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Student Leadership

Diving into a student organization is a great way to think and do. Students who get involved with these groups build strong support networks, develop diverse skill sets and boost their marketability to employers.

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Sciences Ambassadors

The College of Sciences Student Ambassadors Program gives outstanding students the chance to engage with the college and promote a vibrant campus culture. Ambassadors are chosen through a highly selective membership process.

Activities

  • Staff the Wolfpack Welcome Week event
  • Interact with alumni, students, and family at Sciences Visitation Days
  • Provide tours to prospective students and families
  • Communicate with admitted students through phone calls and emails
  • Represent Sciences students at events for alumni and special guests
  • Share experiences on student panels

Annual Participation Requirements

  • Training Session
  • Wolfpack Welcome Week event
  • University Open House
  • 6 volunteer hours per semester

Contact
Jamila Simpson
Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence
j_simpson@ncsu.edu

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Sciences Council

The Sciences Council is the college’s student leadership organization. The group represents students studying in the science disciplines at NC State.

Outstanding Senior Awards

Each year, the College of Sciences honors graduating students with awards for outstanding achievement.

Other Organizations

Actuarial Club
Actuarial Club hosts local actuaries, organizes study materials and tutoring for actuarial exams, discusses current industry trends and events and shares information on actuarial job and internship postings.

Alpha Chi Sigma
This national co-ed professional chemistry fraternity helps members build lasting friendships, promotes science to the public and offers a network of resources for chemists and other scientists.

American Chemical Society
This student chapter focuses on the development of chemical sciences, the role in the chemistry profession, chemical education, and public affairs and the formulation of government policy.

American Meteorological Society – Student Chapter (AMS)
This group is the campus home for AMS, which develops and disseminates information on the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter (AWM)
This student chapter promotes equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women in the mathematical sciences and encourages students to seek careers in those fields.

Astronomy Club
This club provides resources to members who want to observe celestial objects and encourages a strong appreciation for astronomy and the sciences in general.

Biology Club
Members of this club work to increase awareness in biology and encourage fellowship among students and faculty in the life sciences.

Broadcast Meteorology Club
This group of meteorology students provides forecasts and severe weather updates for the campus community.

Cosmetic Chemistry Club
This club, formerly known as the Society of Future Cosmetic Industry Professionals, is the only student organization on campus for students who are interested in learning about cosmetics and the industry behind them. 

Genetics Club
This club stimulates interest in genetics, promotes career opportunities, helps campus geneticists establish relationships and performs service projects.

Geology Club
This club works to increase knowledge of the geological sciences and helps its members advance their careers.

Herpetology Club
Members of this club are amateur herpetologists involved in research, fellowship and education.

Marine Sciences Club
This club is open to all students who are passionate about marine science, conservation, and research.

MEAS-Graduate Student Association
This graduate student association disseminates information of interest to members and provides a forum for discussion of matters of importance to the students in the marine, earth and atmospheric sciences.

Microbiology Club
This club presenting programs at local schools to raise microbiology awareness and visits local businesses that use microbiology to create their products.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS promotes the advancement of Chicanos, Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM by providing a platform of support and advocacy.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Student Chapter (SIAM)
This student chapter provides a forum in which students can pursue math research focused on applications in science and industry. 

The Society for Multicultural Scientists (SMS)
This group works to increase the retention and graduation rate of students of minority descent in the college.

Society for Undergraduate Mathematics (SUM)
This club works to establish a strong network of connections among undergraduate mathematics students.

Society of Physics Students (SPS)
This group encourages and assists students toward successfully completing a degree in physics through academic, social and community service events.

Sounding Club
Members gain leadership qualities necessary for future career opportunities in atmospheric sciences, obtain hands-on experience and launch weather balloons to collect data for multiple projects. 

Sports Analytics Club
This club is committed to the quantitative analysis of sports strategy and management. The club encourages students to share ideas and complete research projects on any topic related to sports statistics.

Statistics Club
This club exposes undergraduate students to the endless applications of statistics and what a career in the field looks like, along with providing networking opportunities. 

Zoology Club
This club advocates for animals, promotes the study of animals and their environments, and provides career information to students interested in pursuing zoology degrees.