COMP UG Workshop Sp17

2017 COMP Workshop for Undergraduate Students

American Chemical Society National Meeting

San Francisco, CA

April 2-6, 2017

To provide specific programming for undergraduates, the Computers in Chemistry Division will host a Workshop for Undergraduate Students in COMP at the Spring ACS meeting in San Francisco. The focus audience is current junior and senior chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering majors. Applications are considered on a rolling basis beginning October 1, 2016.

Up to 20 outstanding undergraduate chemistry students will be selected for a series of undergraduate-focused talks during the San Francisco meeting. In order for this program to be more accessible to undergraduate students:

  • The COMP Division will organize a series of introductory talks for the undergraduates by experts in the field to provide background content and additional context on the symposium topics.
  • Student participants are required to present their research results as part of the Division of Computers in Chemistry poster session on Tues evening April 4, 2017. Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Research will be given.
  • Students will share a 2-3 minute oral preview of their posters to an audience of their peers.
  • The workshop will end with a roundtable discussion on COMP-related careers from members of academia and industry.

With the financial support of the Division, a grant from ACS and support from the Council on Undergraduate Research, we are able to pay for the student registration fee for the 20 undergraduate participants. We are not able, however, to support transportation, housing or meal costs. We therefore ask that as part of the nomination process, your institution commit the funds needed to make student participation possible. Selected recipients must be members of the ACS before attending the meeting.

Application Instructions

1) Submit your abstract to the COMP Poster Session (deadline 10/31/16). Please do not submit to CHED-COMP if you wish to be part of the workshop.

2) Complete the online application.

You will need:

  • ACS Member ID #
  • MAPS Abstract ID # (from submission of your COMP poster)
  • an unofficial transcript (pdf)
  • a letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor
  • an Institutional Commitment Form.

These last two items can be emailed at a later date to if it is inconvenient to upload them into the online application.

Applications will start being processed on a rolling basis beginning October 1, 2016.

Questions can be emailed to :

Professor Maria Nagan


Nominees will be notified of the status of their applications by November 15th.