• Hello from Iowa State University!

    John came to Ames, Iowa from the very busy and bustling city of Manila, Philippines, halfway across the globe. "Anything below 70 is too cold for us," he always says. Jessica, on the other hand, hails from central Ill...
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  • Greetings from the Little Apple (Manhattan, KS)

    This is Ann from China and Adam from the US, both currently studying at Kansas State University. We are excited to participate in IDSS, as it is a great opportunity. As scientific research has become very collaborativ...
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  • How to get an international BFF

    Hi this is Liping from Shanghai, China and Melissa from North Carolina. We are both graduate students in the same polymer lab at Colorado School of Mines.  We are getting more excited about the approaching IDSS s...
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  • Mountains without barriers

    "Molecules in the mountains" is the motto of the chemistry department here at Dartmouth, but we never just let our molecules condense in the Upper Valley, nor ourselves - the chemists. And that is one of the messages ...
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  • Hi everybody, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Hola, Namaste…!

         We are Kathleen (Lee) from the US and Aruny from France and we are both students at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and work at Sandia National Laboratories’ Advanced Materials Labora...
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  • Are community college students eligible?

    Yes. Students from community colleges are eligible to apply for the award as long as both themselves and their teammate meet the other eligibility criteria.
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  • Student Summit Flyer.pdf

    Please use this flyer to spread the word to anyone interested colleagues.
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  • Student Summit Application Form.docx

    Students, please talk to your ACS Local Section before applying. If nominated to apply to the national level, please use the attached form to complete your application.
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  • Can more than one team come from a single Local Section?

    No. At the national level, only one application will be allowed from each ACS Local Section. If more than one team is interested in applying from a region, Section leadership will need to make a nomination determinati...
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    created by Steven Meyers
  • I am a student, how do I apply to attend the Summit?

    Please begin the process by contacting your ACS Local Section leadership to determine how they would like you to proceed. You can lookup your leadership here: http://webapps.acs.org/lslookup/. If you are nominated as ...
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  • What if the teammates are not also labmates?

    While it is preferable to have teams comprised of labmates that have joint research to present in a poster format, other possibilities are feasible. Ultimately, as long as the two students are capable of presenting a ...
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  • How long will the application form take to complete?

    The application form is comprised of statistical and biographical questions that will not take much time to complete. Beyond that, there is a 150 word or less abstract to write and three short-answer questions compris...
    Steven Meyers
    created by Steven Meyers
  • What is the anticipated Summit timeline?

    Selections are anticipated to be finalized by mid-September with offers made shortly thereafter. Delegates will arrive in Raleigh on Sunday, November 11 and depart on Saturday, November 17. The Summit itself will be a...
    Steven Meyers
    created by Steven Meyers
  • What do the award winners receive?

    Award winners will receive domestic economy-class roundtrip airfare to/from Raleigh, six nights of lodging, meal expenses, and conference registration. The award value per student is estimated to be approximately $1,500.
    Steven Meyers
    created by Steven Meyers
  • Are mixed graduate/undergraduate teams eligible?

    Yes. Teams may be any mixture of graduate or undergraduate students as long as one is a domestic and one an international student that meets the other criteria.
    Steven Meyers
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  • What students are eligible?

    Student teams must involve one student studying in the US on a student visa and his or her domestic labmate. These two students can be any combination of undergraduate or graduate students from the same university/col...
    Steven Meyers
    created by Steven Meyers
  • What do students need to do?

    Interested students must ultimately contact their ACS Local Section to determine how the regional nomination process is functioning. Lookup your ACS Local Section http://webapps.acs.org/lslookup/. The selected student...
    Steven Meyers
    created by Steven Meyers
  • What do the Local Sections need to do?

    The Local Sections are responsible for selecting and forwarding the application for its nominated delegation. Sections are not required to complete any paperwork, but merely endorse the single application being put up...
    Steven Meyers
    created by Steven Meyers
  • What is the selection process?

    Only one team nomination per Local Section is being accepted at the national level for review. The Local Sections may hold whatever type of process that best suits their needs to shortlist a single application to be f...
    Steven Meyers
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  • What is the format of the Summit?

    Delegates representing regionally and institutionally diverse perspectives will be brought together on the day of the Summit to create a list of recommendations that could be implemented at the national, institutional...
    Steven Meyers
    created by Steven Meyers