The Chemistry Graduate Student Association in an active organization dedicated to maintaining a supportive nurturing environment for the department's graduate students
Monthly meetings are intended to be an open forum for all graduate students to discuss the state of the department, life as a graduate student, or simply to see what other groups are doing. If a stusent has any questionsabout coursework or has a suggestion about how the department can improve in a particular manner, the CGSA is able to present the case to the appropriate faculty members.
The CGSA provides a great opportunity to mingle with fellow graduate students, discuss research and get a general feel for the research community. In the past we have sponsored departmental picnics, faculty/student softball games, the departmental recycling program and various forums and and seminars involving faculty from other institutions.
We have recently started a mentoring program for all incoming graduate students. The senior mentors share a common interest in the discipline of the new student and are there to answer any questions to help acclimate the new students.
The Current executive board invites you to contact them with any specific question you may have about the department as well as any other general questions.
Nicole Carbonaro - President
Jodian Brown - Vice President
Rachel Taylor - Secretary
Michael White - Treasurer
The CGSA has a lounge and kitchen area in room 123 of the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building for current chemistry graduate students to study in relax before a class, store food of microwave their lunch. Keys are available from the building and administrative manager, Dennis Cuddy in room 108.