The Fall 2016 Semester has begun at Sacramento City College, bringing in many new students to the college campus. The summer recess provided the club’s officers with plenty of time to plan for the current academic year. With the summer now over, these plans have begun to set in motion, giving the SCC ACS Chemistry Club an opportunity to invite many new members and partake in student activities. So far this year, the Chemistry Club has held two general meetings for its members, as well as having participated in one Sacramento City College campus-wide event known as Club Day.
The SCC ACS Chemistry Club holds bimonthly general meetings at the Sacramento City College campus. These meetings provide club officers and members a chance to discuss upcoming events and form both personal and chemical bonds. Meetings typically begin with an article shared from the Chemical & Engineering News magazine, an American Chemical Society publication, to grab the audience’s attention right from the start. Each meeting is followed with a chemical demonstration to engage the audience and share some science behind various reactions that are conceptually and visually cool. These segments, known as “Kemistry with Kevin” by club members, serve as an educational portion of each meeting, and have been highly praised among club members and campus faculty alike.
On Thursday, September 22nd, the SCC ACS Chemistry Club also participated in Club Day, a Sacramento City College event for student clubs to appeal to students who wish to become new club members. The Chemistry Club showcased the reaction between sodium carbonate and acetic acid (the active ingredient in vinegar), while also making slime and test tubes filled with multiple layers of fluids at various densities. Club Day was a successful event for the Chemistry Club, acquiring dozens of interested potential members, and serving as a ton of fun for all participants. The Chemistry Club is looking forward to many more future events!