There are many ways to become involved in groups and activities that center around and support an interest in Chemistry.
Any chemistry student is eligible to join the Davidson College student affiliates chapter of the American Chemical Society. Activities of the group include yearly sponsorship of a major public lecture, programs for local elementary and middle school students, chemistry "magic shows" during Family and Reunion Weekends, and social events such as the annual picnic and "The Periodic Table," a weekly lunch gathering for chemistry students and faculty in Vail Commons. Interested students may contact any ACS-SA officer or faculty adviser Dr. Jeffrey Myers (email@example.com or x2304).
The chemistry department uses students to assist professors in their weekly labs. Most positions are filled through the financial aid work-study programs on campus, but often additional students are needed to cover all the labs. Interested students may contact student employment supervisor Kay Filar (firstname.lastname@example.org or x2307) or apply online at Human Resources' Student Jobs Postings.
Chemistry majors and minors are strongly encouraged to serve their fellow students by volunteering as academic assistants in the Science and Math Learning Center, which opened in spring 2010. The Center provides one-on-one and small group tutoring to students taking introductory math and science courses.
EcoTeam is an outreach program of the Environmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College, located in Asheville, NC. It is designed to teach environmental and ecological concepts to elementary-level school children while providing undergraduate students with experience coordinating, delivering, and evaluating an environmental education program.
The EcoTeam curriculum consists of eight hands-on lessons covering topics such as River Basins, Predator/Prey Relationships, Plant/Animal Interactions, Pollination, and Environmental Citizens. This student-led program works with third-grade classes at local public and independent schools. Interested students may contact faculty adviser Dr. Cindy Hauser (email@example.com or x2302).