Update: despite what the application form says, the deadline has been extended to October 28.
Last year there were 18 participants from four area universities. This year the symposium is earlier in the academic year. If you are sending students to the Midwestern Regional meeting in Manhattan, KS … send them here, too! If you are sending students to the East Central Illinois Undergraduate Research Conference … send them here, too! If your students aren’t ready for those venues, but you want to give them a taste of presenting so that they are motivated for spring showcases … send them here! This should be a relatively low-stress (and low-cost) opportunity to mingle with folks from a range of St Louis area universities, find out what other folks are doing, and showcase student research. Posters from area Student Chapters are also invited – let’s get some connection between St. Louis ACS Student Members earlier in the school year!
Guest author: Susan Wiediger
Susan Wiediger, Associate Professor of Chemistry at SIU–Edwardsville, is the Education Committee chair for the local section, as well as (obviously) the organizer of the Undergraduate Research Symposium.