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American Chemical Society Student Chapter

Washington College has a student affiliates chapter of the American Chemical Society. This student organization is committed to the celebration and promotion of chemistry education on campus, in the community, and around the world.

American Chemical Society

The ACS Student Affiliates Chapter is a student organization committed to advancing and promoting an excitement for the study of chemistry. 

The chapter is particularly focused on outreach to local schools and invites Kent County Middle School students to campus each year and performs chemistry "Magic Shows" with local elementary school students. The chapter also organizes a popular explosive pumpkin carving event at Halloween each year and we recently made rainbow bismuth crystals with EROS at Valentine's Day. 

Another great networking opportunity is the American Chemical Society’s National Conference. With hundreds of lectures to choose from, in topics ranging from environmental science, to physical chemistry, to biomedical research, this is truly an exciting event. Through these events, members come to realize that an appreciation for chemistry is not just suitable for the sciences, but for life itself!

Faculty Adviser: James Lipchock, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Department Co-Chair


Students from Kent County Middle School came to WAC to do some enzyme labs under the direction of various members of the American Chemistry Society.