Dr. Scott Hawley is the faculty advisor for this organization.
President: Daniel "Toast" Taber
Vice-President: Georgia Fisher
Secretary: So Ra "Sarah" Chung
Treasurer: Cameron Hardwick
|Dr. Scott Hawley dropping the apparatus of SPS
President Daniel Taber, who is holding the height
| Anthony Irwin - 1st place winner
Alisha Dowling - 2nd place winner
Society of Physics students Phil Feurtado, Clark Shell and Stewart Brenegar show off the trebuchet they built. A trebuchet is a medieval siege device similar to a catapult. It uses the potential energy of a heavy weight set to launch a smaller projectilegreat distances.
This student organization's purpose is to promote research in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology through seminars and laboratory opportunities, while providing a social setting for networking and volunteering.
Dr. Rachel Rigsby serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.
SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society) has an active chapter on campus. Belmont received a Commendable Award for the activities of their local chapter at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA in March 2012 . The chapter also received a Commendable Award at the ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, CA in March 2011. Dr. Alison Moore and Dr. Rachel Rigsby are the faculty advisors. Students involved in SMACS have participated in the following activities:
The Belmont chapter of SMACS entered a video in the ACS Presidential Video Challenge. The videos are to reach out to elementary and middle school students and help them develop an awareness of who chemists are and to understand how important chemistry is to their lives. Here is the link to Belmont's SMACS video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKr__4TXV9g
National Chemistry Week, October 20-26, was celebrated on the Belmont campus with events sponsored by students and faculty associated with the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) club. Dr. Alison Moore and Dr. Rachel Rigsby are the club faculty advisors. The activities included: Hey, Look at this Awesome Science! Convocation that focused on science in everyday life; Pin the Element on the Periodic Table activity and celebration of Mole Day, with a cupcake giveaway; Words with Elements activity, using atomic symbols to spell words; and a club Fall Cookout and Pumpkin Carving at Dr. Moore’s house. National Chemistry Week is an annual event that encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level and promote the value of chemistry in everyday life. Mole Day is celebrated every October 23rd from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. in commemoration of Avogadro’s Number, according to the National Mole Day Foundation Inc. website (yes there is one).What’s Avogadro’s Number? It is 6.02 x 1023 , a basic measuring unit in chemistry discovered by the 18th century chemist Amadeo Avogadro. This explains the time and day it is celebrated: 6:02 10/23. For the nongeeky, nonsciencey types out there, a mole is a number used in chemistry quite a bit. It is used to measure the number of atoms or molecules in a sample, and it equals 6.02 x 1023—a pretty hefty number. It was a fun, geeky week for all!
Michelle Leatherwood and Fatin Jweinat also presented the SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society) chapter poster, "Belmont Student Members Show the Community that Science is Fun".