Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society. Their mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Their vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

Service projects include Habitat for Humanity; litter pickup and cleanup at Lander and in the Greenwood community; blood drives; food drives; Humane Society; and other volunteer opportunities that the students are interested in doing.

Professional development includes chemical industrial plant tours (FUJI, Solutia, etc.), chemistry demonstrations at Lander and local elementary, middle and high schools, judging science fairs in the community, and attending meetings of the Western Carolina chapter of the American Chemical Society, which includes seminars by invited speakers and dinners at other universities in S.C. and N.C.

Social and recreational activities are intended to provide the students with the opportunities to get together with faculty members on an informal basis and to provide interactions between all students in a relaxed atmosphere. These include white-water rafting trips, camping, several potluck lunches and dinners during the academic year, end-of-the-semester picnics at Lake Greenwood, intramural sports at Lander and meetings at Lander.

 

Club President:

Vernon (Trey) Clamp
vernon.clamp1@lander.edu

Club Advisor:

Lisa Brodhacker
lbrodhacker@lander.edu

 

National ACS Website