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Events, Seminars, and other Involvement

Find out out about activites can be difficult, but our department loves it when you participate. To help you get involved, please add or bookmark our below calendar, which we try to keep current. We also announce activities on the departmental TV, social media, and at XEM meetings.

Please see the calendar below for scheduled seminars, activities, and outreach.

Add this calendar to your personal google calendar by clicking on the "+GoogleCalendar" button above.

There are also events taking place almost weekly across Nashville and middle Tennessee, sponsored by ACS. The information on these events can be found here: Nashville Local Section of the ACS Events

The list of field biology speakers is already accessible and can be found here:

Field Biology Honors Seminars

For more information about any of these events (not biology), contact Dr. Hiatt.

Social Media

Stay involved through social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and the events calendar found above.

  Facebook: APSU Department of Chemistry (Group) Facebook

Facebook  Facebook: Austin Peay Chemistry Department (Page, @apsuchemistry)

instagram   Instagram: @apsuchemistry

Chemistry Club (XEM) may be nerdy, but only periodically!

Facebook  Facebook: APSU XEM (Group)

instagram  Instagram: @apsu_xem

XEM at STEAM RUSH 2017
 STEAM RUSH 2017 was a success! Shown here are XEM representing the Chemistry Department at the event.

Chi Epsilon Mu (XEM) is Austin Peay State University's chemistry club. We are dedicated to advancing chemistry in our system and surroundings, while also having some fun. We meet once a month to enjoy company, free food, and learning a little chemistry together. XEM provides outreach to neighboring schools in the greater Clarksville-Montgomery County Area, which inspires young students to pursue fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Along with outreaching to younger generations, XEM also caters to college students by providing them with guest speakers in the various fields of chemistry and provides tutoring in the various core disciplines of chemistry. Times and dates for the 2018-2019 school year will be determined soon and added to our above calendar and social media. XEM members not only enjoy the wonderful view of chemistry laboratories and lecture halls, they enjoy competing and participating in social events in and around campus.

Meet Your 2017-2018 XEM Officers

(2018-2019 Officers Will be Posted Soon!)

President:

Page Richardson           

Vice-President:

Marriah Gonzalez

Secretary:

Cassandra Gonzalez

Historian:

Courtney Vernon

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Courtney Vernon

 

Treasurer:

Kaci Kojundic

 

Executive Committee:    

Dasia Frank

 

Executive Committee:    

Payton Hadley

 

Executive Committee:    

Brenden Smith

 

Dasia Frank

 

Brendan


XEM Advisors:

Dr. Carrie Brennan (931-221-7623)

Dr. Will Ward (931-221-7621)

XEM Membership Costs for the 2018-2019 school year will be updated soon, below are approximate cost

You have three options for membership: XEM only, or ACS+XEM and a subscription to Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) magazine, or ACS+XEM without the magazine. ACS is the American Chemical Society and is the largest scientific society in the world (~157,000 members!), and our student chapter is proud to be a part of our local section (Nashville ACS). The ACS costs are fixed by the organization and our local chapter costs vary based on whether you purchase C&EN. The costs are also described in this document:

XEM Chemistry Club Membership ONLY: $15

ACS membership ($28) + APSU local chapter membership (XEM, $12): Total of $40

ACS membership ($28) + APSU local chapter membership (XEM, $9) + C&EN Magazine($28): Total of $65

Required forms that need to be completed in order to join XEM can be picked up from Dr. Carrie Brennan. Please turn in these with your money to Dr. Carrie Brennan.

Please check here throughout the school year to find upcoming events, demos, and other activities. Currently, you can also find out about our recent and upcoming activities on social media.

CCSA Winter 2018/2019 Chemistry Study Abroad in London

Dr. Fred Matthews will once again be leading a group of students to London, England, for a 10 day course this winter– December 26, 2018 – January 8, 2019. This will be the Chemistry Department’s third trip to London. The course is entitled: Chemical History of England; Museums, Iconic Scientific Treasures, and Revelations of Yesteryear. The course is being coordinated through CCSA (Cooperative Center for Study Abroad), but students will earn 3 hours of credit at APSU (CHEM 4840). One will need to apply through both CCSA (www.ccsa.cc) and APSU (http://www.apsu.edu/internationaled/abroad).

Our hotel is located downtown London, just a couple of blocks from Buckingham Palace. The class will utilize four books (Napoleon’s Buttons; Periodic Tales; Stuff Matters; The Chemical History of a Candle); however, our major activities will involve visiting a plethora of England’s historical museums (see below). This opportunity has had a strong impact on all students who have participated. It is a wonderful opportunity that comes around only once every couple of years.

CCSA London 2018-2019 Chemistry

Day‐trips to various historical scientific, medical, and hospital museums

Perfect opportunity for chemistry major/minor and pre-dental/medical/optical/pharmaceutical students, as it focuses on England’s scientific contributions to chemistry and medical fields!

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

Our department is very involved in research, during the school year and summer, but we are not currently offering any REUs. Many students participate in these programs with other universities. NSF sponsored programs typically include housing and a stipend, which allow you to experience research at another university.

NSF Sponsored REUs in Chemistry can be found through this link