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The Symposium photos are now available. The tentative date for the next symposium is October 11, 2014.


Poster Session Award Winners

Analytical Chemistry
Tarick El-Baba (Wayne State University)

Inorganic Chemistry
Alex Mayo (University of Guelph, Canada)

Organic Chemistry
Kelsey Longe and Michaelyn Lux (Michigan State University)

Physical Chemistry
Alexis Konja (University of Detroit Mercy)

Materials Chemistry

Jessica Frick (University of Michigan)


Sara Adelman (Kalamazoo College)


Please see links above for driving directions and other information.
The Gatehouse Suites check-in time is 3 p.m.
Symposium brochure (pdf file)
1 page schedule (pdf file)


61 undergraduate participants will present 58 posters during the Symposium!


The application deadline was extended till Friday, September 20th, 2013.

The Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (MSU-R:CHEM) will be held on October 5, 2013 at Michigan State University in the beautiful East Lansing, Michigan. The symposium will showcase undergraduate creativity and research achievement as well as bring together chemistry faculty from the Midwest region.

The Symposium format was changed to a one day (Saturday) event for the participant convenience. Free hotel accommodation will be provided for any interested participants on Friday, October 4th with the priority given to participants who will be traveling further for the Symposium. For participants who live within an 1 hour drive the hotel accommodation will be provided on first-come, first-served basis.

Unlike to previous years, undergraduate students can register and attend the Symposium without presenting a poster. We would like to strongly encourage students to present a poster. Students presenting a poster will be given priority in acceptance to the Symposium.

Symposium flyer (pdf file)

MSU-R:CHEM 2013 Participants map


Important dates

Please spread the word to students/faculty who might be interested. The more people, the more fun! Hotel accommodations are still available and will be provided in the order of application requests.

Please email completed form to poltavets(_at_)chemistry.msu.edu

 Registration Form (doc file) 

Application Deadline: Friday, September 13th, 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, September 20th, 2013
Symposium Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Participant Support

The Symposium is completely free for all participants. Conference fee and lunch/dinner costs are waived for all attendees. Additionally, a night in a hotel will be covered for 20 non MSU students and 10 non MSU faculty. Hotel accommodation is provided at Gatehouse Suites East Lansing. (Participants do not need to contact the hotel. Rooms have already been booked.)


Poster Session and Awards

The undergraduate researcher poster session will be held on Saturday. The maximum size for a poster is 48" wide X 36" tall. Push pins will be provided for your convenience. Awards for the best undergraduate posters will be given based on faculty’s votes (one $100 award in each area: Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, Organic, Biochemistry, Materials).

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