Plymouth State University American Chemical Society Student Chapter

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Our club aims to afford undergraduate students having a chemistry- related majors or just simply having interest in chemistry (1) an opportunity to better informed and familiar with the professional association; (2) an opportunity to connect with alumni in academia research or industrial companies; and (3) an opportunity to present, inform and engage local community and local students to chemical sciences.
Our club was established in 2015 under Mrs. Marguerite Crowell's and Dr. Anil Waghe's supervisions. Our club meeting creates an environment for students to share their experiences in chemistry majors, which freshman and sophomore students can benefit from juniors and seniors. Furthermore, we have at least one alumni every year comes back and gives a presentation on what they are doing, which can be very helpful for undergraduate students like us to know the "real world". Every year, we went to Plymouth Middle school to do chemistry demonstrations for K7-8 students to celebrate the National Chemistry Week and get students involved in hands-on activities with chemistry. In addition, we tried to get involved in community service as a way to give back. Last year, we volunteer at Circle Trot marathon event and we are planning to do not only Circle Trot again but other events this year.
If money was of no worry, I can carry out more activities and events for my fellows to (1) enhance their technical knowledge and skills by doing small projects studying local issues; (2) obtain experiences in preparing and presenting technical material in front of variety of audiences and (3) broaden my members' network by having table events for chemistry demonstrations or attending ACS regional conference and ACS national conference; (4) foster the professionalism among the members by hosting seminars featuring speakers from other university or industrial company; (5) give back to the community by volunteering in local or nearby events.

Goal for funding:
$4220 consists of $4020 for 6 students to go to ACS National Meeting to present Plymouth State University ACS Student Chapter and research posters in Orlando, FL departing March 30th and coming back April 5th, includingregistration fees $720 ($120/undergraduate student), ground transportation $300, economic round-trip flight tickets $1800 ($300/aldult) and boarding rooms $1200 (6 people for 6 days); $200 for poster preparation including printing, chemical and supplies for activities.

Thank you for your support,
Bao Nguyen
President ACS Student Chapter

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