On December 8, 1919, the Midland Section received its charter as a local section of the American Chemical Society. The Midland Section last hosted the CERM in 2006 in the city of Frankenmuth.
The objects of the Midland Section include the following:
Central Michigan University was founded in Mount Pleasant, Michigan in 1892 as a school for teacher and business education. Central Michigan University, now a doctoral research university, is the fourth largest institution in Michigan and is amongst the 100 largest public universities nationally. President Dr. George Ross has a student body of over 21,000 on-campus and over 7,000 off-campus students. The motto of CMU is Sapientia, Virtus, Amicitia (Wisdom, Virtue, Friendship).
Central Michigan University has nine academic units or colleges with over 200 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. The academic colleges include the College of Science and Technology, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, College of Medicine, College of Human Services and Behavioral Science, College of Communication and Fine Arts, College of Education and Human Services, College of Business Administration, College of Graduate Studies, and Off-Campus Programs. CMU has an average student to faculty ratio of 21:1.
Central Michigan University has offered off-campus programs since 1971 at the non-degree certification, undergraduate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. CMU has more than 50 Learning Centers throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Central Michigan University is the nation's foremost university authorizer of charter schools. CMU has a Division I athletics program that is a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and offers nine intercollegiate sports for women and seven for men. CMU has a Public Broadcasting department, which operates 10 television and seven radio stations with the largest geographic reach of any PBS in the country. Central Michigan University is home to the headquarters of Special Olympics Michigan.
The Central Region of the American Chemical Society encompasses the local sections within the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Over 25 Local Sections have joined together to sponsor technical meetings, form recognition programs, and offer other beneficial events to the members of the American Chemical Society who live within these states. These Local Regions have incorporated in the District of Columbia as the Central Region of the American Chemical Society.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.