Calling everyone and anyone looking to enjoy some science in Knoxville in the next few months! Here are some upcoming events!
46th ACS Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)
Here's something all you undergraduate researchers DEFINITELY want to check out.
The UTK Department of Chemistry is hosting this years SURC event on January 30 and 31, 2014. Abstracts are due by November 1st, 2013! That's only a couple weeks away! Registration is only $10/student and free for minority students. The department and their sponsors will also be providing $200/person of travel support to the first 10 minority students who submit their abstracts.
Students can present an oral presentation or a poster, and $2,500 in monetary awards will be handed out to the best presentation(s) and poster(s) in each area of chemistry. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the department and attend a Keynote Lecture and Awards Banquet. On Friday, there will be graduate recruiting booths available all day for your to network and make connections!
Additional information can be found here or you may contact Rachel Rui directly.
Tentative Meeting Schedule
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
Magic of Chemistry Show
Did you know that this week is the 26th annual National Chemistry Week? Each year the American Chemical Society (ACS) encourages local businesses, schools, and individuals to "promote the value of chemistry in everyday life" by organizing or participating in community events focusing on a particular theme of chemistry.
This year's theme is "Energy: Now and Forever!" To celebrate, the East Tennessee local section (ETS) of the ACS is hosting a Magic of Chemistry Show, featuring Dr. Al Hazari, on Tuesday, October 22 from 7-8 pm at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus in Dabney-Buehler Hall, Room 555. Free parking is available in the garage at the corner of White Ave and 11th St from 6-9 pm. After you park, take the stairs/elevator to floor 5 of the garage and then walk across Cumberland on the bridge leading to campus. Dabney-Buehler Hall is the first building you see on the hill. Hope to see you there!
Since Wednesday is "Mole Day" the ETS-ACS will also be handing out MOLEasses cookies! Donations will be accepted and all proceeds go to the Bredesen Center Susan G. Komen 5k team who will be racing this Saturday at World's Fair Park! Thank you for your support!
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