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Schedule of Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry 2014


The BPS building and the Chemistry building are connected. Enter the Chemistry building and follow signs. Parking is available in Lot 41 and the Shaw Lane Parking Ramp, right across S. Shaw Lane from the Chemistry building. Parking permits are not needed on weekends.

Atrium BPS Building
     Room 1410 BPS Building
Poster sessions:
   Atrium BPS Building
  the Vista at Shaw (500 ft north from Chemistry Building)




If you are staying at Quality Inn University:
    • complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served beginning at 7:00 a.m.
    • you need to check out in the morning due to the busy Symposium schedule

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration and Poster Set Up for Poster Session I
9:30 - 9:40 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:40 - 10:00 a.m. Graduate Student Panel (room 1410)
Faculty gathering (room 1400)
10:00 a.m - 11:20 a.m. Poster Session I
Undergraduate posters in Inorganic, Materials, Organic areas
Graduate posters
  ~11:20 a.m. Group photo
11:20 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 p.m Poster Session II
Undergraduate posters in Analytical, Biochemistry and Physical areas
Graduate posters
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Dr. Brian Toby (Argonne National Laboratory - Advanced Photon Source)
“100 years of Crystallography, 98 years of Powder Diffraction”
2:30 - 2:50 p.m. Sarah Lockwood (MSU)
"3D Printing as a Platform for In Vitro Pharmacokinetic Models"
2:50 - 3:20 p.m. Tour of instruments/Coffee break
3:20 - 3:50 p.m. Prof. James Jackson (MSU)
“Building block chemistry for the renewable refinery of the future: A path to organic reaction discovery?”
3:50 – 4:00 p.m. Presentation of Awards and Closing words

Unique for an undergraduate symposium, there will be graduate students’ presentations and a poster session presented by the current graduate students. This will provide possibilities for undergraduate researchers to interact with graduate students, ask research and related questions, and, ultimately, to envision themselves in graduate school.

The planned tour of instruments and research laboratories is meant to help undergraduate researchers to immerse in everyday life of graduate students. Additional possibilities for informal interactions are provided during lunch and dinne.

Developing a network of chemistry faculty from research oriented and undergraduate universities in the Midwest is one of the goals of the Symposium. During two poster sessions, research performed at undergraduate universities as well as at MSU will be shown; therefore, common interests can lead to collaborative projects. A tour of facilities is also designed to make guest faculty familiar with the research capabilities available at MSU.


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