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Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee
What are GSSPCs?
GSSPCs are composed of motivated graduate students who plan and execute day-long symposia at ACS national meetings which include selecting a topic and recruiting speakers. In short, the group is an awesome venue for graduate students to develop networking, grant-writing and leadership skills while mingling with their favorite scientists.
Who are the GSSPC Groups?
Since 2005, graduate student chemistry groups from a variety of universities have served as GSSPCs. See the list of graduate student groups and universities below.
|UC Irvine (Spring 2013) |
Topic: Benchtop to Business: Energy solutions for a new future
|Southern Methodist University (Fall 2011)|
Topic: Chemistry by Design
|University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2011)|
Topic: Unleashing Electrochemistry’s Potential: Resistance is Futile
Topic: Chemistry and Policy: Solving Problems at the Interface
|University of California, Santa Barbara (Spring 2010)|
Topic: Chemistry and the Developing World”
Topic: Naturally Nano
Topic: Nanopower ― Creating Energy for the Future
Purdue University (Fall 2007)
Topic: Finding Your Catalyst: Lower the Barrier from the Graduate School to Industry
Ohio State University (Spring 2007)
Topic: Exploring and Exploiting Nature with Biomimetics
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (Spring 2006)
Topic: Balancing the Equation: Finding a Personal-Professional Equilibrium
How are GSSPCs selected?
Each GSSPC is tasked with selecting the succeeding year's GSSPC (i.e., the Fall 2012 GSSPC will select the Fall 2013 GSSPC and the Spring 2013 GSSPC will select the Spring 2014 GSSPC). If you are interested in applying to be the next GSSPC please check out the websites of the current GSSPCs for more information.