STEM professional organizations

STEM professional organizations

Join a Science Club - be mentored and have fun

You can make your first year at Cal even more fun by joining one or more of the science clubs related to your interests. You will enjoy both community and mentoring by students who understand your goals and challenges. Many of the clubs mix sports teams, ice cream socials with visits to research facilities, and field trips. Get advice for which courses, which professors, which experiences you do not want to miss as well as contacts for research and other special opportunities.

Apply your Science - Attending the AGU Conference in SF in December

Attend the American Geoscientists Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco held during the first week of December. It offers over 300 presentations of research being done across the country related to the physical sciences. They offer a special student rate to attend which doubles after the November 1st regisration deadline.

Attending Fall Orientations for Potential STEM Majors

Now is an important time to consider program planning/updating for the coming year and beyond. You are encouraged to talk with the department undergraduate  advisors for potential majors  or as a declared major. Check the welcome guide for major orientations usually offered in early fall. It is an excellent opportunity to meet both students and faculty in your chosen field.

More than 800 Opportunities for Funding, Mentoring and Research

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Use their website to search more than 800 different opportunities for research, mentoring and funding. It is easy to use and organized first by level of study (i.e.

American Physics Society

The American Physics Society (APS) offers mentoring and career guidance to students as well as scholarships and internships to encourage students to consider graduate study in science and engineering.  A free trial membership is offered to students for their first year and then continues at a low annual student rate.


2014 TAPIA Conference Travel Scholarships Now Available!

The Tapia Conference provides scholarships for students (undergraduate/graduate), post-docs and a limited number for faculty. Scholarships include conference registration, meals during the conference, hotel accommodations, and a reimbursable travel stipend. Tapia scholarships are generously funded by government and industry organizations.

To support the Conference goals of celebrating diversity in computing, scholarships will be reviewed and evaluated by the Scholarship Committee according to three, main criteria:

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program Are taking applications for Spring 2015

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to purse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Applications are open for the 2015 Spring Term of Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships . 

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