Student Programming

Core Student Programming

Network with chemists from across the globe, present your research, and hone your communication skills, while learning about cutting-edge advances in chemistry!

Time Event
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Student center
8:00 am – 8:40 am Making the most of your first national meeting
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Undergraduate research papers (oral)
Sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Education
8:45 am – 10:15 am Frontiers in environmental chemistry
Cosponsored by the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Graduate school: The ins and outs of getting in
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ChemDemo Exchange
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Graduate school fair
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm The graduate school experience: What to expect
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Networking 101
Sponsored by the ACS Younger Chemists Committee
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Taking your student chapter to the next level
Cosponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Education

  • 2:00 - 3:00: Service & outreach
  • 3:00 - 4:00: Professional development
  • 4:00 - 5:00: Open discussion
2:15 pm – 4:40 pm Young chemists, big impact: Diverse young chemists in academia
Sponsored by the ACS Younger Chemists Committee
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Transitions survival guide: Two-year college to four-year college to grad school and industry
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ACS student chapter awards ceremony
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Student social
Time Event
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Student center
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Green chemistry student chapters: Stories of success
Sponsored by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and cosponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Education
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Undergraduate research papers (oral)
Sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Education
9:00 am – 10:30 am Diversity, equity, and inclusion in chemistry
Cosponsored by the ACS Division on Professional Relations and the Younger Chemists Committee
9:00 am – 12:10 pm Psychologically navigating graduate school
Sponsored by the ACS Committee on Chemists With Disabilities and the Younger Chemists Committee
10:30 am – 11:45 am Outreach workshop: Communicating through hands-on activities
Sponsored by the ACS Committee on Community Activities
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Undergraduate research poster session
Cosponsored by the ACS Divisions of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry Education, Computational Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Polymer Chemistry
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Eminent Scientist Lecture featuring Rigoberto Hernandez, Johns Hopkins University (MD), "Nanoparticle models, macroscale impacts"
Cosponsored by the ACS Divisions of Computational Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Professional Relations
4:00 pm– 6:00 pm Kavli Foundation Lecture Series
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sci-Mix: Successful student chapters

Program Highlights

 

Students talking with graduate school recruiters

Grad School Fair

March 22, 2020 
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  

Salt Lake Community College sharing demos

ChemDemo Exchange

March 22, 2020  
Share successful demonstrations and hands-on activities for K-12 students with your fellow student chapters.

Applications accepted through January 17, 2020. 

Student Resources

 

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns regarding this event.

Email: undergrad@acs.org
Call: 202-872-6108