Whether you are just beginning your studies or working on a doctoral thesis, attending the 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be a valuable immersion experience. Students who participate can:

  • Network with some of the world’s brightest green chemistry leaders
  • Deepen your understanding by listening to cutting edge technical presentations
  • Connect with peers from other universities
  • Gain experience by participating in the student poster presentation and contest
  • Attend a career workshop presented by ACS Careers

Planning on attending the GC&E Conference, but don’t

know what steps to take?


See the step-by-step Student Checklist below to help guide you through your GC&E experience

Student Workshop


The 2015 GC&E Student Workshop will be held July 13, 2015 at the American Chemical Society headquarters in Washington, DC. This free workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and post-docs who are attending the GC&E Conference. You must check off the box for the student workshop on your application form in order to register.


Students at the GC&E Conference
Student Awards

The following awards are applicable for GC&E*:


  • NSF Travel Scholarships
    Students receive up to $1,000 for travel, accommodations, and conference registration fee. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. university at the undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral level.
  • Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry
    Up to $2,000 to travel to an ACS conference or seminar with a Green Chemistry emphasis
  • Joseph Breen Memorial Award
    Up to $2,000 to participate and present research in an international Green Chemistry conference or seminar
  • Kenneth Hancock Memorial Award
    $1,000 award provides national recognition and honor for outstanding student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and/or studies


*All submissions are closed for 2015

GC&E Student Poster Competition

Student submissions to the GC&E Poster Session will be entered into a poster competition. Two winners will be selected and will receive $500 monetary awards.


*Eligible students include anyone not already receiving a 2015 Breen, Hancock, Ciba or NSF Scholar award from ACS

Student Housing


Students may choose to stay at the North Bethesda Marriott (Conference Hotel) for $199/night, or may choose from the list of additional hotels provided.  For students who are looking for alternative and more economic housing options, they may use the travel accommodation sites listed below:

Bethesda Metro Station

  • Golden Tulip Bethesda Court Hotel
    7740 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 656-2100
  • Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda
    7301 Waverly StreetBethesda, MD 20814
  • American Inn
    8130 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 656-9300


Twinbrook Metro Station

  • Even Hotel Rockville
    1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852(301) 881-3836

Rockville Metro Station

  • Cambria Suites
    196 East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD, 20850


  • Even Hotel Rockville
    1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20852
    (Formally Holiday Inn Express)


Travel Accommodation Websites

Student Checklist

General Student Info

Register by June 12, 2015 for the $200 student early bird rate. Be sure to indicate that you will be attending the student workshop on Monday July 13, 2015


Book your housing

Housing Info

Book your flight using your institutionally approved mechanism or your personal preference

Before You Arrive 

If you are awarded a student travel award, you are required to attend the student workshop on Monday

Student Workshop

If you are attending the student workshop, be sure to bring an example of your research or a laboratory course that you can evaluate during the workshop

The on-line program will be available in early May. You will be able to review the technical sessions and plan your schedule

Once You Arrive

Sign up for the careers workshop when you pick up your badge

Career Workshop

Check the times for putting up your poster. You will need to put your poster up prior to your poster session if your poster is going to be eligible for judging

You are also invited to attend the Welcome Reception Tuesday evening and take advantage of the networking opportunities during the conference. There is a keynote session each morning at 8:30am to begin the day. See the program for details