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!

March 18-20 New Orleans, LA

255th ACS National Meeting: Student Program

New Orleans, LA │March 18-20, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hospitality Center
  • 8:30 – 9:15 AM Making the Most of Your First National Meeting
  • 8:30 – 11:30 AM Undergraduate Research Papers 
  • 9:30 – 11:00 AM Symposium: Where can my chemistry degree take me? (PROF)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM Graduate School: The in’s and out’s of getting in (YCC/PROF)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ChemDemo Exchange
  • 12:15 – 1:30 PM The Graduate School Experience: What to expect (PROF/YCC)
  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM Grad School Fair
  • 1:30 – 3:00 PM Workshop: Networking 101 (YCC/PROF)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM Two-Year to Four-Year College Transfer Survival Guide
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM Stories from Successful ACS Student Chapter Grants
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM ACS Student Chapter Awards Ceremony
  • 8:30 – 10:30 PM Undergraduate Social
Monday, March 19, 2018
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Undergraduate Center
  • 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Undergraduate Research Papers
  • 9:00 – 10:15 AM Workshop: Improving Scientific Communication Skills
  • 9:00 – 10:30 AM Workshop: Around the World in ACS International Student Chapters: A Chapter Event Planning Exchange
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM Symposium: The Chemistry that Keeps America Safe (PROF)
  • 12:00 – 2:00 PM Undergraduate Research Poster Session
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM Eminent Scientist Lecture - Featuring Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen, Northeastern University
  • 4:00 – 5:15 PM Workshop: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCA)
  • 5:15 – 6:15 PM The Kavli Foundation Lecture
  • 8:00 – 10:00 PM Sci-Mix Successful Student Chapter Poster Session

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!

Registration and Accommodations

Member rate – $120
Nonmember rate –  $240



Questions

Email undergrad@acs.org