Division of Biological and Physical Sciences
American Chemical Society Student Affiliate
International Year of Chemistry
In honor of 2011 being the International Year of Chemistry, the ACS is hosting many special events and promoting chemistry in unique ways. On a recent episode of Jeopardy!, chemistry was featured as a category as a way of connecting to the Year of Chemistry.
Watch the Jeopardy video
The DSU student chapter of the American Chemical Society is open to all science majors. The chemistry club visits local elementary schools bringing hands-on science activities, celebrates National Chemistry Week, sponsors guest speakers from scientists, and supports various charities. This year's charity is the Ronald McDonald House and students will be collecting items in boxes around Walters throughout the fall semester.
In previous years, members filled two grocery carts full of food for the campus food drive, held a bake sale for the Red Cross Haiti relief efforts, and saved Box Tops for local schools. The group also gets together for fun science demonstrations, such as the thermite reaction and blowing up pumpkins. Students in the chemistry club are assisted with applying for summer research internship programs and form relationships with other science majors and faculty members that can last a lifetime.
|Public Relations||Christine Rustom
|Faculty Advisors||Dr. Rie Somlai
Ms. Lacey Fitts
This year ACS has made many strides on going green! ACS has put up a bulletin board in the Science building that shows the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry and other ways of going "green." We have been proactive with helping change or laboratories over to more environmentally friendly labs and have brought in speakers that have talked to us about alternate fuels and other "green" topics.
This year ACS has brought in several speakers to teach us about alternate fuels, health problems in our area, and different health professions to talk to us about their field of work. ACS has also, formed a partnership with Bayou Academy and has had fun going to Bayou Academy and teaching the students about Chemistry and showing them fun and cool experiments with their students. This has been a great partnership we have made with this school that we hope to continue and we even judged their science fair this semester!
Can't wait for next year! Have a wonderful summer!
|ACS member Hend Alboshaba helps some junior chemists perform an experiment.|
|ACS members Christine Rustom, Tripp Smith, Tebreena Washington, and Kristie Price were part of the Homecoming Campus Clean-up team.|