Undergraduate Events

Saturday, May 17

  • 56th NY-ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium (8 am to 3pm)
    The symposium provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate chemistry students in the New York metropolitan area to present the results of their research. The program includes a keynote address, oral presentations of student papers (15 minute talks each in small groups), followed by a luncheon, award reception, and an expo featuring industry recruitment, research recruitment, and publishing companies.

    To register online please visit:  http://newyorkacs.org/grp_students.html

Undergraduate students who make presentations at this symposium will be given free registration to MARM!!

  • Making the most of being a Student Affiliate (2 pm – 4 pm)
    The financial benefits of being an ACS Student Affiliate are tangible – reduced meeting registration fees, special student rates on journals and courses, and discounted prices with selected companies. Affiliation also has a wealth of less tangible but more important benefits. This interactive session will highlight ways to benefit both financially and professionally. Participants will explore how they can develop their professional network, explore career options, and position themselves for successful careers.

Sunday, May 18

  • Tapping into the excitement: Strategies for building – or rebuilding – a Student Affiliates chapter (9 am – 12 pm)
    The process of establishing or reactivating a Student Affiliates chapter is an exciting one. Participants in this interactive workshop will explore strategies to help make it successful as well. Ideas for engaging others, conducting business, planning events, and raising funds will be discussed. Approaches for developing leadership skills will also be shared.

Monday, May 19

  • Career Management and Development Workshops
    An array of Career services workshops and individual resume reviews will be offered. Sign up for these free workshops on the registration form.
    • Resume Preparation and Targeting the Job Market for Undergraduates (9 am)
    • Interviewing Skills (10 am)
    • Managing an Effective Job Search (11 am)
    • Resume Preparation for Experienced Chemists (1 pm)
    • Individual resume reviews appointments (2 – 5 pm)
      Bring 2 copies of your resume or CV.
  • Professional Analytical Chemists in Industry: What Does an Analytical Chemist Do? (1 – 5 pm)
    This highly interactive short course will educate about careers as analytical chemists in industry. It is intended primarily for undergraduate students, but all are welcome to participate. This free course has a 25 person capacity. Please sign up for it when registering for MARM. For more information, see the Announcement.

  • Delaware Valley Chromatography Forum 2008 Student Award (1:30 – 5 pm)
    The annual CFDV Student Award Symposium provides graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to present their research in the field of separation science. Presentation of a paper at this symposium enables students to achieve recognition for their accomplishments, as well as developing important career skills and professional contacts.
    For more information see the Awards page.

Tuesday, May 20

  • Panel Discussion: Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers in Chemistry (9 am – 11 am)
    A panel of various traditional and non-traditional career chemists will provide real case histories on the many different options available to chemists as second and/or alternate careers in Chemistry. A discussion will follow.
  • Women Chemists Committee Luncheon(12 – 1:30 pm, capacity 70, $5 for students and postdocs, $15 all others. Please sign up when registering for MARM.)
    Students and regular meeting attendees are invited to join us for a luncheon with Jodi Wesemann of the ACS Department of Higher Education who will speak on the topic of "Fostering Access, Success, and Excellence". The luncheon provides a great opportunity for informal networking. All are welcome.