GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2014 EVENT
The 16th Annual Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC) will be held at Boston University’s Department of Chemistry on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.
If you would like to attend the 2014 NSCRC, please fill out the registration form. Registration and participation is free, but you must register. If you wish to give a presentation at the conference, you must submit an abstract as well.
All abstracts are due by Monday, March 10th at 5:00 pm. The abstract template can be found on the registration page.
The Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC) is organized for students by students. It is devoted to the research of undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral chemistry students, providing an opportunity for students to share their work in a relaxing atmosphere. The day-long event features student poster and oral research presentations, awards, and catered lunch. The conference encourages students to network and get feedback from their peers. The 1st NSCRC was held April 24, 1999 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Warner, Ph. D
President, Chief Technology Officer, Board of Directors, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
John received his BS in Chemistry from UMASS Boston, and his PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. After working at the Polaroid Corporation for nearly a decade, he then served as tenured full professor at UMASS Boston and Lowell (Chemistry and Plastics Engineering). In 2007 he founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (A research organization developing green chemistry technologies) where he serves as President and Chief Technology Officer, and Beyond Benign (a non-profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education). He is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas. He has published over 200 patents, papers and books. His recent work in the fields of semiconductor design, biodegradable plastics, personal care products, solar energy and polymeric photoresists are examples of how green chemistry principles can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications. Warner received The 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring, the American Institute of Chemistry’s Northeast Division’s Distinguished Chemist of the Year for 2002 and the Council of Science Society President’s 2008 Leadership award. Warner was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and named one of “25 Visionaries Changing the World” by Utne Reader.
Awards will be presented for:
- Best Oral Presentations sponsored by Strem Chemicals
- $300 Outstanding Oral Presentation Award
- $200 Excellent Oral Presentation Award
- Best Poster Presentations by The Conditas Group
- $250 Outstanding Graduate Student Poster
- $200 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster
- Special Awards
- $200 Graduate Women in Science Award
- Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society