explain the event and pass out cards with the names and contact
information for all of the participating clubs. The cards will also
include two perforated sections that can be torn off. One of the
sections will allow the students to vote on their favorite beverage
of the evening (the organization with the most popular mocktail
will receive a prize). The second perforated section will be a short
survey/comment card. This would allow participants to easily
express their opinions about the event before leaving.
If your organization is hosting a similar event, make sure to
plan ahead. Finding co-sponsors not only cuts the cost for your
club but also helps build useful relationships between student
organizations. Getting to know the leaders of the other science
clubs on campus helped us to coordinate other events this year.
It was a lot of fun and a great way to attract new members.
Kevin Jiles is a senior biochemistry major at
Mercer University and president of the ACS
student chapter. He plans on attending
medical school next year.
Jennifer Look is an assistant professor of
chemistry at Mercer University and co-advisor
of the Mercer ACS student chapter. When not organizing ACS parties, she is
involved in environmental and organometallic chemistry research.
Volunteers fill plastic test tubes with Blue Tropical Twist solution at the
ACS student chapter table.
Blue Tropical Twist Mocktail (LEFT) and Gold Mock Champagne, served
in plastic test tubes.
ACS MOCKTAIL RECIPES
Blue Tropical Twist Mocktail
• 1 gallon of blue fruit punch drink
(such as Berry Blue Typhoon
• 25 oz. coconut milk
• 25 oz. pineapple juice
• 25 oz. ginger ale
Gold Mock Champagne
• 2 liters of ginger ale
• 46 oz. pineapple juice
• 64 oz. white grape juice
April/May 2014 www.acs.org/undergrad • inChemistry