to Sequester CO2
The Kavli Lecture Series

The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture
Professor César de la Fuente
University of Pennsylvania
Machine Biology for Infectious Diseases
Machines have the potential to outperform humans and revolutionize our world. In this talk, Professor César de la Fuente will describe efforts to use machines to develop computational approaches for antibiotic discovery, as well as low-cost rapid diagnostics.
The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture
Professor Omar M. Yaghi
University of California, Berkeley
Discovery and Reticular Chemistry of Covalent Organic Frameworks
The synthesis of covalently-linked organic extended structures has been a long-standing objective. In this presentation, Professor Omar Yaghi will discuss the recent developments in making large single crystals of covalent organic frameworks (COFs), the first molecular weavings, greatly expanding the structural complexity of COFs through building high valency nodes, and water harvesting from desert air using COFs.
Registration for the virtual meeting will open mid-January and will remain open through the end of the meeting.

ACS Spring 2021 Registration Rates
  • $149 for non-members
  • $99 for ACS members
  • $29 for students and teachers
  • No cost for unemployed, retired, and 50-year emeritus members

LVACS Councilors

Our two councilors, Jeanne Berk and Kelley Caflin, attend ACS Council Meetings (online during the pandemic). Here's a report of the ACS Council meeting of August 19th 2020: report.

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ACS Fall 2021 Abstract Deadline Extended
There is still time to submit your ACS Fall 2021 abstracts for oral and poster presentations! Submit your abstracts by April 19 for a chance to share your research with the global chemistry community.

The theme, Resilience of Chemistry, will be at the core of programming. Those who wish to submit an abstract will have the option of selecting a virtual or in-person abstract submission.

While ACS Fall 2021 is planned as a hybrid event, we continue to carefully monitor the situation relative to the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impacts on the meeting. ACS will provide additional updates about the meeting as they become available.

Visit the website to find a list of the programming divisions and planned symposia open for submissions. 

Submit your abstracts by Monday, April 19.
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Registration Now Open for MARM 2021!
Register to join chemistry professionals and students for the 2021 virtual Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM), June 9-12.

Discover and share researchparticipate in live virtual discussions and networking opportunities during the virtual poster sessions, and enhance your career all from the comfort of your home.

To register and attend, you will need to register with your ACS ID. If you don’t already have one, you can easily create a free ACS ID.

Register by April 28 to take advantage of the early registration rate!
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New Undergraduate ACS Membership Offer
Undergraduate students may join ACS for FREE during MARM registration. Experience ACS membership for the first time. Join and download the 2021 ACS Handbook to learn more about membership benefits.
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The virtual Chemagination will occur on Saturday, June 12, in conjunction with the MARM 2021 meeting. The competition requires high school chemistry students 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 article will need to focus on the recent breakthrough or innovations in chemistry (and/or its applications) that have improved the quality of people’s lives today. In addition to writing an article, participants will need to design a cover for the ChemMatters and complete a questionnaire. If any students are interested in competing on the Lehigh Valley Local Section Level, see entry information on the Education/Awards page of this website.

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