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Student Groups


Featured on this page are student organizations our trainees are involved in. Getting involved in a student organization is a great way to practice your leadership skills, meet people who share the same interests as you, serve the community, and have fun. For more information or details on how to join, email the contacts provided.

Association of Multicultural Scientists

 The primary function of AMS is to assist all students in their successful completion of the Ph.D. by offering activities and support which will meet academic, social and professional needs in an atmosphere of cultural context and comfort.

Contact: ams-eboard@umich.edu

Professional Development, DEI, Community Building, Outreach, Skill Building

Association for Women in Science

AWIS is a graduate student-run organization that supports individuals in STEM and sets the stage for professional success by fostering connections between female scientists and trainees working in all employee sectors.

Contact: michiganawis.membership@gmail.com

Professional Development, Skill Building

Biomedical Graduate Student Government * NEW

The purpose of BGSG is to promote and represent the interests of graduate students in the biomedical sciences. They provide an organized way for graduate students to voice their opinions on their education and to provide services and programs which enhance their graduate experiences.

Contact: aapfelba@umich.edu

Community Building

DEI Task Force *NEW

The mission of the DEI Task Force is to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment at the University of Michigan by fostering fundamental changes in our institutional culture.

Contact: rebeasle@umich.edu 

DEI, Community Building

Girls Who Code 

GWC at UM DCMB teaches computer programming skills to K-12 students through weekly club meetings and other outreach events.

Contact: gwc.bioinfo-requests@umich.edu

Professional Development, K-12 Education, Outreach, DEI

Michigan DNA Day

MIDNA Day is an outreach organization comprised of early-career scientists who travel to Michigan high schools and teach interactive lessons about genetics and technology to students across the state.

Contact: midnaday@gmail.com

K-12 Education, Science Communication, Outreach, DEI, Community Building

MiSciWriters

is a student organization dedicated to improving the written communication abilities of scientists, improving public understanding of science, & advocating for science communication as a field.

Contact: misciwriters.leaders@umich.edu

Science Communication, Skill Building

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

SACNAS at UMich is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of under represented scientists in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Contact: sacnasatumich@gmail.com

 Professional Development, DEI, Community Building

SEEK (Science Education & Engagement for Kids)

SEEK aims to inspire engagement and academic exploration in the sciences by leveraging the mentorship and time of UM graduate students to provide academic support in local high-need, low-resource elementary classrooms.

Contact: dpgagchi@umich.edu

K-12 Education, Outreach, Science Communication, DEI

Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists – Graduate Component

The mission of SMES-G is to recruit and retain graduate students of color through outreach and advocacy.

Contact: smesgcommunications@gmail.com

Professional Development, Outreach, DEI, Community Building