Vice President (2015-2016): ACS Poly/PMSE Student Chapter at University of South Carolina


The ACS POLY/PMSE student chapter at USC is a professional organization that sets its goals to serve the polymer and material science community at USC while spreading the awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern polymer chemist. We organized professional networking event, poster session, invited seminar, resume writing workshop and fun events such as bowling and skydiving.


K12 Outreach Program


Under the guidance of Prof. Linda Shimizu, we conduct the K12 Outreach Program to inspire young school students to explore science and technology. During this program, we visit primary, middle and high schools to demonstrate, teach and share the beauty and the excitement of chemistry.

Killian Elementary School    2016    Hand Middle School    2015
Hand Middle School              2014


ACS Project SEED Program


This program offers a distinctive opportunity for high school students to get hands-on experience on research over the Summer. I volunteered as a graduate mentor over 8 weeks during the summers in 2014 and 2015. My responsibilities were to train high school students to do research, analyze results and present their outcomes.

Alexis Jones (Best ACS Project SEED poster at USC 2015)(Now student at Columbia college)


Graduate Mentor


Sahoo Sumanta Kumar (visiting PhD student from India)
Yong Shin Song (visiting high school student from Korea)
Alexandra Bigach (USC undergraduate student)




Discovery Day 2015-2016

Discovery Day is the USC’s annual showcase of undergraduate activities. I volunteered as a judge to review presentations and assisted with selecting best presenters.