North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Undergraduate Research Conference

Annual Research Conference for Undergraduates


Annual NJ-ACS Undergraduate Research Conference

The Undergraduate Research Conference provides an opportunity for talented undergraduate students in the North Jersey area to give an oral presentation on their research results. All undergraduate students in the North Jersey Section are invited to participate in this very rewarding event.

The research presentations are judged by local chemists working in industry and academia and the student giving the best presentation is given the annual Jean Asell Duranna Award. In addition, the top three presenters are awarded cash prizes. The student award winners and their advisors are then invited to attend the North Jersey Section’s Annual Awards Dinner held in May.

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Apr 29, 2016 – 68th Annual NJ-ACS Undergraduate Research Conference

Sixty-Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

The Sixty-Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on Friday April 29th, 2016 in Arts and Science Hall Room 107 on the Seton Hall University campus in South Orange, NJ.

Abstract Information: Clearly indicate the title of the presentation and all authors. Abstracts must be no more than 200 words and need to be submitted as a word document attached to an email to Matthew Mongelli at mmongell@kean.edu. Abstracts deadline is Tuesday April 26, 2016


Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
Times: Noon until 5:00 PM
Place: Seton Hall University
Arts and Science Hall
Room 107
South Orange, NJ

For more information about this event contact Matthew Mongelli at mmongell@kean.edu

 

2016-04-29

(Past )

Apr 24, 2015 – 67th Annual NJ-ACS Undergraduate Research Conference

Sixty-Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

The Sixty-Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on Friday April 24th, 2015 in Lenfell Hall on the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus in Madison, NJ.

Abstract Information: Clearly indicate the title of the presentation and all authors. Abstracts must be no more than 200 words and need to be submitted as a word document attached to an email to Matthew Mongelli at mmongell@kean.edu. Abstracts deadline is Tuesday April 14, 2015


Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Times: Noon until 5:00 PM
Place: Farleigh Dickenson University
Florham Campus
Library Orangerie
Madison, NJ

For more information about this event contact Matthew Mongelli at mmongell@kean.edu

 

2015-04-24

(Past )

Apr 25, 2014 – 66th Annual NJ-ACS Undergraduate Research Conference

Sixty-sixth Annual Research Conference of the Intercollegiate Council of the Student Affiliates Chapters, No. Jersey Section, April 25th, 2014.

Kean University
STEM Building
Jules Irving Schwartz Lecture Hall (Room 221)
1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083

The Sixty-Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference was held on Friday, April 25th at Kean University, STEM Building, Jules Irving Schwartz Lecture Hall (Room 221), 1000 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083.  This provided  the opportunity for talented undergraduate students in the North Jersey Section to give an oral presentation on their research results. All undergraduate students in the North Jersey Section were welcome to participate in this very rewarding event. The research presentations were judged by local chemists working in industry or academia and the student giving the best presentation was given the 2014 Jean Asell Duranna Award. In addition the top three presenters were awarded cash prizes. The student award winners and their advisors were be invited to attend the North Jersey Sectionʼs Annual Awards Dinner held on Tuesday, May 14, 2014 in Lenfell Hall on the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus in Madison, NJ

2014 URC Winners, Mentors & Judges

Instructions for Participants

Deadline for Abstracts:  Tuesday April 15, 2014

Clearly indicate the title of the presentation and all authors. Abstracts must be no more than 200 words and need to be submitted as a word document attached to an email to Matthew Mongelli at mmongell@kean.edu

2014-04-25

(Past )

Apr 26, 2013 – 65th Annual NJ-ACS Undergraduate Research Conference

The 65th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference took place on Friday, April 26, 2013. The conference provided an opportunity for talented undergraduate students in the North Jersey Section to give an oral presentation on their research results. All undergraduate students in the North Jersey Section are invited to participate in this very rewarding annual event.

The research presentations are judged by local chemists working in industry or academia and the student giving the best presentation is given the Jean Asell Duranna Award. In addition the top three presenters are awarded cash prizes. The student award winners and their advisors were then be invited to attend the No. Jersey Sectionʼs Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Lenfell Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 [ directions ].
2013 URC Winners and Judges

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Clearly indicate the title of the presentation and all authors. An abstract must be no more than 200 words and needs to be submitted as a Word document attached to an email to Dr. Nina Goodey (goodeyn@mail.montclair.edu). The deadline for abstracts was April 19, 2013.

When and where:

  Date:   Friday, April 26, 2013    
  Times:  Noon until 5:00 pm    
  Place:  Montclair State University    
          102 Science Hall (Sokol Room)    
          Montclair, NJ 07013. [ directions ]    

For more information about this event contact Dr. Nina Goodey (goodeyn@mail.montclair.edu)

2013-04-26

(Past )

Apr 29, 2011 – 63rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the College of St. Elizabeth

The Sixty-Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference organized by the College of St. Elizabeth Student Chapter of the ACS and their advisor, Sister Marion José Smith occurred on Friday April 29, 2011. The event was held at the College of St. Elizabeth in Florham Park, NJ. Eight undergraduate students from four different universities were hosted by the College of St. Elizabeth Chemical Society as they presented their research for an audience of students and faculty from the North Jersey area. The three judges, Dr. Anne Kelly (BMS), Dr. Allen Jones (ACS Trenton Section) and Mr. Bill Suits (ACS North Jersey Section) were presented with a tough decision as they judged the student presentations and selected the top three undergraduate students. Each presenter represented their university and gave sight to the remarkable research opportunities students in the North Jersey Section are provided with.

