Central New Mexico Local Section

2018 ACS Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting

Our Central New Mexico Local Section is hosting the 2018 ACS Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting in Albuquerque on Friday, October 26 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport, 2910 Yale Blvd SE.  This will be a one-day ACS Regional Meeting with a focus of providing a venue for the students of our Region to make oral and poster presentations of their research accomplishments.  Our meeting will feature three parallel oral sessions in the morning and afternoon with an evening poster session and reception.  The Lobo (UNM) Chemistry Club is organizing a contest for poster session attendees with prizes to be awarded. 

During the evening poster session and reception, ACS Board member Kathleen Schulz will meet informally to discuss and/or answer questions about ACS membership, its benefits, and any other topics attendees wish.

We are appreciative of the many submitted abstracts and have organized these into the technical program available at the links below:

 

Online attendee registration for the meeting is available at the following link: https://www.xpressreg.net/eReg/?ShowCode=RMRM1018

The deadline for early registration rates is Sunday, October 7, 2018.  After that attendees can still register online through Friday, October 19, 2018 but only at the higher late registration rates.  Beyond October 19, 2018 registration will only be possible on the day of the meeting, also at the higher late registration rates.  All oral and poster presenters as well as all other attendees are expected to register for the meeting!

Those wishing to register by fax or mail may use the following PDF registration form: 2018 RMRM Registration Form.pdf

For our attendees who would like to spend the night of Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport, they are offering our ACS RMRM 2018 attendees a nightly rate of $94 + tax - only through October 8, 2018.  Having a number of sleeping rooms booked at that rate helps us satisfy our contract with the Sheraton.  If that rate is an impediment for any of our attendees wishing to spend that night in Albuquerque to book their room at the Sheraton please contact our meeting General Chair to discuss.  The Sheraton Albuquerque Airport can be reached by phone at (505) 843-7000.  Through the following link you will be able to access the discounted meeting sleeping room rate: American Chemical Society 2018 Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting

Our 2018 ACS RMRM is scheduled to precede the 2018 New Mexico Academy of Science Research Symposium that will take place on Saturday, October 27 - also at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport.  The 2018 NMAS Research Symposium is co-organized by New Mexico EPSCoR (https://www.nmepscor.org/) and will include a number of chemistry related symposia focused on the NM EPSCoR science components.  The 2018 NMAS Research Symposium will have separate abstract submission and registration web sites.  Please see the following web site for more information as it becomes available: https://www.nmepscor.org/events/2018-nmas-research-symposium

 

Check back to this web site periodically for meeting information updates.

 

Mr. Donivan Porterfield, ACS 2018 RMRM General Chair,  dporterfield@lanl.gov

Dr. Ning Xu, ACS 2018 RMRM Program Chair, ningxu@lanl.gov

Welcome to the Homepage for the Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society

The Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society was founded in 1946 and generally serves the northern 2/3rds of the state of New Mexico.  The Local Section specifically includes the following New Mexico counties: Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, and Valencia.

Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory are located in our Section, as well as multiple universities, including the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Tech, and New Mexico Highlands University. There are ACS Student Member Chapters at each of those three institutions.

We are considered a medium sized local section by the ACS and have two Councilors that represent our Local Section in ACS governance and at the Council meetings held twice a year at the spring and fall national meetings.

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