General Meeting Information
Advance registration is available online until April 28. On-site registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or check. Registration will take place in the Medical Arts Building at Queensborough Community College. The registration schedule is as follows:
Either the Science Building Cafeteria or the Oakland Dining Hall will be open for breakfast and lunch during MARM (beginning with lunch on Sunday). A complimentary continental breakfast will be served in the Medical Arts Building on Sunday morning before the start of the technical program. Light refreshments will be served during the scheduled morning and afternoon breaks, and also prior to the plenary lectures on Sunday and Monday. There are also several restaurants within convenient distance of the campus.
Most technical sessions will be held in the Medical Arts Building. A small number will be held in the Library Building and the Science Building.
Programming for Students and Educators
MARM 2008 offers a variety of programs for students, including the NY-ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, Student Affiliates activities, careers workshops and panel discussions, and a short course on analytical chemists in industry.
Programs for educators begin on Saturday with a free POGIL workshop and Student Affiliates activities. They continue on Sunday with laboratory probe ware workshops, the NY-ACS Nichols Teacher Forum, and a full-day Chemical Education symposium in the technical program.
On Sunday and Monday evenings, a casual barbeque dinner will be served outside the Student Union Building. These follow the plenary addresses and are held during the PM poster sessions. On Tuesday morning all registered attendees are invited to the Oakland Building to enjoy a complimentary breakfast hosted by Anne O’Brien, ACS District I Director and Madeleine M. Joullié, ACS District III Director. Come with your ideas and concerns. Participation and conversation are the goals! On Tuesday afternoon, all are invited to the Women Chemists Committee Luncheon with speaker Jodi Wesemann from the education department at ACS. The luncheon provides a great opportunity for informal networking. Later on Thursday, a free reception in the Oakland building follows the Industrial Innovation Awards Symposium and leads up the Awards banquet.
For your convenience, a complimentary shuttle bus to QCC will be available beginning Sunday morning through the end of programming on Wednesday. Its route will include the Bayside Station of the Long Island Rail Road, as well as the nearby Ramada Adria Conference Center and the Anchor Inn. We encourage visitors staying at these hotels to use the shuttle. (If parking on campus, please be sure to print the MARM Parking Permit.)