Sci-Mix is designed to be a large meeting-wide event—traditionally held on Monday evening at 8:00 PM—that combines a social event with poster presentations contributed by each participating division. During the Fall meeting, Sci-Mix also includes the Academic Employment Initiative (AEI) and the candidates for the ACS annual election. Free beer is normally available to help stimulate discussion.
Participation in Sci-Mix is optional. Divisions participate in Sci-Mix by contributing posters (either selected posters from other poster presentations or posters derived from selected oral presentations). The number of posters may not exceed 20 posters or 10% of the total number of papers in a Division, whichever is larger. Presentation in Sci-Mix should be considered a distinction for the presenters as they represent the best of what the division has to offer in terms of the science and presentation.