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The Wabash Valley Local Section American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Conference and 14th Annual IRC Undergraduate Student Research Symposium is scheduled for
Friday, October 20, 2017

The IRC is inviting abstract submissions from undergraduate students from the Midwestern area. The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday
, October 4, 2017. Abstracts will be reviewed for scientific content.

Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 500 words, including title, authors names, and affiliation. The presenter's name should be indicated by an asterisk after the name.

Abstracts should be submitted by electronic mail to, with "IRC Symposium Abstract" in the email subject.

Be sure to include your contact information in your email:
    •Email address
    •University and department affiliation
    •Mailing address
    •Phone number

Please state your preference: 1) an oral presentation, 2) poster presentation, or 3) both. We will try to accommodate your preferred presentation type, but may be constrained due to the limited time available for oral presentations.

We would also request that you include information about your major, expected year of graduation, your hometown, and a photograph either of yourself or of you and your co-authors.

The abstract should include:
•Authors names, with the presenting author indicated by an asterisk.
•Organization affiliation (department and institution, and city, state, and zip code)
•Abstract body

Example submission:

Development of a New Assay for Glucose-1,6-Bisphosphate Production
Matthew Mergy*, Daniel Neiss, and Mark E. Brandt
Department of Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN 47803

Although glucose-1,6-bisphosphate is not an intermediate in the metabolism of glucose, some evidence suggests that glucose-1,6-bisphosphate may have a regulatory role in glycolysis. . . .

Oral Presentations
Each oral presentation will be allotted a total of 15 minutes:
    10 minutes for formal presentation
    4.5 minutes for question-and-answer
    0.5 minute for changing speakers

Standard audiovisual equipment and a Windows 10 laptop will be present to run the presentation. The preferred format is a PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint file should be submitted by email three days before the symposium.

Poster Presentations
Posters should have titles in 96 point font size, with the abstract, figure legends, and other descriptive text in at least 18 point text, with the overall size of the poster being 3 x 4 feet.

Find us:

The symposium will be held in the Myers Presentation Room (M-137) of the Myers Center.

Program Director
      Mark Brandt, Ph.D.
      Moench FL-109 (x8406)
      Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
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      Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
      5500 Wabash Ave.
      Terre Haute, IN 47803
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Wabash Valley Local Section of the
American Chemical Society
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