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PSU Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society


It is the goal of the Portland State Chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society to bring together students and faculty with a love of chemistry. We aim to broaden the horizons of our members through interaction with the local Portland Chapter of the ACS in both social events and educational opportunities. We strive to provide a social outlet for our members by participating in chemistry-themed extracurricular activities. We endeavor to enrich the community through outreach programs with local K-12 students, as well as with the general populace.

We value the practices of hard work and teamwork, and foster a community among chemists by creating a welcoming environment to any and all nerds, geeks, and other science enthusiasts. Our chapter meets three times a quarter to hear about current research by distinguished scientists, upcoming research and volunteer opportunities around campus and the city, as well as to socialize with others within the science realm.

Current Officers:

Clarissa Karpinski (President, Chemistry)
Eunice Lee (Vice President, Chemistry)
Teagan Neal (Secretary, Biochemistry)
Cass Wistar Oliveira (Treasurer, Chemistry)

Victor Benavides-Montes (Demonstration Coordinator, Chemistry)

Get Involved!

Send us an e-mail with the subject line “Add Me!” to be added to our weekly Newsletter List! There are currently no dues, so it’s FREE TO JOIN!!!

You can ALSO become a member of the National ACS organization by sending your full name, and your e-mail address to with the subject line “Member-Get-a-Member” and you’ll be eligible to receive a FREE Periodic Table of the Elements Blanket for joining the national organization!

Join our Facebook Group!

This is currently the best way to stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities, as well as to stay connected with your fellow SAACS members!


Looking for a tutor? E-mail for a list of available tutors for your specific level of chemistry. Also contact with interest in becoming a tutor!

Upcoming Events



Past Events

Check out photos from our past events!