The 67th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference

Providence College

Saturday, April 20, 2013





Since 1947, the Eastern Colleges Science Conference (www.ecsc1.org) has provided a forum for undergraduates to present their empirical and discovery-based research in the natural sciences and engineering, using the general format of a professional meeting.  Over the years, interest has increased in the conference:  over 50 colleges and universities have participated.  The range of subject matter has also expanded and now includes the computer, behavioral, earth, environmental, health, and social sciences, as well as the original areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and engineering.  

Students may give platform (oral) presentations, poster presentations, and/or full-length papers.  (A student who submits a full-length paper must also present either a platform talk or a poster.)  Students communicate their research in a scientific setting and also learn from colleagues from typically 20 or so institutions.  The day begins with continental breakfast and welcoming remarks, followed by morning platform and poster sessions.  After lunch, there is a keynote address, followed by afternoon sessions.  For those who wish to stay a bit longer, the day ends with a banquet and student awards for outstanding presentations and papers in different disciplines.

The 67th annual meeting of the ECSC was hosted by Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, April 20, 2013.