UMASS Amherst
ACS Student Chapter

Uniting students passionate about the chemical sciences at the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus in Amherst

A neutron walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender replies, “for you, no charge.”Bazinga!
Sheldon Cooper, Big Bang Theory


The UMASS Amherst Undergraduate Chemical Society (UCS) was re-activated in 2014 by then-sophomore Tom Barrasso. It is an officially recognized American Chemical Society Student Chapter and Registered Student Organization. Members attend regular meetings, plan events, present their research, and attend symposiums where they can network and learn about the work of chemical professionals. Membership is contingent upon being an ACS member, however, regular meetings are open to anyone and the group regularly coordinates events with other clubs and programs. Members are united by an interest for the chemical sciences and a passion for sharing their work with others. For recent updates, follow us on our blog.


The UMASS Amherst UCS organizes and attends many events including:


The UMASS Amherst UCS is composed of at least six members, a faculty adviser, and an executive board including a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The responsibilities of each position are outlined in the organization's bylaws, which are reviewed and amended each year during elections. Below is the most recent group photo (one is taken each semester), as well as the current executive board and faculty adviser.


Membership is open to any paid member of the American Chemical Society. Not a member? Not a problem! Undergraduates pay the lowest price for membership. There is no better time to become an ACS member. Regular meetings are open to the general public, so feel free to drop by before joining if you want to get an idea for the activities that take place.

Once you are an ACS member, email the president (email above) for more information. As a member, you will have access to our office and study space on the 4th floor of the Lederle Graduate Research Tower (LGRT).