Archive for October, 2010


October 19th, 2010

Hey everyone,

Last week we talked more about the upcoming video conference with Jillian’s father (which will be sometime in early November).  Everyone at the meeting wrote a couple questions to help fuel the discussion, from which Jillian and Andrew are composing a final version.  I emailed the folks who didn’t make it to last week’s meeting and asked for their questions as well.

Matt brought up the “Molecule of the Week” that he has been maintaining on the ACS site, and we decided to divide up the work and have several people create write ups about interesting/relevant molecules.  That way, “Molecule of the Week” becomes more of a group effort and less of a chore for Matt.  I also asked last week’s no-shows for their help with that.

If you’d like a model to follow for your molecule write up, check out the one from Sept 28th at this link:

Otherwise, we will be meeting again on Tuesday 10/26 in JHS at 5:00.  Hope to see you all there!


Who? Any ACS member with proper passport or enhanced drivers license

What? A trip to the fine country of Canada to bond over a visit to the museum of science and technology

When? Saturday, November 6th @ 10:15 am

Where? We will meet in JHS lobby @ 10:15 am

This should be a great opportunity to have some fun away from campus and experience firsthand the diverse community which defines SLU! We should get up to Ottawa around noon to grab some lunch, hit up the museum, grab some dinner and head back to campus; putting us back at SLU around 7 pm. And to top it all off, ACS will be covering the admission costs! Just bring some money for food!

Museum link:


September 28, 2010

Hey everyone,

First of all, we will be meeting again tomorrow at 5 on the 3rd floor of Johnson – come if you can and bring a friend along!

We met last week with several folks absent – understandable, as last week was exam-filled for many people!  Here is a summary of what we talked about:

– Marc took some great action shots of the officers for the website.

– We thanked those who helped out with the cleanup on the previous Friday.

– Matt talked about the potential trip to Ottawa:
That will be Saturday, Nov. 6th.  Group will leave in a university vehicle around 10:30.
Arrive in Ottawa and grab some lunch
Head to the Canada Science and Technology Museum (admission funded by ACS!!)
The rest of the day can be filled with some other activities (art museum? other ideas?)
Get dinner and head back to school.

Looks like this will be a fun day trip!  We had a few sign up tentatively, and more are welcome.  Remember you need a current passport or extended driver’s license to cross the border!  Email me or Matt (mjhaye07) and let us know if you are interested.  Here’s the URL for the museum website:

Next we talked about the dinner/reception we’re trying to plan for Spring semester.

– Unfortunately, the main problem here is money.  We discussed a couple options and discussed the possibility of having an event at Pub 56 (involving both students and faculty) rather than the more expensive formal dinner.  Could be a fun time for all!  More news on that to come as we work out a plan.

Hope to see you all tomorrow!