It is our pleasure to invite you to attend NOBCChE’s 43rd Annual Meeting, November 8-11th, 2016, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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.

We believe that NOBCChE embodies the future of STEM, therefore as move into a future riddled with scientific, political, and economic challenges, it is our responsibility to cultivate the next generation of STEM leaders who will solve those grand challenges. With that, the theme for NOBCChE 2016 is: "Paradigm Shift: Cultivating STEM Leadership to Solve Grand Challenges”.

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Featured Speakers and Events

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Dynamic Keynote Speakers


  • Winifred Burks-Houck Distinguished Lecturer –  Dr. Tashni Dubroy, President of Shaw University
  • Percy Julian Awardee & Distinguished Lecturer - Dr. Goldie Byrd,  Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, NC A&T State University
  • Chat n' Chew Keynote - Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Chief Administrator for the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Signature Events

  • Winifred Burks-Houck Luncheon
  • Opening Ceremonies and State of the Organization
  • Percy Julian Luncheon | Sponsored by 3M
  • 2-Minute Drill Research Pitch
  • NOBCChE Awards Ceremony | Sponsored by GSK
  • NOBCChE STEM Weekend
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Special Sessions and Symposia

  • Interviewing Skills for Industry | Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive
  • AAAS Science Policy: Not Science As Usual - Science Policy Fellowship Opportunities | Sponsored by AAAS
  • POGIL: The Fundamentals
  • Emotional Intelligence in Science and Technology | Sponsored by Corning
  • SC Johnson Award Symposium
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences
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Student Development

  • Meandering the Financial Maze - A Roadmap to the Scholarship/Fellowship Process
  • Resume/CV and Cover Letter Review
  • Creating Stellar Research Mentoring Relationships
  • Elevator Sessions @ NOBCChE
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Professional Development

  • IP and Freedom to Practice/Operate: Strategies for Startups and Small Companies
  • Writing Your Individual Development Plan (IDP) for Academia
  • Science Serving Justice: Implications for Policy and Practice in the Forensic Sciences
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Awards & Recognition

Professional Awards 
Percy L. Julian Award Dr. Goldie Byrd, North Carolina A&T University 
Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award Dr. Darryl Boyd, US Naval Research Laboratory
Joseph N. Cannon Award in Chemical Engineering  Dr. Teokor McFarlane, Merck
Henry McBay Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Jeanita Pritchett, NIST

Mrs. Cheryl Alston

NOBCChE Student Mentoring Excellence Award  Dr. Christine Grant, North Carolina State University
Winifred Burks-Houck Professional Leadership Award  Dr. Danniebelle Haase, Dow Chemical Company
Student Awards
E.I. DuPont Graduate Fellowship Award  Ms. Mercy A. Oyugi, University of Texas at Arlington
Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award  Ms. Jessica Simpson, Louisiana State University
Winifred Burks-Houck Undergraduate Leadership Award  Ms. Samantha Mensah, University of Central Florida
Presidential Awards
NOBCChE Lifetime Achievement Award  Mr. Darrell Davis, DEA (retired), CAPS-ATL
HBCU Pioneer Award  Mrs. Ella Davis, CAPS-ATL


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