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Student Clubs & Organizations


Student Government

School of Science Student Senators

Primary Purpose/Mission

SoS Senators
Left to Right: Carey Davidson, Jake Veliky, Krishna Sheth, Darshak Vekaria, Shaziya Ahmed, Sarthak Mohanty, Sarah Jennings.

Student Government (SG) provides TCNJ students with representation, services, and advocacy within the college.

Current School of Science Senators

How to Join – Membership Information

Elections held every spring


Biology

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society

Primary Purpose/Mission

Tri-Beta is an organization for students in the biological sciences. This prestigious national honor society’s purpose is to promote scholarship in the biological sciences, to promote dissemination of biological knowledge and to encourage research.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Meet the Professors
  • Bio-Guides
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Science Club
  • Ecology Trail Clean Up
  • Biology Holiday
  • Apple Picking

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

September 21, October 19, November 9, and December 7 (all in P101 @12pm)

How to Join – Membership Information

  • General Membership: Open to any student with an interest in the biological sciences, and their membership terminates upon graduating from TCNJ. Members participate in all activities of the society.
  • Associate Membership: Students interested in the biological sciences are inducted into the National Chapter, and their membership terminates upon graduating from TCNJ. Members participate in all activities of the society.
  • Regular Membership: Biology majors who have successfully completed three biology courses and have a biology GPA of at least 3.0 are inducted into the National Chapter and remain members for life. To be regular members, a student must attend all meetings and and provide 3 hours of service in the year prior to their induction.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://tribetatcnj.weebly.com/

Student Officers

Faculty Advisors: Dr. KT Elliott

email: tribeta@tcnj.edu

Biology Education Club

Primary Purpose/Mission

This group works to support any biology student with interests in teaching. They hold monthly meetings to discuss the teacher prep program, teaching techniques specific to biology, and opportunities specific to future teachers.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Test Prep
  • Teaching opportunities

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Once a Month

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in teaching biology.

For More Information:

Student Coordinator 15-16: Dominique DiMeglio (dimegld1@tcnj.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Wund

Graduate Studies Club (GradS)

Primary Purpose/Mission

The Graduate Studies (GradS) Club is comprised of students interested in or considering graduate study. Meetings address such issues choosing between research and non-research-based programs, finding a graduate school, navigating the application and interview process, preparing for the GREs (standardized test), and choosing a mentor.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Science Fairs
  • Faculty and Student Panels
  • “How/Why/When to apply to grad school”

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

TBD

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in graduate school.

For More Information:

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Tracy Kress and Dr. Luke Butler


Chemistry

SCA – Student Chemists Association

Primary Purpose/Mission

The purpose of the TCNJ Student Chemists Association shall be to afford an opportunity for students of the chemical sciences to become acquainted with one another, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to foster a professional spirit among the members, and to promote an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Trips to the Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Chemistry Semiformal
  • Rock Climbing
  • Science Fairs
  • ACS Webinars
  • Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Biwekly on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:00pm in the Chemistry building

How to Join – Membership Information

Our organization is open to all students with a passion for chemistry. Please send questions to chemist@tcnj.edu!

For More Information:

Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/tcnjsca/

Student Officers:

  • President 16-17: Katherine Fomchenko (fomchek1@tcnj.edu)
  • Vice President 16-17: Marc Casale

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abby O’Connor and Dr. Benny Chan

GSE – Gamma Sigma Epsilon

Primary Purpose/Mission

To unite those with a high scholastic grade in Chemistry, in Class A colleges in order to foster a more comprehensive and cooperative study of that great branch of Science and its immediately allied studies

Primary Activities and Events

  • Freshmen and Transfer Students Peer Mentoring
  • Weekly Drop-In Tutoring
  • Chemistry Department Picnic

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Scheduled as necessary

How to Join – Membership Information

  • Completion of Quantum chemistry and Organic chemistry II
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in all chemistry courses
  • Questions can be sent to gse@tcnj.edu

For More Information:

Club Website: https://lionsgate.tcnj.edu/organization/GSE

Student Officers:

  • President 16-17: Tanya Townsend
  • Vice President 16-17: Marc Casale

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Bunagan


Computer Science

ACM – Association for Computing Machinery

Primary Purpose/Mission

The mission of the TCNJ ACM student chapter is to create a collaborative environment in which all students interested in computing science can come together to share ideas, partake in activities, and learn together.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Tutorials on various computing topics
  • Tech talks about current events in technology
  • Game nights
  • TCNJ’s Annual hackathon, HackTCNJ

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Wednesdays at 1:30pm

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in the computing sciences.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://www.tcnj.edu/~acm/

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrea Salgian

UPE – Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

Primary Purpose/Mission

Over 120 institutions of higher education around the world have established Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) chapters to honor their students as well as faculty with membership. The College of New Jersey’s UPE chapter (Delta Chapter of New Jersey) was established in December 1988. Membership in UPE signifies outstanding academic achievement and commitment to enhance the computer science community. The College of New Jersey chapter focuses on scholarship, service, and fellowship. In conjunction with the ACM chapter, we plan to have joint lectures, trips, and social activities.

