Student Organization Spotlight: American Chemical Society

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The Youngstown State University American Chemical Society is part of the larger, national organization, American Chemical Society.

The ACS is the world’s largest scientific society, and our student chapter follows its lead in promoting chemistry on our campus and in our community,” said Jennifer Miller, president of YSU ACS. “We also are actively involved in community service, professional development and networking.”

YSU ACS is a very active student organization and participates in a variety of different activities. This past fall semester, YSU ACS has done science shows at OH WOW!, the Canfield Fair, on campus, and participated in a clean-up day with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. YSU ACS also hosted an informational session on NEOMED’s pharmacy and medical programs.

To end the fall semester, YSU ACS visited Fairhaven School for Special Education and put on a science show for their students.

We’ve revamped our demo list throughout the semester, so the students [were] in for quite a show!” Miller said.

To join YSU ACS, you don’t have to be a chemistry major.

We have members who are in chemical engineering, biology, civil engineering…” Miller said. “We welcome anyone, and we’re always happy to have new members join! Students should join ACS because not only are we a highly active organization, we offer a variety of events throughout the semester. We put quite a bit of focus on professional development and networking as well.”