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YSU ACS Student Chapter

The American Chemical Society Student Chapter is an undergraduate organization devoted to increasing of knowledge and interest in the fields of chemistry.  Majors involving chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biology, and forensics are welcome to join.  The activities of the organization are meant to enhance the college experience for YSU students and to prepare undergraduates for successful careers.  The organization also works on volunteer projects which help the community, conduct chemistry demonstrations at local schools and other events, like Silly Science Sunday at OH WOW! Children’s Center for Science and Technology and the Canfield Fair.  Group social events like picnics and the annual holiday party make the members’ experience both educational and fun. In 2019 the organization celebrated its 70th anniversary!

National ACS Awards:

Outstanding Student Chapter Award – 1991-92

Commendable Student Chapter Awards: 2015-16, 2016-17, 2019-20

Honorable Mention Awards: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2017-18, 2018-19



President – Kira Bowman;

Vice President – Alexcia Soto;

Secretary – Brooke Keller

Treasurer – Zarah Shah

Historian – Sophia Vemulapalli


Drs. Serra ( and Stourman (

Fall semester meetings are held in WBH 2006 at 2 pm on  Sept 16th, Sept 30th, Oct 14th, Oct 28th, Nov 4th, Nov 18th, and Dec 2nd.

Take a tour of YSU Ward Beecher Hall  with ACS Student Chapter

Read the YSU ACS Student Chapter Newsletter “Mortar & Pestle”

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

February 2021

March 2021

April 2021

October 2021

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