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Iota Sigma Pi is a National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry, with an active chapter in the Chicago area (Aurum Iodide Chapter). We support the National Iota Sigma Pi goal of making awards to qualified women in chemistry and we have a variety of programs that include monthly professional talks by members and invited speakers, field trips, and a December joint meeting with the Chicago Section of ACS. Monthly meetings are held from September to June each year.

A benefit to membership in Iota Sigma Pi is the networking that occurs between the members. Our chapter has a mixture of women with a variety of chemical interests: our members are from industry, government and academia and include both faculty and students. The size of our group is small enough for everyone to get to know one another.

 

Membership
If you are interested in joining Iota Sigma Pi you may contact any of the officers or attend any meeting and talk with the officers at the meeting. You are always welcome to attend the meetings even if you are not yet a member.
 
Undergraduate students: junior and senior women who have an overall 3.0 GPA and either 6 semesters of chemistry courses with a 3.0 chemistry GPA, or 4 semesters of chemistry courses with a 3.5 chemistry GPA

Graduate students: female graduate students in chemistry-related fields with at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent) with a 3.0 GPA and meet the undergraduate requirements listed above

Professional members: female scientists who hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or field closely related to chemistry or hold a baccalaureate or masters degree in chemistry or field closely related to chemistry and have a three year employment history in chemistry or a field where the principles of chemistry are important or have a five year employment history in chemistry or a field where the principles of chemistry are important.

There is an initial initiation fee and an annual membership fee thereafter.   Please refer to the Iota Sigma Pi website (http://www.iotasigmapi.info/membership/becomeamember.html) for further details.