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About the Conference

The Southern School on Chemistry and Engineering Conference (SSCEC) of 2018 follows the traditions of The Southern School on Computational Chemistry and Materials Science (SSCC&MS) Conference that has been held annually at the Jackson State University (JSU), Jackson, MS. SSCEC 2018 will be held on the campus of the University of Mississippi (UM). The theme of this Conference will focus on the sustainability in water/energy/food (WEF) nexus, however, general chemistry and engineering presentations will are also invited. Innovation in WEF nexus has been the focus of a consortium funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2016, which resulted in development of a collaborative project of the JSU, UM, the University of Wyoming (UW), and the University of Delaware (UD).

Dates and Location

August 2-3, 2018
The University of Mississippi’s Inn at Ole Miss

Registration Information

Faculty, staff and students of the NSF Consortium (JSU, UM, UW and UD) can register the conference free of charge. Participants outside the consortium member universities are welcome to participate at the following rates:
$100 (Faculty/Staff)
$50 (Students)

Payment options:
Purchase order, Check, VISA or MasterCard.
ALL checks payable to the University of Mississippi.

Fax registration forms to (662) 915-5138 (Attn: PDLL Office) or you can scan it to

If you would like to register via phone, please call Mary Leach at (662) 915-7847 or Griffin Stroupe at (662)

Registration Deadline:
Limited seating, so please register early. Registration closes on July 16, 2018.

Conference Schedule

Download Printable Schedule [.pdf]

General Information

Accommodating Special Needs
If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Mary W. Leach, Director, Office of
Professional Development and Lifelong Learning at (662) 915-7847 or

No refunds will be issued for cancellations after July 16, 2018. You may substitute another person from the
same institution.

Conference Logistical Coordination
The University of Mississippi, Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848 U.S.A.
O: 1+662-915-7847
F: 1+662-915-5138

Partnering Institutions

The University of Mississippi | Jackson State University | The University of Wyoming |
The University of Delaware

Conference Supporters
National Science Foundation (CREST)
National Science Foundation (RII-EPSCoR)
National Science Foundation (PREM)
Office of Naval Research


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Ole Miss located on the campus of the University of Mississippi. You are responsible for paying for and making your own overnight reservations. Be sure to reference "Southern Schools Chemical Engineering Conference" when you call the Inn at Ole Miss at 888-486-7666 or (662) 234-2331. Online reservations can be made by going to and reference code 4052. Deadline to book a room at the Inn at Ole Miss is July 16, 2018.

Contact Information

Should you have questions or concerns about the registration process, please contact Mary W. Leach, Director
of the Office of Professional Development, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, Post Office Box
1848, University, MS 38677-1848, (662) 915-7847 or at

Conference Location
Ole Miss Campus

About Outreach

The mission of the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education is to serve the University and the community by facilitating and providing high-quality learning experiences.

The Division values integrity, quality, and efficiency in the creation and implementation of innovative educational strategies to engage minds, to transform lives, and to serve others. We seek to inspire change and growth by building relationships and working collaboratively with University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners from the region, state, nation, and beyond.

Contact Outreach

(662) 915-7283

Fax: (662) 915-5138

Outreach Staff