SIUE Chemistry Club
March 21, 2008

Officers Present:
Mariellen Sydow President; Dylan Downs Vice President; Crystal Hise Treasurer; Megan Muehlenfeld Secretary

For New Members:

o Contact information

President: Mariellen Sydow (

Vice President: Dylan Downs (

Treasurer: Crystal Hise (

Secretary: Megan Muehlenfeld (

Webmaster: Daniel Banks (

Primary Advisor: Cristina DeMeo (

Secondary Advisor: Susan Wiediger (

o Join our groups in order to get more information about the club

Search siue chem club at

Search SIUE Chemistry Club on facebook

o We have a website through siue (

o When we have events, we will always post fliers in the science building, and send messages through yahoogroups
and facebook.

Becoming an Official Active Member

o In order to be considered an active member, you must participate in at least 2 events/activities and attend at least
one meeting.

o Active members get access to the chemistry club room which has a computer and a fridge. Mariellen will email
you when you are considered an official active member.

Activities planned for Spring 2008

o The Book/Bake sale was held February 11-14th. The total funds raised were $212.97.

o Our annual Pentathlon is being planned. We compete against different clubs (physics, biology, pre-med, etc.) in
games such as dodgeball, ping pong, basketball, etc. As of now, we plan to have it outside, at the intramural field.
Because we are running short on time, we may have the annual spring BBQ at the same time. Does anyone have
any other ideas for where to have it or when?

o The Probst Lecture will be on Tuesday, March 25th.

a. The guest speaker is Dr. C. Dale Poulter. He will be speaking at 2:00pm in lecture hall 3114.

b. There will be a Student Research Symposium at 3:30 in the Morris University Center.

c. If you are an active member and have signed up for the dinner, dinner hour begins at 5:30 and dinner will be
served at 6:00. It will be in the University Restaurant in the MUC.

d. There will be another lecture at 7:00pm in the Meridian Ballroom of the MUC.

e. We need volunteers to take names for students attending the lectures for extra credit.

o We plan to host a school supply drive the week of April 14th. We will put out boxes for students to put school
supplies in. They will need to be new supplies, not used. We will also hang posters around the science building.

o We plan on taking tours this semester. We are in the progress of contacting Sigma Aldrich, Anheuser Busch,
Steel Mill in Granite City, and a Forensics Lab. Usually tours are on Fridays. Are there any dates and/or times that
would work out best? As of now, we have Fridays after 12:00 pm.

o April 19th is a hands on science day for all science clubs. We will be doing various demos in the basement of the
science building for people coming from the community. We need volunteers to help with the demos.

o Last semester, we made chem club t-shirts. If anyone is interested in making more, let us know so we can set up
a date.

o Chemistry Club is a part of Tri City Youth. It is a program in which a few chemistry club members go to an
elementary school for an after school program. We do different demos for the kids. We go a couple times a month.
Please let us know if you are interested!

o We will be setting a date to work on the ACS poster. If you are interested in helping, let us know so we plan a
time you can make. One idea was to take a picture of the chemistry club to put it on the poster.

We have money we can spend on the chem club room. We were thinking about buying a microwave and/or a
space heater. Any other ideas?

Meeting times for this semester:

o The next meeting will be on a Thursday or Friday. We will let you know when the next meeting will be through
yahoogroups, facebook, and posters.