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Announcement May 22: After much deliberation, it is with great disappointment that we announce the COVID-19 pandemic has made it inadvisable to conduct an in-person SciX conference in Sparks, NV this October. We are exploring options for delivering on our promise to facilitate a robust scientific exchange in 2020. Please contact scix@scixconference.org with questions.


SciX is a Great Deal for Students!

  • Volunteer opportunities to earn a free conference registration
  • Student conference and workshop rates
  • Access to all SciX networking events including the employment bureau and Wednesday evening Gala
  • Sunday night 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.

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.

More details are available on the Awards Page, email scix@scixconference.org if you had planned to submit/apply before the May 31 abstract deadline. 

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.

SAS STUDENT POSTER AWARDS: A competition for SAS students who are presenting authors at the SciX Conference and will be held and recognition for four outstanding posters will be given. The judging will take place on Sunday evening. All SAS students should put up their posters on Sunday evening before the opening mixer as well as on their assigned presentation day. Student SAS members must select the appropriate box on the on-line paper submission form to ensure they are considered. Student awardees will receive a free 1-year SAS membership and a plaque highlighting their achievement.

For more information, please contact the SAS Office by either email: sasadmin@s-a-s.org or phone: 301-694-8122

More details are available on the Awards Page

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

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. The award recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration* and financial support (up to $700) to attend the AES Annual Conference. The financial support can be used to cover transportation, hotel accommodation and meals. In order to their presentation considered for the AES ‘Blue Fingers’ Student Award, students should submit their abstracts to one the sessions organized by AES during the call for abstracts. The abstract can be submitted to an oral AES session or to the AES poster session. Blue Fingers Award Submissions must be completed by April 30.

*The complimentary registration requires the awardee to volunteer for 4 hours during the conference.

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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