Student Symposium

The Student Symposium is held every year at our International Elastomer Conference. All graduate and undergraduate level students studying chemistry, engineering or manufacture of rubber and polymeric materials are invited to participate. The program is designed to highlight both the academic research and applied industry experiences of students throughout the US and the world. Our goal is to provide a positive venue for students to demonstrate the scope of their work and gain exposure to the leading chemists, engineers, labs and companies in our industry.

The Student Symposium features a full day of oral presentations by university students and co-op participants, as well as the concurrent display of student posters. All Student Symposium participants are eligible to compete for our prestigious Best Presentation and Best Poster Awards.

Best Presentation Awards:

1st – $5,000
2nd – $3,000
3rd – $1,000

Best Poster Awards:

1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000    

Review of abstracts for the Student Colloquium begins in January and all submissions must be received by April. Opt-in to our email communications and follow our social media – Twitter @RubberDivision and LinkedIn Company page Rubber Division, American Chemical Society – to be sure you receive the Call For Abstracts!