Broader Impact and Outreach Activities

Get Involved in the Following Groups
Chemistry Graduate Representative Committee (ChemGRC): Contact
The ChemGRC addresses issues of both academic and social nature that pertain to Chemistry graduate students.
Southern Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society (SISACS): Contact Megan Thielges

  • Organized the Chemistry of Everyday Life Seminar Series
  • Organized the Student Selected Seminar Series
  • Host happy hours
  • Decide on/host professional development activities
  • Coordinate events with regional chemistry conferences

  • Indiana University Student Chapter (SACNAS): Contact
    IU Student Chapter of the Electrochemical Society: Contact Lauren Strawsine or a faculty advisor Dennis Peters and Lane Baker
    Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO): Contact or Ben Draper
    The Graduate and Professional Student Organization is a graduate school level representative organization on campus.  The GPSO has the following four (4) committees that are open to all graduate students: Benefits Committee, Diversity Committee, Student Affairs Committee and Sustainability Committee.
    Interdepartmental Women in Science Group: Contact Irina Tsvetkova
    Emissaries for Graduate School Diversity: Contact Yolanda Trevino
    National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE): Contact Virginia Smith
    NOBCChE was formed in an effort to provide a support network on the Bloomington campus for current undergraduate and graduate students in the physical sciences. However, since there is a serious deficit of minority students in this area, it is also our goal to develop constructive means by which minority recruitment and retention can be supported and enhanced.
    Our chapter welcomes any individual whose interests and professional goals align with NOBCChE's mission regardless of academic major or ethnic background.
    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): Contact
    Black Graduate Student Association: Contact

    Get Involved as a Mentor

    Mentoring an undergraduate researcher? Contact Sara Skrabalak about the Science Ambassadors Program
    Mentor Opportunities for Graduate Students: Contact Cate Reck
    G201: Service Learning in Chemistry (Hoosier River Watch) – water analysis of local water ways course
    G203: Service Learning in Chemistry (Timmy Global Health Water Project) – water analysis and filter building project overseas in Ecuador
    G204: Service Learning in STIM (Peer Tutoring and Mentorship)
    G499: Internship in Chemical Instruction Mentor (working with undergrads who participate in teaching and tutoring)
    X294: Women in STIM Living Learning Community (will be taught for the first time this Fall 2014)
    G410: Chemical Research Capstone (work with students on their posters and research thesis)

    Get Involved as a Volunteer

    Tutor at the Neal Marshall Black Cultural Center: Contact
    Demonstration Helper: Contact James Clark
    Participating in this activity involves occasionally going to local schools and camps to assist in hands-on activities and demos.
    Preparation Helper for National Chemistry Week (Department of Chemistry Open House) every October: Contact James Clark
    Volunteer when IU hosts Science Olympiad: Contact James Clark
    Volunteer at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology
    Specific WonderLab Outreach Activities that currently receive Department of Chemistry contribution:
    “NanoDays” outreach activity: Contact Yan Yu
    “Nanoscience” events: Contact Kevin Brown

    WonderCamp Summer Science Enrichment Program assistance: Contact Kevin Brown