The UC system is home to some of the most cutting edge research in chemical sciences. The transmission of this research depends on the rate of exchange of ideas, degree of development of professional skills, frequency of social interactions, and level of mentoring for future career paths. This conference aims to give students and early career scientists in a similar stage of their scientific careers the opportunity to present their research from all chemistry disciplines in a variety of different formats, provide future career guidance and advice through panels and workshops, and also foster long-lasting relationships and research collaborations beyond graduate school. Principle aims of the UCCS:
Bring together UC grad student and postdocs to network and share their research
Capture the diverse research interests across departments in the UC system
Provide a space to start cross-UC as well as cross- disciplinary collaborations
Foster professional and career development for UC grad students and postdocs
In order to ensure free scientific discussion and allow presentation of the newest results that may not have been published, all participants are required to sign a confidentiality agreement at the conference.
The UC Chemical Symposium is organized completely by graduate students and postdocs from University of California campuses.
"Let there be light"
Kyle Bentz, PhD
Executive Director of Programming
Treasurer & Executive Director of Finance
UC Santa Barbara
Marika Wieliczko, PhD
Secretary & Exec. Director of Communications
Assistant Director of Social Programming