East Central Illinois

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

Undergraduate Research Conference Overview

The East Central Illinois Section of ACS extends an invitation for all undergraduates and professionals in the chemical sciences to attend the Second Annual ECI Undergraduate Research Conference. This conference will be held on October 14, 2017 in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. 

This year's conference will feature three poster sessions and one oral presentation session. Undergraduates are eligible to apply to present. Most abstracts will be accepted and a wide variety of research topics will be considered. In addition, four outstanding abstracts will be selected to be presented as oral presentations. Abstract and oral presentation acceptances will be made shortly following the abstract submission deadline. 

This event is co-hosted by the UIUC Undergraduate Student Chapter, the ECI Women Chemists Committee at UIUC, the ECI Younger Chemists Committee, and the SACNAS chapter at UIUC. While this conference is sponsored by the ECI section of the American Chemical Society, you do not have to be a member of the ACS to present.  


 Registration Opens 

 August 2017 

 Abstract submission deadline

 September 15, 2017

 Acceptance emails are sent out

 Late September 2017

 Judge, and volunteer registration deadline

 Early October 2017

 Attendee registration deadline

 October 6, 2017

 Conference date

 October 14, 2017

 Conference location

 Alice Campbell Alumni Center

 601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 


 9:30 Registration

 10:00 Opening Remarks
Oral Presentations Session 1 

 11:00 Poster Session 1

 12:00 Lunch and Networking Break

 1:30 Poster Session 2

 2:30 Oral Presentations Session 2

 3:30 Awards Ceremony


The Second Annual ECI Local ACS Section Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on October 14th, 2017. Register online to present, attend, volunteer, or judge: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6258151

Registration for presenters is closed.

Registration for attendees and volunteers is due October 6th. 

Registration Fees (Due October 6th)

For presenters and attendees, conference registration is not complete until the registration fee is paid. The fee is $10 for presenters and $5 for attendees. Volunteers and judges may attend at no cost. 

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Past Conferences


2016 ECI Undergraduate Research Conference

2016 Undergraduate Research Conference:

  • Conference coordinator: Kali Miller
  • Planning committee: Kimberly Lundberg, Mary Grace Haugen, Lisa Della Ripa, Bailey Jackson, Jose Zavala, Julio Serrano, Elena Montoto, Amy Nicely, Laura Sonnichsen
  • WCC award winners:  Paige DeGarmo (UIUC), Audrey Rex (EIU), Julia Zuo (UIUC)
  • SACNAS award winners: Amanda Cowfer (UIUC), Cristian Ocampo (UIUC), Andrea Salazar (UIUC)
  • ECI award winners: Thomas Dieter (UIUC), Brenton Hull (EIU), William Lau (UIUC), Kang Yong Loh (UIUC), Steven Szymanski (UIUC), Nathan Reed (UIUC)
  • Corporate Sponsors: Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), Viscofan USA Inc., Bennett Technologies
  • Participating Universities: Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Millikin University, Parkland College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Western Illinois University 
  • 2016 Booklet with abstracts
  • 2016 Booklet without abstracts

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