(https://computerscience.tcnj.edu/students/student-organizations/)

Primary Activities and Events

(Activities and Events for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 schedule is currently TBD)

  • Help session for scheduling courses for Computer Science majors
  • Workshops with other CS organizations (ACM and WiCS)
  • Alumni roundtable
  • Mentoring underclassmen

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Wednesdays 1:00pm (biweekly)

How to Join – Membership Information

UPE membership is by invitation only and requires a minimum of 4 courses taken in Computer Science, and a GPA in the upper 35% of the class. Students who are inducted into UPE are members for life.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://www.tcnj.edu/%7Eupe/

Student Officers:

  • President 16-17: Joie Murphy
  • Vice President 16-17: Elise Janczewski

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrea Salgian

WICS – Women in Computing & Science

Primary Purpose/Mission

The mission of Women in Computer Science (WiCS) at TCNJ is to unite the computer science department and broader TCNJ community to support and promote women in technology

Primary Activities and Events

  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Talks featuring influential women in technology
  • Industry tech talks and networking events
  • Community outreach with local high schools

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Wednesdays at 2:30-3:30pm in Forcina 403

How to Join – Membership Information

Follow this link to the WiCS email list signup form – http://eepurl.com/bx8I8v

For More Information:

Club Website: http://www.tcnj.edu/~wics/

Student Officers:

  • President 16-17: Brittany Reedman (reedmab1@tcnj.edu)
  • Co-Vice President 16-17: Marissa Tavano

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monisha Pulimood


Mathematics and Statistics

CSTM – Council of Student Teachers of Mathematics

Primary Purpose/Mission

TCNJ CSTM is an organization intended for TCNJ undergraduate students interested in teaching mathematics at the K-12 grade level. It is recognized as a student affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and sponsored by the Association of mathematics Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ). Our goal is to create a sense of community among math education members, support each other as we progress through our programs, and collaborate in volunteer efforts and other such events.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Faculty and Administrative Panels
  • State and National Mathematics Education Conferences
  • Guest Speakers
  • Praxis Study Groups

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Every other Wednesday at 1pm

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students who are interested in K-12 Math Education

For More Information:

Club Website: http://tcnjcstm.weebly.com/

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Cathy Liebars and Dr. Suriza Vandersandt

Mathematics and Statistics Club

Primary Purpose/Mission

To form a more mathematical community, establish friendships between students and professors, and gain insight into different areas of mathematics research.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Information panels
  • Guest speakers
  • Social Events: Cramium, Integration Bee, Candy Casino

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Every Wednesday at 12:00pm

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in Mathematics and/or Statistics

For More Information:

Club Website: http://tcnjmathstatclub.weebly.com/

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Russell

PME – Pi Mu Epsilon

Primary Purpose/Mission

Pu Mu Epsilon is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.

Primary Activities and Events

  • National Pi Mu Epsilon Council’s annual conference and other regional conferences
  • “Are you Smarter than Us” Game Show
  • Integration Bees
  • Speakers

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

TBD

How to Join – Membership Information

  • Completed at least the equivalent of two semesters of calculus and two additional courses in mathematics, at or above the calculus level.
  • Maintain a grade point average equivalent to that of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale, both for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for a major in the mathematical sciences, and also for all courses that lead to fulfillment of requirements for an undergraduate degree.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://www.tcnj.edu/~pme/Pi_Mu_Epsion/Home.html

Student Officers:

  • President 16-17: Rebecca Santorella
  • Vice President 15-16: Gina Lee Celia

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steffen Marcus


Physics

Astronomy Club

Primary Purpose/Mission

TBD

Primary Activities and Events

  • Faculty vs. Student Volleyball
  • Star Parties

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Wednesdays at 12:30pm

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in astronomy.

