Graduate Student Organization

Mission Statement:

To enrich the experience of graduate students in the chemistry department, and students across the scientific disciplines by creating opportunities to develop professionally, socially, and academically. Also, to provide a means of communication between graduate students and faculty within the chemistry department.

The Graduate Student Organization of Chemistry (GSOC) works to create a sense of community among chemistry graduate students, as well as with students in other departments. Interdisciplinary relationships have been formed between students in the chemistry, computer science, physics, linguistics, and MPP programs through our monthly happy hour, First Friday. GSOC provides an outlet for students to address issues at Georgetown and also in the larger chemical community.  In this regard we teamed up with The American Chemical Society to create the nation’s first American Chemical Society Graduate Student Organization (ACS-GSO). Below are examples of some past and current events:

  • Summer Soccer
  • BBQs
  • Journal Club
  • First Friday happy hours
  • Alumni Career Seminars
  • Annual State of the Department address
  • ACS Program in a Box
  • Chemistry Department Themed Clothing
  • Chemistry Department Alumni Reunion
  • Chemistry Department Town Hall Meeting
  • Holiday Decorating
  • Chemistry Department Holiday Party
  • Women’s Breakfast Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event sponsored by the ACS Women’s Chemist Committee
  • Chemistry Department Prospective Graduate Student Visitation Weekend
  • Diversity Panel Seminar
  • Graduate Student Invited Speaker
  • TTB Lab Tour
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K

We are always looking for new ideas and would appreciate input and volunteers! Feel free to contact us with any questions:

Current Co-Presidents:

Luke Shafik:

Safia Kariapper: