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FACSS is continuing to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we understand the circumstances may be impacting your decisions on attending or submitting an abstract. As of March 27, 2020, planning for SciX in October continues with the well-being of our attendees in mind. Any changes will be posted on the meeting website, and details and FAQs are available HERE.  For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus and health travel advisories, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and the World Health Organization.  


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

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


Be sure to take advantage of the student rates for the conference, workshops and the hotel. Send an email to scix@scixconference.org to obtain information on how to reserve a room at the conference student rate of $79 plus taxes.


We are looking for student volunteers to work at the SciX conference. In exchange for 4 hours of your time, you can receive a complimentary conference registration. If you are interested please CLICK HERE.  


There are also student discount prices for short courses. Click here for a list of short courses.

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