In light of the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, we have made the disappointing decision to cancel the Spring 2020 PAGESTM event scheduled for Saturday, April 18th. The health of our students, volunteers, and scientists, as well as our at-risk family, friends, and neighbors, is of utmost importance to the PAGESTM team. Due to the cancellation, we are offering students who have already registered for the Spring 2020 mini-conference the opportunity to attend our Fall 2020 mini-conference. We are currently at work scheduling both our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 events and will be in touch with that information when it becomes available. Please check our website at http://www.PAGESprogram.org for updates. We’d like to thank all of the volunteers who had already signed up to work with us in April, as well as the teachers who have promoted our event to your students. We look forward to working with all of you at future PAGESTM events, but until then, please be safe!
ACS Virtual Poster Session
ACS National has posted abstracts and posters of scientific research that was to be presented during the now-cancelled ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on the Internet. To access this material, please visit https://bit.ly/3aqJr9r
ACS National Meeting
The ACS National Meeting that was to be held from March 22-26, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia is now canceled. For more information on the cancelation, please visit https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/national-meeting/registration/attendees/coronavirus-faq.html
UPDATE: The following events have changed from what is published in the April edition of the Catalyst due to last-minute CDC guidance with respect to COVID-19 — please read carefully:
April 21: The April 21st Awards Banquet featuring Professor Jinglin Fu of Rutgers-Camden and honoring the Student Scholastics Achievement Award winners as well as the Pre-College and Undergraduate Award winners has been cancelled. The ACS Philadelphia Section will be working on alternative ways to honor the award winners and information will be distributed once plans have been established.
Professor Fu has agreed to present the talk that he was to give at the April Section Meeting as a webinar for the ACS Philadelphia Section on April 21st at 7:00 PM. Details on how to access the webinar will be distributed to the membership as soon as they are available. The abstract for his talk is in this edition of the Catalyst.
May 21: The May 21st event featuring LinkedIn expert Ron Nash will continue as a webinar only. The on-site portion that was scheduled to be held at Workhorse Brewing Company in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania has been cancelled.
As the situation involving COVID-19 remains fluid, the Section will be responding with the health and well-being of our members as our top priority. Please follow this email blast, our Section’s website (https://phillyacs.org) and our Section’s LinkedIn group for the latest information on our events. (You can find the LinkedIn group and request to join it by clicking on the LinkedIn button on the Section’s website.)