Society Pages- Fall 2001

Alpha Chi Sigma

by Eric Haas, President

The Sigma Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma, or AXE for short, is a coed professional chemistry fraternity serving the Berkeley campus and has collaborated with the College of Chemistry for several recent events. During Cal Day this spring, members of AXE led tours of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering labs. The photograph shows Arneh Babakhani leading such a tour. This was the first year such tours were offered during Cal Day and the response was overwhelming. Members also spoke during an information session giving prospective students and their families an undergraduate’s perspective of the College.

Members of AXE also spoke with incoming freshmen during the College’s welcome week information session. During the talk, we announced the start of a tutoring program. This generated a lot of interest and brought people to our booth at Calapolooza. The tutoring program now has about 10 members paired up with students offering one to two hours a week of one-on-one tutoring, primarily in lower division chemistry classes, and has been very successful.

Some of our future plans include running a booth at CubFest, a carnival-type activity for young children during Homecoming weekend. We are also running a booth at family science night during National Chemistry Week. This is a yearly event that takes place at various local middle schools.

Alpha Chi Sigma is group of people who share a common interest in chemistry. Not to worry, we are a very social bunch too, and are known to have barbeques and throw parties. If you are interested in learning more about AXE, please visit our website: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~sigma/

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The tutoring program now has about 10 members paired up with students offering one to two hours a week of one-on-one tutoring

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
by Angus Lam, Publicity Coordinator

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter at UC Berkeley is a very active group. Our mission is to provide student with insights into various chemical engineering careers, to provide a social medium for student interaction and to promote informal student-faculty conduct.

AIChE brings in companies such as Chevron, Dow, and Clorox to hold information sessions. In addition, many companies give presentations on campus to recruit students for permanent and summer jobs. We also assist chemical engineering undergraduates by encouraging interaction between faculty members and students. It sounds as though we work hard, and we do, but we also know how to relax. We sponsor many social activities as well as an ultimate Frisbee team.

To learn more about us and read about our latest activities, please visit the AIChE website: http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/~aiche.

Iota Sigma Pi
by Christine Micheel, President

Iota Sigma Pi is a national honor society for women in chemistry. Since 1902, more than 10,000 chemists have been initiated as members in nearly 40 chapters. Hydrogen Chapter, the Berkeley Chapter of ISP, was the first chapter of the group. We are very excited that the 100th Anniversary convention will be held in Berkeley this spring, and we will keep you informed of all events related to the convention in the next NewsJournal.

The aim of Iota Sigma Pi is to stimulate interest and accomplishments of women in the chemical fields. To this end, ISP hosts many events, including discussions with professional and academic chemists, research talks, social events, career workshops, and outreach opportunities. We recently held a joint lunch with the Women Chemists Committee and special guest Chemistry Chair Judith Klinman, and a brown bag lunch with Graduate Division Dean Mary Ann Mason. Events and meetings of Iota Sigma Pi are open to all interested individuals. Check out our bulletin board outside 419 Latimer for event listings and contact information or see http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/~iota

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AIChE sponsors many social activities as well as an ultimate Frisbee team.

 

 

 

 

 

The aim of Iota Sigma Pi is to stimulate interest and accomplishments of women in the chemical fields.