FIU Chemistry Club


The Chemistry Club at Florida International University was recognized as a Chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society in October 1979.  The chapter allows students in chemistry related career paths to become better acquainted with the subdisciplines in the chemical profession and provides assistance with preparing and presenting technical material. It also fosters the awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.

Moreover, academic and industrial information in chemically-related fields is presented. Guest speakers are invited for career-development talks and workshops. The chemistry club also sponsors and co-sponsors seminars presented by the Chemistry Department.

Our club also participates in chemistry outreach activities allowing students of all majors interested in chemistry to participate in these activities. Our university and community involvement includes demonstrations for elementary school students, collaborations with other clubs, field trips to Dade County's Crime Laboratory, and Dade's Drug Enforcement Administration Laboratory. We also fundraise throughout the year to attend the ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting. Our annual socials include BBQs, Halloween events, and an annual end-of-semester picnics.

The Chemistry Club co-sponsors along with SOFLACS, the South Florida ACS section, the annual SOFLACS banquet at FIU, where awards are given to the best students. The University of Miami, Barry University, and Nova Southeastern University also participate in the SoFLACS ceremony.

If you have any questions or ideas you can contact one of the officers or you can e-mail the Chemistry Club under 'Contact Us'.

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Updated 01-17-11
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