Student Programming

Core Student Programming

Network with chemists from across the globe, present your research, and hone your communication skills (in a live poster session!); all while learning about cutting-edge advances in chemistry!

All events are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) (-7:00 hours UTC/GMT). To display the meeting events in your current time zone, use the Preferred Time Zone converter on the Current and Upcoming Schedule or Full Schedule and My Itinerary pages.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Time (in PDT) Sessions
9:00 am – 9:20 am Creativity drives success in STEM innovation
9:20 am – 9:40 am Creativity in gut microbiome research: Finding your niche as an early career scientist
9:40 am – 10:00 am Enabling environmentally-friendly plastics
10:00 am – 10:20 am Personal interest fuels creative thinking
10:20 am – 10:40 am Creativity and industry in the fifth era
10:40 am – 11:40 am Eminent Scientist Lecture featuring Naomi Halas of Rice University
Nanomaterials and light for sustainability and societal impact
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm Queering chemistry: How and why we share the stories of LGBTQ+ chemists
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm Influencing public opinion through #scicomm: Humanizing academia with a focus on STEM
1:40 pm– 2:20 pm A day in my life: Advancing nanoscale models, and making macroscale impacts
Featuring Rigoberto Hernandez of Johns Hopkins University
2:20 pm – 2:40 pm Goals and activities of the Warriors Chemistry Club: COVID-19 edition
2:45 pm – 3:05 pm Students at Xavier University of Louisiana: An unbroken bond
3:05 pm  – 3:25 pm How to be an ACS student chapter in pandemic times without falling in the attempt?
3:25 pm – 3:45 pm University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus ACS Chapter

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Time (in PDT) Event
8:00 am – 9:30 am Behind the scenes: Graduate school edition
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Undergraduate research poster session
Cosponsored by the ACS Divisions of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemical Education, Computational Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Polymer Chemistry

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time (in PDT) Event
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Grad Student and Postdoc Virtual Networking Reception

Friday, April 16, 2021

Time (in PDT) Event
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm ACS Student Chapter Awards Ceremony
4:45 pm – 6:30 pm Ceremony After Party

Monday, April 19, 2021

Time (in PDT) Event
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ChemIDP Workshop, Planning for Your Career via Career Pathways

Friday, April 23, 2021

Time (in PDT) Event
6:00 am – 11:00 am Mentor Training Workshop for Grads & Postdocs

May 2021

Time (in PDT) Event
TBD Grad School Fair

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