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 3rd Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference was held on November 17th, 2018 in the Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. This conference featured two poster sessions and two oral presentations sessions. Over 60 undergraduates representing 13 institutions presented their work at this event!

The 4th Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 in the Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Be sure to 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.

We are pleased to present the full 2018 program

 

 Registration Opens

 

 September 2019

  

 Abstract submission deadline

 

 October 2019

 

 Acceptance emails are sent out

 

 October 2019

 

 Judge and volunteer registration deadline

 

 November 2019 

 

 Attendee registration deadline

 

 November 2019

 

 Conference date

 

 November 16, 2019

 

 Conference location

 

 Illini Union

 1401 W Green St, 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

 

 October 12, 2018 

Registration

Registration for the 4th Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference will open in September 2019.

Registration for the 4th Annual ECI ACS Undergraduate Research Conference will open in September 2019.

Past Award Recipients

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ECI Outstanding Oral Presentation Awards

2018

 

  • Clare Gallagher, Purdue
  • Alayna Johnson, Northwestern

 

2017 

  • Alayna Johnson, UIUC
  • Travis Lantz, Purdue
ECI Outstanding Poster Awards
 
2018
  • Sriyankari Chitti, UIUC
  • Mara Fattah, Purdue
  • Jake Grabowski, IUPUI
  • Daniel Olson, UIUC
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 
 
2018
  •  Heriberto Flores Jr., UIUC
  • Jose Ignacio Vergara Panzone, UIUC
2017
  • Amanda Cowfer, UIUC
  • Luis Curet, UIUC
2016 
  • Amanda Cowfer, UIUC
  • Christian Ocampo, UIUC
  • Andrea Salazar, UIUC
WCC Outstanding Poster Awards
 
2018
  • Jonathan Hicks and Cheyanne Woolwine, Purdue
  • Alyssa Lambrecht, Purdue
  • Gina Partipilo, UIUC
  • Andrea Perry, UIUC
  • Elizabeth Thayer, Purdue
  • Zhouyang Zhu, UIUC
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

Conference Committees

2018 Undergraduate Research Conference

  • Conference Coordinators: Sarah Bonson and Hailey Knox
  • Planning Committee: Jesselle Alhambra, Thomas Bearrood, Edzna Garcia, Elizabeth Neumann, Raul Sun Han Chang
  • Participating Institutions: Eastern Illinois University, Illinois College, Illinois State University, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Moraine Valley Community College, Northwestern University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Valparaiso University, Wabash College, Western Illinois University

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 Institutions: 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 Institutions: 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