Campus Organizations & Student Clubs

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society (Tri Beta)

Tri-Beta and Biology Club strive to provide a sense of community among undergraduates with an interest in biology. Throughout the year, several seminars and guest lectures are hosted by the club to inform students of opportunities available in the field of biology. The club participates in community service projects and organizes field trips and social events. The Eta Psi chapter of TriBeta at GSU was established in 1986. Our objective is to facilitate a community of students interested in the biological sciences within Georgia State University. We also seek to serve the area around us through community service.

Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

The organization for the graduate students of the biology department.

Collegiate Neuroscience Society (CNS)

The Collegiate Neuroscience Society (CNS) is a chartered club for all undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and masters students at Georgia State University who share an interest in neuroscience. First, we aim to provide outreach opportunities for our students to get involved within the Atlanta community. This past year alone (2012-2013), our members have visited elementary school students to teach them anatomical differences between real human, rhesus macaque, sheep, rat, and mouse brains. For middle school students, our club members have visited classrooms to talk about drug mechanisms in the brain and provide on overview of what neuroscience is and how they can get involved in research as they progress in school. With Atlanta quickly becoming a hub for neuroscience research, our club members have begun forming collaborative meetings with other neuroscience clubs at Georgia Tech, Emory University, Agnes Scott, UGA etc. to plan future undergraduate research conferences, an undergraduate neuroscience newsletter, and more. Our club also hosts graduate school panels comprising of graduate program directors and current graduate students in order to answer questions about graduate school admissions, life as a grad. student, publishing, finding the right lab, etc. For our underclassmen members, the Collegiate Neuroscience Society promotes information about the UP Program, NET/work program, and summer research fellowships around the country through which students wanting to gain research experience can apply to work in a lab and become more familiar with ongoing research in the Neuroscience Institute and beyond. Overall, the Collegiate Neuroscience Society makes a difference in GSU student’s education by: 1) Promoting volunteer outreach opportunities within the Atlanta community 2) Providing professional development activities and contact with scientists regarding ongoing research and graduate programs and 3) Always aiming to have fun doing so! Our faculty advisor is Dr. Michael Black, at the Neuroscience Institute Check out our Facebook page to stay updated on activities and events:

Medical Students Making a Difference (MSMD)

Pre-Medical Students Making a Difference (Pre-MSMD) aims to provide Georgia State Pre-Health students with structured volunteer opportunities in the Atlanta area. Though volunteering, we hope our members will gain an appreciation for those in their future fields of profession and realize the importance of staying involved in the community.

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)

Minority Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Association is here to provide a cooperative and supportive climate for intellectual enhancement through study groups, mentoring, workshops and gatherings which focuses on the concerns of minority pre-medical and pre-dental students, and ALL of Georgia State University’s students that major in the sciences and health.

Neuroscience Graduate Student Association (NGSA)

NGSA is an organization for graduate students in neuroscience-related fields to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, academic/professional opportunities, and social activities among graduate students.

Nu Rho Psi

We are the beta chapter of the national Nu Rho Psi honorary neuroscience society for the state of Georgia. Since 2013, we have inducted graduate, undergraduate, and faculty members to the society. We host educational and service (mostly public outreach) programs. Membership allows you to apply for additional awards and grants as an undergraduate student. The theme for 2014-2015 is “the neuroscience of addiction”. You can see more about Nu Rho Psi at: Requirements for membership include: • Major or minor in Neuroscience • Completion of at least 3 semesters of the College course • Completion of at least 9 semester hours of Neuroscience-related courses • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Neuroscience courses

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Georgia State University (oSTEM@GSU)

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Georgia State University will provide services, support, education, and networking opportunities to (1) students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who identify as part of a gender minority, sex minority, or sexual minority and (2) their allies.

The Pre-Optometry Professional Society (POPS)

The Pre-Optometry Professional Society at Georgia State University was created to encourage an interest in the career of Optometry and Ophthalmology and to educate students about the career field who express interest.

Professional Science Club (PSC)

Professional Science Club wants to provide students with information on the diverse field of science! By bringing in scientists from academia, government, and industry information career options will be presented along with the opportunity to form a new connection. Networking is key in the science field, and Professional Science Club will provide many chances to build your network. Exposing undergraduates to details about graduate school and providing connections to get into research is our main goal. We welcome all majors!

Synthetic Biology Club (SBC)

Synthetic Biology Club exists to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to collaborate ideas, research, and laboratory techniques related to the field of synthetic biology. Involved students will have the opportunity to participate in journal readings and discussions, as well as fellowship with other like-minded scientists, in both informal and formal manners. In addition, students will be allowed to try out for the Georgia State University iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition team if approved by GSU iGEM advisor. Although club membership is not a requirement for the team, joint affiliation within both organizations will be likely, due to the nature of the subject matter.

Undergraduate STEM Research Society (USRS)

The purpose of the Undergraduate STEM Research Society is to prepare undergraduates for graduate school programs in the STEM fields. Members of the organization will present scientific works that can include current research in STEM field and/or current research journal articles. Members will provide feedback and thought-provoking questions to help improve presentation skills that will prepare them for conferences and eventually, graduate programs