August 23, 2016
We would like to remind you that the chemistry department at Wayne State University has invited you and any interested students to the 18th Annual Chemistry Graduate Symposium on October 22, 2016. The symposium is a unique occasion for graduate students to present their research to fellow students, as well as faculty and the scientific community. This event also serves the purpose of introducing prospective graduate students to the cutting edge research offered in the department as well as acquainting these students with our current graduate students and faculty.
The symposium includes presentations from our graduate students encompassing the major areas of chemistry (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical). The symposium has a tradition of inviting former students to give the keynote presentation. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Patrick Grohar, who is an Associate Professor at the Center for Cancer and Cell Biology at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI). Dr. Grohar is an alumnus of our department; he earned his PhD in 2001. In addition, there will be a poster session encompassing all the research currently being done in the department following the oral presentations. Undergraduate and graduate students from your department are encouraged to submit a poster abstract and participate in the poster session. There will be a mixer after the poster session as well as tours offered of our department and facilities. The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is October 1st, and the deadline for registration is October 15th. There is no registration fee for the symposium. If you would like additional information, the symposium website can be found at www.chem.wayne.edu/symposium.