UMass Amherst officially has an ACS PMSE/POLY Student Chapter! Our student chapter’s goal is to provide opportunities for students to facilitate their growth scientifically and professionally, through activities including professional development events, seminar series, and company tours/talks. We plan to work in conjunction with existing groups within the UMass PSE department, including PSE Club, First Year Mentoring, and the Outreach groups. More broadly, our chapter will collaborate with other ACS PMSE/POLY student chapters to bring additional events to the UMass Amherst community.
We were very excited to be a part of the 2021 Macromolecular Summer Seminar Series featuring 36 expert speakers from universities across the country - and we hope that you will join us for the remaining events. We additionally hosted a “Random Walks from a PhD series” during the summer, designed to bring in PMSE/POLY Fellows as well as PSE alum to give seminars at PSE. During the fall semester, we’ve enjoyed events like Apple Picking with PMSE POLY, as well as co-hosting a coffee hour with the Fall 2021 3M Diversity speaker, Dr. Michelle Gaines!
We are thankful for the support of the PSE Community and were proud to be recognized as the PMSE POLY 2021 Outstanding New Chapter. We hope to continue bringing great events to PSE andhe UMass Community!
For questions or comments please reach out to our 2021 - 2022 Officers:
President: Hazel Davis
Vice President: James Pagaduan
Secretary: Anne Radzanowski
Treasurer: Roshni John Chethalen