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Welcome to American Chemical Society, UT Student Affliates!

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 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 best 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 sponsoring TEDMEDLive at UT on September 12th. We also will be selling lab notebooks for chemistry and biochemistry courses from 8/26-9/10 in Welch Hall from 10-3 PM. Later on in the semester we'll be volunteering at Longhorn Halloween and the Thinkery.

We are always looking for new members, so if you have any interest in chemistry, come down and join us!

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Meetings and Events

Our meetings are every other Wednesday from 5-6 PM in Welch 2.122, Welch Convocation Center. Committee meetings occur during the off-weeks from 5-6 PM in Welch convocation hall. We have free pizza at every meeting, and dues are $10. A full list of meeting and committee meeting dates will be posted soon.




Officers

  • Jessica Chan

    Jessica is a 4th year Chemistry major. As President, she oversees the entire organization.

  • Yousef Okasheh

    Yousef is the Vice President of ACS and is in charge of inviting guest speakers to the meetings.

  • Doran Pendleton

    Doran is the Treasurer of ACSC and is in charge of the organizing the budget and collecting dues.

  • Vincent Duong

    Vincent is the Secretary and is in charge of taking attendance at all meetings and keeping track of the points.

  • Sanjana Balachandra

    Sanjana is the Webmaster and is in charge of maintaining the website and taking pictures at events.

  • Cindy Chan

    Cindy is the Fundraising Committee Chair and is in charge of organizing fundraisers and profit shares.

  • Meghan Baker

    Meghan is the Social Committee Chair and is in charge of planning all socials for the club.

  • Quynh Sam

    Quynh is the Outreach Committee Chair and is in charge of organizing all the volunteer events.

  • Dylan Sucich

    Dylan is the Organization Representative and represents UT ACS at Natural Sciences Council Org Rep meetings. If you have any suggestions, please leave it in the suggestion box below.

Committees

Want to know how to get more involved with UT ACS Student Chapter? Consider joining one of our committees!


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 Wel 2.122 (same room as the general meetings). Committee meeting location is subject to change. 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. If you have any questions, feel free to talk to any of the officers or committee chairs.

Committee applications are available here.


Resources

Check back here later for information about job opportunities, volunteering, and more!


Contact Us

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at acs.utexas@gmail.com

This page last updated 01/06/15