Some TrACS updates and Nominations for upcoming TrACS election

MARM 2022 Hosted by the Trenton Local Section and The College of New Jersey

The Trenton ACS board is actively working on the 2022 MARM.  We would love for you to come and/or present.  The Trenton Local Section will be celebrating our 75th year and the 50th MARM.  We are planning a totally in person event with COVID precautions designed for a safe as possible meeting!  We can’t wait to see you and network with you! Information as updated will be available on our website:

Call for Board Members

If you are interested in volunteering with the Trenton ACS board and/or the MARM, please contact us,  We will be conducting elections shortly! The following positions are available to nominate for:

Chair-Elect ’22 (Chair ’23)

Treasurer ‘22

Secretary ‘22

Councilor ’22-‘24

Alternative Councilor ’22-‘24

Director (3 positions) ’22-‘24

Updates from ACS Governance and Council

The pandemic has forced changes to ACS governance.  The Council meeting has gone virtual for the 2021 year.  Some of the highlights of the council meeting are the following.

1.  The ACS has maintained healthy financial status through the pandemic.  Many services have gone virtual.

2.  New levels of membership will be available to fit more financial and personal situations.  Check the membership page with ACS.

3.  Committee on Minority Affairs has been active on the DEIR values.  They have changed their duties to enlarge the underrepresented groups the committee services and still maintaining their original duties of increasing the voices of Black, Latinx, and Native American members.

4.  The last ACS meeting was hybrid and held in Atlanta Georgia with the majority opting for virtual.  The state of virtual and hybrid meetings are still being decided with San Diego also being a hybrid meeting.  (many regional meetings next year are being planned for in person, including MARM 2022)

Earth Week Poem Contest and Other Events

The Trenton Local Section of the American Chemical Society invites you to participate in several Earth Week 2021 events and to engage with ACS Earth Week materials, including the annual Trenton ACS Earth Week Poster Contest! See the details below!

Trenton ACS Earth Week Poem Contest

Virtual ACS Kids Zone on Earth Day

  • Today, ACS officially announced the next Virtual Kids Zone, co-sponsored by CCA and ACS President H. N. Cheng. The live online event takes place during #CCEWon Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day) at 1 PM Eastern US. Two lucky attendees chosen at random will receive $25 ACS Bucks for use in the ACS Spring Store! The event will be recorded and available on the Kids Zone web page after the live broadcast. Spread the word and:

o    RSVP to and share the Facebook event

o    Like, comment, and share the Facebook post

o    Like and retweet on Twitter

o    Like and comment on Instagram

o    Like, comment, and share on LinkedIn

ChemMatters April CCEW Edition

  • The April CCEW edition of ACS’s magazine for high school students and teachers, ChemMatters, is now available. Check out and share the free featured article on “How to Make Fashion Sustainable” to engage high school chemistry classes in CCEW!

ACS Webinar on Earth Day

  • Registration is now available for the free ACS Webinar on Earth Day, April 22, at 2 PM Eastern US about “The Hidden Impact: Taking a Life Cycle View.” Join ACS for a special Chemists Celebrate Earth Week webinar with Global Expertise Principal, Rich Hellingof Dow, as he shares how great insights are possible with simple calculations. During this free interactive broadcast, discover how through employing life cycle thinking to balance understand the compromises and trade-offs we all make towards a more sustainable world. Get local section members, industry folks, chemistry majors, and professors involved in CCEW by sharing this webinar!