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Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM)
Chemistry: Past, Present and Future
New York - A Chemistry State of Mind

The New York Local Section is hosting the 2016 MARM at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale NY, on June 9-12. MARM 2016 features:

  • 44 exciting and informative symposia
  • 25 Exhibitors presenting the latest in scientific equipment
  • MARM Chemagination !
  • The MARM Awards Dinner - make a reservation here
  • Workshops, Leadership Courses, and so much more !
Join us at MARM, early registration ends May 13th

The New York ACS 125th Anniversary Dinner

As part of our 125th Anniversary Celebration, the NY ACS is holding an Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, June 11, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm as part of the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM).
Please join us at the banquet to celebrate the past, present and future of the New York Local Section. Guest speakers include

Prof. Brian Gibney of the Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center
"New York, the American Chemical Society at 125 years of Shared History"
Prof. Tianning Diao of New York University speaking on
"Bimolecular Strategies for Sustainable Chemical Syntheses"

Reservations may be made here if you are not attending MARM, or as part of your MARM registration.

An excellent video presentation of the history of the NY ACS made by John Sharkey may be viewed here.

Nichols Medal

Call for Nominations
2017 William H. Nichols Medal

Nominations Due May 31, 2016 | Nomination Website

Previous Medalists

See photos from the 2016 event

New York Section 2016 Elections

The biographies of the candidates for office in the New York Section of the American Chemical Society are below and all ACS New York Section members are encouraged to vote by the May 31, 2016 deadline.

Paper ballots and Electronic ballots have been sent to the members
Members may request a paper ballot using this website,
If you have NOT received a ballot (Email or paper) contact the New York Section Office at (516) 883-7510 or by Email immediately.

Candidate Bios


The Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) of the American Chemical Society, ACS, is sponsoring the Regional Chemagination competition for high school chemistry students.
Please see the website for details


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New York Local Section Presents the William H. Nichols Award
to Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pictured above: Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald accepts the William H. Nichols Medal for 2016
from Prof. Alison G. Hyslop 2016 Chair of the New York Section.

Since 1903, the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society has honored a preeminent chemists with the William H. Nichols Medal. The 2016 award recognizes Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald for Landmark Contributions to Organometallic Chemistry, Ligand Design and Catalysis. The symposium presented in his honor included lectures by Dr. Timothy Jamison (MIT), Dr. M. Christina White (University of Illinois), Dr. Joel Barrish (Achilleion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.). This gala event was capped off with Prof. Buchwald's Award Lecture and the William H. Nichols Medal Award Dinner.

Message from 2016 Chair
Dr. Alison Hyslop

2016 Board Meeting Dates


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Reminder - Please Pay Your New York Local Section Voluntary Dues!

When your ACS membership renewal notice arrives this time, please be sure to renew but also don't forget to check the box for payment of New York Local Section Dues. While Local Section dues are a voluntary contribution - they are not required to maintain Section membership - they are however, critically important to the well being of the New York Section.

Your $11.00 Voluntary Dues directly fund events and services, including the prestigious annual Nichols Medal Symposium, undergraduate research symposia, topical groups, subgroups, and other excellent programs. With your financial commitment, these important programs can continue to grow and benefit all our members.

Thank you - the New York Section really appreciates your help!

Employers Seeking Talented Employees

The Employment and Professional Relations Committee maintains a roster of candidates who are ACS members seeking a position in the New York metropolitan area. If you have job openings and would like qualified candidates to contact you, please send a brief job description and educational/experience background required to Hessy Taft. Candidates from our roster who meet the requirements you describe will be asked to contact you.

Do you like to talk?
Then we need to hear from you!

The New York Section of the ACS is looking to increase and update its Speakers Bureau database of interested local area speakers who are available for Section-wide seminars and symposia. If you have an area of research or interest that would provide an interesting talk appropriate for our Section members, and would like to be included in our Speakers Bureau, then please contact the New York Section Office (516-883-7510, Email) with the following information that will be posted on the Section's website: your name, affiliation, a title, and 5-6 words briefly summarizing your area of specialty. We look forward to hearing from you about topics that you wish to share with our other members!

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