See the wonderful ACS officer board for the year!
Major: B.S. Chemistry, Computer Programming Certificate
Future Aspirations: Grad school! Either in inorganic or physical chemistry.
Officer Position/What do you do?: I’m the President of the ACS UT Student chapter this year! I basically help make sure everything is going smoothly and that all officers are pulling their weight. I conduct meetings, represent ACS when needed, and take care of logistical issues.
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: Physical 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 B.S. ; Minor concentration: Latin
Future Aspirations: A job, any job
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.
Favorite division of chemistry: Food, polymer, and physical chemistry!
Hobbies: Doodling, reading fanfic, cooking especially cutting
One word you would use to describe yourself: Weary
Biggest Pet Peeve: When people say “follow your dream”
Major: B.S. Biochemistry
Future Aspirations: Still debating between geneticist and physician
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: I’m currently in the FRI stream Vertebrate Interactome Mapping, aka Gene Networks. I run analytical tests on a gene called GPATCH4 to eventually characterize its interactions and better understand its function. It might have a role in RNA interference and liver cancer, but no one really knows!
Favorite division of chemistry: Biochemistry!
Hobbies: Watching random movie clips on YouTube because I’m too cheap to buy a movie ticket or subscribe to Netflix, playing my viola, sleeping because it definitely counts as a hobby, and randomly organizing things/stress cleaning.
Pets: I don’t have one, but I’d like to have a dog one day. Or a cat. I love both.
One word you would use to describe yourself: Awkward
Biggest Pet Peeve: People who make promises but don’t keep them.
Major: B.S. Chemistry
Future Aspirations: Graduate School and then Academia
Officer Position/What do you do?: I am the Treasurer! I keep track of the org’s finances, order notebooks for our notebook sales, order food for our meetings, & work with our Fundraising Chair to gain the funds to send as many people to our national conference as possible!
Research: I work in the Shear research group in analytical chemistry and we work with 10 watt lasers to create micro-scale and biocompatible 3D printed structures which we use to explore the ways in which bacteria communicate with each other and with other colonies.
Favorite division of chemistry: Analytical Chemistry
Hobbies: Playing a twelve-string acoustic guitar
One word you would use to describe yourself: Persevering
Biggest Pet Peeve: Pet Peeve Questions
Major: BSA Chemistry; Food and Society Certificate
Future Aspirations: Work in industry first and then graduate school
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: I used to work for the Computational Materials FRI stream. I now work at the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab at Pickle Research Center.
Favorite division of chemistry: Food Chemistry and Polymers
Hobbies: Origami, doodling, karaoke, eating, sleeping
Pets: My son (dog), Lucky.
One word you would use to describe yourself: Hungry!
Biggest Pet Peeve: Groups who walk in a horizontal line which blocks access to streets for everyone else.
Major: B.S. in Chemistry
Future Aspirations: Graduate School and then a job in either the industry or research.
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 two labs at the University of Texas at Austin. I work in the Eric Anslyn Lab where we look into Orthogonal Dynamic Covalent Reactions, and I also work in the John Markert Lab with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy.
Favorite division of chemistry: Physical chemistry
Hobbies: Long walks on the beach, but there are no beaches in Austin so I just sit around and watch Netflix.
Pets: A cat named Thompson.
One word you would use to describe yourself: Jovial
Biggest Pet Peeve: People that cannot fill out their scantrons properly.
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 studying the biochemistry of the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System (UPS), which serves an essential role in protein degradation. We want to study how the quality and frequency of protein ubiquitination, stability of protein domains, and quality of disordered initiation region in UPS substrates interact to contribute to the rate at which a particular substrate is degraded.
Favorite division of chemistry: Biological Chemistry!
Hobbies: Reading, coding, cooking, and sometimes I like to play Dungeons and Dragons the wrong way just to really anger my DM.
Pets: Do E. coli or S. cerevisiae plates count?
One word you would use to describe yourself: Puckish
Biggest Pet Peeve: People who refuse to acknowledge The Bee Movie as a 21st century cinematic masterwork.
Future Aspirations: PhD or MD/PhD (Neuroscience/Neurology)
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: Neurotransmitter Transporters, Pharmacology of psychotherapeutics
Favorite division of chemistry: Biochemistry!
Hobbies: Piano, knitting
Pets: My dog, Riley
One word you would use to describe yourself: Conscientious
Biggest Pet Peeve: Typos