Princeton Section



Dear AP/Honors Chemistry Educator,


Welcome to the 2012 Chemagination competition, which is geared to high school students who have taken or are currently taking advanced placement or honors level chemistry.


As you may know, the Chemagination contest is in its tenth year.  It was originally created by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as an optional educational outreach activity for local sections of the professional society.  The Princeton ACS local section is sponsoring the 2012 Chemagination Contest, with the endorsement of the Trenton ACS local section. 


The "Chemagination 2.0 Kickoff" session on October 25 at Princeton University was an information session for high school educators. If you missed it, you can view the slides by clicking here. Educator Guidelines, the Article Submission Form and Student Guidelines are also available at this website. These materials should answer many of your questions.


This year we are reaching beyond the Princeton and Trenton areas to AP/Honors science teachers throughout NJ who want to engage their classroom students or after-school science club in this competition which challenges teams of two to three HS students to imagine inventions using chemistry that will create breakthroughs in our lives. The Princeton and Trenton local sections of ACS look forward to meeting many high school teachers who are new to this competition!


The poster contest portion of this state competition will be held at Princeton University, Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2012 (tentative date), and first place winners may compete regionally at the Chemagination contest (during MARM) at University of Maryland Baltimore campus: June 2, 2012. If these locations are a considerable distance for you and your students to travel, please take that into consideration in your planning. Email as soon as possible to communicate your school’s intention to participate. 


Help your students become the innovators of tomorrow!


Dr. Barbara Ameer

Committee Chair and 2012 Chemagination Competition Coordinator
Princeton American Chemical Society Local Section

Find out what happened in:


Chemagination 2011

Chemagination 2010

Chemagination 2009

Chemagination 2008

Chemagination 2007

Chemagination 2006

Chemagination 2005

Chemagination 2004

Chemagination 2003


Download the Article Submission Form (Word format, PDF format)

Must be returned by:

March 23, 2012*

* see the form for details

Additional resources:


* Contest overview

* Guide for students

* Guide for teachers





The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society, representing over 163,500 chemical scientists worldwide. The Society is a leading source of chemistry curricula and activities for students, teachers, parents, and others. Included in the Society’s services to members and the public are workshops, scholarly publishing, meetings, and community programs such as National Chemistry Week and Chemagination.