The Eastern University American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry Club is actively involved in our community. Each Fall the club conducts original hands-on chemistry classes for fourth-graders from Philadelphia’s Barry Elementary School, and for area homeschooler groups. Classes include “Chemistry and Carbon Dioxide”, “Adventures in Color”, and “Polymers and More”. Each Spring the club presents popular hands-on activities at a local elementary school science fair. This past year marked the first time the club hosted a science day for students at the Melmark School, a school for students with intellectual disabilities. In addition, the chemistry club organizes seminars on special topics. This past year, Dr. Ian Bell spoke to students about his career and research on migraine treatments at Merck, and Dr. Michelle Francl, quantum chemist and writer from Bryn Mawr College, shared her thoughts on the practices of faith and science in a lecture entitled “Working at the Subtle Edge: The Intersection of Science and Religion”. In the past, the club has raised funds and received grants for equipping an elementary school science lab in Chester, PA, for building the nature trail on campus, and for purchasing recycling bins and pond water testing kits. The Club has previously won national awards for their service.
Health and Medical Club
Health and Medical Club organizes visits and interviews with the five area medical schools, coordinates guest lectures and provides a support network for those preparing for medical and dental school. Learn more.