GEICS Conference


2023 Gender Equity in Chemical Sciences Conference

Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry's Graduate Diversity and Program Climate Office and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the annual Gender Equity in Chemical Sciences Conference is open to all graduate students and post-docs in both departments who are passionate about advocating for and supporting the professional advancement of women in the chemical sciences. The main objectives of the conference are to provide professional and social networking opportunities, offer advice and information regarding early graduate school decisions, and provide career development information and perspectives. The event is offered at no cost for all participants.

Saturday, August 19, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Illini Union


The deadline for registering to attend this event is Friday, July 31.
If you have any questions, please email or

Keynote Speakers


Head shot of Jade Bing


Dr. Jade Bing

Synthetic Chemist at Corteva Agriscience
& Midwest Regional Chair of NOBCChE





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Dr. Lara Kallander

Former director of medicinal chemistry at GSK
& Founder of Thriving Through Adversity

“Medicine Discovery and Thriving Through Adversity: Using Science to Help People”




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