American Chemical Society at UCSD
Welcome to the home of UCSD ACSSA! We are much more than just the chemistry club at UC San Diego. ACSSA provides its members with not just great speakers and free food, but also opportunities to just relax with your fellow chemistry students and faculty or network with industry representatives. We typically meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Natural Sciences Building Auditorium. You can read more about us in the About section, through our Facebook group or by following us on Twitter.
7th Annual ACSSA Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium
American Chemical Society at UCSD
UCSD ACSSA is essentially an all-in-one resource for UCSD chemistry students. It provides a multitude of both social and academic events geared towards chemistry students. ACSSA features weekly meetings typically with a faculty or industry speaker who shares his/her experience in the chemistry field. We also put on social events, such as movie nights or our quarterly student/faculty mixer, which lets students and professors mingle in a fun, relaxed enviornment. ACSSA also organizes tours to various chemistry related places, such as the NMR Bubble, and provides resources to help students ace their classes or to find a job. You do not need to be in ACS to come to our events. We encourage anyone interested in the field of chemistry to join and participate in ACSSA events.
2012 - 2013: Received Outstanding Chapter Award
2012 - 2013: Recognized as a Green Chemistry Student Chapter
2011 - 2012: Received Honorable Mention Award
How to join National ACS Membership (and get reimbursed for it):
- Go to The National ACS Webpage
- Click on "Go directly to the membership application" (please note that there is a $25 annual membership fee).
- Go through and fill in the information. If you are referred by an ACS member, put in your referrer's membership number.
- Copy down your membership number.
- Download and fill out the ACSSA Reimbursement Form.
- Either email or hand your receipt to our treasurer (email@example.com).
- Receive free t-shirt and $10 reimbursement check.
2014-2015 ACSSA Officers
President - Karan Patel
Major: Pharmacological Chemistry Interests: Running/Basketball/Biking Fun Fact: I've been to over 10 countries. Favorite ACSSA Event: Undergraduate Research Symposium
Vice President - Amy Kuhn
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology Interests: Writing, musical theater, photography Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Spain in summer 2013 and got sunburnt 4 times! Favorite ACSSA Event: Expanding Your Horizons and Symposium
External Chair - Cole Carter
Major: Chemistry Interests: Rock climbing Fun Fact: I'd pick frozene yogurt over ice cream any day. Favorite ACSSA Event: Student faculty mixer
Internal Chair - Milton Ma
Major: Pharmacological Chemistry Interests: Playing sports, watching sports, hiking, and being in touch with the ocean Fun Fact: I know how to speak three languages fluently, but only know how to write in two. Favorite ACSSA Event: Quarterly faculty student mixer and research symposium
Treasurer - Leon Zhou
Major: Chemical Engineering Interests: Running, reading, hiking, baking Fun Fact: I used to be a pre-med and even took the MCAT. Favorite ACSSA Event: Student-Faculty Mixer
Secretary - Adrienne Desens
Major: Biochemistry / Chemistry Interests: Horseback riding (working cowhorse), Friday night Bible studies, playing Pokemon Fun Fact: I volunteered at Rueben H. Fleet Science center for a while and did live demos! Favorite ACSSA Event: Triton Day and the Undergraduate Research Symposium!
Publicity Co-chair - Nawal Abou Zahr
Major: Biochemistry / Chemistry Interests: Playing sports and the piano Fun Fact: I'm trilingual. Favorite ACSSA Event: Welcome back social
Publicity Co-chair - Levil Pilapil
Major: Biochemistry / Chemistry Interests: Backpacking, hiking, snowboarding Fun Fact: I made it all the way to Masters Championship in my senior year wrestling career in the 189 pound decision with a torn lateral meniscus, only to jam my left knee in the last round of the only match I had before state finals.
Social Chair - Jiadai Ma
Major: Biochemistry / Chemistry Interests: Dance, baseball, beach activities, watching musicals and fashion shows Fun Fact: I was beat by Dr. Cohen in balancing on kayaking boats:( (What?! I'm a dancer) Favorite ACSSA Event: Welcome back social and student-faculty mixer
Webmaster - Tiffany Tran
Major: General Biology Interests: Sleeping, playing video games, traveling, visual arts Fun Fact: My ultimate dream is to be an artist in my free time. Favorite ACSSA Event: Lab tours and the student-faculty mixers
The Intern Program is developed to offer enthusiastic ACSSA members the opportunity to get more involved with the organization. Interns will be able to attend officer meetings and see behind-the-scenes of how events are planned, publicized, and orchestrated. This is an exciting opportunity for members to gain a more active role by sharing their ideas for improvement, shadowing officers, and helping out with publicity.
Applications for the program are currently CLOSED. They will re-open in Fall Quarter 2014. Please check this website periodically for updates. We highly encourage you to take this opportunity to develop your leadership abilities and learn new skills!
Discounted Lab Supplies Sale
Come and buy your CHEM7L Lab Manuals, Safety Goggles, Carbon Copy Lab Notebooks and Molecular Model Kits at discounted prices!
DATE: Monday through Thursday from 8AM to 3PM
LOCATION: York Hall 4020B (next to Chemistry Advising)
- ACSSA Reimbursement Form
- How to Make a Research Poster Notes
- ACSSA Constitution
- ACSSA Officer Application Form
- Chemorphesis, a study guide to basic organic chemistry concepts.
- Intro to IR Spectroscopy
- Interpreting IR Spectrums
- Intro to NMR Spectroscopy
- Spectral Database of Organic Compounds
Spark is UCSD ACSSA’s program for educational outreach in chemistry. Our goal is to expose students to the excitement of science earlier in their career and to encourage science exploration beyond the classroom. We are a passionate group of individuals that has developed a program that brings engaging chemistry demonstrations straight to schools, giving young students the science exposure critical to sparking their curiosity.
If you would like us to make an appearance at your school or organization, you can contact Sarah Asper at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa Wette at email@example.com.
Our official website is in development. Check back for updates.
Annual ACSSA Undergraduate Research Symposium
The annual ACSSA-sponsored Undergraduate Research Symposium in Chemistry and Biochemistry is the key platform for undergraduate researchers in the chemical sciences to present their work to our academic community at UC San Diego. We encourage ALL students – regardless of year or study or stage of research - to take advantage of this opportunity to practice scholarly communication, to receive feedback from faculty and peers, and to make new professional connections.
Check HERE for more details regarding symposium!
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