ACS at the University of Maryland College Park


The American Chemical Society (ACS) is an international community of chemists and scientists with a mission “To advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners.” Here at College Park, we started an ACS student chapter to strengthen the scientific community on campus. Scroll down to find out more about how we foster professional development, networking and community service!

Our Activities


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Events

The ACS national organization celebrates chemistry 365 days a year. We do our best to try to keep up by hosting Mole Day Celebrations, attending conferences, and organizing trivia nights. Our events are a great way to relax and meet people who are as excited about science as you are! Let us know if you think of any fun activities we can do as a chapter that are at least somewhat related to science!

Outreach

Our chapter is committed to using what we learn in the classroom to educate kids about science. We regularly set up experiments at fairs, museums, and after school programs to teach basic chemistry concepts to young children and hopefully get them excited to learn science in school. We also recently started a tutoring program at local College Park Academy to teach high schoolers struggling with their chemistry course load. We'd love your participation in any of our outreach activities!

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Speakers

Each semester we invite professional chemists to speak about their work. Chemists from the FDA, NIH, NRL visit campus to both speak about the research done at their agency and sometimes to inform us about internship opportunities. UMD Professors also come speak about research performed in their lab, occasionally looking for new undergraduate lab members. These meetings are valuable insights into grad school and possible career paths.

Upcoming events


Movie Night

Need a break from midterms? Watch Wall-E with the ACS this Friday from 7-9 pm!
Date: 11/10/17   Location: Marker Seminar Room

Food Chemist

Interested in the chemistry of food? Come participate in our talk with a professional!
Date: 11/15/17   Location: CHEM 1402

Speaker

We will update this panel as more information becomes available
Date: TBA   Location: TBA

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