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?
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.
|Arizona State University||Timothy Long||Clarissa Westover|
|Case Western University||Gary Wnek||Daniel Verrico|
|Colorado State University||Megan Hill||Ethan Quinn|
|Cornell||Erin Stache||Lejla Camdzic||Website (campusgroups.com)|
|Florida A&M/Florida State University||Justin Kennemur||Courtney Leo||Website (wixsite.com)|
|Southwest Ohio||Neil Ayres, Dominik Konkolewicz||Tony Smith|
|Texas A&M University||Nathan Oldenhuis||Randinu Pulukkody|
|University of Akron||Kevin Cavicchi|
|University of Florida||Brent Sumerlin||Rhys Hughes/Megan Lott||Website (ufl.edu)|
|University of Massachusetts-Amherst||Todd Emrick||James Pagaduan||Website (umass.edu)|
|University of Michigan||Charles McCrory||Website (wordpress.com)|
|University of Minnesota||Theresa Reineke||Teli Zografos||Website (umn.edu)|
|University of New Hampshire||Nathan Oldenhuis||Wynter Paiva|
|University of South Carolina||Brian Benicewicz||Yishayah Bension|
|University of Southern Mississippi||Derek Patton||Kevin Green||Website (USM.edu)|
|University of Tennessee, Knoxville||Mark Dadmun||Jackie Zheng|
|Virginia Tech||John Matson||Ophelia J. Wadsworth||Website (vt.edu)|