Opportunities

Organizations

Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity

http://www.indiana.edu/~axe/
IU Chemistry is proud to sponsor a chapter of Alphi Chi Sigma (AXE), the only Professional Chemistry Fraternity. Over 100 years old with over 56,000 members, AXE brings together men and women pursuing a wide variety of chemistry-related careers. Our chapter is very active in the community, often assisting with Science Olympiad.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content
ACS is the largest scientific society in the world. It is an incredible resource for the scientific community and its members. Some benefits of membership include career coaching, a subscription to Chemical and Engineering News and discounts on other publications, access to employment listings, participation in Divisions to network with colleagues in your area of study, awards, scholarships, lost more. ACS also serves the community offering educational and professional resources for all.

Southern Indiana Section of the ACS (SISACS)

http://php.indiana.edu/~sisacs/default.html
A group of chemistry professionals, academics, and students in the Southern Indiana region. They organize community events such as tutoring for high school students, National Chemistry Week celebrations and activities, lectures, and sponsor travel grants for students to attend ACS meetings.

Student Affiliates of the ACS (SAACS)

http://www.indiana.edu/~saacs
This chapter exists for the purpose of introducing undergraduates to the profession of chemistry and chemistry-related fields, the responsibilities of chemists, and the benefits of being part of a professional society such as the American Chemical Society (ACS). The group organizes social activities such as "Bowling with the Faculty" nights, professional activities such as lectures, and community service events such as free tutoring for high school students.

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

http://www.asbmb.org/
This Society's purpose is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of scientific and educational journals, organization of scientific meetings, advocacy for funding of basic research and education, support of science education at all levels, and promoting the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce.

National Organization for Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
http://www.indiana.edu/~nobcche/
This organization was established to encourage minorities to pursue scientific fields and to support minority scientists. Membership benefits include networking and fellowship with other minority scientists, employment listings, graduate school information, scholarships, professional development, more. IU is forming a chapter in spring 2006. For more information, please contact Professor Dan Minidola.

National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry: Iota Sigma Pi
http://www.iotasigmapi.info/
Founded in 1902, Iota Sigma Pi is a national honor society that promotes professional development and personal growth of women in chemistry and related fields through recognition, public outreach, and the formation of supportive networks.

Phi Lambda Upsilon
http://www.philambdaupsilon.org
The aims and purposes of Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) are the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry. Phi Lambda Upsilon was founded as an honorary chemical society in March 1899, at the University of Illinois. This was the first honor society dedicated to a single scientific discipline. In the span of some ninety-nine years, Phi Lambda Upsilon has grown into an organization comprising sixty-seven chapters and more than 55,000 members.

Women in Science
http://www.indiana.edu/~owa/wisp/
This group practices the goals of the National Association for Women in Science (AWIS) to support and promote local women in their interest in the sciences by providing meetings on relevant topics, supporting all interested individuals in their exploration of science, providing access to resources, and building a bridge between the academic and the local community.