Who We Are

Chem Club promotes academic and community development of undergraduate Chemistry and related majors at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. To this end, the club room is set up as an informal space where most of us hang out between classes. As a result, the club is a great venue for underclassmen to receive advice on professors, classes, and chemistry in general from those who are farther along the path. In addition, since active members have access to the room 24/7, some of us also like to study here at night. Some of the resources that the club offers are

  • computers with unlimited printing
  • an extensive library which includes many textbooks currently used in the Chemistry curriculum
  • recent issues of Chemical & Engineering News, Nature Methods, and Science magazines
  • couches for catching z's between classes
  • kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker (and coffee), as well as utensils and plates

In Spring 2010, our weekly meetings are on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. At the meetings, we plan events and address any business that comes our way. Although the department funds some events – most notably, the spring barbecue – we are fairly self–sufficient, so club business often involves organizing fundraisers in order to pay for the resources that we offer. However, meetings are often fun, so everyone is welcome to come!

Our administrative structure, procedures, and other rules are outlined in our constitution.