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Undergraduate Symposium 2017

 

The New Haven section is pleased to host the Second Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday April 29th, 2017 at University of New Haven.

Time: 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM

The symposium program will feature both oral and poster presentations given from undergraduate students conducting research at local universities within New Haven County. Presentation topics will cover research in fields such as pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, forensics, biochemistry, polymer science, green chemistry and sustainability.

Awards will be given for best oral and best poster presentations! 

Want to spread the word? URS poster 2017.pdf

A campus map can be found on the UNH website. (Free parking is available on campus) 

 

Registration and Abstract Submission:

Symposium attendance is FREE and open to all local students, academic faculty, and industry professionals. Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided.

We ask all interested attendees to pre-register for the event. Attendees who sign up on or before Friday April 29th will be eligible for the raffle drawing at the end of the day!

A representative of the symposium committee will contact all who submitted abstracts soon in regards to their acceptance.

Please follow the link below to register for the event and submit your abstract. Further instruction is provided in the form.

 Registration

For more information or questions about the event, registration, or corporate sponsorship please contact Max Reeve (maxreeve@comcast.net)

 

Featured Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tim Newhouse

Title: Mechanistically-Defined Methods for Synthesis of Neuroactive Small Molecules

Abstract:
The synthesis of neurologically active small molecules could enable the study of normal cognitive processes and neurological dysfunction.  This talk will describe investigations on the development of palladium-catalyzed dehydrogenation reactions of carbonyl compounds that may empower the synthesis of neurologically active natural products.

Bio:

Tim received his B.A. in Chemistry from Colby College (2005) in Waterville, ME, where he was mentored by Prof. Dasan M. Thamattoor.  After moving to La Jolla, CA, he completed his Ph.D. at The Scripps Research Institute with Prof. Phil S. Baran (2010).  During his time at Scripps, he also worked in the laboratories of Prof. Donna G. Blackmond.  He then returned to the east coast for postdoctoral studies with Prof. E.J. Corey at Harvard University.  In 2013, he began his independent career as an Assistant Professor at Yale University in the Department of Chemistry and the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. For more information visit Tim's website.

Event Schedule (Tentative):

   8.15:      Registration opens and breakfast

   9.00:      Welcome and introductions

   9.10:      Keynote speaker

   10.00:    Oral presentations

   10.45:    Break

   11.00:    Student speakers 3 to 5

   12.15:    Lunch

    1.00:      Posters

   2.00:      Awards

   2.15:      Close of symposium

 This schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check for the latest available information. Assigned presentation times will be communicated with all oral and poster presenters.

Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentations

It is advised that presenters set up their posters during the morning registration. The poster materials should be confined to 4-feet-high by 6-feet-wide.

Need suggestions for designing your poster? Watch this video created by ACS Webinars on the basics of impactful scientific posters. 

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations should be prepared for a presentation length of 20 minutes: 15 minutes to cover all material and 5 minutes for questions.

Presentation rooms will come equipped with a projector, screen, microphone and laser pointer. Please arrive at your assigned room prior to the start of the session to ensure compatibility with the projector. 

 

                                              Corporate Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The New Haven section is pleased to host the

First Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday April 30th, 2016

at Southern Connecticut State University

120 Engleman Hall

8:00am – 2:30pm

The symposium program will feature both oral and poster presentations given from undergraduate students conducting research at local universities within New Haven and Fairfield Counties. Presentation topics will cover research in fields such as nanotechnology, forensics, biochemisty, chemical engineering, polymer science, green chemistry, sustainability, and many more.

Awards will be given for best oral and best poster presentation! 

Want to spread the word? Download the flyer!

A campus map can be found on the SCSU website. (Free parking is available on campus) 

Registration and Abstract Submission

Symposium attendance is FREE and open to all local students, academic faculty, and industry professionals. Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided.

We ask all interested attendees to pre-register for the event. Attendees who sign up on or before Friday April 29th will be eligible for the raffle drawing at the end of the day!

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday April 4th! A representative of the symposium committee will contact all who submitted abstracts in early April in regards to their acceptance.

Please follow the link below to register for the event and submit your abstract. Further instruction is provided in the form.

Event Registation and Abstract Submission  

 

For more information or questions about the event, registration, or corporate sponsorship please contact Kathryn Kuhr.

Featured Keynote Speaker J. Michael McBride

 

Title

"Non-Classical Crystal Growth and How a Sample Can Become Left-Handed"

Abstract

The classical view of single-crystal growth is that individual molecules or ions add one by one in the pattern defined by a pre-existing nucleus.  More that a century ago an alternative mechanism was envisioned in which the units being added are themselves crystals.  Although clever experiments in the 1930s supported such a “non-classical” mechanism involving oriented aggregation of independent crystals, it received little attention until the 21st Century.  Now it has been demonstrated definitively.  Kinetics for the classical mechanism is first-order in crystals and first-order in molecules or ions, but for oriented aggregation it is second-order in crystals.  This higher order allows the kind of amplification of chiral purity that could explain emergence of homochirality in an achiral environment, a classical conundrum for the origin of life.   It also underpins the phenomenon of Viedma ripening, which provides a new, simple approach for preparing single enantiomers.

 

Bio 

J. Michael McBride has been on the faculty of Yale University since 1966 and currently serves as the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Chemistry Emeritus. Born in Lima, Ohio, McBride received his undergraduate education at the College of Wooster and Harvard College. He remained at Harvard for graduate study as an NSF Predoctoral Fellow and earned his Ph.D. for research on free radical chemistry under Paul. D. Bartlett. He joined the Yale faculty in 1966. The work of his group on organic solids has emphasized spectroscopic studies of free-radical reactions in single crystals, the relationship among molecular structure, reactivity, and the mechanical properties of organic solids, and the mechanisms of crystal growth and dissolution. Prof. McBride was the recipient of the Swiss Prelog Medal in 1992, as well as the Nobel Laureate Signature Award in Graduate Education in 1987 and Catalyst Award of the Chemical Manufacturers Association in 1996 for his excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His course lectures are available at OYC.Yale.edu and https://webspace.yale.edu/chem125/. He has an active interest in the history of chemistry.

Event Schedule

8:15 - 9:00  Registration and poster set up

9:00 - 9:45  Keynote speaker, Professor Michael McBride, Yale University

9:45 - 10:45  Oral presentations

10:45 - 11:15  Coffee break

11:15 - 12:30  Oral presentations

12:30 - 2:00  Lunch and poster presentations

2:00 - 2:30  Awards ceremony

 

This schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check for the latest available information. Assigned presentation times will be communicated with all oral and poster presenters.

Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentations

It is advised that presenters set up their posters during the morning registration. The poster materials should be confined to 4-feet-high by 6-feet-wide.

Need suggestions for designing your poster? Watch this video created by ACS Webinars on the basics of impactful scientific posters. 

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations should be prepared for a presentation length of 20 minutes: 15 minutes to cover all material and 5 minutes for questions.

Presentation rooms will come equipped with a projector, screen, microphone and laser pointer. Please arrive at your assigned room prior to the start of the session to ensure compatibility with the projector.

Corporate Sponsors

Gaussian 

PerkinElmer

 

 

 

Networking

Representatives from Laticrete International and PerkinElmer will be in attendence throughout the symposium. Bring your resume and learn more about the opportunities these local companies have available.

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