The Auburn Chemistry Society (ACS) is a group for students who are interested in chemistry or related fields.  The ACS is open to all students, not strictly to chemistry majors.  We function as an academic and a service organization.  Typical yearly events include:

  • Celebrating National Chemistry Week in October, 
  • Hosting blood drives
  • Outreach, performing science demonstrations for kids in Cub Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc.
  • Organizing programs with speakers from various branches within the Chemistry Department to talk about their research
  • And much more!

Meeting Information:

Time/Day: First Tuesday of every month @ 5:30 PM
Location: Chemistry Building, room 151
Dues: $20.00 per year

* Next Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 5:30 PM, CB 151

Chapter Information

ACS MEMBERS, fall 2012

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Helena Kurniawan (email)

Biochemistry Major, senior

Helena is the President of Auburn Chemistry Society and has been involved with ACS for four years. She is a senior studying Biochemistry and participates in undergraduate research with Dr. Byrne. When she’s not doing chemistry, Helena participates on the roller derby team. War eagle!

Ferdous Torabinejad (email)

Vice President
Biochemistry Major, senior

Ferdous is a senior majoring in Biochemistry with the intention to attend pharmacy school. She is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She is currently working in the Easley lab to develop a reusable Electrochemical Proximity Assay (ECPA). When she is not doing chemistry, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors.

Amanda Kelley (email)

Biochemistry Major, senior

Amanda is the secretary of Auburn Chemistry Society. She is a senior majoring in Biochemistry. Amanda is from Huntsville, AL, and she works in Dr. Easley’s research lab.

Sabrina Lynn (email)

Biochemistry Major, senior

Sabrina is the Treasurer of the Auburn Chemistry Society. Sabrina is a senior majoring in biochemistry. She is a University Research Fellow working in Dr. Anne Gorden's lab, where she researches the Lewis acid properties of uranium (VI) compounds. After graduating from Auburn, she plans to attend graduate school, where she will pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and pursue a career in environmentally-related research.

Kristin Zuromski (email)

Biochemistry Major, junior

Kristin is the Historian of Auburn Chemistry Society. She is currently a junior majoring in Biochemistry and works in Dr. Ellis’s research lab. In addition to her insatiable appetite for pizza and coffee, she loves to travel, speak Spanish, and cook.



ACS members enjoy performing fun and interactive science demonstrations for kids in the community to foster interest in science. In the past, we have taken part in outreach at Boy Scout meetings, Boys and Girls Club, Mole Day, and Blood Drives. This year, we will be travelling to local Boy Scout meetings and Loachapoka Elementary School for fun-filled chemistry demos!

Mole Day

Mole Day is celebrated nationally each year on October 23 to commemorate Avogadro’s Number (6.02x1023) and to promote interest in chemistry. Each year, ACS participates in Mole Day by setting up a booth with an odd-shaped jar filled with candy. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to guess how many moles of candy are in the jar, and the person with the closest guess wins a prize! This celebration of Mole Day coincides with the Annual ACS Bake Sale, a fundraising event where our members provide delicious baked goods to sell to hungry Auburn students.

Pizza, BBQ, and Seminars

ACS meetings always include food, so come hungry! We usually serve pizza, and we have a farewell BBQ each spring. In addition, we host faculty seminars about the faculty member's research program and about tips for applying to graduate school.

Blood Drive

Every year, around early October, ACS holds its annual Blood Drive. This community outreach event is great for our club because not only does it foster involvement from the Auburn student body, but it also helps the Auburn community by providing between 25-30 pints of blood each year. Members are not required to donate blood, but they are encouraged to volunteer and rally students to donate blood to aid our local hospital!


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Contact Information

To contact the Auburn Chemistry Society, simply email one of the officers or the faculty advisor.  Our mailing address and location are also included below.

Helena Kurniawan, President (email)
Ferdous Torabinejad, Vice President (email)
Amanda Kelley, Secretary (email)
Sabrina Lynn, Treasurer (email)
Kristin Zuromski, Historian (email)
Prof. Chris Easley, Faculty Advisor (email)


Auburn Chemistry Society
ATTN: Prof. Easley
179 Chemistry Building
Auburn, AL 36849


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The Chemistry Building (campus location here: Auburn Map), where our meetings are held, is located just to the west side of Mell Street, near Samford Avenue. The building is on the opposite side of Mell Street from Upchurch Hall and behind the Corley Building.

Membership Information

How to join

  To become a member of the Auburn Chemistry Society, stop by the next monthly meeting, sign up with one of the officers, and pay your dues.  Alternatively, you could email an officer to have your name added to the list.

  If you are not sure about signing up, feel free to attend the next meeting to feel it out.  If you are interested in chemistry as well as education and outreach to the community...and you like pizza, it should be a great fit!

  Those of you interested in signing up for the national ACS will receive a $5 discount on your Auburn Chemistry Society dues.