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Student Chapters

Student chapters are organizations affiliated with the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) and the Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE), providing networking, career development and opportunities to students and post-doctoral associates in the polymer field.

How do I start a POLY/PMSE Student Chapter?

Guidelines for starting a POLY/PMSE Student Chapter
Example By-Laws 
Student Chapter Enrollment Form

Please contact Liz Bright [E-mail] and Daniel Savin [E-mail] with any additional questions on how to start a student chapter.

POLY/PMSE Student Chapters provide access to other graduate students, faculty, government lab researchers, and industrial employees and administrators in both professional and social environments. Opportunities are available for financial support of seminar and group activities.

Chapter support is based on the total active POLY and PMSE members in the student chapter (dual membership in POLY and PMSE by one student is counted as 1.5 students). Student chapters receive between $200 – $500 based on the number of POLY and PMSE members in the annual report. This funding can be used to host speakers for a special symposium, hold a poster session with students from the chapter and other chapters in the same region, host community outreach events to teach elementary or high school students about polymers, or hold job fairs and other events which add value to members or which help the chapter grow.

Student Chapters

UniversityFaculty AdvisorPresidentWebsite
Arizona State UniversityTimothy LongClarissa Westover
Case Western UniversityGary WnekDaniel Verrico
Colorado State UniversityMegan HillEthan QuinnTwitter
CornellErin StacheLejla CamdzicWebsite (
Florida A&M/Florida State UniversityJustin KennemurCourtney LeoWebsite (
Southwest OhioNeil Ayres, Dominik KonkolewiczTony Smith
Texas A&M UniversityNathan OldenhuisRandinu PulukkodyTwitter
University of AkronKevin Cavicchi
University of FloridaBrent SumerlinRhys Hughes/Megan LottWebsite (
University of Massachusetts-AmherstTodd EmrickJames PagaduanWebsite (
University of MichiganCharles McCroryWebsite (
University of MinnesotaTheresa ReinekeTeli ZografosWebsite (
University of New HampshireNathan OldenhuisWynter Paiva
University of South CarolinaBrian BenicewiczYishayah Bension
University of Southern MississippiDerek PattonKevin GreenWebsite (
University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleMark DadmunJackie Zheng
Virginia TechJohn MatsonOphelia J. WadsworthWebsite (