MSU chemistry department hosts industry top-professionals for May symposium
STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University hosts Thomas Holme—editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chemical Education—as keynote speaker at this month’s W. Lester S. Andrews Graduate Research Symposium, an annual event offering graduate students a forum for judged poster presentations.
Named for the 1963 MSU graduate, the symposium was established in Andrews’ honor in 2011. In 2014 Andrews endowed the symposium. He also has been honored by MSU as a Distinguished Engineering Fellow.
Holme, also a Morrill professor at Iowa State University, is joined by plenary speaker Craig Hawker, director of the California Nanosystems Institute, Dow Materials Institute, and faculty director of the Materials Research Lab at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry and the Chemistry Graduate Student Association at MSU, the three-day event May 18-20 will feature lectures from the renowned guests and offer graduate students an opportunity to compete for prizes in poster presentations in Old Main Academic Center on campus. Other events will be hosted at Tables at 4300.
Registration and payment is required. Travel awards are available. To register, visit https://www.ecommerce.msstate.edu/chemistry/lagrs/.