From student organizations to research opportunities, students have a range of opportunities for personal growth, professional development and leadership.
American Chemical Student Society (ACSS)
The American Chemical Student Society is an organization for students with an interest in the chemical sciences. Members participate in a wide range of programs and activities that enhance their college experience and prepare them for successful careers.
Contact – Dmitriy Khon, Ph.D., Advisor
Association for Supply Chain Management
ASCM is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. ASCM focuses on connecting supply chain professionals and companies around the world. The student members of the St. Mary’s ASCM chapter will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, attend facility tours, engage in career development activities and participate in events hosted by the student chapter and the ASCM South Central Texas Chapter in San Antonio.
Contact – Gopalakrishnan Easwaran, Ph.D.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an American professional association that, in its own words, “promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe” via “continuing education, training, and professional development, codes and standards, research conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach.” The American Society of Mechanical Engineers at St. Mary’s University chapter is a professional organization that is operated by students currently attending the University. Our goal is to lead engineering students to succeed in all aspects of the engineering disciplines.
Contact – Amber McClung, Ph.D. and Nazia Afrin, Ph.D.
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.
Buffer Overflow Club
The Buffer Overflow club of St. Mary’s University is a group of students who are interested in cybersecurity. It is a place for networking and increasing students’ interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation. The club welcomes students from different majors.
Contact – Ayad Barsoum, Ph.D.
The Drone Club welcomes students of all majors to further their interest and experience with drones. Members learn soldering, piloting, drone assembly, and drone development. Workshops open to the St. Mary’s University community are offered throughout each semester. Members can also compete in the annual drone programming competition and showcase their projects during St. Mary’s Engineering Week.
Contact – Nicole Webb, Advisor
Environment, Conservation & Outreach Club
Contact – Melissa Karlin, Ph.D., Advisor
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.
Infinite Loops (Computer Science Club) is a place for networking, having fun and learning about computers/programming within St. Mary’s University for students of all majors. It was initially founded for Computer Science majors to receive help from peers, but has since grown larger in scope.
Contact – Carol Redfield, 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.
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.
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.
Ready, SET, Research
Contact – Veronica Contreras-Shannon, Advisor
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 – Patrick Greene, Ph.D.
Society of Women Engineers
At St. Mary’s University, SWE strives to empower women to achieve their full potential as students and as graduates. We provide a safe and equitable forum for students (of all gender identities) to develop as engineers and leaders, to expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and to demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion. Members participate in a wide range of programs such as industry tours, hosting industry guest speakers, personal network support, and building interview skills.
Contact – Amber McClung, Ph.D., Advisor