Core Student Programming

Network with chemists from across the globe, present your research, and hone your communication skills all while learning about cutting-edge advances in chemistry! All times are listed in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). All events are at the Indiana Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, March 26

Time Sessions Location
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Making the most of your ACS meeting Hall B
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Ins and outs of getting into graduate school Hall B
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ChemDemo exchange Hall A
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM What to expect in graduate school Hall B
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Mentoring workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars (At capacity) Room 104
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PhD not required Room 137
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Graduate school fair Hall I
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Networking 101 Hall B
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Finding career skills in unexpected places Hall B
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Networking with Chemistry Professionals Event
(Sponsored by YCC and SCC)
Sagamore Ballroom 1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM IRES posters at IAC international welcome reception
(Ticketed event)
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Grand Ballroom 5
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Student chapter awards ceremony Hall A
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Student social Hall A

Monday, March 27

Time Sessions Location
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM How to do chemical safety (right) Hall B
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Everything is a chemical: Communicating science Hall B
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Undergraduate research poster session Hall F-H
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eminent scientist lecture featuring Polly Arnold of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Hall B
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM Graduate student & postdoctoral scholars reception
(At capacity)
Sagamore Ballroom 1
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sci-Mix Hall F-H

Graduate School Fair

The Graduate School Fair will be on March 26. Explore the institutions that will be participating.

ChemDemo Exchange

Share your favorite chemistry outreach activity with other student chapters on March 26.

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