Purdue Science Student Organizations

Purdue Science Student Council (PSSC): PSSC promotes a closer relationship among the students and faculty of the College of Science. We also provide academically oriented services to students.

Science Ambassadors Science Ambassadors are a select group of students who represent the College of Science to prospective and current students and faculty, as well as to alumni.

Science Philanthropy Student Board: Members are a select group of 10-15 College of Science students who serve as representatives of the college for development and alumni relations.

Women in Science Programs (WISP): WISP is composed of four components: Graduate Mentoring Program, Residential Program, Tutoring Program, and Undergraduate Mentoring Program. These four components work together to form a continuous environment that fosters success for students in the College of Science at Purdue University from freshman year through Ph.D.


Biological Sciences

Biology Club: Biology Club is a student run organization that was created to allow students of any major to become active in the Purdue community.


American Chemical Society Purdue Student Affiliates: The American Chemical Society Purdue Student Affiliates is just a local chapter of a nationally recognized organization. We are composed of a group of like-minded students who have interests in chemistry and other related fields such as food science and pharmacy.

Beta Nu chapter of the Alpha Chi Sigma: Alpha Chi Sigma is a co-ed professional fraternity dedicated to the science of chemistry. Membership is for life and extends past the undergraduate level to include graduate students and professional chemists from across the country.

Computer Science

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology.

CSWN is an organization at Purdue University consisting of people (both students and staff) who are dedicated to helping women in the computer science (CS) field.

UPE - Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honor society which was founded in 1967 to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Computing Sciences. In the 28 years since then, over 120 institutions of higher education around the world have established UPE chapters. http://upe.acm.org/

USB strives to be a link between students and faculty as well as between students and corporate partners. Purdue USB is unique and the first of its kind in Computer Sciences.

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Association for Environmental and Engineering Geologists: AEG is a club for all students of any major who are interested in geology or geology-related topics. Activities include field trips, guest speakers, and meetings. Advisor: Terry West

Purdue University Geologic Society (PUGS) is a club for all students of any major who are interested in geology or geology-related topics. Activities include field trips, guest speakers, and regular meetings.

Purdue University Meteorological Association (PUMA): PUMA is the student chapter of the AMS (Americal Meteorological Society) and is intended for all students interested in meteorology. PUMA offers trips, organizes events, invites guest speakers, and holds regular meetings. Please visit the PUMA blog.

Mathematics & Statistics

AWM Purdue Chapter: The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. AWM Purdue Chapter organizes events throughout the year directed specifically towards helping female graduate students by inviting guests to talk about their experiences in their studies and careers. The chapter also runs programs for all graduate students, like the mentoring program for new students.

Math Club: The Math Club consists mainly (but not exclusively) of math majors with activities ranging from eating pizza to competing in Math contests. Advisor Edray Goins.

Math Education Club: The Math Ed Club provides math and science education students with programs of interest to prospective teachers.

Purdue Quantitative Finance Club: The Purdue Quantitative Finance Club is for Mathematics and Statistics grad students interested in computational finance.

Purdue Actuary Club: The Purdue Actuary Club is a student-run organization that was founded in 1984 for students interested in or majoring in actuarial science. The club name was changed to the Purdue Actuarial Club in 2009. Send us an email if you have any comments or questions: purdueactuarialclub@gmail.com

Statistics in the Community (StatCom) is a volunteer community outreach organization started at Purdue University's Department of Statistics in 2001. Directed and staffed by graduate students, it provides professional statistical consulting services to governmental and nonprofit groups free of charge.

Physics and Astronomy

Women in Physics is a university organization that brings the women studying and working in the physics department together to get to know one another to counteract isolation, provide more female physicist role models, and create a more positive environment in which to learn more about physics.

Society of Physics Students: The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is an organization with the goal to make students studying physics feel welcome at Purdue and to provide a rich environment where physics students of all ages can come together and discuss physics and world issues, get help on homework, and just hang out.

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