The American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

University of Pittsburgh

The American Chemical Society-Student Affiliate organization at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant and active undergraduate group. We are dedicated to fostering a greater knowledge of the field of chemistry and its utility to humanity, promoting interest in the branches of science throughout the local community through our various outreach programs, and promoting closer interactions and relationships among the campus body. To accomplish this threefold mission, we recruit various faculty and industry members to speak about their current research projects. Next, by sponsoring various outreach programs such as the Saturday Science Academy and presenting exhibits at the Carnegie Science Center for both National Chemistry Week and the SciTech Festival, this organization is attempting to ignite curiosity and passion for the sciences throughout the Pittsburgh area. Finally, members of the student body with diverse backgrounds are able interact and form friendships through participation in ACS-SA sponsored activities such as pumpkin painting, holiday parties, and the senior barbeque.

Because of the continued dedication and involvement of our members, this society has received honors and national recognition from the ACS for thirteen consecutive years. A crowning achievement for our organization was being one out of over nine-hundred student affiliate groups to be designated as an “Outstanding” chapters in the 2001-02 academic year, an honor only thirty other affiliate groups across the country also received.

We invite undergraduates in all majors to explore this website to learn more about the Student Affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society at the University of Pittsburgh and extend an open invitation to attend our weekly meetings held on Fridays at noon in 132 Chevron Science Center.