Submit an Undergraduate Abstract

Submitting Undergraduate Abstracts

As an undergraduate student in the chemical sciences, you have many options for presenting at an ACS meeting. Here your will find instructions on how to submit an abstract as an undergraduate and common sessions or symposia for undergraduate students.

How to Submit an Abstract
  1. Go to meeting abstracts system (MAPS): maps.acs.org 
  2. Select the technical meeting you would like to submit an abstract for
  3. Log in using your ACS username and password
    Not a member? Create a free ACS ID   
  4. Select Submit or Edit an Abstract
  5. Click Create New Submission
  6. Select a Program Area (division or committee) 
    Note: Your selection CANNOT BE CHANGED. If you select an incorrect program area, you will need to create a new abstract.
  7. Complete the abstract form with all relevant information. Be sure to read all instructions carefully.

Submit an Abstract

How to Write an Undergraduate Abstract

 

Need Technical Assistance?

Full technical instructions are available on the MAPS website along with a list of FAQs . Please read all information carefully before submitting your abstract.

If you require assistance from ACS, you will need to provide the ID number located at the top right of the page.

Email: maps@acs.org
Call MAPS Support:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST
1-800-333-9511 (US only) | 1-614-447-3776 (outside the US)

Session Options for Undergraduates

 

  • Undergraduate Research Poster Session

    Exclusively for undergraduate students to present their research in any discipline

    Required Sections for Abstract Submissions

    • Program Area: Division of Chemical Education (CHED)
    • Presentation Type: Poster Only or Poster Preferred
    • Symposium: Undergraduate Research Posters: [research subdivision]. 
      Note
      : The Chemical Education research subdivision is for abstracts related to the teaching and learning of chemistry and other pedagogies.
    • Authors: Need to indicate ALL authors for research and you must have at least one advisor or principal investigator listed.
    • Presenters: Select the checkbox for all students who will be present at the poster
  • Undergraduate Research Oral Session*

    Oral presentations in a variety of disciplines

    We recommend that you receive the endorsement of your research advisor before selecting an oral presentation.

    Required Sections for Abstract Submissions

    • Program Area: Division of Chemical Education (CHED)
    • Presentation Type: Oral Preferred
    • Symposium: Undergraduate Research Papers- Oral
    • Authors: Need to indicate ALL authors for research including advisor or principal investigator

    *Limited slots available, if not selected to present in this session then will default to the Undergraduate Research Poster Session

  • Successful Student Chapters

    Session within the Sci-Mix poster session for ACS Student Chapters to present their chapter activities

    Required Sections for Abstract Submissions

    • Program Area: Division of Chemical Education (CHED)
    • Presentation Type: Poster Only
    • Consider for Sci-Mix: Yes
    • Symposium: Successful Student Chapters- Poster
    • Authors: Need to indicate ALL authors including your chapter’s faculty advisor
    • Presenters: Select the checkbox for all students who will be present at the poster
  • Other Sessions

    Check with your division or committee about opportunities for undergraduates to present in oral or poster sessions

    Also read the Instructions for Poster Session Authors which contains information about ACS policies and design suggestions.