Nerd Heaven: Day Two of the Undergraduate Program at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

Welcome to the second day of Undergraduate Programming at the ACS National Meeting! All events take place in the Ernest R. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
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Understanding Climate Science: A Scientist’s Responsibility
Rivergate Ballroom
8:30-11:30 a.m. (all times are CST, of course)

Climate science issues affect us all.  As the next generation of scientists, it will be up to us to deal with consequences of pollution, natural resource usage, and changing climates. Wouldn’t you like to be better informed, so you can set the standard for responsible and beneficial scientific solutions to these problems?

Workshop: “Chemists Celebrate Earth Day” Outreach Events
Hall A/Section B
9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Earth Day is a great opportunity to interact with your ACS chapter and your community, but you may not know just what to do. Fear not, our experts are here to supply you with fun activities with which to engage the public for Earth Day!

Workshop: Employment in Chemistry – Academics, Industry, Small Business, and Government
Room R05
9:45-11:45 a.m.

Chemists work in all sectors of the job market.  Our scientific training and rigorous educational background prepare us with the technical and communication skills to succeed in a variety of fields.  Come take a look at employment opportunities in academia, industry, small business, and government.  You might be surprised at just how much you can do with your degree.

Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Hall D
Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Your fellow undergraduates have been busy. Very busy. This poster session features thousands of posters and covers nearly every discipline of chemistry imaginable.  Learn something new and see what your colleagues have been up to. Who knows, maybe it will stimulate your research or your desire to get into a lab.

Undergraduate Speed Networking with Chemistry Professionals
Hall A/Section A
4:00-5:30 p.m.

If you could only attend one event at the ACS meeting this year, this might be the one.  A fast-paced high-energy environment in which to converse with a plethora of chemists from all sectors.  Take this opportunity to ask questions about careers and graduate school and get the opinion of several people on each topic to gain multiple perspectives.  Rarely will you get the chance to have such open conversations, with such a diverse group of chemists, in such a short period of time.  Be sure to bring business cards or at least be prepared to introduce yourself to many new people; this is a perfect time to make some new connections.

Sci-Mix/Successful Student Chapter Poster Session
Hall D
8:00-10:00 p.m.

Need some new ideas for your student chapter?  Want to meet other students who are passionate about camaraderie in chemistry with each other and in public outreach?  Stop by the Sci-Mix and check out the posters from other chapters.  Talk to the students and see what they have learned in their experiences that might make your group more effective.  It has been two long and eventful days. Come just to socialize and relax.

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