It is our pleasure to invite you to attend NOBCChE’s 46th Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2019 at St. Louis Union Station. Each year, the Annual Conference provides opportunities for networking and mentorship between students of all levels and professionals. In addition, the conference provides opportunities for scientific dialogue through technical programming, as well as personal and professional development opportunities for students and early/mid-career professionals. Finally, the conference is a venue for celebrating the history of the organization, as well as the achievements of its members.

The theme for NOBCChE 2019 is "Gateway to Excellence," as we focus on providing programming that will enable our members to be successful in their present and future endeavors.

Quick Links and Resources

Signature Events
  • Winifred Burks-Houck Luncheon
  • Percy Julian Luncheon
  • NOBCChE Awards Ceremony 
  • NOBCChE STEM Week (K-12)

Student Programs

Student Development sessions will be held Monday, Nov. 18 and Thursday, Nov 21. Our capstone event for students, the ConneXions poster session, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19.  

Support is available for students and postdocs in the form of the Advancing Science Conference Grant (ASCG). This conference grant will subsidize the majority of the cost of registration ($50 registration fee), as well as support housing while at the conference. ASCG recipients will be expected to volunteer at the conference, as well as give a presentation on their research. For more information about the ASCG, contact Student Programs at [email protected].

Current Status of Advancing Science Conference Grant: Emails have been sent out with instructions on how to register for the conference. If you did not receive this email, check your spam folder for an email from [email protected], and reach out to Student Programs if you accepted the award, but cannot find the email on conference registration. Deadline to register: Monday, September 9th.

Professional Development

Professional Development workshops will be held Monday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 20.


STEM Week is an opportunity for middle school and high school students in the St Louis region to participate in the conference, through attendance at our STEM Festival, or participation in our Science Fair poster competition. In addition, teams of high school students from across the nation will be given the opportunity to compete in NOBCChE's annual Science Bowl. For more information about the STEM Week activities, please send an email to [email protected].

 Awards & Recognition

Professional Awards 
Percy L. Julian Award
Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award
Joseph N. Cannon Award in Chemical Engineering 
Henry McBay Outstanding Educator Award
Winifred Burks-Houck Professional Leadership Award
Student Awards
Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award
Winifred Burks-Houck Undergraduate Leadership Award


To nominate an individual for one of NOBCChE's awards, please review the eligibility and nomination guidelines. Send the required documents as a combined PDF to [email protected] for review. Include the name of the award in the subject title. In order to receive full consideration for the award, nominations should be received by September 13th, 2019. Questions about the nomination process should be directed to [email protected].

Contact Us

General Information:
Felicia Barnes-Beard | [email protected]
Tim O’Neil | [email protected]
Conference Chair
Jon Ashby | [email protected]