Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (SCACS)

Want to be an active member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry?  Can’t wait to explore potential careers in chemistry and biochemistry?  Interested in getting elementary and middle school students excited about science?   Eager to socialize with faculty and fellow students?  Then SCACS, the award winning “Chemistry Club” at Canisius College and part of the American Chemical Society (ACS), wants you!  Membership is open to all Canisius students and new members are always welcome. 

Activities

Chemical demonstrations at local elementary and middle schoolsChemical demonstrations at local elementary and middle schools 

•  Tours of local chemical facilities (Honeywell, Hauptmann-Woodward Institute, and others)Tours of local chemical facilities (Honeywell, Hauptmann-Woodward Institute, and others)

•  National Science Bowl for Middle School StudentsNational Science Bowl for middle school students

•  SCACS vs. Tri-beta (Biology Honor Society) football gameSCACS vs. Tri-beta (Biology Honor Society) football game

Community Day imageCommunity Day

National Chemistry Week National Chemistry Week

Mole Day cookie SaleMole Day mole-asses element cookie sale

Lasertron imageLasertron

Rock Wall ClimbingRock climbing 

Christmas party imageChristmas party

Valentine's saleValentine’s Day Chocolate Rose Sale

bowling imageBowling

National ACS meeting imageNational ACS meeting

End of Year banquet group imageEnd-of-year banquet


Executive Board 2014 - 2015

President

Jonathan Binns '15

Vice-President

Caressa Trueman '15

Treasurer

Lauren Evans '16

Secretary

Joseph Lesh '17

Historian

Christian Binns '17

Faculty Advisor

Prof. Phillip Sheridan


Chapter Awards from the National ACS

National ACS awards image

Commendable Chapter Award
2013-2014
Commendable Chapter Award

2012-2013

Outstanding Chapter Award

2011-2012

Commendable Chapter Award

2010-2011

Commendable Chapter Award

2009-2010

Chemluminary Award  Best Student Chapter National Chemistry Week Event

2009

Honorable Mention Chapter Award

2008-2009

Commendable Chapter Award

2007-2008

Outstanding Chapter Award

2002-2003

Chemluminary Award  Best Student Affiliate National Chemistry Week Event

2002

Commendable Chapter Award

2001-2002

Commendable Chapter Award

1996-1997

Honorable Mention Chapter Award

1995-1996

Outstanding Chapter Award

1993-1994

Outstanding Chapter Award

1991-1992

Outstanding Chapter Award

1990-1991

Outstanding Chapter Award

1974-1975

Outstanding Chapter Award

1973-1974

Outstanding Chapter Award

1971-1972