From student organizations to research opportunities, students have a range of opportunities for personal growth, professional development and leadership.
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Contact – Gopalakrishnan Easwaran, Ph.D.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Biological Honor Society (Beta Beta Beta)
The Biological Honor Society (Beta Beta Beta) is an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its activities are designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.
Heath Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
The purpose of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is to serve the needs of its members and strengthen the HSE-HOSA partnership in the following ways: foster programs and activities which will develop physical, mental and social well-being of the individual, leadership, character, citizenship, ethical practices and respect for the dignity of work; foster self-actualization of each member which contributes to meeting the individual’s psychological, social, and economic needs; build the confidence of students in themselves and their work by providing opportunities to assume responsibilities and by developing personal and occupational competencies and social skills that lead to realistic choices of careers and successful employment in the health care field; promote inter-organizational relationships with professional groups, businesses, industries and other organizations; recognize individual achievement in scholarship, occupational skills or services rendered by providing recognition and awards; promote involvement in current health care issues, environmental concerns and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world; establish and maintain state association in good standing with HOSA; and to continuously support and promote the values of St. Mary’s University.
Contact – Thomas Macrini, Ph.D.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
From face-time with alumni working in the field to presentations on the latest technology, the IEEE connects St. Mary’s Engineering students with career-building opportunities. The student chapter invites speakers to campus and organizes site tours at places like the Southwest Research Institute and NASA. Seniors also have the chance to present their design projects to the professional IEEE chapter.
Contact – Wenbin Luo, Ph.D.
MCAT Preparatory Association
Contact – Ahmad Galaleldeen, Ph.D.
The Pre-Dental Society (Delta Delta Sigma)
The Pre-Dental Society (Delta Delta Sigma) serves the needs of pre-dental students by offering support and guidance in the exploration of the dental profession. Members are offered the opportunity to attend lectures by guest speakers regarding the dental application process, participate in volunteer activities and enjoy social activities organized by Delta Delta Sigma.
Contact – Carly Friedman
The Pre-Medical Society
The purpose of the Pre-Medical Society is to nurture the minds of students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Membership is open to all who seek to expand their knowledge about the medical field and learn more about applying to medical school. The Pre-Medical Society also aspires to continually support and promote the values of St. Mary’s University.
Contact – Sandra Vasquez, M.D.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
SHPE works to increase the number of Hispanic Engineering students at St. Mary’s University, to promote the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientists in employment and education, and to improve the retention of Hispanic students enrolled in engineering and science.
Contact – Juan Ocampo, Ph.D.
Society of Mathematicians
The purpose of the Society of Mathematicians is to promote student interest in math, stimulate academic and professional growth, demonstrate how math can be applied to the real world, and promote the values of St. Mary’s University.
Contact – Ryan Dunning, Ph.D.
Society of Physics Students
The Society of Physics Students is intended to organize students interested in physics and to help retain students majoring or minoring in physics through tutorial sessions and peer advising sessions.
Contact – Richard Cardenas, Ph.D.