Professional Societies

American Chemical Society – Find breaking news, regional and national conferences, professional development, and much more. If you plan on pursuing chemistry as a career, student membership ($29/yr) is recommended to obtain access to scholarship and funding opportunities. We have an ACS Hawaii section that you could follow on social media as well.

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – The premier professional society for biochemists and molecular biologists. If you more considering a research career in biochemistry or molecular biology, student membership is recommended ($10/yr) to gain access to additional resources. They produce very high-quality news media.

Undergraduate Research Conference Opportunities

SACNAS – The nation’s largest organization supporting minorities in STEM.

ABRCMS – The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students is a large community of minority STEM scholars sharing their research and growing professionally.

NCUR – The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is a great opportunity for students of all research areas to present their work at the national level.

Research Tools

ChemDraw Online – Web-based demo of the industry-standard in chemical drawing software.

OneSearch – University of Hawaii Library System database. UH West O’ahu login required.

Science Direct – Large database of scientific journal articles. UH West O’ahu login required.

ChemSpider – A free chemical structure database providing the a comprehensive view of freely available chemical data.

PubChem – PubChem is the world’s largest collection of freely accessible chemical information.

Interlibrary Loan – Request an article not available at UH West O’ahu or online. UH West O’ahu login required.

Laboratory Techniques to Master

TLC stains – Visualizing thin layer chromatography plates. Excerpted from Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques by Professor Lisa Nichols.

Design an Attention-Grabbing Research Poster

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Present your Research like a Boss

ACS article on creating and presenting at chemistry conferences.

Write a Winning Conference Abstract

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