Looking for info on student organizations? Try using the GetConnected network to view current and upcoming student involvement opportunities, as well as a listing of registered student organizations and their contacts. Get Connected’s “My Involvement” page puts all your activities in one place so you can easily manage memberships, interests, service hours, and more. And a bonus is that the “Co-Curricular Transcript” page provides a printable record of your involvement history.
The following organization list was curated in spring 2016 from GetConnected for the varied interests of College of Science students. Submit your Mason Science related organization if it is not listed or you would like to add/update contact information or a link to more information on your organization.
STEM Student Organizations
Alpha Epsilon Delta
AED is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The mission of the Society is to encourage and recognize excellence in premedical scholarship; to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of premedical education; to promote communication between medical and premedical students and educators; to provide a forum for students with common interests; and to use its resources to benefit health organizations, charities and the community.
American Society of Microbiology
Advancement of Microbiological Studies
ASPRS Student Chapter and Forum Dr. Frederick Doyle at GMU (ASPRS-GMU Student Chapter)
Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies. This present group is the student chapter and forum of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) named in honor of Dr. Frederick Doyle.
Contact: Pat Guillen-Piazza
Association for Women in Mathematics
To encourage women and girls to study and have active careers in the mathematical sciences
Contact: Marilyn Y Vazquez
The organization fosters student development through extracurricular activities and peer leadership.
Contact: Hozaifa Anjum
Biomedical Engineering Society
Promotes awareness of biomedical knowledge and use
Contact: Alexander P Nixon
Mason Science Student Mentors
Seeks to assist students new to the College of Science (freshman, transfer, and change-of-major students) adjust to their rigorous curriculum, build in study skills, and gain professional/research/career preparation in their respective field. Mentors are undergraduate students who have advanced in their careers as science students.
Contact: Facebook | Twitter
Emerging Health Care Leaders
Unify and motivate students interested in various healthcare fields.
Contact: Shamis A. Hussein
Forensic Science Student Association
Unifying those individuals interested in forensic science.
Contact: Kelly Knight
Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)-Geography Honor Society
Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.
GTU’s Goals are:
- To further professional interest in Geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field.
- To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory.
- To advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation.
- To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication.
- To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography.
- To encourage members to apply geographic knowledge and skills in service to humankind.
Contact: Dr. Matthew Rice
Enhance our knowledge of regional geology and encourage fellowships in the GMU earth science community
Contact: Stephen Sorenson
Mason Bird Club
The GMU-BC is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of birds and their habitats through student involvement in research and education.
Mason Science Slam
Host public speaking competition for COS students. Young scientists are going to prepare a 10 minutes presentation about their research projects to non-expert audiences in any opening format. The voted final winner of each academic year will get $1000.
Contact: Zheng Zhou
MAES at Mason
About: MAES is the foremost Latino organization for the development of STEM leaders in the academic, executive, and technical communities.
Math and Physics Society
The purpose of the GMU Math and Physics Club is to connect undergraduates that share an interest in math and/or physics.
Contact: Daniel Galanos
Designed to bring students in the major together for fun math related activities.
Mason-Alliances for Minority Participation in STEM (Mason AMP)
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs, and increasing the number of students interested in, academically qualified for and matriculated into programs of graduate study.
Contact: Nikki Gordon
Mason Mappers is a humanitarian mapping society club in the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Sciences at George Mason University. Our mission includes:
- GeoEducation & outreach
- Mapping for fun
- To help contribute to the tradecraft of mapping and geospatial analysis
- To continue to contribute to humanitarian mapping events
- Community enrichment
Contact: YoLani Martin | Facebook | Twitter
The Pre-Dental Society is committed to introducing students to dentistry and the dental admissions process through events and activities that may help further students’ goals in pursuing a career in dentistry.
The Pre-Optometry Club helps to promote further education, awareness, and networking between the GMU community and the various professionals in field of Optometry.
Pre-Pharmacy Honor Society
Pi Phi Sigma is an organization for all students interested in pursuing a career in pharmaceuticals or simples interested in learning what pharmacists do as a career.
The Pre-Veterinary Club is a group created to help pre-veterinary students gain experience and knowledge needed to apply to veterinary school.
Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics-Student Chapter (SIAM)
Student chapter of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Open to undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics and related fields.
Contact: Patrick A O’neil
Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics Education Club
Connecting students with teacher mentors, advise students on how to earn teaching credentials, and discuss rewarding STEM Ed job opportunities.
Contact: Alexandra P Johnson