College of Science and Technology Student Organizations

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Alpha Epsilon Delta

Health pre-professional honor society.

President: Leigh Hoitt | Email: aletha.hoitt@usm.edu

American Medical Student Association

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States.

Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation’s health.

President: Joshua Lange | Email: joshua.lange@usm.edu

Association for Computing Machinery

ACM has established more than 680 student chapters throughout the world that give students opportunities to play active roles in the association and its activities. By organizing technical talks, workshops, field trips and programming contests, ACM Student Chapters facilitate communication and collaboration within a university’s computer science community and with the computing community at large. Through its sponsorship of student chapters, ACM also enhances learning via the exchange of ideas among students, and between students and established professionals.

President: Quintin Donnelly | Email: quintin.donnelly@usm.edu

Beta Beta Beta

The Beta Chi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta (“Tri-Beta”) is a professional honor society for students in the biological sciences. Tri-Beta functions professionally by promoting student research, sponsoring speakers and participating in other scientific activities in the Department of Biological Sciences. Tri-Beta serves an honorary function by identifying and inducting qualified students to membership and by providing recognition for outstanding student biologists, including Outstanding Freshman, through awards and other means. Tri-Beta also promotes informal contact among biology students by organizing social functions.

President: Hannah Ricks | Email:Hannah.Ricks@usm.edu

Criminal Justice Student Association 

The CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENT ASSOCIATION at The University of Southern Mississippi desires to create, foster, and honor student interest in the field of criminal justice. We want to provide outreach to community organizations to improve the criminal justice-public partnership. We want to host career opportunities for students interested in careers in the field. We also want to provide unique educational and fellowship opportunities for students interested in the field of criminal justice.

President: Aya Johnson | Email: Aya.johnson@Usm.edu

Construction Specifications Institute 

This group is dedicated in integrating the construction industry with the students in the architecture, construction, and interior design program.

President: Kate Harrison | Email: kate.harrison@usm.edu

Forensic Science Society

The Forensic Science Society (FSS) is a student organization that aims to bring working forensic scientists and students together. FSS has speakers come in and talk to its members about their role in the forensic science and criminal justice world, as well as how to land that dream job we all want. The Forensic Science Society also reaches out to the community in order to better educate people on what exactly a forensic scientist does and how the criminal justice system serves to protect its citizens. Among the many networking opportunities available to students through the Forensic Science Society, the society also offers a place for students to meet new people, get involved on campus and in the local community, and gain knowledge and experience about the field of Forensic Science.

President: Kelli Sharp | Email: kelli.sharp@usm.edu

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international organization for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. As a USM Organization we compete in national Robotics and software competitions. We also bring in guest speaker from professional engineering organizations from around the US to give talks and answer questions. We also help members with projects they are working on as side projects

President:Mattieu Lagarde  | Email: mattieu.lagarde@usm.edu

Instructional Technology Student Association

The Instructional Technology Student Association (ITSA) was established in March 2005. ITSA promotes a sense of community and intellectual exchange among students, faculty, alumni, and professionals in Instructional Technology. ITSA encourages scholarship and professional growth among graduate students in the Instructional Technology program.

President: Robin Jackson | Email: robin.jackson@usm.edu

Marine Technology Society Student Section

The Marine Technology Society was incorporated in June 1963 to give members of academia, government and industry a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Our guiding purpose is:

"To promote awareness, understanding, advancement, and application of marine technology."

President: Thomas Kosciuch | Email: thomas.kosciuch@usm.edu

Medical Laboratory Science Club

This organization is for students who are entering into the medical laboratory profession. The students will be introduced to the concept of participation in a professional organization and the benefits of active membership..

President: Lauren Brabston| Email: lauren.brabston@usm.edu

Polymer Science Association 

PSA was developed to focus on the bettering of the undergraduate experience in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. The purpose of this organization is to promote an interchange of information and ideas between Polymer Science students, Polymer Science students and faculty, and Polymer Science students and those persons involved in polymer science related industries through lectures, activities, personal development workshops, and tours.

President: Kaden Stevens | Email:kaden.stevens@usm.edu

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

The USM Student Chapter of SIAM furthers and supports the interest of students, and other members of the USM community, in applied and computational mathematics. The Chapter will promote seminars, research presentations, practical skills, and similar activities, as well as participate in and lead outreach events, to enrich the interest of community members in the field of applied and computational mathematics, and related fields.

President: Haley Dozier| Email: haley.dozier@usm.edu

Society of Physics Students

Society of Physics Students is a professional society for physics students and students with an interest in physics. SPS was established in 1968 and is a member society of the American Institute of Physics. There are more than 700 chapters across the United States with over 5000 student members. The Southern Miss chapter of SPS was chartered in 1968 after existing as a student section of the American Institute of Physics from 1960 to 1968. We are an organization that promotes physics throughout our community and state; we often do demonstrations for high schools and the public at local events. We also organize social activities.

President: Megan Payne | Email: megan.payne@usm.edu

Southern Geological Society

A student run organization emphasized on the study and promotion of the geosciences. We actively promote and host visiting speakers from academia and industry. We also engage in social activities like tailgating, BBQs, and field trips. Additionally, society members collaborate on course work and upper level students actively mentor lower level students. Graduate students are also welcome and are active members. Come join us in pursuing excellence in the geosciences!

President: Patrick Mooney |Email: samual.mooney@usm.edu

Student Constructors Organization

Creating and promoting a positive atmosphere for students to build and strengthen relationships of mutual trust and respect through serving the community and the construction industry. Promoting career opportunities for students by bringing professionals and networking opportunities into our meetings.

President: Kate Harrison| Email: Kate.harrison@usm.edu

Student Oceanographic Society

S.O.S. is a network of students with a passion for Marine Science, and it is a valuable resource to both new and established students. Here are just a few areas in which S.O.S. can offer assistance: Social networking, help with homework, rides to and from Stennis, housing accommodation upon arrival, proofreaders for papers and presentations, and organization of mock qualifying exams. S.O.S. encourages participation in community and departmental based social and outreach events. S.O.S. aims to foster communication and collaboration between students and scientists across locations, including Stennis, USM Gulf Park, USM GCRL and USM Hattiesburg campus locations.

President: Uchenna Nwankwo | Email: uchenna.nwankwo@usm.edu

The American Chemical Society - Student Affiliates Chapter USM

This is the student branch of the American Chemical Society. As per our constitution, the "objects of this Chapter shall be to afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist."

President: John Hood | Email: john.hood@usm.edu

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

Women in Science and Engineering does outreach to local elementary, middle, and high schools to encourage women in science in future generations. Women in Science and Engineering also offers mentoring, support, networking, and encouragement of WISE members..

President: Shelley Vekasy | Email: michelle.vekasy@usm.edu