East Central Illinois

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

Undergraduate Research Conference Overview

The East Central Illinois ACS Undergraduate Research Conference is annual event held in the fall that provides undergraduates involved in research in the chemical sciences with an opportunity to present their research. 

The 2nd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference was held on October 14th, 2017 in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. This conference featured two poster sessions and two oral presentations sessions. Over 50 undergraduates representing more than 10 different universities presented their work at this event!

Planning is currently underway for our 3rd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference. Check our website and Facebook page for updates regarding the details of this event.

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. 

The East Central Illinois ACS Undergraduate Research Conference is annual event held in the fall that provides undergraduates involved in research in the chemical sciences with an opportunity to present their research. 


The 2nd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference was held on October 14th, 2017 in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. This conference featured two poster sessions and two oral presentations sessions. Over 50 undergraduates representing more than 10 different universities presented their work at this event!

Planning is currently underway for our 3rd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference. Check our website and Facebook page for updates regarding the details of this event.

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. 

The 2nd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference was held on October 14th, 2017 in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. This conference featured two poster sessions and two oral presentations sessions. Over 50 undergraduates representing 9 different universities presented their work at this event!

Planning is currently underway for our 3rd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference. Check our website and Facebook page for updates regarding the details of this event.

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.

 


The 2nd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference was held on October 14th, 2017 in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. This conference featured two poster sessions and two oral presentations sessions. Over 50 undergraduates representing more than 10 different universities presented their work at this event!

Planning is currently underway for our 3rd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference. Check our website and Facebook page for updates regarding the details of this event.

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 

 Summer 2018 
 Abstract submission deadline

 Fall 2018 

 Acceptance emails are sent out

 Fall 2018 

 Judge, and volunteer registration deadline

 Fall 2018 
 Attendee registration deadline

 Fall 2018 

 Conference date

 Fall 2018 

 Conference location

 *subject to change

 Alice Campbell Alumni Center

 601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 

 Schedule

 *subject to change

 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

Registration

 

Registration for the 3rd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference will open in Summer 2018.

 

Past Award Recipients

URC Awards 

ECI Outstanding Oral Presentation Awards

2017 

  • Alayna Johnson, UIUC
  • Travis Lantz, Purdue
ECI Outstanding Poster Awards
 
2017 
  • Dominic Aiello and Michael Niederbrach, Illinois College
  • Matthew Clawson, UIUC
  • Terry Kim, UIUC
  • Eliot Rapoport, UIUC
2016
  • Thomas Dieter, UIUC
  • Brenton Hull, EIU
  • William Lau, UIUC
  • Kang Yong Loh, UIUC
  • Nathan Reed, UIUC
  • Steven Szymanski, UIUC
SACNAS Outstanding Poster Awards 
 
2017
  • Amanda Cowfer, UIUC
  • Luis Curet, UIUC
2016 
  • Amanda Cowfer, UIUC
  • Christian Ocampo, UIUC
  • Andrea Salazar, UIUC
WCC Outstanding Poster Awards
 
2017
  • Sarah Ackenhusen, UIUC
  • Jonathon Adams and Hannah Frerker, Illinois College
  • Gina Partipilo, UIUC
  • Andrea Perry, UIUC
2016 
  • Paige Degarmo, UIUC
  • Audrey Rex, EIU
  • Julia Zuo, UIUC

Past Conferences

2017 Undergraduate Research Conference

  • Conference coordinator: Hailey Knox
  • Planning Committee: Brenda Andrade, Alonso Favela, Bailey Jackson, Alexandra Lamtyugina, Elena Montoto, Corryn Neumann, Kali Serrano
  • Participating Universities: Eastern Illinois University, Greenville University, Illinois College, Indiana University Northwest, Manchester University, Purdue University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Western Illinois University

 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference:

  • Conference coordinator: Kali Miller
  • Planning committee: Lisa Della Ripa, Mary Grace Haugen, Bailey Jackson, Kimberly Lundberg, Elena Montoto, Amy Nicely, Julio Serrano, Laura Sonnichsen, Jose Zavala
  • 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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