We are the MIT Undergraduate Chemistry Association. Our goal is to foster interaction among undergraduates, between undergraduates and faculty, and between undergraduates and the greater Boston community.
We hold Donut Mondays and Ice Cream Wednesdays open to everyone. Grab a donut and some coffee on the way to class, or hang out with us in the afternoon for some great ice cream! We arrange professor dinners. Come and get to know what your professors are like away from the chalkboards! We hold Chemistry Magic Shows for local elementary/middle schools. Become a magician and help kids get inspired to take an interest in chemistry!
Songela is a chemistry major from Pittsburgh interested in computational chemistry. She enjoys sleeping, hydrating, eating, and being human.
Community Outreach Director
Chris is a chemistry major from central New Jersey. Among the subfields of chemistry, he currently likes physical and inorganic chemistry the most. Chris also likes typography and playing the Irish tin whistle.
Community Outreach Director
Hi! I'm Steven, a bioengineer who likes to do magic. Boston's weather doesn't bother me too much because I'm from Minne(snow)ta. Most of my free time is devoted to lab-work. In fact, on my door, I have a sign saying, "If you knock and don't receive an answer, assume I'm in lab. If you smell popcorn, assume I just got back from lab."
David is a born and raised Massachusetts resident, hoping to pursue a degree in chemistry and possibly also a double major in mathematics. While still keeping an open mind about his future, he currently has plans to attempt to enter into medical school after his undergraduate studies. In his free time, he enjoys reading and obsessing over novels and comic books, listening to his favorite jams, and drinking copious amounts of chocolate milk.
Minwoo is a course V senior. He has his scientific interests spanning chemistry and biology. Developing new chemical reactions, unearthing noble molecules of therapeutic importance, and elucidating the mechanism of aging fall into his interests. For his freshman year, Minwoo conducted photoredox-catalyzed heterocyclic compound synthesis under supervision of Professor Jamison, and now he aims at expanding the scope of Cu-catalyzed hydroamination in the Buchwald Lab. Minwoo has a dream one day his work would contribute to the society understanding the process of aging and, ultimately and boldly, overcoming aging, the inevitable fate of human being.
Tabrez is a chemistry major, born and raised in the gritty streets of the Bronx. Mostly interested in organic synthesis methodology and pharmacology, he aspires to go to medical school and is currently a researcher in the Jamison lab, working on the development continuous flow synthesis of pharmaceutical compounds such as Lipitor. Apart from academic work, he loves reading about world history/politics, watching a lot of anime and playing the balalaika and dulcimer.
Samuel is a Massachusetts native majoring in chemistry, with a deep interest in biochemistry. He is currently working in the Schlau-Cohen lab developing model membrane systems to study membrane proteins. Apart from chemistry, Samuel enjoys classic science-fiction and riding his motorcycle into the sunset.
Angela is a chemical engineering/chemistry major seriously considering defecting to the dark side of computer science. She picks up random hobbies with the same impulsiveness used to pick random classes, including crocheting, playing the liu qin, and aerial silk dancing.
Katherine is a chemistry major from Northern New Jersey who loves learning organic chemistry as well as teaching it. As mentorship chair, she hopes to better connect people across Course 5. In her free time, Katherine loves baking, going to musicals, and doing archery.
Faculty Dinner Chair
Aron raises money for faculty dinners by winning quality meme competitions.
Junyu Yang is a 2nd year chemical engineering student who likes inorganic chemistry. In her spare time, she eats and helps organize the annual MIT Science Olympiad Invitational.
Member At Large
Hikari is a sophomore from Japan, hoping to major in physics and chemistry. Her interests lie in theoretical, physical and computational chemistry. She enjoys playing ukulele and learning new languages in her free time.
Member at Large
ClubChem's very own local poltergeist. Does hauntings at a flat rate.
Siam is a freshman from New York City, and an aspiring 5-7 major. His interests are mostly in the field of biochemistry and he can't wait to get his GIRs out of the way so he can take some biochem classes. In his free time, he loves to play ultimate frisbee, watch Netflix, travel, and do ClubChem magic shows.
ClubChem is sponsored by the James K. Littwith (‘42) Fund, the MIT UA, and the MIT Chemistry department.