7th Annual Lester Andrews Graduate Research Symposium

May 30, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Our 7th Annual Lester Andrews Graduate Research Symposium will be held May 30-31, 2017 on the campus of Mississippi State University.  The Symposium affords opportunities for graduate students to present oral and/or poster presentations to an audience of their peers from around the region.

Dr. W. Lester S. Andrews, PhD (BS 1963 graduate of MSU) has been a physical chemistry professor in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences for over 40 years. Andrews is well known for matrix-isolation spectroscopy research, an experimental method of studying the individual molecules of chemical compounds at very low temperatures. He has authored or co-authored more than 800 scientific papers since 1966 and his work has been cited over 18,500 times. Simply put, his work has fundamentally changed the understanding of chemical bonding in many elements. In 2011, the Lester Andrews Graduate Research Symposium was established in honor of his contribution to MSU and his accomplishments as a Chemist.

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn with a special conference rate of $89 per night plus tax.  In order to reserve your room with the conference rate, you must call the hotel directly and ask for the Andrews Symposium rate.   For reservations, please call 1-662-615-9664.  For more information regarding the conference hotel, please click the following link:  http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/mississippi/hilton-garden-inn-starkville-STFSVGI/index.html

Travel awards are available to qualifying graduate students as well as cash prizes for the best oral presentation and poster presentation.  We are also including an undergraduate poster session with cash prizes available.  

Click the following link to register and submit an abstract: https://www.ecommerce.msstate.edu/chemistry/lagrs/ .

Once you select your presentation type, a series of steps will guide you through the rest of the registration/submission process.  Special rates are available for early applicants.  

In order to edit a previously submitted abstract, please click the following link: https://www.ecommerce.msstate.edu/chemistry/lagrs/abstract.php

Please click here to view Symposium Information

Travel award applications are located on the registration confirmation page and email.  For questions or further information, contact Sara Knighten.


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