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.

Speed Networking Event

Tuesday 10 October 2017

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

Kalamazoo College
Hicks Student Center
Banquet Rooms
18:00 - 21:00

Local American Chemical Society (KACS) members and students interested in Chemistry are invited to attend a fun and interactive networking event. Co-hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Development, Kalamazoo College Chemistry Department and the American Chemical Society Kalamazoo Chapter.

The premise for this event is to connect local chemistry college students (WMU, K Col, KVCC) with local working chemists for information sharing. The set up will be like that for speed dating, with participating chem students rotating through 5 minute (or so) sit downs with participating working chemists, the students asking questions related to chem careers, the working chemists providing answers/information based on personal experience. KACS has been asked to provide members to serve as a diverse working chemist panel. This is a great, painless, low time commitment opportunity for us to share our knowledge and experience with chem university students looking to start their careers.

Whether you are a potential mentor (experienced individual who can advise & guide on potential career paths) OR a student interested in meeting with chemistry professionals, please join us for this gathering!

Kalamazoo College, Hicks Student Center, Banquet Rooms . Parking available in the open lot behind Hicks Student Center and on nearby streets.

  • 6:00pm Check-in
    • Student Check-in Banquet Room West
      • Pre-event pointers
      • Light dinner-subs and salad
    • Mentor Check-in Banquet Room East
      • Pre-event gathering, ACS mentor mingle
      • Light dinner-subs and salad
  • 6:45pm Welcome and event introduction, Banquet Rooms
  • 7:00-8:00pm Networking Activities
  • 8:00-9:00pm Wrap up and student prize drawing
KACS and K-College Logos

KACS members interested in participating as mentors, please contact Steve Secreast. General event questions? Please contact Jackie Srodes, jsrodes@kzoo.edu.