Student Organizations

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American Chemical Society

The Student Member ACS chapter is an academic, social, and service organization open to all science majors who strive to attain academic and professional success at Duquesne.

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American Society for Microbiology

The Duquesne student chapter of the American Society for Microbiology is for those students whose interests lie in microbiology and bacteriology. The group organizes student-planned field trips and projects.

Faculty mentor: Dr. Wook Kim

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American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) student chapter at Duquesne is dedicated to the advancement of undergraduate research and education in biochemistry and molecular biology. The Molecular Biology Concentration in the Department of Biological Sciences at Duquesne is accredited by ASBMB.

In addition to the opportunity to participate in local student activities, student members receive free membership to ASBMB. This membership provides access to the following: ASBMB-related journals publications related to graduate education and career choices, awards and scholarships.

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jana Patton-Vogt

Bayer School Ambassador Program

The Bayer School Ambassador Program is a service organization to the Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences. The primary purpose of this organization is to provide service, promote pride, and communicate an increased understanding of the school and Duquesne University. The ambassadors are the official student public relations representatives, tour guides, student recruitment agents, and hosts/hostesses for the Bayer School. Ambassadors work closely with the Dean's Office and faculty members, and have interaction with alumni and prospective students.

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Phillip Palmer

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Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Association of Graduate Students

The objectives and purposes to which BAGS is dedicated are as follows:

  • to provide a forum for discussion of issues of concern to graduate students
  • to represent graduate student interests before Duquesne faculty and administration
  • to organize, promote, and conduct activities beneficial to graduate student life
  • to disseminate information of interest to graduate students
  • to own and manage property and accounts that will assist in securing the above objectives
  • to select graduate students for appointment to faculty and university committees, as needed

Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Phillip Palmer

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BSNES Multicultural STEM Group

The mission of this organization is to form an association of students within the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as a means to promote diversity and multicultural sensitivity within the field on the Duquesne campus while providing a network for students and professionals interested in STEM related careers, internships, research and community engagement and service, while in accordance with the Duquesne University Mission.

Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Phillip Palmer

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Delta Delta Epsilon

Delta Delta Epsilon is an international honor society that is dedicated to stimulating academic achievement, promoting community understanding, and advancing the fields of forensic science wherever possible.

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Duquesne Bicycle Club

The Duquesne Bicycle Club is a campus advocacy group committed to creating a bike-friendly campus and being nationally recognized by The League of American Bicyclists as such.

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Ecology Club

The Ecology Club is for interested undergraduate students, graduate students, and post docs. It helps conduct local bioblitzes and other projects.

Faculty advisors: Dr. Brady Porter and Dr. Kyle Selcer

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Evergreen is an environmentally conscious organization that helps to educate the DU community on sustainability on-campus and works to keep our local neighborhoods clean and green.

Email to get involved!

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Graduate Student Organization of Biological Sciences (GsOBs)

The graduate students of the Department of Biological Sciences make up a diverse and vibrant scientific community that is intrinsic to the functioning of the Biology laboratories. They have come from all over the world, from different scientific backgrounds, to advance in their development as great scientists. They also have an exciting opportunity to become brilliant teachers; almost all of the graduate students are teaching assistants for the majority of their time at the Bayer School. It is a close-knit group of students, faculty and staff, that cultivates an excellent environment to learn, teach and do amazing scientific research.

Contact: Brooke Deal

Phi Lamba Upsilon

The aims and purposes of Phi Lambda Upsilon are the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry.

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Phi Sigma Lambda

Phi Sigma Lambda is a professional fraternity that provides aspiring forensic scientists with a forum from which to share ideas and concerns.

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Pre-Vet and Animal Enthusiasts Club

The purpose of this organization is to educate students about the various types of animals such as pets, livestock, wildlife and exotics. The club will focus on helping Pre-Vet students determine which type of animals they wish to specialize in.


Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

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.

Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Phillip Palmer

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Sigma Pi Sigma

Sigma Pi Sigma is the National Physics Honor Society. Sigma Pi Sigma exists "to honor outstanding scholarship in physics, to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels, to promote an attitude of service, and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics."

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Society for Biotechnology

In the Duquesne Society for Biotechnology, Duquesne students seek to promote and evaluate all aspects of biotechnology by connecting academia and industry, forming collaborations among Duquesne students, faculty, alumni, and life sciences professionals.

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SIGMA's goal is to provide underrepresented and underprivileged high school students in the Pittsburgh area with experience in laboratory sciences. We seek to promote scientific innovation and discovery among students who do not have access to similar resources. Our mentors are here to motivate and guide them into college with a science degree as their goal. We hope to make the dream of a higher education possible to all students. This organization is a partnership between the Bayer School at Duquesne University and The Citizen Science Lab.

Contact: Anton Evans

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Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students promotes physics in campus and organizes physics-themed activities for all friends of physics.

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TriBeta Biological Honor Society

Tri-Beta is the national honor society for the biological Sciences. The Duquesne Chapter of Tri-Beta organizes student-planned field trips, guest speakers, and projects.

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Sarah Woodley