To promote educational and cultural exchange between NESACS and the German Chemical Society (GDCh). Our primary event is the yearly student exchange program.
In the spring of 2001, nine members of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) Younger Chemists Committee (JCF) traveled to Boston for a week of networking, cultural exchange and science. This marked the beginning of a very successful annual exchange program between the GDCh-JCF and the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) Younger Chemists Committee (YCC).
Each year since the program’s inception, a group of younger chemists has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to participate in a week-long program. The program usually consists of visits to local laboratories, tours of local companies, presentations at a regional student research conference, networking events and, of course, sight-seeing. Foreign career and educational opportunities are especially emphasized throughout the week.
The German Exchange Steering Committee and the Education Committee of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) invite applications from undergraduate and graduate students of chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering (including materials science) at colleges and universities within the Northeastern Section who are currently engaged in original research to spend a week in Germany as the guests of the Jungchemikerforum (Young Chemists Committee; JCF) of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society; GDCh). The exchange group will consist of up to 12 students and a number of faculty and industrial representatives.
Each student representative from NESACS will be expected to make a poster or oral presentation on his/her research at the Frühjahrssymposium, and upon return at the Northeast Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC) in April. Air tickets will be provided by NESACS; accommodations in Germany will be covered by GDCh. A working knowledge of German, while useful, will not be specifically required; the language of the Frühjahrssymposium and the other events will be English.
Who We Are
Thomas R. Gilbert, Chair
Mariam N. Ismail
University of Massachusetts Boston
Morton Z. Hoffman
University of Massachusetts Lowell