Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS)

SMACS lab tour

The Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) at the University of Memphis is a chartered student and faculty-led organization dedicated to all degree levels of the sciences, specifically chemistry. We inform our members of careers in chemistry, including—but not limited to—industrial, education, and health professions to further knowledge of the sciences for preparation in these promising fields. SMACS works alongside other STEM groups on campus to stimulate scientific thinking in young minds and to promote the study of chemistry in schools around the city of Memphis through service-learning.

The SMACS group will host student meetings in Smith Hall 218 at 12:45pm on alternating Fridays, and events including ice cream socials, research seminars, volunteer opportunities, industry tours, and more. We look forward to seeing you!

SMACS General Meetings and Events for Spring 2018:

February 2nd: Join us for our first meeting of the new year! Learn about our planned activities, eat some pizza, and join the club!

February 16th: The science of love. Happy Valentine's Day!

March 16th: We will be touring one of the microbreweries in Memphis. Stay tuned for details

April 13th: Study session for General Chemistry finals

April 20th: SMACS officer elections for the 2018-2019 academic year

The purpose of SMACS is to provide outreach programs to local schools, tutor students enrolled in chemistry courses, and present insightful research through seminars from guest speakers about current topics and careers in chemistry. The Student Members of the American Chemical Society have the opportunity to network by volunteering with the regional and national ACS section to increase regional involvement with fellow chemistry students and faculty.

Stop by the ACS main office in Smith Hall 105 or email us at to contact the officers and join SMACS today!

We encourage all of our student members to join the National American Chemical Society. Learn more about the benefits of being an ACS member here. Click here to view our current constitution and by-laws.

The new SMACS Executive Board for 2017-2018 (pic coming soon!):

President - Adriauna Sanders
Vice President - Karen Vuong
Secretary - Jake Myers
Treasurer - Kasey Stewart
Activities and Service Chair - Sheila Tran
Faculty adviser: Prof. Nathan DeYonker

The SMACS Executive Board for 2016-2017:

2016 Officers 

From L to R: Andrea, Kasey, Karen, Abigail, Adriauna, Dr. DeYonker