NE Student Chemistry Research Conference
Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference
The annual Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC), done in conjunction with the Younger Chemists Committee (YCC), brings together undergraduates, graduates students and postdoctoral fellows from the northeastern region of the country for the purpose of celebrating their accomplishments in research, and for providing a forum for the sharing of ideas and scientific understanding.

The conference encourages students to network and to share their work.

The program features a keynote address, undergraduate and graduate student oral presentations, poster presentations and a catered lunch. Awards are given for the outstanding speakers and for the outstanding poster presentations.
In addition to the conference awards, the Phyllis Brauner Undergraduate Book Award is also given at the conference.  


2014 Northeastern Student Chemistry Research Conference and Career Symposium
a report by Jackie O'Neil
Every year, the local Younger Chemists Committee (NSYCC) hosts a two-day event to showcase work by younger chemists in our section. This year, we had 56 presenters and 60 additional attendees across both events—making for quite a crowd at Boston University’s Metcalf Science Center! The event was held on the weekend of April 12-13th. This year, we were pleased to host Dr. John Warner of the Warner-Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry as our Keynote Speaker for the event.
A total of 9 awards were presented to the students: Outstanding Oral Presentation: Tom Sisto (Boston University), Excellent Oral Presentation: Matt Marcinkowski (Tufts University), Out- standing Poster Presentation: Caitlyn Mills (Northeastern University), Excellent Poster Presentation: Elise Miner (Northeastern University). The Graduate Women in Science Award was presented to Shiva Dastjerdi (UMass Boston). Finally, the Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Book Award was given to Crismely Pol (UMass Boston).
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Two new awards were presented at this year’s conference, at the recommendation of the judges: the Congenial Scientist Award, given to Peter Frank (University of New Hampshire) and the Abstract Award given to Ray Borg (University of Southern Maine).
The Career Symposium hosted the following panels: Careers in Industry, Academic & Teaching Careers, Government Labs and Government Contract Organizations, Alternative Careers for Chemists. Two workshops were also offered: “Entrepreneurship,” as well as “Resume Tips, Cover Letter Strategies and Interviewing Techniques.” The weekend ended with a networking mixer at the nearby restaurant Scoozi.
 
 

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