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One of the most encouraging things about the ACS GCI conferences and meetings is the strong turnout of students from around the world. There is a good reason for that. These events provide an outstanding venue for learning about Green Chemistry and Engineering. It is heartening to see “The Best and the Brightest” embracing Green Chemistry and all the good that can mean for our planet. You could certainly sense that enthusiasm and commitment at our 2011 conference, and our 2012 event promises much more of the same, all of which will help take us and Mother Earth toward a more sustainable tomorrow.

Students attending the 2012 conference will enjoy unparalleled opportunities, including:

  • Networking opportunities with some of the world’s brightest green chemistry leaders.
  • Student Poster Presentations & Awards.
  • Participation at the 2012 Student Workshop.
Student Workshop

Thursday, June 21, 2012
A full-day workshop designed for students who register for the conference. Undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to attend. Click here to view the workshop agenda.

Student Travel Awards

Applications for the 2012 NSF Scholars Program are no longer being accepted.  The deadline for all submissions was midnight, April 30, 2012. The announcement of this year’s recipients will be made on May 15, 2012. We salute the generous support of the National Science Foundation for funding  program to provide travel grants to undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students matriculating in US colleges/universities so that they can attend our conference.

The 2012 class of NSF Scholars has been announced. From a highly competitive pool of candidates, 28 undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students from diverse areas of study have been selected to attend the 16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. We congratulate them!

Juan Aponte-Santini, University of Puerto Rico
Tony Bova, University of Toledo
Eduardo Cavanagh, Rowan University
Gina Chaput, University of New Hampshire
Samuel Collom, Yale University
Ritankar Das, University of California, Berkeley
Sara Delgado-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico
Marian Elmoraghy, University of New Hampshire
Mourad Frites, Duquesne University
Dennis Godward, Radford University
Jarod Grossman, Drew University
Peng Hao, Georgia College and State University
Viviana Leon Morales, University of Puerto Rico
Lauren Martini, Yale University
Casey McAlpin, Colorado School of Mines
Brian McConnell, University of New Hampshire
Zarif Farhana Mohd Aris, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Duy Linh Nguyen, Middle Tennessee State University
Jack Nowotarski, Middle Tennessee State University
Roshni Patel, NOVA Southeastern University
Justin Roberts, Northeastern University
Danielle Samblanet, University of Toledo
Lindsay Soh, Yale University
Joseph Stanzione, University of Delaware
Jelena Stojakovic, University of Iowa
Amy Trang, University of Oklahoma
Lauren Whaley, Middle Tennessee State University


This annual award program is administered by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® and sponsored by the Ciba Green Chemistry Student Endowment. The award is not directly related to the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, and recipients can choose to attend any Green Chemistry conference workshop to be held in the United States. Some do opt to attend the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. For more information about the CIBA Travel Award Program click here.

Please Note: The 2011 winners have been selected (see below). An announcement regarding the 2012 program will be made in the third quarter of 2012.

The 2011 award winners are:

  • Candice Cooper—an undergraduate at the University of Washington, who will attend the 244th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA in August 2012.
  • Emily Hong—and undergraduate at Yale University, who will attend the 16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Washington, D.C. in June 2012.
  • Adam Keith—a graduate student at the University of Toledo, who will attend the 16th Annual Green Chemistry& Engineering Conference in Washington, D.C. in June 2012.
  • Parker McCrary—a graduate student at the University of Alabama, who will attend the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego in March 2012.