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The Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society is hosting their annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 22nd at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.


The ACS-CVS Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate students to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The symposium provides a platform for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research and to examine the connection between research and education. The symposium includes a talk by Dr. Michael T. Hren, as well as undergraduate research and poster presentations, lunch, and awards.

Students can submit abstracts for either poster or oral presentations. Abstracts are due April 7th; Deadline to register is April 7th at 5PM.


Register Today

Registration is now open. Use the link below to register or to submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation by Friday, April 7th at 5:00 PM


   Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd 8AM-3PM

   Laurel Hall, UConn, Storrs, CT

   Mark Peczuh (

   Schedule of Events

Keynote Speaker: Michael T. Hren, Ph.D.

Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry: Stable isotopic analysis of organic and inorganic materials. Present research projects include work on long-term changes in atmospheric CO2, isotopic tracing of organic molecular biomarkers, isotopic fractionation during biosynthesis of cell components and degradation in sediments, and identification and stable isotopic analysis of biomarkers in ancient sediments.


Parking & Directions


Take I-84 to exit 68. Follow CT-195S for approximately 7 miles. Take a right onto North Eagleville Road (you will see a big white church) to enter campus. At the second stoplight, turn left onto Hillside Road.


We suggest you park in the Area 2 parking lot located on the corner of Hillside Road and King Hill Road (across from the Lodewick Visitors Center). You may park in any lot that is not permit-restricted on the weekend. Please note that there is a fee to park in the North and South parking garages (approximately $10.00).

Symposium Location:

The ACS-CVS Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held in Laurel Hall. Laurel Hall is located on Fairfield Way, the brick walkway in the center of campus, adjacent to the Student Union. From the Area 2 parking lot, walk up Hillside Road toward the center of campus and turn left after passing the Student Union.

For additional information about parking on campus, please consult the Department of Parking and Transportation Services



Schedule of Events

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8:00 - 9:00

Registration and Coffee; Set up Posters

Laurel Hall Atrium

9:00 - 9:45


Keynote Lecture: Dr. Michael Hren

"Geochemistry of Perturbations in the Global Carbon Cycle"
University of Connecticut, Chemistry
Laurel Hall 101

9:45 - 10:15


Laurel Hall Atrium

10:15 - 12:15

Student Talks (concurrent sessions)


Session 1 - Laurel Hall 202

10:15 Jennie Paik (Abstract 01)
10:35 Jean-Marc Lawrence (Abstract 02)
10:55 Phong Quach (Abstract 03)
11:15 Yueyue Qi (Abstract04)
11:35 Zollie Yavarow (Abstract 05)
11:55 Emese Kanyo


Session 2 - Laurel Hall 205

10:15 Derek Cote (Abstract 06)
10:35 Ryan Ellerby (Abstract 07)
10:55 Shelby Gaiss (Abstract 08)
11:15 Sydney Scheirey (Abstract 09)
11:35 Yu Zhang (Abstract 10)
11:55 Yunshi Zhou (Abstract 11)

12:15 - 1:45

Lunch & Poster Session

Laurel Hall Lobby

2:00 - 2:45

Awards Ceremony

Laurel Hall 101


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