School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Department of Science Activities
Women in Science
The Women in Science organization allows undergraduate women majoring in science, mathematics, and computer science to find faith in themselves through their vocation in science, their community, and through the values given to them at Mount Saint Mary's University. They host events throughout the year that raise money for the Cool Kids Campaign as well as take field trips to the Science museum in Washington, DC. Women in Science members are given the option to live in a division of residence life housing that is a living-learning community. Faculty advisor is Dr. Dana Ward.
The Pre-Health Professions Club exists to offer support and guidance to students seeking a career in the medical field. They aim to facilitate strong mentor relationships with current professionals in the medical field, increase campus awareness of current health issues, and help prepare for a future in professional schools and medical careers. This club has successfully hosted Be The Match, a bone-marrow registry on campus, which provides an opportunity for students to be put on a universal list of bone marrow donors. Faculty advisor is
Dr. Patricia Kreke.
The Environmental Club is for students who enjoy being outdoors, want to help the environment, and also want to be active members of the Mount community. The members of the Environmental Club organize events such as hikes at Cunningham Falls, tree walks on campus, and Earth Week activities such as having the Catoctin Zoo visit the campus. The Environmental Club also takes pride in the Mount recycling program, fundraising to help save the rain forests, and raising awareness about our impact on and how we can change our lifestyles to improve the environment. The club provides a fun and educational way for students to give back to the community and most importantly the environment. Faculty advisor is Dr. David Wehner.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Chapter
ACS student chapters are organizations for undergraduate science majors with interest in chemistry. Members participate in a wide range of programs and activities that enhance their college experience and prepare them for successful careers, ranging from campus and community outreach, department service, and research presentations and professional development at national ACS meetings. Faculty advisor is Dr. Chris Bradley.
Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta)
The Mount's Beta Beta Beta is an honor and professional society for students who are dedicated to improving their understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Each year, the home university will host an annual regional convention where students present their research and are given awards based on their outstanding presentations. Mount Saint Mary's University will host the 2014 convention at the Frederick campus. Faculty advisor is Dr. Katy Dye.
Gamma Sigma Epsilon
Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society, founded at Davidson College in 1919. The purpose of this honor society, as said by one of its founders, is to "unite those college students with a high scholastic grade in Chemistry in order to foster a more comprehensive and cooperative study of that great branch of Science and its immediately allied studies". In Fall 2013, several members attended the 45th Biennial Gamma Sigma Epsilon Conference held at Frostburg State in Frostburg, MD. Faculty advisor is
Dr. Danny Miles.