Chem Society elects new leaders
Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012 1:40 pm
SMACS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS – The University of Tennessee at Martin chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) has elected the following officers for the calendar year 2012 (front, from left) Chelsea Peeler of Paris, secretary; Gilbert Forgays of Clarksville, president; Lee Elliott of Martin, vice president; Layla Gargus of Martin, treasurer. Members of the Executive Committee include (back, from left) Stephanie Gourley of Martin; Heather Streckert of Dyersburg; Heather Vacovsky of Hillsboro; and Krishna Patel of Martin. UT Martin SMACS has won more outstanding ratings, green chapter awards and activity grants than any of the other 900 plus chapters. Last year the chapter received two International Year of Chemistry grants and one Innovative Activities Grant. It also organized a host of activities including two tours, the annual high school science bowl and several speaker meetings. They also won an award for the most creative Rotaract Can Sculpture during UT Martin’s homecoming festivities. This spring the club plans to attend the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego, Calif., host the Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting and celebrate Earth Day.