The primary goals of our ASU Chapter are to increase the number of under-represented minorities trained to build environmental careers and to become stewards of their communities and the environment; and enhance the environmental science education at ASU by providing the pipeline for recruiting and training students from under-resource communities to become future leaders who can adequately address issues of environmental concern in their communities.
The biomedical club is a scientific organization that was discovered from the MARC program. Its purpose is to advocated academic growth, encouraged solidarity among students and serves as a social function for science majors.
Beta Kappa Ch
(BKX) was founded in 1923 by the science faculty and science students of Lincoln University, PA and was incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania in 1929. The Society seeks to stimulate and to encourage undergraduate and graduate education in the natural sciences and mathematics; to inspire and support the continued pursuit of knowledge and achievement, and the capture of scientific truths during the entire career of each member. The major activities of the Society include the publication of the Beta Kappa Chi Bulletin, sponsorship of program activities through 55 local chapters and the convening of an annual national convention to transact society business and for the presentation of reports on research conducted by undergraduate and graduate members.
NIS National Institute of Science Club (NIS Club)
The National Institute of Science (NIS) was founded in1943 and incorporated in the State of Virginia as a non-profit, tax- exempt national membership organization. Today, the membership of NIS is comprised of scientists from the United States, including the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and several Caribbean islands. The NIS serves to provide avenues for the exchange of scientific information and the presentation of scholarly research results by science students and faculty at minority and historically black colleges and universities.
The concept behind the establishment of the NIS had its origin in the keen awareness of African- American scholars having the opportunity to present their work to their peers and to share the enthusiasm for research successes. The organization from its conception has continued to grow and expand its membership such that today it has representation on the campuses of nearly all of the historically black institutions, as well as several majority institutions, and many private industrial and laboratories and agencies. The membership includes scientists and scholars in the disciplines of Allied Health Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Science Education.