The Chymist honorary organization derives its name from Robert Boyle’s “The Sceptical Chymist”, a volume which solidifies Boyle as the founder of Modern Chemistry.
To be eligible for membership, students must have taken at least six courses of chemistry (Chem 103-104 , Chem 221-222, and two additional electives at the 200-level or above, one of which must be at or above the 300-level), have a minimum GPA of 3.5in the best of six courses, and must have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.
Spring 2014 Chymist’s inductions: On Friday, March 28th, 2014 six students were inducted into this honorary. Congratulations to new inductees Chelsea Corson, David DiStefano, Gregory McDonald, Spencer Nelson, Kelly Nolan, and Allison Schloop! The new inductees join current members Julia Friesen and Lara Clemens (pictured); Katie Buxton, Brendan Courneene, Jesse Gaboury, and Rachael Kenney (not pictured).
On November 1st, 2013 ACS hosted fall inductions to the Chymist Honorary Society. Congratulations to Lara Clemens ’14 (biochemistry), Julia Friesen ’14 (biology), Jesse Gaboury ’15 (chemistry), and Rachael Kenney ’14 (chemistry)!
On October 31st, 2013 ACS visited Canton Central’s McKenney Middle School where we engaged 5th graders in various chemistry experiments. The students greatly enjoyed observing the Giant’s Toothpaste reaction, eating Nitrogen ice cream, smelling various esters, and making their own Bouncy Balls. And, we were featured in the Watertown Daily Times (see link below)! A big thank you to all students who helped out!
Also underway this semester, ACS has cleaned our adopted roadway and is working on designing periodic tables for the Chemistry department. A design contest will be held towards the end of the semester, with the winning periodic tables being posted in Johnson and Valentine and the winner receiving a gift card.