See the ACS officer board for the year!
Major: Computational Chemistry
Future Aspirations: Grad school soon, hopefully for computational materials
Officer Position/What do you do?: I am the President of ACS this year! I basically help make sure everything is going smoothly and that all officers are pulling their weight.
Research: I work on the Heavy Atom project in the Rose Group, synthesizing new catalysts for renewable energy efforts. I was also involved in FRI and worked in the Functional Materials (now Luminators) stream.
Favorite division of chemistry: Inorganic chemistry!
Hobbies: Rock climbing, yoga, reading, watching too much Netflix
Pets: Luna my corgi
One word you would use to describe yourself: curious
Biggest Pet Peeve: people who say “expresso” instead of “espresso”
Major: Chemistry and Ancient History and Classical Civilizations
Future Aspirations: To be the most boss surgeon around.
Officer Position/What do you do?: I’m the Vice President, which means I’m responsible for coordinating speakers for our meetings and overseeing the general operation of the organization
Research: I work with the Que Group synthesizing bioinoranic molecules for imaging - specifically, we use fluorine imagine.
Favorite division of chemistry: Bioinorganic!
Hobbies: I swim, play piano, love dancing at Motown Mondays, and enjoy a nice night around Austin discovering new places to eat and hang out!
Pets: I don’t have a pet, but if I did, I’d own a hedgehog and name him Sir Squeeks-a-Lot.
One word you would use to describe yourself: Supermegafoxyawesome
Biggest Pet Peeve: Debating in the comment section and calling someone “dumb” because you can’t refute their logic.
Major: BS Chemistry
Future Aspirations: Work
Officer Position/What do you do?: I am the Secretary so I will be writing all of the wonderful emails you will be receiving this year. Also I keep track of everyone’s points!
Research: No actual research, but is currently self-researching the drinking water on campus (I recommend ECJ. NEVER go to Moore-Hill, JUST DON’T DO IT).
Favorite division of chemistry: Food Chemistry
Hobbies: Drawing, reading, listening to podcast (HelloInternet, Gastropod).
Pets: I want an Alaskan Malamute or a red fox.
One word you would use to describe yourself: Pluviophile
Biggest Pet Peeve: There is a special place in hell for people who tag their friends in the comment section.
Officer Position/What do you do?: I am the Treasurer.
Favorite division of chemistry:
One word you would use to describe yourself:
Biggest Pet Peeve:
Officer Position/What do you do?: I am the Webmaster! I get to take care of all this tech-y, coding stuff, and make sure everyone knows what’s going on with ACS. I’ll be posting about some undergraduate conference events and encourage everyone to apply! I’m pretty friendly so if you have questions, feel free to talk to me
Research: Currently doing research with Professor Anslyn and with Professor Markert.
Favorite division of chemistry: Physical Chemistry
Pets: A cat named Thompson
One word you would use to describe yourself: Tired.
Biggest Pet Peeve: Not having enough time to describe myself.
Future Aspirations: Graduate school for analytic chemistry or physical chemistry and then become a professor.
Officer Position/What do you do?: I am the Social Committee Chair. This allows for me to set up social events like we had before with going out to get ice cream, but I also will be branching out into trying to set up tours and work with professors to allow for people to become familiar with labs.
Research: I work in Dr. Shear’s chemistry lab working in collaboration with the Whitely group on analyzing how cultures of pseudomonas aeruginosa communicate with other bacterial cultures through a process known as quorum sensing. I also work in Dr. Markert’s Physics lab working with superconductors with more explicit research to follow.
Favorite division of chemistry: Analytic chemistry
Hobbies: Jig-Saw Puzzles
Pets: Temperamental plants.
One word you would use to describe yourself: Klugschwätzer
Biggest Pet Peeve: Smart-alecks who subvert questions.
Major: B.S.A. Biochemistry (Polymathic Scholars)
Future Aspirations: Grad school for Biochemistry/Cell Biology
Officer Position/What do you do?: I’m the Fundraising Committee Chair and I try to get feedback from the organization members regarding possible activities that may generate organization funds. Send me your ideas!
Research: I work in the Matouschek Lab and am working on a project which aims to investigate the relationship between ubiquitin tags and initiation regions on substrates within the ubiquitin-proteasome system.
Favorite division of chemistry: Electrochemistry!
Hobbies: Reading, biking, cooking, eating, yoga, and watching sports!
Pets: Nah. But if I had to choose I’d say I’m a cat guy.
One word you would use to describe yourself: Haha
Biggest Pet Peeve: Sorry I just spent a summer working with 14 year olds for 9 hours a day I don’t think I can get annoyed anymore. But it makes me sad when people spell my name with 1 ‘a’ instead of 2.
Year: SeniorMajor: Chemistry
Future Aspirations: Hopefully graduate school!
Officer Position/What do you do?: I’m the Outreach Chair for ACS! I get to work with how ACS volunteers in the community to teach others about science and how chemistry can be fun.
Research: I work on synthesizing and characterizing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in the Humphrey group. The projects I’ve been working on include making aqueous-based MOFs for a more green synthesis and frameworks with applications in catalysis and gas separation.
Favorite division of chemistry: Inorganic
Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking, watching Spurs basketball, and cooking
Pets: My dog Tucker! But unfortunately he lives with the rest of my family in San Antonio (but makes occasional field trips up to Austin)
One word you would use to describe yourself: Extroverted
Biggest Pet Peeve: Warriors fans and people who don’t use their turn signal.