Overview of Biology Student Organizations
Members of NMU student organizations sponsor many campus-wide programs and events every year in addition to hundreds of group activities and thousands of hours of service to local communities. In the process, student organizations provide students with fun, friendships, memories, and educational experiences that cannot be found in the classroom.
There are a number of biology-oriented student organizations. Explore the information on this page to learn more.
Adviser: Dr. Ryan Stock - EEGS Dept.
Organization E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NMU Conservation Crew is a student-led organization dedicated to educating students and community members about the environment by hosting group hikes, trash clean ups, and conservation-related workshops and events. Additionally, the club regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations in Marquette to ensure students are an active part of protecting the local environment.
Because of the extensive amounts of workshops and volunteering our organization does, members can expect to network with a variety of environmental professionals that could ultimately help advance their career and build their resume. The benefits of this club are not only relevant to EEGS/Biology students, but also Education, Marketing, Communications, Economic, and Political Science majors. We strongly believe environmental awareness is a valuable skill that every person should have and welcome anyone into our club at any point in the semester.
Fisheries and Wildlife Association
Adviser: John Bruggink
The NMU Fisheries and Wildlife Association is geared towards assisting its members in getting hands on and real world experience in fisheries and wildlife related professions or those that are simply interested in fisheries and wildlife. We work to educate our members on the opportunities that are available to them to get such experiences and bring in professionals to help foster networking skills. We also put an emphasis of awareness and education of fisheries and wildlife issues to our members, today's youth and the Marquette community.
Adviser: Erich Ottem
The objective of the Pre-Dental Club is to provide students with a connection to local dentists and dental specialists who are able to answer any questions they may have. The Pre-Dental Club is actively involved in community events and volunteer/shadowing opportunities. The club meets regularly to discuss the dental school application process, board interviews and also invites dental professionals to speak to students about their experience and to provide helpful advice. One goal that the club has is to eventually make a dental school visit so students are able to get a feel for what the life of a dental student would be like. The Pre-Dental Club works together to assist each group member to reach their full potential prior to applying to dental school, and we have a lot of fun while doing it!
Adviser: Erich Ottem
The Pre-Medical Club is open to all students interested in the medical field. We provide the social and academic outlets that give students an edge on getting into medical school. Throughout the year, members of our club take part in Cat Packs, Make-A-Difference Day, tutoring at schools, practice MCAT tests, blood drives, adopt-a-highway, military scholarships, a booth at the annual Health Fair, suture clinics, sponsor speakers on health career topics and other various activities. There are continuous updates on the NMU Pre-Med Club Facebook page, and biweekly club meetings during the 2020-2021 academic school year.
Pre-Physician Assistant Club
Adviser: Erich Ottem
The Pre-Physician Assistant Club is a resource for Pre-PA students to gain knowledge through presentations, guest speakers, and workshops in regards to their applications to Physician Assistant programs. The club also aids students by building their application with volunteer work and participation in the club.
Adviser: Jennifer Myers-Jezylo
Mission Statement: The Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club is open to all students that are interested in pursuing a career in the veterinary medicine field. We aim to provide opportunities, experiences, and clinic hours that will enhance each member's overall knowledge and diversity in veterinary medicine. Some of our annual events include, the UP200 and Jack Pine 30 races, UPAWS' "Strut Your Mutt", as well veterinary related speakers, clinical skill building workshops, and touring a veterinary medicine school of the member's choosing. We are always open to new members and would love to see you at our meetings!
Organization E-mail: email@example.com
Adviser: Giuseppe Cortese
The Neuroscience Club strives to incorporate the field of Neuroscience with community, scholarship, and diversity. Our mission is to allow students to establish a well rounded view of the field via listening to guest speakers, volunteering in the community, and interacting with NMU faculty members.
NMU Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates both the psychological and biological sciences to better understand the complexities of neurobiology and behavior. As a member of the NMU Neuroscience Club, students will be given the unique opportunity to expand neuroscience knowledge beyond the classroom. As a member, you will be interacting, collaborating, and discussing with a diverse student and faculty population from many different academic and scientific disciplines. Neuroscience Club activities and events promote an enriched learning and social environment; exposing students to the newest cutting-edge neuroscience research, while providing opportunities to interact with professionals in the field.
Adviser: Alec Lindsay
Mission Statement: This is a club dedicated to help people get a better understanding of birds and ornithology through exposure to birding and people in the field. We focus on birding and using birds as a way of understanding nature in many ways.
We welcome ornithology students, photography people, bio people, wildlife folks, people who like to hike and want to get more out of those experiences, and all around nature peeps are invited.
Get involved in something you feel passionate about! Information about currently registered student organizations can be accessed at NMU student organizations.