Chemistry and Biochemistry Club

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The Chemistry and Biochemistry Club is a student-organization made up by students who are dedicated to helping all majors succeed professionally and academically. The club hosts numerous events throughout the schoolyear, including: 

  • speakers from the academia and the industry to speak about professional opportunities for STEM majors
  • organize peer tutoring
  • assistance with test preparation study groups
  • professional development
  • community outreach
  • and more!

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Previous Events


National Chemistry Week October 17-21, 2022

National Chemistry Week Event Schedule

List of activities and events for the National Chemistry Week:

Monday, Oct. 17, 2022
Opening Statement/Introduction to Industry (via Zoom) 4:30-5:30 pm
Opening State by Dr. Krishna Foster, Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept. Chair
Guest speaker: Dr. Vivian Medina, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Zoom link: Click here

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022
Hydrophobic effects on Waterproof Fabric (in front of La Kretz Hall) 2:00-4:00 pm
We will investigate hydrophobicity effect using waterproof spray and explain its concept.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
Tie Dye/Designing Labcoats (in front of La Kretz Hall) 1:00-3:00pm
Come out and design your lab coats! We will provide some fabrics to draw cool chemistry molecules!

Friday, Oct. 21, 2022
Student Researcher Talk (via Zoom) 12:00-1:00 pm
Student Researchers: Angel Arrendondo and Pavithra Wijeratne, Alumni and Current Graduate Student
Future Events Announcements
Zoom link: Click here

Week 2 1/31 Tuesday 11-2 pm. Club Fair! Location: On campus-main campus walkway

Week 3 2/10 Friday 12-1 pm. Speaker: Dr. Brenda Andrade-Rounds; Topic: How to maximize your potential at CSULA; ZOOM

Dr. Andrade Guest Speaker

Feb. 24, 2023, Friday.
Time: 12pm-1 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Costello L. Brown 
Topic: Dr. Ferguson’s legacy and his impact; ZOOM

Dr. Ferguson Event


Week 7: Meet Dr. Darryl Boyd, 2023's Lloyd N. Ferguson Lecture Keynote Speaker
Thursday, March 9, 2023
from 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Biological Sciences 159

Dr. Boyd works as a Research Chemist and Materials Scientist with US Naval Research Academy. Come and meet Dr. Boyd and learn more about his specialty and having a career in Chemistry!

Week 9: Alumni Industry Panel
Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Zoom (see flyer for meeting ID)

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Club invites Cal State LA alumni to host a panel and discuss their industry careers.

Alumni Panel


Week 11-14: Preview Day! (with opportunities to volunteer!)
Week 12: Chemistry and Biochemistry Election