ACS Northwest Regional Meeting 2016

Information for Students

Budget-Friendly Accommodations:

UAA Dorm Room Rental 
Starting at $65/night + tax, offered through UAA Conference Services:


Undergraduate Events and Program

SUNDAY, JUNE 26th, 2016 

6:30 – 8:30 PM       General Poster Session                                                    Room 2,12
Poster Requirements: Poster boards are 48" x 36" in size.


MONDAY, JUNE 27th, 2016 

6:30 –  AM                5K Fun Run
(Sign up at Hilton front desk (Sunday) or at poster session)



2:30 – 5:30 PM       Scientific Writing and Publication Techniques                 Room 11
Antonio Peramo, CEO,


TUESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2016

10:15 – 11:15 AM   Undergraduate Research: Building a                               Room 11
       Foundation for the Future
       Thomas Green, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of
       Alaska Fairbanks                                                                

11:30 – 1:00 PM     Undergraduate Luncheon                                                 Room 3
Arlene Blum, CEO Green Science Policy Institute
“Climbing Your Own Mountains: To Denali and Beyond”

Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together worldwide to support chemical policies to protect human health and the global environment.  Blum’s research and policy work has contributed to preventing the use harmful chemicals in children's sleepwear, furniture, electronics, and other products world-wide.  Her current “mountain,” which she considers her life’s most challenging, is to educate decision makers in industry and government to reduce the use of entire classes of harmful chemicals. Arlene Blum led the first American­ and all-women’s­ ascent of Annapurna I, considered one of the world’s most dangerous and difficult mountains, co-led the first women’s team to climb Denali, completed the Great Himalayan Traverse across the mountain regions of  Bhutan, Nepal, and India, and hiked the length of the European Alps with her baby daughter on her back. She is the author of Annapurna: A Woman’s Place and Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life  

7:00 – 9:00 PM       Awards Banquet                                                               Hilton Chart Rm



Other workshops geared toward students: 

ACS Career Workshop: Finding Your Pathway Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Learn about the four main career pathways available to chemical professionals: Higher education, industry, government, and entrepreneurial careers and why each one may or may not be the right choice for you. This workshop is not only ideal for graduate students and recent grads, but also experienced professionals who are considering a career change. In addition to learning about which types of careers are available in each pathway, you'll also learn about the job market and hiring trends to help you make your choice. The workshop allows time for you to inventory your own values, interests, background, strengths and weaknesses so that you can select which career pathway you'd like to explore in detail.

Resume Review/Interview Skills - Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Guidance on preparing a resume and developing better interview skills. Individuals must sign-up in advance for an appointment (30 Minutes). 


Congrats to the Undergraduate Award Winners!

Third Place Undergraduate Student Poster: Katherine Norris, Rob Rodriguez

Second Place Undergraduate Student Poster:  Eamonn Clarke

 First Place Undergraduate Student Poster: Adrienne Driskill