Graduate & Undergraduate Students

AGRO works to support graduate students working in the field of agrochemicals and related topics by providing opportunities to attend ACS Nationals Meetings and to become involved with AGRO activities.

2016 AGRO Education Awards for Student Travel

Co-Sponsored by Bayer

Proposals are sought for the 2016 awards. Selected undergraduate and graduate students will be awarded up to $600 each to help defray costs of attendance to give poster and oral presentations at the 252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 21-25, 2016.  First, Second, and Third place winners in the poster competition will receive an additional cash award.  Please see the application form below for more details.

NEW in 2016!

  • Student posters will not be sequestered in a single award session.  Students should submit their short abstracts in the AGRO (poster) symposium of their choice.
  • Graduate students who have previously attended scientific meetings AND are in or nearing their last year of graduate school are encouraged to do an oral presentation instead of a poster. Please contact the organizers at to determine if you are eligible before submitting an abstract.

The deadline for applications has been extended to March 25, 2016. Applications for Student Travel Awards should be submitted to  A sample extended abstract is provided below.  Students should also submit a regular short abstract via the ACS website as well prior to the March 25 deadline.

Application for Student Travel Award 2016

The subject of the presentation should pertain to the chemistry of the AGRO Division. Topics should relate to pest management chemistry including synthesis, metabolism,
regulatory, biotechnology, delivery, risk assessment, resistance, residues, mode of action, fate/behavior/transport, and agronomic practices. The AGRO Division is also interested in chemical products made from agricultural commodities and byproducts, including biofuels and the issues surrounding their production.

Graduate Student Luncheon

AGRO hosts a luncheon for graduate students and post-docs at the Fall National Meeting providing topics and activities of interest to young scientists.  Scientist who are active in AGRO are available at each table to answer questions on ACS, careers, presenting paper, writing manuscripts etc.