For More Information:

Club Website: https://njastro.wordpress.com/

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thulsi Wickramasinghe

Society of Physics Students

Primary Purpose/Mission

TBD

Primary Activities and Events

  • Faculty vs. Students Volleyball

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Wednesdays at 12:00pm

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in Physics.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://tcnjphysclub.weebly.com/

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Romulo Ochoa


Health Career Related Clubs (Multi-Disciplinary)

AMSA – American Medical Student Association

Primary Purpose/Mission

AMSA aids students in applying to medical school. For more than 50 years, AMSA has been dedicated to serving the needs of physicians-in-training.

Primary Activities and Events

  • How to Apply to Medical
  • Test Prep Representative
  • Medical School Admissions Officers

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Every other Wednesdays at 12:30 pm

How to Join – Membership Information

Anyone interested in applying to medical school.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://tcnjamsa.weebly.com/

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dennis Shevlin (Biology)

MAPS – Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

Primary Purpose/Mission

TCNJ’s MAPS is all about working together and pooling resources to help you get into the health profession that best matches your personal goals and interests.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Medical School, Nursing School, and Optometry School Admissions Officers
  • Test Prep Representative
  • Medical Students and Doctors Panels
  • Regional and National Conferences
  • Medical School Trips

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

TBD

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students, not just one of the recognized minorities, interested in a health profession.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://tcnjmaps.weebly.com/

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sudhir Nayak (Biology)

MEDLIFE

Primary Purpose/Mission

To help families achieve freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. Our patients did not choose to be poor, but they have chosen to strive toward a better life, and MEDLIFE stands beside them in this pursuit. We aim to achieve this goal through partnering with motivated individuals in poor communities working to improve their access to MEDs: Medicine, Education and community Development. MEDLIFE believes access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. To this end, we commit our time, resources, knowledge and hope to bring Medicine, Education and Development to Low Income Families Everywhere.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Speakers: Doctors, Professors, Researchers
  • Volunteer Projects: Red Cross, Hyacinth, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital
  • Fundraising Events: Canning at Sam’s Club and Shop Rite, Terhune Orchards, Loop Bus

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

Every other Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:30pm

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in performing medical, educational, and developmental humanitarian aid abroad.

For More Information:

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danielle Dalafave (Physics)

Pre-Dental Association

Primary Purpose/Mission

TCNJ’s Pre-Dental Club is a student organization which strives to provide an environment that supports the creative ideas of Pre-Dental students, promote and maintain programs which enhance the quality of oral health care in the community, increase knowledge of oral health information among members and the general public, and to act as a resource to students interested in entering the dental field in the future.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Oral Cancer Awareness Events
  • Dental Student Speakers
  • Dental Enrichment Programs

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

TBD

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students seeking a future career in the dental field, not exclusively to dentists.

For More Information:

Student Officers:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeff Erickson (Biology)

Pre-SOMA – Pre-Students of Osteopathic Medicine

Primary Purpose/Mission

The purpose of PreSOMA is to promote and inform the public about osteopathic medical education, to increase the number of applicants to osteopathic medical schools, and to prepare our members for entrance into these schools.

Primary Activities and Events

  • Shadow DO medical students
  • Visit local osteopathic medical schools
  • DO speakers and and admissions officers

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

TBD

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in a career in Osteopathy.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://tcnjpre-soma.weebly.com/

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sudhir Nayak (Biology)

Pre-Veterinary Club

Primary Purpose/Mission

To raise interested students’ awareness of veterinary medicine. TCNJ’s Pre-Vet Club strives to help students establish a network with other veterinarians while also gaining insight into the field of veterinary medicine. This club helps students prepare for the required examinations that are needed when applying to veterinary school and helps them to gain relevant animal experience while at college so they can gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a veterinarian, while also having a lot of fun at the same time!

Primary Activities and Events

  • Volunteering at local shelters
  • Test Prep
  • Veterinarian Speakers

Regular Club Meeting Day and Time

TBD

How to Join – Membership Information

Open to all students interested in a career in veterinary medicine.

To be considered a member of the club, an individual must attend at least half of the meetings during the semester and attend at least two club events. Individuals who are members have the option to participate in the Shadowing Program that gives students the opportunity to shadow veterinarians in the area.

For More Information:

Club Website: http://tcnjprevetclub.weebly.com/

Student Officers:

  • Co-President 16-17: Elizabeth Thoresen (thorese1@tcnj.edu)
  • Co-President 15-16: Meagan Rodriguez

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Pecor (Biology)


Past Student Clubs & Organizations

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