Please note that this year's conference will be held at the University Club Conference Center. The center is located on Old Davis road near the arboretum. A map and driving directions are available here.


- Information for Presenters

- Conference Program

- Best Presentation Awards 2007-2008

- Conference Photos



The conference is sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Chemistry and by Prof. Richard Larock (Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University)


Information for Presenters

1) Timing: Each presentation should be 10 minutes long, followed by 5 min discussion. Practice your talk so you can be sure to stay within the time limit. All presentations should be in digital format (powerpoint). Please go to the room of your session at 10:00-10:30 to setup your laptop computer for the talk or to copy your talk from a memory stick. During the presentation feel free to use the chalkboard.


2) Getting Started: Start your presentation by introducing yourself and by giving the title of your talk. Then spend a little time on why you became interested in this topic, and talk about the scientific background of your research. Assume that your listeners do not know anything about the subject, but want to understand more about it. Then mention the specific questions you hoped to address with your research. Describe the methods you used. Show the data you obtained, and discuss it in terms of the wider context (results from the literature, results by others). Finally, draw conclusions from your data and present an outlook on how this project should be continued. Try to be enthusiastic about your presentation and try to get the audience excited.


3) Scientific presentation format: Scientific presentations generally begin with an introduction, followed by a description of methods, and the presentation of the results (including data), and their interpretation. Presentations end with a brief conclusion.


4) Commitment: On the morning of the conference, please register at the counter near the chemistry main entrance at 10-10:20 am. For the presentations, please be on time and treat your fellow students with respect. Be attentive and ask questions.



Awards for Best Presentations

The five best presentations will be awarded with cash prizes as follows:

1st ($200), 2nd ($100), 3-5th ($50)