American Chemical Society - Student Members
The ACS-SM is a professional organization for students interested in chemistry as a career. Members of this group attend national chemistry meetings and undergraduate research conferences. They host guest lecturers for Chemistry seminars and tour chemical industries.
The ACS-SM participates in many service activities campus-wide and community-wide. These include maintaining Adopt-A-Spot (located in the rear of the Science Center), and helping area Boy Scouts earn Merit Badges in Chemistry.
Social activities, such as picnics, pizza parties, and softball games are also part of the ACS-SM experience.
Each year the student group produces a "Survival Guide" to the chemistry department. This years guide can be downloaded here.
Sigma Zeta, a National Honorary Society, has been active at the University of Southern Indiana for over 30 years. It recognizes students majoring in the sciences or mathematics who have earned 30 semester hours of credit (15 hrs of math and science classes) and achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students are nominated by faculty and the executive committee for membership into this organization. New members are accepted into the organization during a formal initiation ceremony.
Sigma Zeta members participate in several activities throughout the school year including judging science fairs, attending graduate school fairs, and presenting research at national meetings.
The Sigma Zeta Faculty advisor is Dr. Brent Summers.