Dr, Sara Narayan attended the 52nd annual MAALACT conference at St. John’s University in New York last week. The meeting features a plenary lecture, a banquet dinner, and round table discussions/workshops related to chemistry sub-disciplines, writing, and assessment. MAALACT is a professional association of chemistry teachers from the independent liberal arts colleges of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, the southern regions of New York State, and the District of Columbia. Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, enhance professional development, and promote the interests of small college chemistry programs.