Central Regional Meeting (CERM)
Greater Columbus Convention Center
May 27 – 29, 2020
Professor Samuel I. Stupp
Frederick Bertley, Ph.D.
Professor Dehua Pei
Dr. Seble Wagaw
Columbus, Ohio, is located in the center of the Central Region of the ACS and in the center of the State of Ohio. Founded on February 14, 1812, as the permanent capital of Ohio, Columbus is the largest city in Ohio, the fourteenth largest city in the United States, and one of the fastest growing large cities in the United States. Columbus is home to world-renowned science organizations, including Battelle Memorial Institute, CAS, Center of Science and Industry (COSI), and The Ohio State University. In addition, Columbus boasts the Blue Jackets (NHL), Crew (MLS), and Clippers (MiLB) sports teams, plus many museums. Please click here and here to learn more about things to do in Columbus, Ohio.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the foremost sources for authoritative scientific information. Founded in 1876 with a charter from the United States Congress, the ACS works to support, promote, and help advance chemists and the broader chemistry enterprise worldwide. Chemists, chemical engineers, and chemistry-related professionals from all over the world and from disciplines of chemistry are members of the ACS.
The Central Region of the ACS is composed of twenty-five local ACS sections from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The Central Regional Meeting (CERM) is held annually within this region. The CERM is the premier showcase for chemistry educators, professional chemists, and chemical enterprises of all types and sizes within the central region. The Columbus local section of the ACS sponsors CERM2020.