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Chemistry is Out of this World!

Join us for the 2018 Nano Western Regional Meeting of the
American Chemical Society

October 27, 2018
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Poster Abstract Deadline: 5 pm PST September 14th
Registration Deadlines: October 7th (early), October 19th (regular)

Our nWRM is designed around the National Chemistry Week Theme of “Chemistry is Out of This World!” Our goal is to engage students and provide a place for undergraduate and graduate students to display their research. We also will focus on chemical education for High School teachers.

We have three exciting speakers:
Morning Plenary Session 1
Dr. Brian Brady, Aerospace Corporation
Talk Title: Propellant Chemistry

Morning Plenary Session 2
Dr. Lawrence Wade, JPL
Talk Title: The Mars 2020 mission and the micro-XRF instrument PIXL

Afternoon Plenary Session
Dr. Maria Drout, University of Toronto
Talk Title: Astronomical Alchemy: The Origin of the Elements

Morning breakout sessions will include Tom Traeger of Duarte High School on Solar Chemistry, Sarah Marcotte from JPL on the Amazing Chemistry of Planets, and Michael Morgan of Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School on ACS Resources for Chemical Teaching, with more to come!

An Awards Banquet will be held following the meeting to honor recipients of the E. Ann Nalley Volunteer Award, the Stan Israel Award for Advancing Diversity and the DivCHED Award for Excellence in High School Teaching

Sponsored by the California Los Padres and Southern California Sections of the ACS


2018 Occidental College
High School Chemistry Teachers Meeting

This is a meeting for Chemistry Teachers
by Chemistry Teachers!

November 3, 2018
Registration opens at 8 AM, Program 9 AM to 3 PM, Lunch Included
Occidental College

1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Mosher Room 1
Free parking on campus

Michael Morgan, our Education Chair, is looking for speakers for this event. Please consider coming and sharing your favorite lesson, demo, or trick with us. Already confirmed speakers include Steve Sogo from Laguna Hills High School, Mario Martinez from SOCES and Michael Morgan from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School. Anyone interested in presenting, please contact Michael Morgan at

There is a $30 cost for the program which includes lunch (cash or check). For pre-service teachers, the fee is $5. There is free parking on campus.

Registration is now open. Go to this link: to register and the next page will take you to Paypal to pay. Please note that you are not registered until you pay. You will receive a confirmation from Paypal.

Prior meetings this year: