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The MSU SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society) is part of the national organization, the American Chemical Society. MSU SMACS strives to cultivate leadership and promote science through education and demonstration. To achieve these goals, MSU SMACS offers leadership roles in officer and committee head positions.  The organization continues to further these goals by encouraging personal initiative in its members to develop creative ideas for fundraising awareness, promotion, social, and educational events. MSU SMACS supports members in their attendance and participation at chemistry conferences to encourage networking and career development.

2018-2019 Events:

Date Event
08/22/18 Shades of Starkville
09/06/18 Joint SMACS/CGSA Meeting
09/10/18 The Chemistry of Baseball
10/22/18-10/27/18 NCW: Out Of This World
10/27/18 NCW Tailgate Extravaganza
11/29/18 Dept. of Chemistry: Barn Party

2018-2019 Officers

Position Officer
President Zoe Fokakis
Vice President Olivia Murtagh
Secretary Ruby Hall
Treasurer Sydney Canaday
Historian Keely Russell
Consultant Allie Hanson
Faculty Advisor Dr. Eric Van Dornshuld

How to Join:

To become a member of MSU SMACS, go to and sign up for national membership. Then join us at the MSU SMACS biweekly meetings held in Hand Lab on the MSU campus on Thursday evenings at 6:00.

Not sure about joining? The meetings are open to anyone that is interested in chemistry and educating the community: so come by and see if SMACS is for you.

Benefits of Being a Member of SMACS:

  1. Meeting new people, such as fellow students and faculty members
  2. Funding opportunities for research, travel, and conferences
  3. Involvment within the Department of Chemistry, the campus, and the community
  4. Gain hands on experience through science demonstrations
  5. Stay connected in the science community through ACS membership
  6. Gain insight into different career options in chemistry
  7. SMACS sponsors service projects allowing members to give back to the community
  8. SMACS is fun, and anyone can join and be a part of the great MSU chapter!


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