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WHAT IS ACSSA?

ACS is the American Chemical Society. It is a national society for professional chemists. ACS allows students to hold "affiliate" memberships - allowing them to experience the society without the full cost of membership. The ACS student affiliate at UNC is a group of ACS affiliate members that work to spread the fun of chemistry to the school and their community.

WHAT DOES THE UNC ACSSA DO?

ACSSA celebrates National Chemistry Week by hosting competitions and games throughout the week. They volunteer to do chemistry demonstrations throughout the community at local schools and community events. Throughout the year ACS sponsers campus activities including a fall BBQ, monthly movie nights, a brewery tour, finals week snack break, and an annual spring banquet. Every year ACS takes part in a community service project. ACS also sponsers fund-raisers to provide money for these activities.

HOW DO I JOIN?

Come to a meeting to join! Weekly meetings are held on the third floor of Ross outside of the Chemistry office. There is a lounge with couches and chairs to make everyone feel comfortable. During the Fall of 2005 the meetings are held on Mondays at 5:15 pm. There is usually food for anyone joining us.

HOW WILL I FIND OUT ABOUT EVENTS?

A newsletter is sent out after each meeting by the ACSSA secretary (Tara Elrod). This includes a brief summary of the last meeting. There is also a monthly bulletin board posted on the third floor of Ross with news about events, important information, and advances in Chemistry