Events, Seminars, and other Involvement
Find out out about activites can be difficult, but our department loves it when you participate. To help you get involved, please add or bookmark our below calendar, which we try to keep current. We also announce activities on the departmental TV, social media, and at XEM meetings.
Please see the calendar below for scheduled seminars, activities, and outreach.
Add this calendar to your personal google calendar by clicking on the "+GoogleCalendar" button above.
There are also events taking place almost weekly across Nashville and middle Tennessee, sponsored by ACS. The information on these events can be found here: Nashville Local Section of the ACS Events
The list of field biology speakers is already accessible and can be found here:
For more information about any of these events (not biology), contact Dr. Hiatt.
Stay involved through social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and the events calendar found above.
Chemistry Club (XEM) may be nerdy, but only periodically!
Chi Epsilon Mu (XEM) is Austin Peay State University's chemistry club. We are dedicated to advancing chemistry in our system and surroundings, while also having some fun. We meet once a month to enjoy company, free food, and learning a little chemistry together. XEM provides outreach to neighboring schools in the greater Clarksville-Montgomery County Area, which inspires young students to pursue fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Along with outreaching to younger generations, XEM also caters to college students by providing them with guest speakers in the various fields of chemistry and provides tutoring in the various core disciplines of chemistry. XEM members not only enjoy the wonderful view of chemistry laboratories and lecture halls, they enjoy competing and participating in social events in and around campus.
Meet Your 2018-2019 XEM Officers
President: Page Richardson, Treasurer: Kaci Kojundic
Executive Committee: Dasia Frank, Executive Committee: Brenden Smith
Dr. Carrie Brennan (931-221-7623)
Dr. Will Ward (931-221-7621)
Approximate XEM Membership Costs
You have three options for membership: XEM only, or ACS+XEM and a subscription to Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) magazine, or ACS+XEM without the magazine. ACS is the American Chemical Society and is the largest scientific society in the world (~157,000 members!), and our student chapter is proud to be a part of our local section (Nashville ACS). The ACS costs are fixed by the organization and our local chapter costs vary based on whether you purchase C&EN. The costs are also described in this document:
XEM Chemistry Club Membership ONLY: $15
ACS membership ($28) + APSU local chapter membership (XEM, $12): Total of $40
ACS membership ($28) + APSU local chapter membership (XEM, $9) + C&EN Magazine($28): Total of $65
Required forms that need to be completed in order to join XEM can be picked up from Dr. Carrie Brennan. Please turn in these with your money to Dr. Carrie Brennan.
Please check here throughout the school year to find upcoming events, demos, and other activities. Currently, you can also find out about our recent and upcoming activities on social media.
CCSA Winter 2018/2019 Chemistry Study Abroad in London
Dr. Fred Matthews led a group of students to London, England, for a 10 day course this winter– December 26, 2018 – January 8, 2019. This was the Chemistry Department’s third trip to London. The course is entitled: Chemical History of England; Museums, Iconic Scientific Treasures, and Revelations of Yesteryear. The course is being coordinated through CCSA (Cooperative Center for Study Abroad), and students will earned 3 hours of credit at APSU (CHEM 4840). More study abroad courses similar to this will be offered in the future!
Their hotel was located in downtown London, just a couple of blocks from Buckingham Palace. The class utilized four books (Napoleon’s Buttons; Periodic Tales; Stuff Matters; The Chemical History of a Candle); however, major activities involved visiting a plethora of England’s historical museums (see below). This opportunity had a strong impact on all students who have participated. It is a wonderful opportunity that comes around only once every couple of years.
Day‐trips to various historical scientific, medical, and hospital museums
- Faraday and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museums
- History of Science and Natural History Museums
- Old Operating Theatre, Wellcome Collection, and Hunterian Museums
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society, British Dental Association, Anaesthesia Museums
- Royal College of Surgeons of England & St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museums
- British Museum
- Sherlock Holmes Museum
Perfect opportunity for chemistry major/minor and pre-dental/medical/optical/pharmaceutical students, as it focuses on England’s scientific contributions to chemistry and medical fields!
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
Our department is very involved in research, during the school year and summer, but we are not currently offering any REUs. Many students participate in these programs with other universities. NSF sponsored programs typically include housing and a stipend, which allow you to experience research at another university.
NSF Sponsored REUs in Chemistry can be found through this link.