Chemistry Club Receives Community Interaction Grant

Funds Will Support Outreach to a Local Public School

The Stern College for Women Chemistry Club, a student-affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), has again been awarded the Community Interaction Grant for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The grant supports ACS student chapter projects that improve the science learning experience of African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander students as well as economically disadvantaged students in grades K-12.

The Stern College proposal, a continuation of an outreach activity at an elementary public school on New York City’s Lower East Side, was put together by two incoming co-presidents, Shana Adler and Esther Vidal. “What we’ll be doing in 2020,” said Adler, “is showcasing the role that chemistry plays in cooking and baking. We hope that when students learn about the chemical reactions behind seemingly simple activities like mixing ingredients, they will begin to appreciate the complexities of chemistry that can be found in everything they do.”

The opportunities offered by the undergraduate programs office of the ACS provide students with invaluable experience in proposal writing, budget allocation, and grant reporting activities.