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!

256th ACS National Meeting: Student Program

Boston, MA │August 18-20, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Student Hospitality Center
  • 8:30 – 5:00 PM Undergraduate Research Papers (Oral)
  • 9:00 – 9:55 AM The Road Not Taken
  • 10:00 – 11:25 AM Graduate School: The in’s and out’s of getting in
  • 11:30 AM - 12:55 PM The Graduate School Experience: What to expect
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM Networking 101 (Sponsored by YCC)
  • 2:00 – 5:00 PM Graduate School Fair
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Communicating Science with ACS on Campus
Monday, August 20, 2018
  • 8:30 – 10:30 AM Student Hospitality Center
  • 9:00 – 10:25 AM It is Easy Being Green! (GCI)
  • 10:30 – 11:55 AM The Boston Tea Party
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eminent Scientist Lecture and Luncheon - The Road Less Traveled: for Love of Detection and Discovery, JoAnne Stubbe, Novartis Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PROF)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM Undergraduate Research Poster Session 
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Student Social (sponsored by  SCC and YCC)
  • 5:15 – 6:30 PM Kavli Foundation Lecture
  • 8:00 – 10:00 PM Sci-Mix/Successful Student Chapters Poster Session

Grad School Fair

Next event: August 19, 2018 │ 2:00 – 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 31, 2019 | 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!