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Undergraduate students in the region benefit from the opportunity to present research. Through these presentations students learn how to explain scientific concepts, results, and data interpretations when interacting with other students and professionals. Furthermore, many students begin to realize their role in contributing to the ongoing scientific effort during poster sessions. An experience such as this can spur a student on to a career in research. We aim to foster an atmosphere of scientific collaboration and enthusiasm by strongly encouraging professional chemists in the area to attend this session and interact with presenting students. Undergraduates from colleges and universities in the ACS Central Region will be encouraged to submit an abstract of their current or previous research. ACS chapters in the area who have received ACS Chapter awards will also be invited to present posters regarding their successful programs.
This is a career-focused networking session luncheon during which students will have the opportunity to interact with professional chemists. Pittsburgh ACS member Joseph Jolson, Ph.D., will lead a discussion of current trends in resume writing. Dr. Jolson has 30 years of consulting, business management, laboratory management experience and has been involved with job-related activities with ACS for a number of years. We assert that this luncheon will prove to be highly beneficial and relevant to the undergraduate students in attendance. Tickets are $10.00.
Dr. Sara E. Skrabalak, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at IU Bloomington, will discuss her research in nanomaterial design and synthesis. Her talk will be geared towards an undergraduate audience. For more information see http://www.pittsburghacs.org/
A significant number of ACS Student Chapters in the Pittsburgh area have been recognized as “Outstanding Chapters” in recent years. In the past year alone, 4 of the 46 chapters that were given this award were in the Pittsburgh area (Duquesne University, Saint Francis University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Waynesburg University). The goal of the workshop is to provide an interactive forum for students to share ideas so that the effectiveness of chemical outreach may be increased for all student chapters in the region. A panel comprised of the faculty advisor and student president of these successful student chapters will lead the discussion. During the forum attending chapters will be encouraged to raise issues/problems faced in their chapter. To help foster a healthy discussion, panel chapters will be prepared to share strategies for successful activities and organizational structures. The “Green Chemistry Chapter Award” will also be discussed and promoted.
To conclude the Undergraduate Programming events of the day, undergraduate students will be encouraged to attend an informal tailgate on the hotel patio. A large screen will be used to project a local sporting event or view a movie. Pizza will be provided. Costumes are encouraged—the most creative will receive a prize!