University of Florida, Gainesville
Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering - University of Florida Polymer Science Program

UF POLY/PMSE Chapter

Our student chapter was created in 2012, and it is affiliated to ACS POLY and PMSE divisions as well as recognized as an official organization by the University of Florida.

POLY/PMSE is a place to network, help with career development and provide opportunities to students and post-docs in the polymer field. The chapter is affiliated to ACS POLY and PMSE divisions as well as recognized as an official organization by the University of Florida.

POLY/PMSE is a place to network, help with career development and provide opportunities to students and post-docs in the polymer field.


News & Information:


Spring 2016
  • Congratulations to the UF ACS POLY/PMSE Student Chapter for Winning Best Student Chapter Award!

Spring 2016
  • Congratulations to Mayra Rostango of the Miller Group for winning the POLY/PMSE Video Competition! The purpose of the competition is to prepare young chemists to present their research in a short video and to interact with a broad range of audiences, including more senior scientists and the general public. Click here to view Mayra's video submission!

Spring 2016
  • Congratulations to Jawaher "Jojo" Alfurhood of the Sumerlin Group for winning the POLY/PMSE Poster Award! Alfurhood won the POLY/PMSE Outstanding Poster Award of the 2016 Spring ACS National Meeting in San Diego for her poster titled “Hyperbranched Poly(N-(2-Hydroxypropyl) Methacrylamide) via RAFT Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization.” Jawaher is a 4th year student in the Sumerlin Research Group. This is her second poster award in ten months, with the first coming at the 2015 Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition of American Chemical Society (FAME 2015).


Our current officers (2016 - 2017) are:

President: Adrian Figg
Primary coordination of all chapter activities

  • Conduct regular meetings
  • Enforce parliamentary procedures
  • Encourage cooperation and participation
  • File annual reports
  • Represent the chapter in the POLY committee

Vice President: Kyle Bentz

  • Plan calendar for the year
  • Act on behalf of the president
  • Coordinate membership recruitment campaign
  • Assist and share responsibilities as necessary with the president

Secretary: Brooke Barnes

  • Record minutes for all meetings
  • Compile membership roster
  • List committee assignments
  • Handle chapter correspondence


Treasurer: Charles Easterling

  • Basic financial management
  • Prepare tentative budget at the beginning of year
  • Maintain balanced checkbook
  • Report on present income at all meetings
  • Record all cash advanced and handle reimbursements

Public Relations: Steven Shen

  • Communicate news and events to chapter members
  • Publicize chapter activities via email, flyers, etc
  • Keep student chapter board up to date


Event Coordinator: Jacob Lessard

  • General coordinator of events performed by the chapter
  • Location, technology and refreshment management

 


Faculty advisor: Dr. Brent Sumerlin

 

 





For information on past events, click here!


Past Officers

    President   Vice-President   Secretary   Treasurer   Event Coordinator   Public Relations
(2015 - 2016)  
Kyle Bentz
 
Adrian Figg
 
Chris Kabb

Jessica Cash
 
Craig Machado
 
Steven Shen


    President   Vice-President   Secretary   Treasurer   Event Coordinator   Public Relations
(2014 - 2015)  
Mayra Rostagno
 
Jessica Cash
 
Nicole Gibbons

Will Brooks
 
Nick Carmean
 
Megan Hill


    President   Vice-President   Secretary   Treasurer
  (2012 - 2014)  
Megan Hill
 
Mayra Rostagno
 
Chris Deng
 
Patricia Bachler



Contact us at: figg@chem.ufl.edu 
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