Chemistry at Illinois students attend 50th NOBCChE National Meeting

From left: Graduate student Enleyona Weir, Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences Tepora Su'a, and graduate students Micah Robinson and Imani Jones at the NOBCChE conference.

A group of undergraduate and graduate students joined Tepora Su'a, assistant director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences, to represent the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biomolecular Engineering at UIUC during the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers 50th Annual Meeting Sept. 11-14, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Each year, the national NOBCChE Annual Conference provides opportunities for networking and mentorship between students of all levels and professionals. In addition, the conference creates a venue for scientific dialogue through technical programming, as well as personal and professional development for students and early/mid-career professionals. This year, the conference celebrated the history of the organization and the achievements of its members.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has a NOBCChE Chapter on campus. Meet the 2023-24 executive board members.

Five students standing side by side in front of the NOBCChE banner; and a photo of a student presenting research, and Enleyona Weir standing next to a research poster.
Photo on left: Standing from left to right are undergraduate student Matthew Halliman and graduate students Enleyona Weir, Micah Robinson, Imani Jones, and Brittany Prempin at the NOBCChE conference in New Orleans in September 2023. In the top right photo is Enleyona Weir presenting research at the conference, and bottom right photo, Weir with research poster.