Although Chicago is a big city, we don’t often have a lot of chemistry conferences in Chicago for students to attend (the ACS National Meeting hasn’t been in Chicago for a long time, but it will be back in 2022). However, there are opportunities out there. We wanted to let you know about some upcoming conference opportunities in Chicago.
In April, the annual Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) will be hosted by Roosevelt University. It’s on Saturday April 29th, and registration is free. Students from DePaul present every year and you should talk to your research advisor about giving a poster or oral presentation. If you haven’t given a poster presentation at a conference, this is a very good place to do it the first time. You need to register with an abstract online, and the last day to do so is March 31st. We hope to see you there!
Pittcon is coming to Chicago March 5-9 at McCormick Place. Pittcon is a more industry/instrumentation/technical-focused conference compared to others and would be a good conference to attend if you are interested in a technical position in industry. They have an employment bureau as a part of the registration to help you find potential employers. Student (undergraduate and graduate) registration is $50.
We hope everyone is as excited about the research lab open house coming up on Thursday as we are! Speaking of research, Dr. Grice from our department and Dr. Bystriansky from Biology are running a research-intensive Study Abroad short-course program designed for science students in the Summer of 2017. The program involves taking classes in SQ2017 that amount to 8 credits, and preparing for a research trip to Spain in the summer. The trip itself is in the summer for 2 weeks, from July 6 to July 23 in Cadiz, Spain. We’ve attached an announcement flier here, and you can learn more by contacting Dr. Grice or Dr. Bystriansky or by going to one of the info sessions they will be holding.
We will have a research lab open house next Thursday (Jan 12th) from 11am to 1pm.
We have 14 research-active chemistry faculty here at Lincoln Park, and their research labs are on the 3rd floor of McGowan South, as well as one lab on the 4th floor of McGowan South.
The research lab open house is a great opportunity to come and see what faculty do for research and also find out how to get involved in research in the chemistry department!
See you on Thursday!
A quick save the date announcement: The CSH Undergraduate Research Showcase will be November 4th from 12:00-5:30 in McGowan South. There will be both oral presentations and poster presentations. CSH undergraduates, if you’re interested in presenting, talk to your research advisers. The deadline for oral abstracts is Oct 3rd, and Poster info must be to submitted by Oct 14th. Your adviser will have received an email with the submission process.
This is always a great event, put it on your calendars to come check it out!
Northwestern’s Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI) is hosting The “Rising Stars of SQI” lecture series on Tuesday, July 26. The newest tenure-track addition to our department, Dr. Charles Rubert Perez will be speaking on Mimicking the Bioactivity of Growth Factors Using Supramolecular Structures.
For more information including RSVP information, check out the below flyer or visit the SQI website.
Summer is here, spring classes are over and summer courses are already underway. We wanted to tell you about some of the things that happened in SQ2016.
The Department of Chemistry held its annual Research and Award Symposium on Friday May 20, 2016. The symposium is a time to celebrate all of the great accomplishments of our students in their coursework, research, and service.
Cate Shamblen from Dr. Caitlin Karver’s lab and Lauren Bejcek of Dr. Paul Vadola’s lab (pictured above), both graduating seniors, presented their research. A total of 15 undergraduates and one graduate student received one or more of the 15 endowed and one departmental Scholarships totaling $43,542, the most ever awarded by the department. The department also presented 12 different chemistry awards as well as outstanding teaching assistant awards to 14 undergraduates and 3 graduate students.
Since 2015, we have added an alumni speech to the annual Symposium. This year, Mary Hannon (BS (2013) and MS (2014)) of Stepan Company, Northfield, IL, spoke to the students and faculty. Her talk was titled “Life After DePaul: Applying Your Degree in Industry and More” and you can find the attachment here: Mary Hannon DePaul Speech 2016.