News & Events
The SCU Chem Club had another activity-packed year in 2015. We are happy to report that we also managed to snag our 23rd consecutive Chapter award from the American Chemical Society (Commendable Chapter Award) for 2014-2015!
We appreciate the chance to interact with about 35 very bright local high school students who were competing for a chance to represent the USA at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Azerbaijan (one of the students WAS selected to be a member of that four-4 student team!!); we are always proud to be able to facilitate this worthy activity.
We also participated in research-related activities in 2014-research. We also hosted two ACS Webinar “Program-In-A-Box” events including a webinar on “Chemistry on the 2015, meeting with numerous seminar speakers (and hosting lots and lots of munchies for the seminars!) and continued to organize a research panel in the Spring. In this event, experienced upper division students talked to lower division students about their experiences with regard to finding a research lab and in conducting undergraduate Silver Screen” and a second webinar on “Tales of Lab Safety: How to Avoid Rookie Accidents”. In the Spring we attended the annual Northern California Undergraduate Research Symposium; club members gave oral and poster presentations of research ranging from physical chemistry to organic chemistry to biochemical education research in a spectacular setting on the lovely UCSC campus.
It wouldn’t be Chem Club if we didn’t host lots of food-related activities! This year we trusted our tried-and-true activities such as the Thanksgiving “TRP for Turkey” sandwich party, a Pi day social, a Sweetest Day social, ice cream socials, and the usual Pizza parties. We also had a Valentines party where we made valentines for the faculty and staff (especially LOURDES!!!!!!!); we distributed them on Valentine’s Day as a way of saying thanks to all of these amazing people year long.