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BMMB Graduate Program

Student Organizations

At the Eberly College of Science, we are committed to the success of our diverse graduate student population. Explore the variety of resources we offer from fellowships and scholarships to student organizations.


Student Organizations

BMMB encourages you to explore communities outside our program to enrich your experience. In addition to the BMMB Graduate Student Association, below is a sampling of other organizations and committees in which our students are involved. 

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Graduate student organization at Penn State that has been providing professional development, networking, fellowship, and other involvement opportunities for 30 years. 

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Open to new members every year, this committee aims to host events and implement plans to make the climate of the BMB department welcoming to all.

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Graduate students working on labs that are part of CIDD can take advantage of additional professional development, educational, and training opportunities hosted by this student organization. 

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The ECoS C&D student subcommittee is looking for students interested in discussing ways to improve the graduate student experience within our college. This committee also holds social events to help create more opportunities for connections with other ECoS graduate students.

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This office within ECoS hosts several outreach events throughout the academic year and summer, and is always looking for volunteers.

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GenoMix is a social and professional organization for graduate students whose research is related to bioinformatics and genomics. 

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GWIS is an interdisciplinary national society of women and men who support equal opportunities for all in science. Their mission as an organization is to build a global community to inspire, support, recognize, and empower women in science.

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MGS in STEM serves as a community for underrepresented graduate students and allies.The mission is to provide a professional community for underrepresented students to develop skills to succeed as graduate students and professionals with an aim to build confidence and foster relationships through faculty mentorship.

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NOBCChE strives to build a framework for successful diverse global leaders in STEM that will help advance their professional endeavors by adding value to their academic, development, leadership, and philanthropic ventures throughout the life-cycle of their careers.

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oSTEM is a non-profit student organization geared toward influencing the academic and professional progress and development growth of LGBTQ students and youth in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. oSTEM focuses its efforts on educating, increasing and retaining acceptance, tolerance and enrollment in such professions.

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SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

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The mission of SPS is to educate students about the connection between their science and public policy, and to teach them how to be advocates for their science. If you are interested in learning how events on Capitol Hill and in Harrisburg impact your research and vice versa, or if you want experience and training in science communication to non-technical audiences, SPS is for you. 

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The URISE Program provides exposure to scientific research career for early undergraduates and is led by volunteer graduate students. The program also assists undergraduates in finding placement in a research lab on campus.