2017 EAS Seminars

Eastern Analytical Symposium has refocused and expanded its Outreach Program
for high school students and teachers. 

EAS offers four seminars essentially for high school teachers and students during the November meeting.  Each seminar has outstanding presenters from academia and industry.  The goal of each seminar is to demonstrate the advantages of a career in chemistry.   The 2017 seminar registration is free for middle & high school students; seminars are included in the college student full registration fee of $30.  Students are encouraged to visit the Exposition after the seminar.

The preliminary 2017 Seminar details are as follows:

POGIL Introductory Workshop for High School Science Teachers

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Free Registration for TEACHERS ONLY
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This workshop will introduce participants to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and will explore the benefits of this approach to active learning in the classroom. Participants will experience a POGIL based learning environment, analyze activities, understand how guided inquiry is structured in a POGIL classroom, and consider classroom facilitation and other issues related to the implementation of POGIL.

To Be Announced 
Monday, November 13, 2017
Registration for High School Students Required
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 To Be Announced

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Registration for High School Students Required
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 Forensic Identification: Crime Scene Reconstruction and DNA Analysis 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Registration for High School Students Required
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This seminar, organized by Faculty of the Cedar Crest College Forensic Science Program, will walk students through a variety of crime scene related analysis as well as analysis of DNA samples collected at crime scenes.  Students will learn the basics in crime scene processing, evidence collection and bloodstain pattern analysis.  Information on modern DNA forensic analysis will be presented in order to demonstrate how DNA profiles are determined and used to aid in crime scene reconstruction.

Students and teach­ers must pre-register to reserve a space. All seminars take place in the Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center in Plainsboro, NJ. Please contact Eastern Analytical Symposium at or visit our website at for more information. Registration will open in early July.