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Duquesne ACS Graduate Student Symposium National Meeting

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Project ended on August 10, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Duquesne ACS Graduate Student Symposium National Meeting

Who are we?

We are a group of chemistry graduate students at the Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences who have been selected as the Fall 2018 Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC). The National Meeting & Expo "Frontiers in Computational Chemistry: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Experiment, A Symposium in Memory of Dr. Jeffry D. Madura" will take place August 19-23, 2018 in Boston, MA.

What is GSSPC?

At each American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting since 2005, a group of graduate students from different universities has been selected to prepare and host a symposium. Duquesne University was selected to host this year's symposium. The GSSPC provides unique networking, leadership, and hands-on opportunities for graduate students on a professional level.  Furthermore, each GSSPC is responsible for choosing and mentoring a subsequent GSSPC.

What is our theme?

Our symposium is focused on highlighting the recent advancements in computational chemistry and its broader impact on the chemical enterprise.  We are inviting speakers whose research interests aligned well with the late Dr. Jeffry D. Madura, or colleagues that he knew personally.  We aspire to narrow the gap between computational and experimental methods by showcasing an interdisciplinary approach to research.  It is crucial to understand how computation and experiment can complement each other in chemical research.  Dr. Madura had collaborators throughout both fields, and we aim to showcase this at our symposium.

How can your donation help?

All donations received will be used to support the travel of our speakers from all across the country to Boston, including housing and ACS registration. In addition, money will be utilized to aid our graduate student committee in traveling and with registration.

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