It is our pleasure to invite you to attend NOBCChE’s 44th Annual Meeting, October 30-November 3, 2017 at the Radisson Blu and the Marriott in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each year, the Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for STEM students and professionals to learn about next generation technologies while developing personal and professional connection. The Conference is also a time to celebrate the past and present achievements of NOBCChE members.

The theme for NOBCChE 2017 is: "Community, Leadership and Partnerships”.

Quick Links and Resources

Featured Speakers and Events

View the agenda-at-a-glance here

Signature Events

  • Winifred Burks-Houck Luncheon
  • Percy Julian Luncheon
  • 2-Minute Drill Research Pitch
  • NOBCChE Awards Ceremony
  • NOBCChE STEM Week (K-12)

Student Development

Our Student Development sessions will be held on Monday, October 30.  Students are also invited to submit an abstract for present during technical talks on Wednesday and Thursday.  Click here to apply for a student travel grant to cover hotel and registration. 

Professional Development

Professional Development workshops will be held on throughout the week

Awards & Recognition

Professional Awards 
Percy L. Julian Award Submit a Nomination
Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award Submit a Nomination
Joseph N. Cannon Award in Chemical Engineering  Submit a Nomination
Henry McBay Outstanding Educator Award Submit a Nomination
NOBCChE Student Mentoring Excellence Award  
Winifred Burks-Houck Professional Leadership Award Submit a Nomination
udent Awards
E.I. DuPont Graduate Fellowship Award  Submit a Nomination
Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award  Submit a Nomination
Winifred Burks-Houck Undergraduate Leadership Award  Submit a Nomination
Presidential Awards
NOBCChE Lifetime Achievement Award  
HBCU Pioneer Award  


Contact Us

General Information:
Registration, Exhibits, and Advertising
Tim O’Neil |
Kemal Catalan |

Conference Chair
Felicia Fullilove |