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Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS)

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Members program is a national organization for undergraduate students interested in chemical sciences, including fields such as biochemistry, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, environmental chemistry, forensic sciences, and the allied health professions. SMACS members who join the national chapter enjoy many benefits. Student Members receive 4 issues of Chemistry, an ACS publication that highlights careers, graduate schools and professional programs. In addition, you will be able to contact the ACS Department of Career Services to ask for assistance in preparing your resume or for other career advice.

Hofstra University's chapter of SMACS sponsors a number of activities every semester that are intended to help students interested in chemical science fields prepare for their future careers. Every month during the academic year, SMACS hosts a speaker either from the industry, a government laboratory or graduate school, who presents their research as well as information about science-related careers, graduate programs and research opportunities. We also organize outreach projects including hands-on demonstrations for children from local school districts.

2017-2018 SMACS Officers

2018-2019 SMACS Officers:

  • President – Matthew Saleem
  • Vice-President – Madeline Currie
  • Secretary – Haley Tarbox
  • Treasurer – Gianna Kroening
  • Historian – Maria Basir
  • Public Relations – Sagar Buttan

Advisers for SMACS

  • Dr. Kara Jaremko
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    106G Berliner Hall
    (516) 463-3045
  • Dr. Emily Mundorff
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
    312 Berliner Hall,
    (516) 463-6753
SMACS Calendar


CSIHofstra is a student-run campus organization that explores all disciplines of forensic science. We host weekly meetings where we provide hands on activities relating to real forensic laboratory practices. Members have the opportunity to attend the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual meeting every fall. The club also hosts multiple events throughout the year such as mock crime scenes, movie nights, and escape rooms. We are open to all majors and interests.


CSI E Board

  • President: Nicole Homburger
  • Vice President: Kirsten Breen
  • Treasurer: Morgan Morrill
  • Secretary: Katie Molski
  • PR: Adam Coren

Contact: CSI.hofstra[at]gmail.com

CSIHofstra Calendar

Chemistry End of Year Dinner