First Place and the Jean Asell Duranna Award was awarded to Ms. Beatrice Markiewicz from Fairleigh Dickinson University who was mentored by Dr. Alexey Teslja, for her research conducted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory during the summer of 2010. Her impressive presentation was based on her research investigating Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy.

Mr. Robert Perkins from Fairleigh Dickinson University was awarded with the second place award for his presentation based on the binding/staining effects of cresyl violet on nucleic acid molecules. His notable research was conducted under the direction of Dr. Amber Flynn Charlebois.

The third place award went to Ms. Jessica G. Dickinson for her presentation on her research accomplished also at Fairleigh Dickinson University under the advisement of Dr. Amber Flynn Charlebois. Jessica presented her research on HPLC analysis of protein structure modification.

The award certificates were formally presented to the selected student presenters at the North Jersey Section’s Annual Awards Dinner held on Tuesday May 17, 2011 in Lenfell Hall on the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus in Madison, NJ.

Award Winners and Judges


Research Conference winners and judges: Front row: Dr. Anne Kelly, Jessica Dickinson, Robert Perkins and Beatrice Markiewicz. Back row: William Suits and Dr. Allen Jones

2011-04-29

(Past )

Apr 13, 2010 – 62th Annual NJ-ACS Undergraduate Research Conference

Sixty-Second Annual Research Conference of the Intercollegiate Council of the Student Affiliates Chapters, No. Jersey Section

On Friday April 23, 2010 the Sixty-Second Annual Research Conference of the Intercollegiate Council of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapters, North Jersey Section organized by Dr. Adam Cassano was held at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Eleven undergraduate students from five different universities were hosted by the Drew University Chemical Society as they presented their research for an audience of students and faculty from the North Jersey area. The three judges, William Leong (Celgene), Boli Zhou (BZ Plating Process) and Bill Suits (ACS) had a very difficult job as they judged the student presentations and selected the top three presenters.

First Place and the Jean Asell Duranna Award was given to Mr. Greg Pirrone from Fairleigh Dickinson University and mentored by Dr. Amber Flynn Charlebois, for his presentation, “Synthesis of Stercobilin and its Deuterated Isotopomer: ESI and MS/MS of a Potential Autism Biomarker.”

Ms. Chynna Broxton from The College of Saint Elizabeth was given the second place award for her presentation, “Progress Toward a Three-way Nucleic Acid: Switch for Human Alpha Thrombin” from her REU at Syracuse University under the direction of Dr. Janet Berthel and Dr. Phillip Borer.

And the third place award went to Ms. Laurie A. Woodill for her presentation, “Heterogeneous Reactions of Surface-Adsorbed Catechol with Nitrogen Dioxide: Substrate Effects for Tropospheric Aerosol Surrogates.” Laurie is from Drew University and was mentored by Dr. Ryan Hinrichs.

The award certificates will be formally presented to the winning student presenters at the North Jersey Section’s Annual Awards Dinner scheduled for Tuesday May 18, 2010 in Lenfell Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Photo from 2010 Research Conference


Research Conference winners: Laurie Woodill, Chynna Broxton and Gregory Pirrone

For more information about this event contact Dr. Nina Goodey (goodeyn@mail.montclair.edu)

2010-04-13

(Past )

Apr 24, 2009 – The 61st Annual Research Conference of the Intercollegiate Council of the ACS Student Affiliate Chapters

The Sixty-First Annual Research Conference of the Intercollegiate Council of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapters, North Jersey Section was held at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Friday, April 24th, 2009.

A total of nine presentations were given by students from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The event was judged by Maureen Chan (formerly of Bell Labs), Kelly George (Roche), Bill Suits (ACS) and Sarah Young (Merck). A great time was had by all!

The Winners

Note: * designates the student’s chemistry mentor(s)

First Place Award — The Jean Asell Durana Award For Best Research Presentation

Ann Mularz and Dr. Mary-Ann Pearsal*
Department of Chemistry, Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940
Title: Coordination of 1,6-Hexanediol in Triosmium Carbonyl Clusters

Second Place Award — For Outstanding Research Presentation

Marc I. Lindner, Dr. Gloria T. Anderle* and Dr. Daniel J. Calcagnetti*
Department of Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Science and the Department of Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ 07940
Title: Molecular Dynamic Simulations of u-Opioid Receptors and an Irreversible Opioid Antagonist ß-Funaltrexamine

Third Place Award — For Outstanding Research Presentation

Itsaso Auzmendi Murua, Rubik Asatryan, and Dr. Joseph W. Bozzelli*
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ 07102
Title: Gas Phase Mercury Conversion in H2, O2, Chloro and Bromo C1-Hydrocarbon and NOx Comustion Effluente from Use of an Elementary Kinetic Mechanism

2009-04-24

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