Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS)
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
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.
The 2020-2021 officers are:
Kyle Bledsoe - President
Yao Gao - Secretary
Connor Brown - Treasurer
Martin Guerrero - Activities Chair
COVID-19 has messed up our schedule of events for Spring and Fall 2020.
Stop by the ACS main office in Smith Hall 105 or email Dr. DeYonker get in touch with 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. View the constitution and by-laws >
Fall 2020 EVENTS:
Introductory mass meeting on September 10th at 12-1 PM
Virtual lab tour of Smith Chemistry on September 15th at 1-2 PM