For this event, high school students are asked to imagine that they are living 25 years in the future and have been invited to write an article for ChemMatters, a magazine for high school students that focuses on the role of chemistry in everyday life. Students are also asked to design the magazine cover.

The subject of the article is: “Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry (and/or its applications) that has improved the quality of people’s lives today.”

The article must be written to fit in one of four categories: Alternative Energy, Environment, Medicine/Health, or New Materials. First Place category winners from the NJACS Chemagination competition are eligible to compete on the regional level at MARM.

If any students are interested in competing on the Local Level, they should contact their local section to see if they will be hosting a competition. You can find a list of Participating ACS Sections on

For questions, please contact MARM 2025 ACS Chemagination Co-Chairs)  XXX (email) and xXX (email) 

Deadlines for Chemagination

February 2025

February 2025

March 2025

May 2025

High school teams confirm their intent to participate in the 2025 MARM ACS Chemagination and submit the number of teams that will be participating.

Teams submit their entries (article and cover art) for evaluation by the judges. Please email them to (email)

Submission fee of $90 for each project is due. Please make the check to and send to the following address:

The contest will be held on Friday, May 30 at Seton Hall.

Saturday, May 31 2025R

Listen and discuss current  research projects carried out by undergraduate students at mid-Atlantic colleges and universities

The poster session will feature student work, networking and refreshments 

Social Programming

All activities at 
Seton Hall
 for MARM 2025

YCC is organizing events for students and researchers who are visiting Seton Hall’s campus.