The MSU SMACS

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The MSU SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society) is a nationally recognized, award winning student group that is part of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific community. 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, science awareness, promotion of chemistry, as well as social and educational events. MSU SMACS supports members in their attendance and participation at chemistry conferences to encourage networking and career development.

2019 SMACS Crew

*Photo Credit: Emily Chappell & Laura Olive

2019-2020 Events:

Date Event
07/31/19 Student Lounge Renovation Begins
08/27/19 ACS ChemLuminary Awards Banquet (San Diego, CA)
09/05/19 General Meeting: The State of SMACS
09/14/19 Dept. of Chemistry & SMACS Tailgate (Kansas State at MSU)
09/15/19 Escape Room Planning Session
09/19/19 SMACS/CGSA Joint Meeting

 

Officers

Position Officer Email
President Zoe Fokakis znf4@msstate.edu
President Elect Olivia Murtagh olm38@msstate.edu
Vice President Sydney Canaday sdc414@msstate.edu
Secretary Nathan Frey ncf74@msstate.edu
Treasurer Ruby Hall rh1558@msstate.edu
Outreach Coordinator Emily Davis emd325@msstate.edu
Social Media Coordinator Emily Chappell ec1159@msstate.edu
Upper Classmen Representative Matthew Figgins mtf159@msstate.edu
Lower Classmen Representative Hayden Davis hmd213@msstate.edu
Faculty Co-Advisor Dr. Whitnee Nettles wnettles@chemistry.msstate.edu
Faculty Co-Advisor Dr. C. Edwin Webster ewebster@chemistry.msstate.edu
Faculty Advisor Dr. Eric Van Dornshuld edornshuld@chemistry.msstate.edu

*Photo Credit: Emily Chappell

How To Join

To become a member of MSU SMACS, go to www.ACS.org 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 by performing 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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