Day One of the Undergraduate Program at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis

Welcome to Sunday’s Undergraduate Program of the 246th ACS National Meeting Indianapolis 2013! We have scores of neat workshops, lectures, and networking opportunities available for you! Below, I have highlighted some of the events that I am personally looking forward to!


Graduate School Reality Check, Step I: Getting In
Sunday, September 8, 9:45–10:45 a.m.
Indianapolis Downtown Marriott
Ballrooms 9/10

Is graduate school right for you? What are some of the research opportunities available? Should I attend graduate school? If you are asking yourself and your advisor these questions, then come, listen, and get answers from a panel of graduate students and faculty as they talk about graduate school and other opportunities after graduation!

Getting Ready for the New Student Chapter Report Tool
Sunday, September 8, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Indianapolis Downtown Marriott
Ballrooms 1–5

If you were or are a student chapter officer, you know how hectic the process of submitting a chapter report can be at the end of the year. This workshop will give you some hints and tools to make the process more efficient by keeping track of activities throughout the year with the new student chapter report tool.

Careers in Chemistry: Pharmaceutical R&D
Sunday, September 8, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Downtown Marriott
Ballrooms 9/10

It is never too late to start making a list of different options available after graduation. Come and learn about different career opportunities in research and development from representatives from Eli Lilly and Company. Even if you are not thinking about going into pharmaceutical industry, it is worth opening up a new option and getting a sense of what careers are available to you as a chemist!

Chemistry and the Environment Film Series, Supercar: Building the Car of the Future
Sunday, September 8, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Downtown Marriott
Ballrooms 9/10


The relationship between technology and the environment is a hot topic in the science world today. Come watch this documentary and hear what Daniel Zuckerbrot learned from different scientists who dedicated their lives to making the “car of the future.”

There are more activities throughout the day in the conference center, so come out and explore, connect, and enjoy!

HanByul Chang
American Chemical Society, Student Liaison


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