Student Members of the American Chemical Society



Clips of  SMACS in the 2012-13 NEWS

The students registered in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Pre-professional (Sci-Med, Pharmacy, etc.) Programs are invited to join the #1 Science Club on Campus

The following links leads one to discern the sort of activities the chapter undertakes:

1. UTM SMACS 2011-12 in the News

2. 2011 High School Science Bowl
3. 2012 Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting.

4. SMACS participate in National ACS mtg in San Diego

5. SMACS 2011 Homecoming Viva Las Martin, Safety Goggles & Periodic

    Chart of Elements Food Cans for the Hungry

6.  SMACS 2009 BSA Clinic

7. Green Chemistry Activities

8. Miscellaneous Activities

9. Speakers

10. UTM SMACS YouTube

          (Earth Day 2011- Thermite Reaction, SMACS Tour for Solar Enery,  SMACS president Corey Jones interviews Dr. Jerry Bell re Sustainability, Science Bowl Interviews , WLJT-TV Interviews  re Green Chemistry at ACCM)

11. Nineteen UTM SMACS attend 2013 Spring National Meeting of ACS


SMACS participate in the 145th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans

Nineteen U.T.- Martin student members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) participated in the 145th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans April 7 & 8. They presented three posters at different sessions and a demonstration at the Household Chemicals Demonstrations Exchange besides participating in and/or helping as volunteers with execution of numerous activities.

On Sunday night the chapter received plaques for the Outstanding Rating and for Green Chapter at an Awards Ceremony following which the group made a picture with chair of the ACS Society Committee on Chemical Education Dr. Andy Jorgensen , Manager of the Undergraduate Programs at ACS Nancy Bakowski, the director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute Dr. David Constable and ACS president-elect Dr. Tom Barton.
L to R:
Jorgensen. SMACS Chelsea Peeler, Meagan Eason, Amber Watson, Krishna Patel, Krysten Harris, Christy Lee, Priya Patel, Elizabeth DeVlieger, Bakowski, faculty advisor Dr. S. K. Airee, Barton, Constable, SMACS Gilbert Forgays, Chappell Smith, Corey Jones, Ian Garrigan, Saumil Patel, Heather Vacovsky, Eric Staggs, Matthew Roberson, Jomathan Travis, William Crosby and Stephanie Gourley.

Dr. Airee chartered the ACS student chapter at UTM in 1971 and has been a faculty sponsor far longer than any other advisor in the nation. With him as advisor, the chapter has won a record number of Outstanding Ratings and Green Chapter awards amongst 1000+ chapters nationwide.

The following is the list of UTM presentations at the meeting:

Colorful and pedagogic demonstrations involving the transition metals and halogens
Chelsea N Peeler, Saumil V Patel, Gilbert J Forgays, Jonathan M Travis, Ian E Garrigan, Shakti K Airee.(Chemical Education #1579)

Red cabbage extract as acid/base indicator and paper chromatography
Matthew Roberson, Amber Watson, et al (Household Chemicals Demo Exchange #38)

Automated sample extraction using dynamic IEF for the separation and analysis of hemoglobin variants
Robbie Montgomery (Analytical Chem #18)

Validating dynamic IEF using hemoglobin Variants
Robbie Montgomery & Meagan Eason (Analytical Chemistry #108)

Reactions of unsaturated nitro compounds under Rh-catalyzed hydroformylation conditions <
Corey L. Jones, Mark D. Keränen. (Chemical Education # 928)

Copy of the Chapter Annual Report 2009-10

Student Member benefits  include:

A. Web access to Chemical and Engineering News weekly
B. National SMACS Newsletter - inChemistry
C. Careers Information

D. List-serv
E. Half-price discount for meals at KLS-ACS meetings

Notices of the activities are posted on the bulletin board on the 3rd floor
of EPS and also sent by e-mail to all members.

TO JOIN contact any SAACS officer or the Faculty Advisor Dr. Airee (EXT #7454, EPS 308D), or come by the Chemistry Department Office in EPS 319.

To access last year's home page, click here

Page updated by Krysten Harris, Priya Patel and Dr. S. K. Airee, April 16, 2013

Page updated by Lee A. Elliott and Dr. S. K. Airee, May 10, 2010

Page updated February 3, 2011 by Sam Moran