Chemistry Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)

The Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) will be composed of eight graduate students and three faculty. Grad students will elect six representatives from their own ranks and two faculty members. The remainder of the committee will be selected by the head of the department.

GSAC students work to build a strong community spirit among the graduate students, serve as a resource to the Department Head, and organize initiatives for the betterment of the graduate students and the outside community.

2019 - 2020 Committee Members

Graduate Students:
Alessandra Armetta
Adewole Atoyebe
Alyssa Hartmann
Mansi Malhotra
Anne Mirich
Alissa Richard
Sam Rubio
Jonathan Smolen

Faculty:
Mark Peczuh
Rebecca Quardokus
Jessica Rouge

Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU)

The aims and purposes of Phi Lambda Upsilon are the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry. Phi Lambda Upsilon was founded as an honorary chemical society in March 1899 at the University of Illinois. This was the first honor society dedicated to a single scientific discipline. In the span of 113 years, Phi Lambda Upsilon has grown into an organization comprising seventy-three chapters and more than 60,000 members. The Alpha Phi chapter, here at UConn, is comprised of approximately 20 graduate students. We aim to narrow the gap between graduate students and faculty by organizing various social activities.

It’s a great and fun way to interact with your colleagues, faculty, and visitors!

If you are interested in joining PLU, please email uconnplu@gmail.com with your name and year of graduate work (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.).

For more information, visit the PLU website!

2015 - 2016 Officers

President: Julie Jenkins
Vice-President: Nicole Sassu
Treasurer: Gayatri Phadke
Secretary: Michael Luciano
Social Chair: Abby Jones
Chapter Councilor: Dr. Mark Peczuh

 

Joint Safety Team (JST)

The Joint Safety Team (JST) in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut is a student-led initiative to build laboratory safety culture within academic labs, expand graduate student understanding of industry laboratory safety culture, and for students to build professional capacity through building and leading projects. If you are a current graduate student bursting with ideas and looking to make an impact on this department while building your professional network and those all-important “soft” skills, contact Jessica A. Martin at jessica.a.martin@uconn.edu.

For more information, visit the JST website!

Chemistry Association for Graduate Excellence (CAGE)

The Chemistry Association for Graduate Excellence (CAGE) is a Tier II Graduate RSO that seeks to make use of our Student Activity Fee by planning fun social events that are open to all graduate students. Being a part of CAGE is a great way to meet graduate students from other departments and would be a good fit for anyone interested in event planning.

For more information, visit the CAGE website!