Chemistry Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry Club

Chem Club posing with pumpkins

The Union College Chemistry/Biochemistry Club is an award-winning Student Affiliates Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The club officers work with faculty advisors to plan a variety of activities including ACS partnered events (National Chemistry Week), on-campus seminars, social events, and demonstrations (Chemistry In Your Life Seminars, Valentine’s Day hot chocolate social, flaming pumpkins, liquid N2 ice cream, book clubs, and movie nights), collaborations with other student groups, and community outreach (hands on experiments at local schools, recorded video demonstrations, and collaborations with Cocoa House). Students with varying academic backgrounds (STEM and humanities) participate and have fun!

If you want to contact the Union Chemistry Club for any reason (including ideas for events and activities you would like to see the Chemistry Club do) please contact Professor Colleen Connelly at connellc@union.edu or Professor Christopher Whitehead at whitehec@union.edu.

Spring 2024 Meetings: Even week Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm in ISEC 250! (April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22)

Chem Club makes nitrogen icecream
  • Awards

    The Union College Chemistry Club is an award-winning Student Affiliates Chapter of the American Chemical Society.

    Commendable ACS award 2021-22
    • 2022-2023 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2021-2022 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2020-2021 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2019-2020 Honorable Mention
    • 2018-2019 Honorable Mention
    • 2017-2018 Honorable Mention
    • 2016-2017 Certificate of Achievement
    • 2016-2017 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2015-2016 Honorable Mention Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2014-2015 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2013-2014 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2012-2013 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2011-2012 Honorable Mention Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2010-2011 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2009-2010 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2008-2009 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2007-2008 Outstanding Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2006-2007 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2005-2006 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2004-2005 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2003-2004 Outstanding Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2002-2003 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2001-2002 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 2000-2001 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 1999-2000 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 1998-1999 Outstanding Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 1997-1998 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 1996-1997 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 1995-1996 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 1994-1995 Commendable Student Affiliates Chapter
    • 1993-1994 Outstanding Student Affiliates Chapter