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Mount Saint Vincent Hosts ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent welcomes the 2016 Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) to its Riverdale campus from Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12. The meeting, hosted by the New York Section of the ACS (NYACS), will highlight the theme “Chemistry: Past, Present, and Future.”

This will be the first MARM meeting in four years, and it has been eight years since it was last held in New York. In addition to an array of exhibitors, guest speakers, awards, informative events and workshops, and selected poster presentations, the symposium will feature keynote speaker Ronald Breslow of Columbia University, a Chemagination Competition by high school students, and a Green Chemistry Training session, educating high school teachers about pollution prevention in New York City schools. There will also be a banquet to celebrate the NYACS’s 125th anniversary.

“The New York Local Section is to be congratulated for its long-standing commitment to serving its members and its efforts to create a positive awareness in the community about the importance of chemistry in day-to-day life,” says Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., ACS Executive Director and CEO. “Your collective efforts reach far beyond the borders of the section and have continued to make it one of the leading sections in the ACS. You have truly helped ACS to achieve its vision of improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”

The program allows scientists the opportunity to learn from the past and utilize the research of the present in order to influence the future of chemistry and its related disciplines. Coordinated by the MARM organizing committee, MARM 2016 is overseen by Mount Professors Pamela Kerrigan and Daniel Amarante, the event’s co-chairs.

In addition to the NYACS, participating MARM ACS sections include: Washington D.C., Central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Lehigh Valley, Maryland, Monmouth County, New York, North Jersey, Ocean County, Philadelphia, Princeton, South Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Susquehanna Valley, Trenton, and Western Maryland.

For more information, to register, or to view the online program, please visit:

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.