Student Resources

Get Involved Outside the Classroom

Learn outside the classroom and develop leadership skills by getting involved in student organizations. Take advantage of professional development opportunities, participate in community service projects and network with industry leaders through participation in the following groups:

Chemistry/Pre-Professional Club

This club promotes professional development, scholarly excellence, practical education and community service in the sciences among FHSU students and the surrounding community. The "Chem Club" sponsors very popular Magic Shows for nearby elementary and middle schools, provides a clearinghouse for students desiring tutoring or advanced study and offers scholarships to its active members. For more information, contact Dr. Loretta Dorn, faculty sponsor.

AMSA/Premedical Club

The AMSA/Premedical Club brings together all pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-optometric students, regardless of major. Members of this organization help one another prepare for various entry-level tests, stay focused on collegiate undergraduate objectives and stay on track for future success. The Pre-Med Club supports the health profession goals of its members by sponsoring clinics (e.g. for suturing or casting), field trips to professional schools and numerous opportunities for networking with practicing health professionals. For more information contact Dr. James Hohman or Dr. Chris Bennett, faculty sponsors.

Did you know that Fort Hays State University has more than 100 student clubs and organizations, ranging from astronomy club to intramurals to service organizations? And, if you can't find a group suited to your interests, you can start your own! Visit the Center for Student Involvement Web site to learn more about how to make the most of your college experience!

Useful Research Tools for Chemistry Majors

NIST Webbook -Chemical and physical property data on 10,000 compounds, gathered by the NIST and fully searchable.

Online Journals

Online Periodic Table - Very thorough data on all the known elements.


Yale University Chemical Software - Links to visualization and modeling software, as well as an image library.

Vertex42 Periodic Table - with comprehensive information that can be helpful to teachers and students. This free version is created for Excel, it's printable and editable.

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