Chemistry Student Enrichment

Clubs & Organizations

Chemistry Club of Saddleback College
All Saddleback College students are welcome to join the Chemistry Club.
For more information contact the club advisor, Dr. Jim Zoval:

Biological Society of Saddleback College
Discover the wonders of the Biological Sciences, past, present, and future. Learn about the aspects of biology, life in general, what to do if you are pre-med, post-baccalaureate, pre-dental, pre-nursing, undergrad, and most of all how to give back to the community and the world.We are all about helping others succeed so long as you are willing to put in the time and effort to help others and yourself.Make new friends/colleagues/network and broaden your horizons by participating in fundraising, charity, volunteering, field trips, and all sorts of biological fun!

American Chemical Society 
The ACS is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.

Chemical Educational Foundation 
The CEF is a national non-profit organization that works with chemical industry members to promote the importance of chemicals, chemistry, and chemical safety awareness.

National Science Foundation
The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, the NSF if the funding source for approx. 20% of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.



The Science Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for 2 years to eligible Saddleback College students for use after they transfer to a four-year college or university. Financial need is not a criteria for this scholarship, however it may be considered in making final selections. The Foundation was instituted by a former Saddleback student who thought highly of chemistry in general and Saddleback's Chemistry Department in particular. The program is intended to encourage and assist chemistry students in pursuing careers in chemistry.


Science Lecture Series

The Science Lecture Series is a weekly forum designed to give students the chance to meet renowned scientists and learn about their area of expertise. This series provides an opportunity to explore an astonishing range of topics with scientific value, including advancements in technologies and emerging research. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge, thanks to the ASG of Saddleback College.


Undergraduate Research

Chemistry Department of Saddleback College
Dr. Jim Zoval heads a student research group that assists an international research group based at UC Irvine. The research is focused on the development of an Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney (AWAK). 
If you are interested in joining this research group, contact Dr. Zoval at