Join the Club!

The NIU Chemistry Club is a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society and is open to anyone with an interest in Chemistry. The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in chemistry and the chemical professions, to aid understanding of the field of chemistry, and to provide interaction among individuals engaged in the study of chemistry.

The Chem Club sponsors several outreach events each year, including the Chem Demos, a public favorite. The club organizes and presents an evening of chemistry demonstrations at least once a year, always offering a different theme. The Chem Club also participates in STEMFest every fall, interacting with young people and their parents from across the Northern Illinois region to explore the STEM fields and to consider future careers.

Please see below for upcoming and past Chem Club events.

Upcoming Events

Chemistry is Hot vs. Chemistry is Cool

ChemistryJoin the Chem Club for it's annual Chem Demo Night on Friday, March 27, at 7:00pm! This year's theme will test the elements of Team Hot and Team Cool to see who will emerge victorious. For more information, visit the Chem Demo website or view the Press Release on NIU Today. See you there!

Past Events

Thanksgiving Potluck

LeavesThe Chem Club is back with its annual Thanksgiving Potluck to be held on Monday, November 24 from 11:30am-1:00pm in La Tourette 300. The Potluck is open to all students, faculty, and staff and all are invited to bring a dish to pass. Sign-up sheets are available in Faraday Hall 319 (Main Office). Join the Chem Club along with faculty, staff, and fellow students before we break for Thanksgiving and for a memorable experience!


NIU held its fifth annual STEM Fest at NIU's Convocation Center on Saturday, October 18th. The Chem Club was on hand to engage with with area students of all ages.

Welcome Back Picnic

The Chem Club's annual welcome back picnic was held on Friday, September 12th from 11:30am to 1:30pm. It was unseasonably cool this year, and the picnic was moved indoors.

Chem Club T-Shirts

Chem Club T-Shirts are in! Pick up yours today in Faraday 319! Shirts are $10 for students and $15 for all others.

Meeting Schedule — Spring 2015

General Meetings
Wednesday, January 28
Wednesday, February 25
Wednesday, March 25
Wednesday, April 15

Meetings will be held in Faraday Hall 402 (the 4th Floor Penthouse) at 5:00pm.
Join us for the meeting, food, and pop!

Executive Committee Meetings (Officers)
Wednesday, January 21
Wednesday, February 18
Wednesday, March 18
Wednesday, April 8

Student Advisory Council
Wednesday, February 4
Wednesday, March 4
Wednesday, April 1

Important Events
Friday, March 27 – Chem Demo Night

Past Events

2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008

Upcoming Meetings

Executive Committee
Wednesday, April 8

General Meeting
Wednesday, March 25

Chemistry Club Officers

President &
Student Advisory Council

Daniel Jeffries

Vice President
James Gorman

Marina Galluzzo

Nicholas Longo

Graduate Student Coordinator
Brian Muller

Chem Demo Coordinator
Devon Boland

STEM Fest Coordinator
Asim Muhammad

Faculty Advisors
Jon W. Carnahan

Faraday Hall 320
(815) 753-1181

Oliver Hofstetter
La Tourette Hall 428
(815) 753-6898

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