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CSM-affiliated Student Organizations

American Chemical Society (ACS)
ACS engages in outreach activities, company tours, fundraisers, tutoring and volunteer activities on campus. ACS meets on the first Tuesday of every month during U-hour.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jackie Trischman

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ACM puts together a weekly lecture series on academic topics on computer science, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Additionally ACM organizes field trips to local businesses and offers workshops on various topics. ACM meets every Tuesday during U-hour in SCI II, Room 242.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ahmad Hadaegh

CSUSM Biotechnology Organization
The Biotech Organization will foster a liaison with the Biotech industry to provide a network between students, faculty and professionals in the San Diego region. Members coordinate the Biotech Beach Career Connection, invite guest speakers to meetings and host seminars at local elementary and high schools. Members also volunteer for Super STEM Saturday and the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. The Biotech Organization meets every other Tuesday during U-hour.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Betsy Read

CSUSM Pre-Dental Society
The Pre-Dental Society is involved with on campus activities like Relay for Life and the Student Org Fairs. Guest speakers are invited to meetings.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Escobar

Ecology Club
The ecology club is involved with habitat restoration days, career fairs and Earth Day celebrations. Members go hiking and engage in ecologically related internships. The Ecology Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month during U-hour in SCI 1, Room 207.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Kristan

Math Club
The Math Club invites guest speakers to meetings, along with panel discussions. Members participate in the Super STEM Saturday event on campus and attend conferences in the Southern California region.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shahed Sharif

Pre-Health Society
PHS members volunteer at Relay for Life and blood drives on campus. Meetings include guest speakers as well as discussions about clinical internships and undergraduate research opportunities.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Hizer

Pre-Pharmacy Society
Meets Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Norris

Pre-Vet Society
The Pre-Vet Society holds animal shelter fundraisers several times a year. Trips to local facilities, including the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, will be scheduled. The Pre-Vet Society meets Tuesdays during U-hour in SCI I.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas Spady


SciTeach is a new club for students interested in a high school science teaching career.  Members have the opportunity to participate in teaching-related activities with other CSUSM students and faculty, as well as local high school teachers.

        Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Jasien

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS)
SACNAS hosts a science-oriented mixer with other STEM clubs each semester. Members regularly volunteer to showcase science workshops for visiting students and participate in Super STEM Saturday. SACNAS meets on the second and last Tuesdays of the month during U-hour.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kimberly D’Anna-Hernandez

The Society of Physics Students (SPS)
SPS participates in hands-on activities to apply the physics concepts learned in class to real-life applications. SPS hosts community building events and volunteers for a number of outreach activities, including Majors & Minors Fair and Super STEM Saturday. SPS meets on Tuesday at 4:00pm in Science Hall 2, room 202.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephen Tsui
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