New Haven Section American Chemical Society Newsletter

Check out our upcoming meetings, symposiums, and  volunteer opportunities!

  • Section Updates
  • March General Meeting 
  • Student Research Symposium
  • Funding and Workshops available for High School and College educators
  • Northeastern Regional Meeting 2019 (NERM 2019)
  • Molecule of the Month
  • Upcoming National/Regional Meetings
Are you excited for the upcoming national meeting? We are! 

What's New in the Section

We are looking for volunteers to help judge science fair posters May 13th and May 14th at Hillhouse High School. Contact or for more information.

Registration for the student research symposium is now open, see below for details!

Registration for the Northeastern Regional Meeting (NERM 2019) is now open, details are enclosed!

March General Meeting
Parking Information: There is limited parking behind the restaurant, but plenty across the street. If both those lots are full, there is municipal parking around the corner, which should for sure be more than enough!

Email or if you need a ride to the event. 

We are hosting an open executive board meeting at 5:30 PM. Payment will be accepted at the event, but please register for the meeting with the link below. 
Register for March Meeting
Student Research Symposium
Register for the Student Research Symposium
Are you interested in serving as a judge for poster or oral presentations? Let us know at or
ACS Hach Grants and New Faculty Workshops

 ACS is currently seeking applications for the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants. These grants can be used to cover basic classroom or laboratory needs, professional development experiences, or support proposals for innovation in chemistry education. Visit for details. The deadline for applications is April 14 and awards can be up to $1,500!

For college chemistry educators, New Faculty Workshops, are to be held in Pasadena, CA, June 27-29, and in Washington, DC, August 1-3. Topics covered include active learning techniques, integrating teaching and research, student mentoring, time management, and laboratory safety. The workshop costs $600, which includes meals, lodging, and workshop materials. A limited number of scholarships are available. Additional information and the application can be found at the New Faculty Workshops website. The application deadlines are March 30 for Pasadena and May 1 for Washington, DC; please contact Dr. Ashley Donovan ( with questions.

NERM 2019

NERM 2019 will be held June 23rd-26th in Saratoga Springs, NY at the Saratoga Hilton. The sessions will cover a broad range of topics from aerogels to forensic science to peptide chemistry and many others. There will be a variety of programming options and will feature distinguished speakers including Nobel Laureate Joachim Frank.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate and NERM will include leadership training programs, a poster session and opportunities to present a talk. There will be an Exposition floor holding up to 50 exhibits to talk to vendors about their latest products and connect with companies and universities for partnerships. NERM 2019 is hosted by the Eastern New York Local Section.

NERM Abstract Submission
Interested in Helping Plan NERM 2020?
Serving as a session chair for NERM 2020 is a great opportunity to grow professionally and shape the content of the meeting for your subdivision. Contact Sabrina at for more information!
Molecule of the Month
I’m a sweet-smelling solvent. What molecule am I? Find out at the end of the newsletter!
International Year of the Periodic Table
Did you know that 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019)? If you want to find out more information about this event, check out the website
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the periodic table of elements, the ACS is rewarding new membership referrals with a limited edition blanket
Molecule of the Month Answer
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