Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Student Travel Award // 252nd ACS National Meeting // August 21-25, 2016, Philadelphia, PA

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the Geochemistry Division will be awarding up to three Student Travel Awards for the 252nd ACS National Meeting, which will take place August 21-25, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested.

The Geochemistry Division will pay for the awardees’ registration for the 252nd ACS National Meeting.
Awardees will be given an extended time allocation for the oral presentation (30 minutes instead of regular 20 minutes for contributed talks).
Up to three awards will be made based on the quality of the applications.
Abstracts will be judged based on the impact on the field of geochemistry, technical approach, quality and clarity of writing, and the relevance of the abstract to both session and national meeting themes.
Award winners will be announced by May 4, 2016.

After submitting your regular abstract to the ACS’s Meeting Abstract Programming System (MAPS submit a separate, extended abstract to the GEOC Program Chair at agilgen [at] and include your abstract number in your email.
Extended abstracts should not exceed one page (use at least 11-pt font, single-line spacing, and 1-inch margins) and may contain tables and figures.

Applications can be submitted anytime during the abstract submission period, which ends on March 21, 2016.

- The award is limited to undergraduate and graduate students.
- Applicants must have already submitted a regular abstract to MAPS for the meeting.
- The applicant must be the presenting author.
- Only one application per presenting author will be considered.

Questions about the awards should be directed to Anastasia Ilgen agilgen [at]
Anastasia Ilgen, GEOC Program Chair for 252nd ACS meeting on behalf of the GEOC Executive Committee

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