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ChemCats is a branch of a national organization for any students of any major interested in chemistry. By joining ChemCats, you are associating yourself with the American Chemical Society (ACS), the largest scientific society in the world and one of the oldest professional societies in the United States.

ChemCats can provide you with many opportunities to serve your community, to engage socially with other people interested in chemistry and to learn about the amazing research projects professors are working on right here at UK. We encourage all students to join ChemCats, which involves only a small fee of $24. All majors are welcome, not just chemistry!

If you are interested in joining the UK chapter of ChemCats, simply come by our next meeting (normally the first Wednesday of the month, but subject to change) or contact one of our Membership officers:


Isha Chauhan

Classification: Senior

Major(s): Biology

Minor: Creative Writing

Why Chemistry? As a biology major, I recognized the importance of chemistry to my major and my future career goals. It is pertinent to remember the breadth and diversity of chemistry in progressing science and has made me really excited about what I want to do in my future!




Peyton McCubbin

Classification: Sophomore

Major: B.S. Chemistry

Why Chemistry? As a chemistry major, I am so passionate about chemistry! I think chemistry is a super versatile science and is very applicable to so many areas of science! I am so excited about the possibility of pursuing a career in chemistry!




Violet Newhart


Major(s): B.S. Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology


Why Chemistry?Chemistry is the foundation of all biological systems and serves to put the processes of life into context. As someone who wants to pursue a career in pharmacological research, understanding chemistry in depth is important to understand drugs mechanisms and their biochemical effects on people.


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