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2018 Officers

Co-Chair
Dr. Paul Sideris
Queensborough Community College
Department of Chemistry
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Co-Chair
Dr. Ipsita A. Banerjee
Fordham University
Department of Chemistry
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Co-Chair
Dr. Yolanda Small
York College
Department of Chemistry
Phone: 718-262-2592
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Co-Chair
Dr. Naphtali O'Connor
Lehman College
Department of Chemistry
Phone: 718-960-8678
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66th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS)

Sponsored by: The American Chemical Society's New York Section.

will be hosted by
York College - City University of New York

on Saturday, May 5, 2018

[ Program Booklet | Directions to York College | Campus Map]


The 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium Keynote will be:

Understanding Chemistry Using Theoretical Embedding Methods

presented by

Dr. Dhabih V. Chulhai
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota

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The 2018 symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate chemistry students in the New York metropolitan area to present the results of their research. The program will included a keynote address and oral presentations of student papers, followed by a luncheon and award reception.

Click here for 2018 Agenda

Schedule
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast The Performance Arts Center (PAC) Lobby
9:00 Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Paul Sideris, Co-Chair, ACS NY Section, Student Activities Committee
Dr. Panayiotis Meleties, Provost of York College - CUNY
Dr. Avrom Caplan, Associate University Dean of Research - CUNY
Dr. Joseph Serafin, 2018 Chair, ACS NY Section
Dr. Ruel Desamero, Chair, York College - CUNY Department of Chemistry
PAC Auditorium
9:20 Keynote Address
Dr. Dhabih V. Chulhai, University of Minnesota
Understanding Chemistry Using Theoretical Embedding Methods
PAC Auditorium
10:20 Dr. Yolanda Small, Co-Chair, ACS NY Section, Student Activities Committee Instructions for the day
10:30 Group Photo Courtyard of the Academic Core Building
11:00 Presented Papers
Analytical Chemistry 2A05, 2B01
Biochemistry 3H16, 3H15, 3H11-A, 3H11, 3A04
Chemical Education 1E04
Environmental/Green Chemistry 2B02, 2B04, 2C04, 2C05
Inorganic Chemistry 2CO2
Nano and Surface Chemistry 3A05, 3B02, 3C03, 3C05
Organic Chemistry 1B04, 1CO4, 1CO5
Physical Chemistry 1M06
Polymer Chemistry 1M07
12:40 Luncheon / Awards Reception Health and Physical Education Complex
1:25 Chemistry Demonstrations
Prof. Lawrence Johnson, Faculty, York College - CUNY Department of Chemistry
Dr. Daniel Robie, Faculty, York College - CUNY Department of Chemistry
Presentation of Certificates
Dr. Meredith Foley, Co-Chair, ACS NY Section, Student Activities Committee
Dr. Naphtali O'Connor, Co-Chair, ACS NY Section, Student Activities Committee
Health and Physical Education Complex
1:45 Sponsor Exhibit & Kaplan Raffle
Health and Physical Education Complex

Significant Dates for the 66th Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • Abstract Submission and Online Registration begins February 1, 2018.
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission is March 23, 2018
  • Deadline for Symposium Early Registration - April 13, 2018
  • Notification of abstract acceptance will be announced on March 26, 2018

Registration

Registration is open for exhibitors.
Abstract submission has closed
Download the Abstract Template Here

Please Note:

  • Early registration is free for Presenters who are ACS Student Members, Mentors, Moderators, and Exhibitors who register April 13, 2018.
  • Guests must pay an early registration fee of $35 by April 13, 2018.
  • The onsite registration fee is $45 for Presenters, Mentors, Moderators, and Guests.
  • All student presenters must be student members of the ACS for free registration to the URS. If you are not already a student member, please sign up for membership at the ACS website . If you do not sign up for student membership, a registration fee of $35 is due by April 13, 2018. If payment is not recieved by April 13, 2018, the student will not be allowed to present.
  • The deadline for receipt of early registration fees is April 13, 2018. Checks should be made out to:
    "NY ACS" and sent to:
    Prof. Paul Sideris
    Queensborough Community College
    Department of Chemistry, Science Building S-445
    222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
  • If you are a Student Presenter, you must also submit an Abstract as a Microsoft Word document (.doc only). The deadline for Abstract submission is March 23, 2018. 
  • Ensure your abstract file follows the format of the template provided before uploading.
  • Mac Users: Make sure your presentation can run on a PC with MS Office 2007.
  • Student researchers and their advisors are responsible for verifying the information in their submission.
  • There are separate registration forms below according to whether you are a Student Presenter, a Faculty Mentor, an Exhibitor/Recruiter, or a Guest.
  • Notification of Abstract acceptance will be announced March 26, 2018


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