We are excited to showcase student research and provide fun social events during our virtual SciX 2020. We encourage you to plan attending future SciX conferences because there are even more ways we support students at an in-person meeting! How? Read more to find out!

SciX is a Great Deal for Students!

  • Volunteer opportunities to earn a free conference registration (for live SciX meetings)
  • Student conference and workshop rates
  • Access to all SciX networking events
  • SAS Sponsored Student Poster Session
  • SAS members student event, Welcome Mixer and SAS members Reception
  • Compete for SAS and SciX poster awards
  • Apply for the various student awards presented at SciX: Tomas Hirschfeld Scholars, FACSS student awards, Coblentz Society student awards and the William G. Fateley student award

Further details on these opportunities are listed below.


AES BLUE FINGERS STUDENT AWARD: The AES Student Award recognizes the most outstanding student paper submitted for the AES Annual Conference by a graduate student at the time of application. The award recipient needs to be an AES member will receive financial support ($100) to attend the AES Annual Conference. In order for their presentation to be considered for the AES ‘Blue Fingers’ Student Award, students should submit their abstract to the ePoster session of SciX during the open call for abstracts. When submitting their abstract students must select the option regarding participation in the student AES poster competition in order to be eligible. Please also send the the APPLICATION MATERIALS to AES. The AES section chairs will coordinate the judging of the submitted applications. The ePoster of the winning student will be featured on the AES website. 

Click here to submit an abstract

SAS STUDENT POSTER AWARDS: A competition for students (SAS Members or Non-members) who are presenting authors at the SciX Conference and will be held and recognition for four outstanding posters will be given. All participating posters will be evaluated starting one week before the conference.  Contest finalists will be notified on the Friday before the conference and invited to an online panel interview on the Monday of the conference.  Winners will be announced during the conference. Student awardees will receive a free 1-year SAS membership and a plaque highlighting their achievement.

To be considered you must submit an abstract

For more information, please contact the SAS Office by either email: or phone: 301-694-8122

More details are available on the Awards Page


Award recognizes the most outstanding papers submitted to the SciX Conference by a graduate student. Recipients will receive economy travel to the SciX conference, complimentary registration, and complimentary hotel accommodations. 
These awards will not be given in 2020 but stay tuned for how to apply next year!

SAS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT: The SAS Undergraduate Student Travel Grant helps to support undergraduate student attendance at SciX. The award is based upon merit and financial need, and students must present a paper at the SciX conference in order to qualify. 

More details are available on the Awards Page

COBLENTZ STUDENT AWARDS: The Coblentz Society is soliciting nominations of outstanding students for the Coblentz Student Awards. Graduate or undergraduate students who have shown excellence in vibrational spectroscopy and/or coursework including vibrational spectroscopy may be nominated. The nominator must be a member of the Coblentz Society. Deadline is January 31.

For additional information visit the Coblentz website.

More details are available on the Awards Page

The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) and the SciX Conference organizers are dedicated to providing a professional, pleasant and harassment-free conference experience for everyone. View the full Code of Conduct. 

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