The Great Halloween Pumpkin Drop!


Photo: Falling Frozen PumpkinIt is once again time to watch the Great Halloween Pumpkin Drop! 

What: Dropping liquid nitrogen frozen pumpkins off of a 3 story building, and other cool chemistry demos

When: 11/2/2018 at 12 pm

 Where: Lillis Hall

We hope to see you there!

Kick-off meeting for Chemistry & Biochemistry Club


UO’s resident Chemistry & Biochemistry club is hosting its kickoff meeting for Fall Term on

Thursday, 10/11, at 6pm in Onyx 171

The University of Oregon Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) is an undergraduate organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of chemistry and biochemistry. We sponsor chemistry and biochemistry-related science activities, community outreach, professional networking opportunities, research opportunities, and annual summer undergraduate research scholarships. Join us as we forecast for the year, and meet your fellow Chemistry & Biochemistry majors! All are welcomed to attend.

SAACS Meeting – Thursday, April 19th


Photo: Chemistry DemonstrationYou’re invited!

SAACS Meeting
Thursday April 19th
Klamath 107 ~ 6pm

Come learn about an upcoming outreach event at ATA middle school which we can participate in as volunteers – we’ll discuss possible demonstrations.

Otherwise the docket is open and we’ll discuss any ideas we have for activities this quarter.

Hope you can make it!

Thursday, March 8th – Presentation by Zach Martin, Bend Research


Join us at at 6pm in Klamath 107 on Thursday, March 8th for a presentation by Zach Martin,of Bend Research. Zach, a Principal Scientist and Manager of Late Stage Formulation Development, will be talking about their work and a possible summer internship opportunity for undergrads.

Learn more about Bend Research, a division of Capsugel, here.

Image: Bend Research Lab

SAACS Meeting on Wed. Jan. 31st


There will be a meeting in KLA 107 on Wednesday, Jan 31st at 7pm!

Join us for an informal Q&A about ~

  • getting involved with science outreach
  • how to join a research lab
  • the UO NSF ESPRIT teaching opportunity where undergrads (at any level) have an opportunity to earn up to $35,000 for research & tuition

SAACS Meeting Thursday, 11/2, at 6 pm


There will be a general SAACS meeting on Thursday, November 2nd in KLA 107 at 6 pm.

We will be discussing last week’s T-shirt sale and Pumpkin Drop, as well as the steps to becoming an officially recognized ACS chapter.

See you all there!

photo - Sale Table in Willamette Atrium




UO SAACS welcomes everyone to the annual Pumpkin Drop!

Friday, 10/27 at 12:00pm
Behind the Lillis Business Complex (the side that faces Villard and Deady Halls)!

Nothing says “Happy Halloween” like dropping a pumpkin frozen in liquid nitrogen from the Lillis balcony!