Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 7:00pm ET (6:45 pre-game)
You're Bust, Let ACS plan your next event for free! ACS Program In A Box

We can’t wait to see you and your group online in October!  In the weeks leading up to the event, check for more information about our panel of space chemistry experts, tips for hosting a successful event, and a link to download the “digital box” of handouts, guides, and other materials for you and your attendees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the live video stream?
All groups will need to check in to view the live video stream at The check in form will not be posted until the day of the live broadcast. If you have any specific questions, please email us at

What can I do to prepare before then?
Reserve a room with:

  1. Fast internet connection (ethernet preferred over wifi!).
  2. Dedicated computer to access the livestream
  3. Projector or Large High-Definition TV
  4. Loud speakers (reach the back row!) that work with your computer and projector/TV.

Advertise!  Use social media, download our professionally designed flyers, make a newsletter…get creative! 

Will I receive a physical box?
We want your event to be as easy as possible so we will post the same handouts, guides, and career resources found in the physical box for you to download from!  this “digital box” will be posted soon.

If you have any questions about your group’s eligibility for a physical box, please contact the ACSPIB team at

I have more questions!
Visit or email us at to reach the ACSPIB team.

ACS Program-in-a-Box™ is an exclusive benefit for ACS Local Sections, Technical Divisions, and Student Chapters. Due to international shipping restrictions, physical box kits can be sent to the United States, Canada, and US territories. Please contact us ( if you would like to receive an ACS Program-in-a-Box™ from outside these shipping locations.


Not an ACS Local Section, Technical Division, or Student Chapter?  That’s okay! We want chemists to join the party and connect with each other. We’ll send you a “digital box” to download handouts included in the physical box for you to print and share with your attendees. We can also help you use ACS Program-in-a-Box™ to start your Student Chapter, or get your Local Section or Student Chapter back into an active status, so next time you’ll see an ACS Program-in-a-Box™ on your doorstep!"


ACS Program-in-a-Box™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.


Kirsten Siebach
Assistant Professor
Rice University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Mark Blenner
McQueen-Quattlebaum Associate Professor
Clemson University

Mary Ann Meador
Senior Research Scientist
NASA Glenn Research Center

Michael Meador
Program Element Manager for Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing NASA’s Game Changing Technologies Program 

Brett A. McGuire
Hubble Fellow 
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Susanna Widicus Weaver
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Emory University


Sam Lemonick
Assistant Editor
Chemical & Engineering News

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