Dear colleague,

Anticipating an end to the current emergency situation and resumption of regular work and study activities, the Executive Committee of the Central Massachusetts Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce an initiative to offer travel grants to students of institutions in our section's area, who will be attending and presenting at ACS national and regional meetings, starting with the upcoming ACS Fall National Meeting & Expo (August 16-20, San Francisco, CA) and the ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM, October 18-21, Rochester, NY).

These grants will help cover expenses related to meeting registration, travel and lodging. Details and instructions for applying and a budget form that must be completed and submitted with the other documents can be found at and downloaded from the CMSACS website (

Sincerely, Ioannis Papayannopoulos, CMSACS Chair

Dear Colleague, We regret that due to the COVID-19 epidemic we must cancel the April 7 meeting of the Central Massachusetts Section of the ACS. Our host, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is discouraging all nonessential events on campus; this may become a ban in the near future. We hope to reschedule the meeting for a later time, likely in the early fall, when, one hopes, the epidemic will have subsided. Dr. Derek Lowe has graciously agreed to speak to us at that time. Sincerely,

Ioannis Papayannopoulos


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