SURC is an ACS regional chemistry conference that has occurred annually for 53 years. As the name implies, the conference is specifically geared toward undergraduate student chemistry research. The recent history of the location of the conference is pasted below. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the conference was canceled for both the years 2021 and 2022. Upon losing momentum, there was not a host lined up for 2023. Belhaven University and Mississippi College, both in the Jackson, MS, metro area, successfully co-hosted and resurrected the conference with great success. At the 2024 meeting, there were approximately 145 attendees, 60 undergraduate student posters, and 12 student oral presentations.

Past Hosts

  • 2025 54th Kennesaw State University
  • 2024 53rd Mississippi College / Belhaven University (Clinton)
  • 2020 52nd University of Alabama
  • 2019 51st UT Martin
  • 2018 50th Ole Miss
  • 2017 49th University of South Carolina
  • 2016 48th Georgia State University
  • 2015 47th University of Alabama
  • 2014 46th University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
  • 2013 45th University of Alabama Birmingham
  • 2012 44th Mississippi State University
  • 2011 43rd Georgia Southern University (Statesboro)
  • 2010 42nd Kennesaw State University
  • 2009 41st University of Alabama Birmingham
  • 2008 40th Mississippi College (Clinton)
  • 2007 39th East Tennessee State University (Johnson City)
  • 2006 38th Georgia Tech (co-hosted by GA Southern)
  • 2005 37th Mississippi State University