Welcome to the University of Texas's student chapter of the American Chemical Society. We are the only student organization that focuses solely on the big world of chemistry. ACS is the largest professional group of chemists in the world, and our club acts a liason for students and the national organization.
Our meetings are held every other week in NHB 1.720 and we always have free pizza! Most meetings feature a keynote speaker from chemical academia or industry. We have a strong concentration in research and focus on connecting students to labs and helping them into graduate school. This semester we are sending our most active members on a free trip to the ACS national conference in Denver, CO.
In addition to professional development, we have frequent socials for the club members to enjoy. We also have school-wide and community volunteering. This semester, we are selling lab notebooks for chemistry and biochemistry courses and working on an organic chemistry handbook to be released later in the semester.
We are always looking for new members, so if you have any interest in chemistry, come down and join us!
Current ACS Members can access the points sheet here.
Join our Facebook Group!
2/19: Thinkery Sign Up Deadline
2/24: Webinar, 5:30-7:30, Wel. 2.122
2/25: MANDATORY Meeting for CONFERENCE attendees! NHB 1.720, 5-5:30
2/25: Committee Meeting, 5:30 PM, NHB 1.720
2/28: Thinkery Volunteering, 2:30-5 PM
3/11: Committee Meeting, Location TBD
3/25: Undergrad Panel: Deadline for abstracts is March 1st!
4/1: Committee Meeting
4/5: Natural Sciences Council Med School Panel, 5-6:30, SAC 1.402
4/8: Brad Hall, Altermune Technologies
4/15: Committee Meeting
4/22: Stephen Martin
4/29: Committee Meeting
5/6: Sean Roberts
Check out our pictures from our past events!
Fundraising Committee: The Fundraising Committee is in charge of planning and executing fundraisers for the National Conference. If you love money and have unique ideas, consider joining the fundraising committee! Talk to fundraising committee chair Cindy Chan for more info.
Outreach Committee: The Outreach Committee is in charge of organizing volunteer events for the club. This semester we'll be doing demos in the Austin community and volunteering at the Thinkery. If you love working with children or need volunteer hours, consider joining the outreach committee! Talk to outreach committee chair Quynh Sam for more info.
Social Committee: The Social Committee is in charge of planning all the socials this semester. Last year, we went to Gourdough's and Zilker Park. Wednesdays after meetings we like to meet up and go to TCBY for $1 Waffle Cone Wednesdays! If you're fun and good at planning events, consider joining the social committee! Talk to social committee chair Meghan Baker for more info.
Committee meetings are from 5-6 PM in NHB 1.720 unless otherwise stated. All ACS members will receive points for attending various social, fundraising, and outreach events, and committee members will receive extra points for planning the events and attending committee meetings. If you have any questions, feel free to talk to any of the officers or committee chairs.
It's never too late to join a committee! Committee applications are available here.
Check back here later for information about job opportunities, volunteering, and more!