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Poster Session Award Winners

Analytical Chemistry
Elisse La Roche (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Inorganic Chemistry
Katherine Coburn (Grand Valley State University)

Organic Chemistry 
Lauren Messer  (Hope College)

Physical Chemistry
Fariha Mahmood (McMaster University)

Materials Chemistry

Michael Nicholl (Ohio State University)


Payton Weidenbacher (University of Chicago)


 Symposium brochure (pdf file)
 1 page schedule (pdf file)


Participant and rooming lists were emailed to all participants. Due to a large number of hotel requests rooms were booked in 2 hotels: Quality Inn University and Hampton Inn & Suites East Lansing/Okemos


129 undergraduate participants from 38 universities will present more than 100 posters at the Symposium.

We are trying to book more hotel rooms due to high demand for hotel accommodation. A confirmation of acceptance to the Symposium, participant and roommate lists will be emailed at the beginning of the next week.

The Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (MSU-R:CHEM) will be held on October 11th, 2014 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 10th 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)

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive a reminder about the Symposium in September


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 19th, 2014
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, September 26th, 2014
Symposium Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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 University Quality Inn (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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