2022 Fall Symposium

2022 GPCS Fall Symposium


The Great Plains Catalysis Society (GPCS) was started in late 2017 to promote fellowship and

collaborations among the chemists, chemical engineers, material scientists and other scientists in the

general Great Plains region who are interested in catalysis and related fields. As an affiliate of the North

American Catalysis Society (NACS), GPCS expands the reach of NACS into the area of Great Plains.

GPCS has scheduled the 2022 Fall Symposium on August 15, 2022 at Iowa State University in

Ames, IA. The symposium will take place in Howe Hall.


A workshop on NMR for Catalysis will

be offered on Sunday, August 14 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM in Hach Hall.


We envision the GPCS Spring Symposium as a focal point for reporting on catalytic research in the Great

Plains area. Please join us for this great opportunity to connect and network with fellow catalysis

researchers and professionals. Some of our plenary lectures and keynote speakers include:


Plenary Speakers


Susannah Scott

University of California, Santa Barbara


Paul Dauenhauer

University of Minnesota


GPCS Award Winner

To be announced


Keynote Speakers


Alan Allgeier, University of Kansas

Wesley Bernskoetter, University of Missouri

Erik Hagberg, Archer Daniels Midland

Wenyu Huang, Iowa State University

VENUE


Solid State NMR for Catalysis Workshop

Date: August 14, 2022

Location: Iowa State University, Hach Hall


2022 GPCS Spring Symposium

Date: August 15, 2022

Location: Iowa State University, Howe Hall

REGISTRATION

  • 2022 GPCS Fall registration form: Click here.

  • Registration fee: $50 for senior researchers and $15 for students. The registration includes a 1-year membership to the GPCS.

  • There is a limited availability for the Solid State NMR for Catalysis Workshop on August 14 at 2 PM. Make sure to indicate your interest on the registration form.

  • Early registration ends at 11:59 pm, central time, 07/31/2022.

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

  • Please use the GPCS template to prepare and submit your abstract.

  • The deadline for abstract submission is 7/1/2022. The notification of acceptance will be sent out the third week of July.

  • The abstract may be sent to gpcs2022@gmail.com. Students who wish to be considered for oral presentation and/or for a travel award should also submit a 1-page CV.

STUDENT AWARDS

  • Best Oral Presentation Award: Three oral presentations will receive awards of $200 each.

  • Best Poster Award: Five poster presentations will receive awards of $200 each.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • We encourage business attire for attendees.

  • The symposium will include both a continental breakfast and lunch.


TRAVEL


Hotel Options:

  • Marriott Courtyard Ames for conference attendees arriving on Sunday, August 14th and departing on Monday, August 15th. You can book a room by calling the hotel (515-620-5910) and requesting for the “GPCS” block. The negotiated rate is $125/night.

  • A block of hotel rooms has also been reserved at the Comfort Inn and Suites. You can book the room online here: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/UI96R8. The negotiated rate is $99/night.

Alternative hotels in Ames include:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Ames (1325 Dickinson Ave), 515-233-8000

  • Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites (2500 University Bvd), 515-296-2500

  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson (2606 E 16th St), 515-233-3935

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ames (2600 E 13th St), 515-232-2300


Drive:

  • Sunday Workshop: Hach Hall is located on the NW side of the ISU campus and can be accessed from Pammel Drive. Parking will be free on Sunday and participants may park in Lots 22, 23, and 25 located next to Hach Hall (Both in the Yellow/Staff and Red/Reserved areas). Google maps directions can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/xRbuJdNueti8TZN87


  • GPCS Symposium: Howe Hall is located on the West side of the ISU campus and can be accessed by car from both Sheldon Ave and Bissell Road. The building hosts the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and can be easily identified by its sky bridge connecting Howe and Hoover Hall. Parking is located on the south (lot 3) and north (lot 6) sides of the building. Google maps directions can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/aXwxTLSKx6ocoSpb8


Fly:

For conference attendees who intend on flying, the Des Moines International Airport is located approximately an hour South of the Iowa State University campus. The airport has a number of rental car options available.