2017 Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference


The 19th annual Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference was held at Harvard University on Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Below you will find photos and info from the past conference.


The Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC) is organized for students by students. It is devoted to the research of undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral chemistry students, providing an opportunity for students to share their work in a relaxing atmosphere. The day-long event features student poster and oral research presentations, awards, and catered lunch. The conference encourages students to network and get feedback from their peers. The 1st NSCRC was held April 24, 1999 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Registration is now open for the 19th Annual NSCRC will be held at Harvard University at the Mallinckrodt Building on Saturday April 8th.

The abstract deadline is March 15th at 11:59 PM

Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent out Monday March 20th

For questions email abstracts@nsycc.org

Check back regularly for more updates and information!

Photos from the 2017 NSCRC



"Science Policy in a Post-Fact World"

Dr. Laura E. Pence
University of Hartford – Department of Chemistry

Degrees & Education
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, Michigan State University
B.S. Lebanon Valley College

In 2016, Dr. Laura Pence was elected to the American Chemical Society Board of Directors from District I, encompassing all of New England and New York State.  She spends her day job as a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Hartford with expertise in environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and chemical education.  In 2012-2013 Dr. Pence spent a year as an ACS/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science Policy Fellow in the office of Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), where her policy portfolio featured natural resources, energy, and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis in the areas of water and forestry. Since then she has continued to explore the nexus of science and public policy, and is currently on the planning committee for a state level science policy fellowship program in Connecticut.  Dr. Pence is an outstanding educator, winning the University of Hartford’s Roy E. Larsen award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006 and ranking among the top 25 professors nationally in RateMyProfessor.com’s 2014 survey.  Prof. Pence received her B.S. in chemistry from Lebanon Valley College and her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Subsequently, she was a National Institutes of Health Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2011 for her programming and leadership on environmental and sustainability issues.

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