Student Programming at National Meetings

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time attendee, the ACS national meeting is an exciting experience. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet chemists from across the globe, you'll have access to programming that can help you prepare for your career, experience presenting research, enhance your communication and networking skills, all while learning about cutting-edge advances in chemistry!

255th ACS National Meeting: Student Program

New Orleans, LA │March 18-19, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

All events held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, unless noted otherwise.

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hospitality Center
    Hall D1/D2
  • 8:30 – 9:15 AM Making the Most of Your First National Meeting
    Hall D1/D2
  • 8:30 – 11:30 AM Undergraduate Research Papers
    New Orleans Marriott Convention Center, Magnolia Room 
  • 9:30 – 11:00 AM Symposium: Where can my chemistry degree take me? (PROF)
    Room 356
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM Graduate School: The in’s and out’s of getting in (YCC/PROF)
    Room 255-257
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ChemDemo Exchange
    Hall B1
  • 12:15 – 1:30 PM The Graduate School Experience: What to expect (PROF/YCC)
    Room 255-257
  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM Grad School Fair 
    Hall E2/E3
  • 1:30 – 3:00 PM Workshop: Networking 101 (YCC/PROF)
    Room 356-357
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM Two-Year to Four-Year College Transfer Survival Guide
    Room 255-257
  • 3:30 – 4:45 PM Stories from Successful ACS Student Chapter Grants
    Room 255-257
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM ACS Student Chapter Awards Ceremony
    Great Hall A
  • 8:30 – 10:30 PM Undergraduate Social
    Hall B1
Monday, March 19, 2018
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hospitality Center
    Hall D1/D2
  • 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Undergraduate Research Papers
    New Orleans Marriott Convention Center, Magnolia Room
  • 9:00 – 10:15 AM Workshop: Improving Scientific Communication Skills
    Room 343
  • 9:00 – 10:30 AM Workshop: Around the World in ACS International Student Chapters: A Chapter Event Planning Exchange
    Room 210
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM Symposium: The Chemistry that Keeps America Safe (PROF)
    Room 356-357
  • 10:30 – 11:45 AM Networking Lab (YCC)
    Hall B1
  • 12:00 – 2:00 PM Undergraduate Research Poster Session
    Hall D/E
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM Eminent Scientist Lecture - Featuring Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen, Northeastern University
    Room 356-357
  • 4:00 – 5:15 PM Workshop: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCA)
    Hall E2/E3
  • 5:15 – 6:15 PM The Kavli Foundation Lecture
    Great Hall A
  • 8:00 – 10:00 PM Sci-Mix Successful Student Chapter Poster Session
    Hall D/E

Grad School Fair

Next event: March 18, 2018 │ 1:00 – 5:00 pm

The Grad School Fair is a great way to learn more about postgraduate programs, whether you're applying to grad school or considering it for your future.  

No pre-registration required for students  


Chem Demo Exchange

Next event: March 18, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

students in goggles sharing chemistry

Do you have successful demonstrations and hands-on activities for K-12 students to showcase? Sign up for the ChemDemo Exchange Using Household Chemicals!