Graduate Chemistry Society
This past year the Graduate Chemistry Society (GCS) officers worked to provide events and resources to help our chemistry graduate students excel during their time at WSU, as well as after. This began early in the fall with a welcomed return to in-person events during new student orientation in the form of our annual ice cream social. This marked the first time that members of GCS had been able to fully gather in over a year. Throughout the rest of the semester and year, a return to in-person events continued with the return of our monthly meetings and annual holiday party. In addition to these social events, we were lucky enough to have guest speaker Dr. Jen Heemstra from Emory University come to speak about battling imposter syndrome and how to deal with the mental stress of graduate school.
The spring semester brought on more social events and the first in-person visitation in two years. Over the official visitation weekend and the subsequent weeks, the GCS officers and members hosted 17 potential students. In all, the GCS is looking forward to welcoming the 13 new students who will begin in the fall at WSU.
The GCS officers for the 2021-2022 school year were very excited to have increased the number of professional development events for our graduate students, as well as to offer social events to help students relax during the stress of graduate school. The new officer group taking over for the 2022-2023 school year hopes to increase these professional development events and to have a full array of events with no complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your GCS Officers
Cole Fisher – President
Haley Schramm – Vice President
Jacob Lewis – Treasurer
Sumeet Chakravorty – Librarian