2021 Virtual Recruitment Weekend

Congratulations on your admission to the Graduate program in Chemistry at NC State! You’re on this page because we’ve invited you to attend the Virtual Graduate Recruitment Weekend to be held on March 12-13, 2021. Below you’ll find detailed information about access, platform and schedules.

Weekend Schedule

Friday March 12

2-4 PM Zoom meet and greet with current PhD students, and introduction to the Virbela platform
4:30 PM Welcoming Remarks w/ Director of Graduate Programs (Virbela)
5-7:30 PM 22nd Annual Poster Session (Virbela)
8-10 PM Virtual social hour w/current PhD students (Virbela)

Saturday March 13

9:30-11:30 AM Team suites (informal discussions for prospective students with current group members)
12 noon – 3:30 PM meetings with faculty (similar to our in person weekend)
4:00-5:30 PM Graduate panels on diversity (Zoom)
5:30-7:00 PM Evening Q&A panel with current PhD students (Zoom)
7:30 - … Open social hour on Virbela (and/or Zoom) w/faculty

Student Hosts

We will partner you with one of our senior graduate students who will serve as your host and will be available to answer your questions throughout the weekend. The hosts will have your email address and will contact you directly sometime prior to the start of the weekend.

Faculty Meetings

You will have the opportunity to meet with three or more of our faculty to discuss research interests on Saturday. We would like for you to pick at least three professors with whom you’d like to meet. Please review information about our research faculty on our website. We realize that once you have seen the posters at the Poster Session, you may want to make changes. If that is the case, you can make those changes on the Zoom format on Saturday.


Meet and Greet
Poster Session
Social Hours


Office Meetings with Faculty
Q & A Panel with current PhD students with Breakout Rooms
Housing Information

22nd Annual Poster Session

Every year the Department of Chemistry hosts a Poster Session to showcase research of their PhD students, faculty, research groups, postdocs and staff. Over seventy posters are submitted and judged by a group of highly respected industry members and academic scholars.
The Department of Chemistry is grateful to our industry sponsors, BASF, The Eastman Chemical Company, Sealed Air, The Comparative Medicine Institute at NC State, Dr. David Muddiman and the Wolfpack Interdisciplinary Research Group.
The event is also an opportunity for recruits, current students, faculty and staff to network and develop their professional relationships. Judges will present awards and recognition of the submittals.

For those who are submitting posters to the 2021 virtual event, please refer to instructions on the Virbela Overview link below.

We would like to thank the Eastman Chemical Company, our Virbela and Zoom sponsors.