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:
- 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.
2015-2016 ACSSA Officers
President - Levi Pilapil
Major: Biochemistry / Chemistry Interests: Snowboarding & Travel Fun Fact: UC LEADS Research Scholar. Favorite ACSSA Event: Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Vice President - Cole Carter
Major: Chemistry Interests: Rock climbing, teaching, & photography Fun Fact: Frozen yogurt is better than ice cream, FACT! Favorite ACSSA Event: Student Faculty Mixer
External Chair/Webmaster - Zayd A. Turbi
Major: Biosynthetic Chemistry Interests: Revolutionary philanthropy, venture capitalism, & graffiti art. Fun Fact: I am not a UCSD Regents Scholar. Favorite ACSSA Event: The Local Companies Lectures
Internal Chair - Adela 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
Treasurer - Marcus Yu
Major: General Chemistry Interests: Baseball, basketball, futbol, & sleeping. Fun Fact: Pokemon is short for pocket monsters. Favorite ACSSA Event:Graduate Student Panel
Secretary - Darlene Nguyen
Major: General Chemistry Interests: Community service, baking, biking, shopping Fun Fact: My biggest fear is drowning even though I love watersports! Favorite ACSSA Event: Expanding Your Horizons!
Publicity Co-chair - Jeff Nguyen
Major: Biochemistry / Chemistry Interests: Basketball & Travel Fun Fact: I'm a low key handyman. Favorite ACSSA Event: Quarterly Socials, of course!
Publicity Co-chair - Rita Hanna Al-Kass
Major: Biochemistry / Chemistry Interests: Cooking, biking, & tennis Fun Fact: I have lived in 4 different countries before coming to the U.S.
Social Co-Chair - Susanna Lee
Major: Biochemistry / Chemistry Interests: Reading, daydreaming, and playing the violin & piano. Fun Fact: I can… Favorite ACSSA Event: Graduate School & You with Dr. Figueroa
Social Co-Chair - Sharon Xu
Major: Biochemistry / Cell Biology Interests: Dancing, shopping, traveling & new foods! Fun Fact: I can name the eastern seaboard in order starting with Maine. Favorite ACSSA Event: Expanding Your Horizons!
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. Please check back periodically for updates.
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: Thursday, September 24th - Wednesday September 30th
TIME: September 24th - 30th from 8AM to 2PM
LOCATION: York Hall 4020A (next to Chemistry Advising)
Welcome Back Social
Find out more about upcoming ACSSA events, meet and get to know your chemistry classmates through games. FREE food and drinks served at 6:30PM!
DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: NSB Auditorium
- 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
- Practice Exams
- Master Organic Chemistry (study guides)
- Chem Helper (practice tests, question forum, explantions, etc.)
- NMR Practice Problems
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 us at email@example.com.
Check us out at our new website!
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!
We love chemistry. Do you love chemistry as well? Come to our weekly GBM or shoot us an email.
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