and Rebekah Flowers
COURTES Y OF SPELMAN COLLEGE
A Becoming the faculty advisor was
an obvious natural progression
for me, since I believe that one of
my missions in life is to empower
women of color to do “dynamic
science.” I also believe that our
ACS student chapter is an important organization on campus,
serving as a voice for students
interested in the chemical and
Kimberly M. Jackson,
A Annually, our ACS student chapter works with the local Atlanta
chapter of NOBCChE (National
Organization for the Professional
Advancement of Black Chemists
and Chemical Engineers) to host
Super Science Saturday. This event
is designed to inspire and spark
the interest of young students in
science by demonstrating various chemical reactions. Over 300
elementary and middle school
students participate in this event.
Week to recruit new students.
Also, last semester we had our
first chemistry club induction
ceremony. It was a full program
with students taking oaths and
receiving certificates. We believe
that by participating in this ceremony, members will take more of
an interest in participating in club
activities and staying active.
A The greatest challenge for me is
finding funds to provide more
students with the opportunity to
attend regional and national ACS
A For NCW, we hosted events every
day of the week, including a
Breast Cancer Awareness booth,
where we passed out pink ribbons
and breast health pamphlets. We
also made presentations in general chemistry lectures, performed
chemistry demonstrations for
elementary school students, and
made Mole Day door decorations.
A It is exciting for me to see the
spark the students have when
they interact with elementary
school students and expose them
A We host a booth at the Student
Organization Fair during Freshman
A Our chapter works closely with
the Morehouse College ACS student chapter. We participate in the
Atlanta AIDS Walk as a team and
co-host movie and bowling nights.
We also select a “Mr. Chemistry”
— from Morehouse — who
participates in our college’s
Homecoming Pageant and Ball.
A Our ACS student chapter holds
elections prior to the start of the
next academic year. We hold our
elections during our last general
meeting of the spring semester.
A Allow the students to take charge
of their ACS student chapter. Stay
open so that the students can
come freely to you with any concerns or questions. iC
We have developed a Facebook page, complete with group and fan pages.
Student members can access this page to learn about happenings at ACS, view
pictures from meeting events, and network with other student members nation-
wide. Just look up Audley “UNDERGRADPROGRAMS” Burke in the search box
and send us a friend request.
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