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Half of all Northwest students participate in a student organization. With over 200 recognized groups to choose from, explore your passions while discovering new interests along the way.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists

American Association of Petroleum Geologists, an International Geological Organization. Loess Hills Student Chapter at Northwest Missouri State University.

Sponsor: Dr. Arghya Goswami

Beta Beta Beta Honorary Biological Society

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Sponsors: Dr. Alisha Campbell & Dr. James Campbell

Gamma Sigma Epsilon

Northwest’s Upsilon Alpha chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon (GSE) is a national chemistry honor society for high achieving students.  GSE is a national chemistry honor society that recognizes high scholastic achievement in Chemistry and its allied sciences.  Inductees are not required to be majoring in chemistry, but are to have completed 16 credit hours of chemistry and be nominated by a faculty member.  GSE exists to foster a professional community of chemists and promote the advancement of science.

Sponsor: Ms. Patricia Warner (Dr. Rick Toomey)

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GeoClub is a student organization within the Department of Humanities and Social Science and the Department of Natural Sciences and welcomes everyone who is interested in Geology or Geography. The purpose of the club is to provide academic and social activities in the fields of Earth Science, Geology, and Geography for active members.

Sponsor: Mr. Jeff Bradley

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Marine Biology Society 

The Marine Biology Society is an organization that is open to anyone with an interested in Marine Science and the ocean. The club meets every other week to talk about the latest news in Marine Biology, learn ocean facts, meet with experts in the field, and participate in activities to help our environment. 

Sponsor: Dr. Peter Adam

Northwest Wildlife Club

The Northwest Wildlife Club is an organization open to anyone with an interest in enjoying and preserving the environment and biological resources. Members take an active part in keeping the environment beautiful and in harmony. The club is a social organization for people with similar special interests such as hiking, camping, outdoor photography, birding, hunting, fishing, spelunking, etc. The club takes a special interest in conserving wildlife.

Sponsor: Dr. Jay McGhee

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PreHealth Occupations Club

All are welcome! Past membership has included students interested in becoming physicians, chiropractors, dentists, physical/occupational therapists, nurses, veterinarians, medical technologists, and others. The club dues are $5 per semester ($10 per year).

Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry

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Sigma Gamma Epsilon

Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the National Honorary Earth Science Society. Epsilon Theta Chapter at Northwest Missouri State University. The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. It has for its objectives the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members and the extension of relations of friendship and assistance among colleges and universities which are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.

Sponsor: TBD

Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest professional organization for chemists.  Northwest’s Student Affiliates of the ACS (SAACS) is a professional development and educational organization open to all students with a broad interest in science.  SAACS is an organization that emphasizes the professional development of young chemists and strives to educate the public about chemical issues.  SAACS annually participates in several educational outreach endeavors, including the Junior High Science Olympiad and demonstrations in area schools, promoting science.

Sponsors: Dr. Mohammed Meziani

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Women in Science Society 

The Women in Science Society is about creating a community of female students pursuing a career in STEM.  Its main goal is to promote female scientists and build relationships with students who have similar classes, passions, and ideals.  WISS believes it is extremely important for female scientists to have their community of peers to relate to and lean on but also to become independently strong. 

Sponsors: Ms. Patricia Warner

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