Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

2014 CGSA Picnic

Friday 06 June 2014

This event has already taken place. For a list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Oshtemo Park
7275 W Main St
5-8 pm

Download printable event flyer as PDF (1.5 MB)

Fun in the Sun!

  • Free Food (Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Options Provided)
  • Open to all Local Chemists and their Families
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Hope to see you there!

On Friday June 6, the Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA) hosted a picnic at Oshtemo Park (7275 West Main) from 5-8pm. The purpose of this event was to introduce chemistry graduate and undergraduate students to the KACS community outside of the university. There were vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options provided. All members of the local chemistry community and their families, were welcomed at this event. Please come join us for a fun afternoon at the park on June 6th!

Chemistry Graduate Student Association

1903 West Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI, 49008


Lego picnic

"Scotfest 2006: Lego Party" by aldisley licensed under cc 2.0 by-nc-nd license

Report from the 2014 WMU Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA) Picnic

By Sarut Jianrattanasawat

On June 6, the CGSA hosted its 4th annual cookout for local chemists at the Oshtemo Township Park. First and foremost, CGSA would like to thank KACS for the generous financial support. The event was successful. We had more than 40 attendees, including faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students from WMU, and KACS members from around Kalamazoo, as a well as some chemists-to-be. Many participated in activities such as tennis and soccer. We are glad to see this event gaining popularity as a local tradition.

Making ice cream at the picnic

Jared Wabeke and Brianna Hyder making ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

Future chemist with grad student dad

Future chemist with grad student dad

Future chemist?

Future chemist?

Burgers on the grill

Grilling burgers