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Chemistry Club may be nerdy, but only periodically!

Chi Epsilon Mu (XEM) is Austin Peay State University's chemistry club. We are dedicated to advancing chemsitry 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 every MTW in SSC E310 from 5:30-7:00. 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.

Join us on campus and through Social Media:

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Upcoming Events:

We have our XEM meetings schedule for the 2017 Spring semester! Our meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 5:30 in E310.

  • January 31: General Meeting with updates about the spring semester and a presentation on REUs.
  • March 14: Election nominations for the Fall and a possible invited presenter.
  • April 11: Voting will take place (ACS members) and we will possibly have an invited speaker.

Additional activities you might want to add to your calendar:

  • February 2: Harry Potter night from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Clarksville-Montgomery Public Library. Help us make up potions for students!
  • February 4: AP day. We always welcome XEM members to help talk to prospective students. Normally 10:30 am -1:00 pm.
  • February 14: We will be having a bake sale to help the food pantry. Help bake or sale cookies!
  • April 7: First Friday event at the UC. Help tell others about our awesome club!
  • April 24: Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Research and Creativity Forum.


We will not have set tutoring times this semester so if you need help with tutoring, contact Kelly at and she will get you set-up with one of our officers to help you.

Also contact Kelly if you can help us rent goggles to the gen chem/organic students on: T/Th at 2:20 pm or Wed at 2:20 pm.


We also recommend attending seminars across campus. Here are some helpful links:

Chemistry Seminars:

Field Biology Seminars:

Meet Your Officers:

2016-2017 Officers

President: Erica BrooksVice-President: Kelly GillilandSecretary: Katelyn RimnerHistorian: Lindsey Seymour

Treasurer: Brenden SmithExecutive Board: Courtney VernonExecutive Board: Jake Fletcher

XEM Advisors:

Dr. Carrie Brennan (931-221-7623)

Dr. Leslie Hiatt (931-221-7627)

Membership Costs for the 2016-2017 school year:

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 organzation our student chapter is a part of. ACS is the national organization that our local section (Nashville ACS) is part of. 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 ($27) + APSU local chapter membership (XEM, $8): Total of $35

ACS membership ($27) + APSU local chapter membership (XEM, $6) + C&EN Magazine($27): Total of $60

Required forms that need to be completed in order to join XEM include the "ACS Membership Form "and the 2016 XEM Membership Form- Print and Give to Dr. Brennan. If you would like to be an ACS member, please email Dr. Brennan for the form. 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 find out about our recent and upcoming activities on our facebook page. (Group: APSU XEM)