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Explore your passions and meet fellow science students by joining some of the student organizations below!

+ - American Chemical Society Student Chapter (ACS)

The American Chemical Society student affiliate chapter (ACS) is an organization for undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors and minors. Members participate in a wide range of programs and activities that enhance their college experience and prepare them for successful careers. The group meets every other week.  Their goal is to build strong bonds between members and to educate each other while preparing for the future. Events include the Semi-Annual Lab Coat Tie-Dye Party, Research & Resume Meetings ("Golden Meeting"), green chemistry talks, and more!

+ - American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

The American Medical Student Association Pre-Medical Chapter of Chapman University (AMSA) is committed to providing the educational tools and resources needed for pre-medical and pre-health students to successfully navigate the path towards the next phase of their medical education. Through research, health seminars, community service, clinical experience, and physician interaction we aim to nurture a community of students dedicated to a life-long interest and career in the field of medicine.

+ - Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Chapman’s Student ACM Chapter was established in 1995. The student ACM chapter has sponsored professional presentations and social events.

+ - Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta)

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 520 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

TriBeta was founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University--the Alpha Chapter--by Dr. Frank G. Brooks and a group of his students. The idea of an honor and professional society for biology students spread rapidly and by 1925, the society was a national organization. Biennial national conventions of student and faculty members began in that year and in 1930 the society journal, BIOS, began publication of student research, articles of interest to biologists and society news. As the society grew, it was divided into regional and district groups, each of which holds a convention annually. At the heart of every district and national meeting are student research papers presented in the style of graduate meetings. Awards are given for outstanding individual and chapter accomplishment.

Individual membership in TriBeta is through a chapter on the campus of a four-year accredited college or university. There are now more than 406 chapters offering their members activities and experiences that enrich and extend but do not duplicate the primary requirements for the biology major. The national constitution provides a framework for chapter activities, but each chapter is free to function in accordance with its own needs and school philosophy. Chapter programs typically include guest speakers, reports of research by members and department faculty, field trips, maintenance of collections, community service and social gatherings. Most chapters have a lounge or office on campus. A faculty advisor provides continuity and experience to the student members.

+ - Food Science and Nutrition Association (FSNSA)

The Food Science and Nutrition Association (FSNSA) is for students interested in applying scientific concepts to the understanding properties of food.  The group holds numerous educational, social, philanthropic, and outreach events throughout the year.

+ - Global Environmental Brigades

Global Brigades has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals thorough nine skill-based service programs to improve the quality of life in under-resourced countries.

Global Environmental Brigades (GEB)

Environmental Brigades volunteers work with rural families and community leaders to improve environmental sustainability and livelihood. During the brigade, volunteers utilize household surveys conducted by Global Brigades staff and face-to-face discussions to connect with the community members and understand their environmental needs, and work alongside them to implement solutions to reforest, farm sustainably, and better manage both inorganic and organic wastes. The planting of native tree species restores the biodiversity and nutrient-cycling directly on the families’ land. By creating and utilizing organic fertilizers and natural pesticides, as well as diversifying the number and placement of agricultural plants, soil nutrients are improved while erosion is minimized. Agricultural yields can be increased without dramatically altering the lifestyle of the rural farmers, while in the meantime, the cost of sustaining the farm can be lessened by breaking away from petrochemical fertilizers. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to educate community members on the hazards of waste burning, as well as the environmental and health benefits of setting up composting along with other waste diversion methods.

+ - Global Medical Brigades

Global Medical Brigades is a student-run organization that participates in raising funds, collecting medicines and recruiting doctors and students for an annual mission to Honduras.

+ - Mission Environment

Mission Environment is a Student Organization that aims to promote sustainability on Chapman’s campus and raise awareness about local and global environmental issues. They focus their attention on environmental educational programing. Members are encouraged to bring project ideas to club meetings. Mission Environment is the start to a stronger sustainability community at Chapman.

+ - Panther Games

Panther Games is a game development club focused on publishing short, simple games to establish student portfolios. Open to all interested in development, including Engineers and Programmers, Artists, Writers, Designers, Composers, and Testers.

+ - Pre-Dental Society

The Chapman University Pre-Dental Society is an organization dedicated to helping students on their way to pursuing a career in dentistry. The club provides opportunities to gain valuable knowledge and insight into dentistry and establishes a place for pre-dental students to form connections with one another.

+ - Pre-Vet Club

The Pre-Vet Club is open to students that are considering a career as a DVM or who are interested in joining other students to discuss animal health issues. Some of the club activities include field trips to animal shelters, ocean science laboratories, and DVM offices; hearing speakers that come to Chapman University discuss their experiences in animal health issues; joint advisement for courses a pre-vet student should complete; and networking with others interested in animal health.

+ - Schmid Computational Sciences Club

The Schmid Computational Sciences Club (SCSC) is an organization focused on providing a nurturing graduate community where the sharing of knowledge is encouraged. They host a variety of events each year including: seminars, dinners, coding nights (where they provide a productive study environment for students), and other social activities. Their goal is to create a well rounded and balanced community of individuals.

+ - Schmid Student Leadership Council

The Schmid Student Leadership Council (SSLC) is a select group of Schmid College undergraduate and graduate students who serve as leaders and ambassadors for Schmid College of Science and Technology, as well as advisors to the Dean’s office and the faculty of Schmid College. If you are a current Schmid College student and interested in applying to be a member, talk to your program director or a member of the Dean's Office. We'd love to hear from you!

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