29th Annual Northern California Undergraduate Research Symposium

 The ACS Northern California Undergraduate Research Symposium will be hosted by San Jose State University at the Student Union on May 6, 2017. The event showcases undergraduate research through oral and poster presentations. The symposium is supported by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) at SJSU, the ACS Santa Clara Valley Section and the College of Science.

Abstract submission:

  1. Extended deadline: Submissions closed at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 10, 2017.
  2. Oral presentations will be 20 min. long, with a 15 min. talk and 2 min. for questions.
  3. Boards for the posters will be 3 ft. tall by 5 ft. wide, please do not exceed this size.


  1. Registration has closed.

Keynote speaker:

Professor Richmond Sarpong (University of California, Berkeley)


SJSU Student Union, 2nd floor

May 6, 2017

8:00-8:45 am: Registration 

8:45-9:00 am: Introductory remarks (4 A/B)

9:00-11:00 am: Oral sessions (3A and 3B)

11:00 am-12:00 pm: Poster session A (2 A/B)

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch (1 A/B)

1:00-2:00 pm: Poster session B (2 A/B)

2:00-3:00 pm: Keynote lecture by Prof. Sarpong (4 A/B)

3:00-3:05 pm: Concluding remarks (4 A/B)

Detailed schedule and abstracts

 Directions and parking:

San Jose State is located in downtown San Jose. See directions to San Jose State.

The symposium is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union at San Jose State. Parking will be available in South Garage, which has an entrace on 7th St. at San Salvador St. See the campus map for directions. Student volunteers will be at the 7th St. entrance of South Garage handing out parking permits to those registered for the symposium from 8:00-8:45 am.


For any questions or concerns, please send an email to acssymposium@sjsu.edu.