Student Competitions

Students can be eligible for the Undergraduate Student Poster Competition, Graduate Student Poster Competition or applicable oral competitions that are sponsored by participating divisions.

 

2017 Student Competition Winners
Note:  The list of 2017 winners and prize amounts are being posted as results come in. Keep watching for more names.
Competitions took place at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Toronto.  To claim your prize, contact awards@cheminst.ca

Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

Eligibility: All current undergraduate students, or students who graduated within the last four months, in all branches of chemistry and related chemical sciences.

Posters may be based on any research performed as an undergraduate student.

Deadline: February 13, 2017.

Divisions and Prizes: 1st Place: $150* and 2nd Place: $50* in each of the following divisions:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Environment
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Surface Science

Graduate Student Poster Competition

Eligibility: All current graduate students in all branches of chemistry and related chemical sciences.

Posters may be based on any research performed as a graduate student.

Deadline: February 13, 2017.

Divisions and Prizes: 1st Place: $200* and 2nd Place: $100* in each of the following divisions:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Environment
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Surface Science

Student Oral Competitions

The following divisions will offer prizes for students delivering oral presentations.

Deadline: February 13, 2017.

Divisions and Prizes:

  • Biological and Medicinal Chemistry: up to three awards ($100* each) to a graduate student.
  • Chemical Education: two awards ($350* and $150*) to the best undergraduate or graduate student. Papers should be of general interest concerning the critical evaluation of their educational experiences, such as innovative learning/teaching strategies and materials or other topics that address chemical education.
  • Environment: one award ($250*) to the best undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering: two awards of $250* to an undergraduate or graduate student. Sponsored by Xerox Research Centre of Canada.
  • Materials Chemistry: a number of awards will be given for the best graduate student presentations sponsored by Xerox Research Centre of Canada and ThermoFisher Scientific.
  • Organic Chemistry: a number of awards for the best undergraduate or graduate students. Only graduate students who are members of the CSC are eligible to apply. The number and amount of awards is dependant on the Subject Division’s financial situation and are at the discretion of the executive.
  • Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry: one award for the best undergraduate or graduate student oral presentation.

Please note that depending on demand for various symposia, some oral presentations may be changed to poster presentations. In that case, the student would then be considered for the Poster Competition.

*Prize values and quantities may change based on sponsorships received.

Student Travel Award

One $500 travel award will be granted to an undergraduate or graduate student who is making an oral presentation in a Chemical Education Division symposium. Students are encouraged to present papers pertaining to their experiences as an undergraduate student as it relates to an educational aspect of their chemistry studies. The application deadline is February 13, 2017.