On behalf of the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) Division of the American Chemical Society, I want to solicit abstracts for the ACS I&EC Division Graduate Student Award Symposium. This symposium will be featured at the ACS Fall National Meeting, in Chicago, August 21-25, 2022. The deadline for Abstract submission is March 14, 2022. As of this date, ACS is planning a hybrid in-person/virtual symposia, and more details will be provided by ACS on their website, www.acs.org, as they become available. We conducted a very successful virtual symposium in 2021 and so I am confident the 2022 event will be scientifically stimulating and personally rewarding for graduate students.

I ask that you distribute this announcement to your advanced degree students and their advisors and encourage those attending this ACS meeting to submit papers and compete for the monetary award and distinction described in the attached flyer. The I&EC Division features programming of great interest to the chemical sciences community, and through this symposium we wish to contribute to the professional development of your graduate students. 

Every graduate student lead author accepted for this Symposium will be awarded an ACS members meeting registration fee, as well as a ticket to the Awards Luncheon.  All submissions and presentations will be evaluated by a panel selected by the Division. The third place presentation will be awarded an additional $250.  The second place presentation will be awarded an additional $400. The first place presentation will be awarded $550. To be eligible for any award, the presenter must be a student at university, pursuing a graduate degree in the chemical sciences or engineering at the time of the symposium.

More details are given in the enclosed flyer. Again, I request your support in distributing this to your outstanding graduate students. We look forward to highlighting their outstanding work in this exciting symposium.



Michael A. Matthews

Tel. 803.777.0556

Admin. Assistant 803.777.4259

Associate Vice President for Research

Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs

Professor of Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering & Computing

Swearingen Engineering Center

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

Fax 803.777.4856


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