Students can go beyond the average science class and gain advanced science-related career development opportunities by joining the American Chemical Society (ACS), local ACS chapter Secretary Kyle Pajarito said.
“The WVSU ACS chapter is one of the most active student organizations at WVSU,” Pajarito said, explaining why students in science-related fields should consider joining the organization. “We’re also officially recognized on a national level by the American Chemical Society. We encourage all students to join our chapter.”
He said the local chapter has members who major in a wide range of fields, including chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, mathematics, education, exercise science and computer science.
According to State’s website, the American Chemical Society presents many opportunities for outreach activities, such as trips to local schools and civic groups. It also supports career development through seminars, professional meetings and industrial visits.
ACS has a lot to offer when it comes to contributing to the community and creating opportunities for career development, Pajarito said.
He said ACS typically participates in blood drives with the American Red Cross, assists in administering the Brimhall Science Bowl, helps with the University of Scouting, promotes National Chemistry Week, hosts a trip to the Marshall University School of Medicine, participates in State Cares Day and attends the national ACS meeting.
The organization’s mission is to promote students’ involvement in the sciences and advanced related fields and better equip them for the their future career, Pajarito said.
He said he is confident in the future of ACS at State.
“We’ll continue to grow as an organization to encourage students to participate in ACS events and to make the most out of their time here at State,” he said.
President of the ACS chapter at State is Christoper Bias. The group meets weekly at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays in room 212 of Hamblin Hall.
Students interested in joining the ACS chapter at State or who want more information can contact Bias at firstname.lastname@example.org .