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ACS Sewanee: Chemistry Club

2017-18 Officers

President: Miranda Callahan, C'18
VP: Katharine Barwick, C'19
VP: Phillip Berger, C'19
Treasurer: Brenna Bierman, C'20
Secretary: Gayle Manacsa, C'20

The American Chemical Society (ACS) supports undergraduates interested in chemistry by maintaining a network of student groups all across the country.  Sewanee's group is called ACS Sewanee: Chemistry Club.  Students can become a national member of ACS by paying a discounted member fee, although students are not required to join in order to be part of our group.  Members receive ACS's award-winning In Chemistrymagazine, discounted registration rates at regional and national meetings, and free career-building workshops and access to databases of available positions nationally.

ACS Sewanee: Chemistry Club participate in a variety of activities each year.  Officers are elected in the fall at the first meeting of the year.  Normally we celebrate National Chemistry Week (the third week of October) with a demonstration blitz in each class at our elementary school and two preschools.  We help organize and cook for the chemistry department's fall social dinner, to which all students taking a chemistry course are invited.  We have science movie nights in Blackman Auditorium, with members choosing films and making popcorn.  The highlight of the spring semester is the annual Evening of Chemical Magic demonstration show, usually held in April in Blackman Auditorium.  We also observe Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, an ACS program to raise chemistry awareness, with anything from a giveaway at McClurg to a booth at the Earth Day Fest in town. ACS Sewanee: Chemistry Clubalso attend ACS local section meetings when possible and can receive travel funds to attend regional and national conferences across the country.  In November 2017 four students and two faculty members went to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Southeast Regional Meeting of the ACS.  (SERMACS)

If you are interested in becoming a member of ACS Sewanee: Chemistry Club, please email an advisor:

Dr. Bethel Seballos, Bio Chemistry Director,  Faculty Advisor


A Winter Wonderland of Chemistry Experiments

The Sewanee Chemistry Club’s 12th Annual Community Chemistry Demonstration Show was held at 6:00p.m. on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Nearly 100 children and parents were entertained with A Winter Wonderland of Chemistry Experiments. This annual production is entirely student written and performed.