Orlando National Meeting Sessions and Events for Students
There’s lots to do at ACS national meetings, and inChemistry has you covered with a roundup of programming, workshops, and social events you won’t want to miss.
The Spring 2019 event in the ACS Meetings & Events mobile app is the official meeting program for the Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition. Check out the technical program and download the mobile app now.
And check out Around Town for places to see and things to do in Orlando.
The first two days of the ACS national meeting will be jam-packed with activities specially designed for undergraduates at the Orange County Convention Center. Sessions and workshops will cover everything from getting into graduate school to career options and networking tactics to science communication and student research. Check out the full Student Program for details.
Here are some highlights:
Mobile app includes Theater Sound through AudioFetch, a WiFi audio streaming app that allows you to listen to technical presentations in theaters throughout the convention center.
Headsets will also be provided at theater entrances.
Grad School: The Ins and Outs of Getting In
March 31, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., West Hall F1
The Grad School Experience: What to Expect
March 31, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., West Hall F1
Grad School Fair
March 31, 1 – 5:00 p.m., West Hall F2
March 31, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., West Hall F1
Two- to Four-Year College Transfer Survival Guide
March 31, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Room W308A
Scientific Communication Skills
April 1, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., West Hall F1
Student Oral and Poster Sessions
Undergrad Research Orals
March 31, Room W311E
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
April 1, Room 311E
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Undergraduate Research Posters
April 1, 12:00–2:00 p.m., West Hall C
Successful Student Chapter Posters
April 1, 8 – 10:00 p.m., West Hall C
Symposia of Interest
The technical program is the heart of the national meeting, with thousands of papers to be presented. To find the ones that will be most interesting to you, use the online technical program.
Use the "Filter by themes" feature to find presentations flagged as student-friendly presentations, or search for talks related to your research interests or your advisor’s research.
Career Workshops and Sessions
Are you nearing graduation? Take advantage of these ACS career resources and events.
ACS Career Fair
Take advantage of three days full of networking, skill building, and professional development opportunities at the ACS Career Fair.
Career Pathways Workshops
ACS Career Pathways™ Workshops are expertly designed courses dedicated to providing career guidance to both up-and-coming and professional chemists in navigating their futures.
Social events are a great way to meet people and expand your knowledge. At networking events and luncheons, you can make new connections with peers, graduate students, job and graduate school recruiters, chemists in the fields you are interested in, and ACS volunteers.
Student Chapter Awards Ceremony
Sunday, March 31, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Valencia Ballroom A
ACS will honor 305 student chapters for programs and activities achieved during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Sunday, March 31, 8:30–10:30 p.m., West Hall
Following the ceremony is the Undergraduate Social, a fun event with music, food, and the company of all your peers.
Monday, April 1, West Hall C
Sci-Mix is a large, meeting-wide social event for poster presentations contributed by each ACS technical division. Successful student chapters will be presenting during this session.