Saturday, February 29, 2020
ABSTRACTS DUE FEBRUARY 8, 2020
Iota Sigma Pi, the National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry, serves to promote the advancement of women in chemistry by granting recognition to women who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement and high professional competence. The Chicagoland Chapter, Aurum Iodide, invites any female undergraduate student who has been involved in research or a significant course-based project to present a poster or deliver an oral presentation at the symposium. Oral presentations are 15 minutes.
The symposium is an excellent opportunity for students to present to an assortment of Iota Sigma Pi members, including members from industry and academia, and to fellow students in a welcoming environment. Attendance for undergraduate female presenters is complimentary and there is recognition for outstanding presentations. Other presenters, mentors, faculty, family, and Iota Sigma Pi members are all welcome to attend at $25 per person. Once accepted, an RSVP for presenters and their guests will be due by the end of Saturday, Feb 22.
This year’s symposium will be at Lewis University on Saturday, February 29th. Please forward this invitation to any female undergraduate students that maybe interested in presenting at the Symposium. The abstract due date is Saturday, February 8th.
IOTA SIGMA PI
Iota Sigma Pi is a national honors society for women in chemistry. Its major objectives are:
to promote interest in chemistry among women students
to foster mutual advancement in academic, business, and social life
to stimulate personal accomplishment in chemical fields.
Iota Sigma Pi was founded in 1902 and was organized on a nation-wide basis in 1916.
Over 10,100 members have been initiated into this organization
At least 40 local chapters have been established in various colleges, universities, and metropolitan areas.
Iota Sigma Pi serves to promote the advancement of women in chemistry by granting recognition to women who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement and high professional competence by election into Iota Sigma Pi.
Aurum Iodide is the chapter for the Chicagoland area.
We support the National Iota Sigma Pi goal of making awards to qualified women in chemistry and we have a variety of programs that include monthly professional talks by members and invited speakers, field trips, and a December joint meeting with the Chicago Section of ACS. Monthly meetings are held from September to June each year.
A benefit to membership in Iota Sigma Pi is the networking that occurs between the members. Our chapter has a mixture of women with a variety of chemical interests: our members are from industry, government and academia and include both faculty and students. The size of our group is small enough for everyone to get to know one another.