Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Organizations are a vital part of the University of Maine campus. Part of Student Government’s goal is to aid and assist any clubs and organizations on campus. Student Government has many resources throughout campus and encourage any undergraduate students to come and get help. The Vice President of Student Organizations is Taylor Cray and she would be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Feel free to contact her via email, or visit her in the Wade Center.

Accounting

Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY). SPIFFY is one of the University of Maine Foundation’s most successful entrepreneurial activities. It was established in 1993 with an original investment of $200,000 and has been managed by students ever since. Today, SPIFFY has over 80 undergraduate members that manage over $2.6 million dollars. SPIFFY is open to undergraduate students of all years and studies. Each member can be as active as she or he wants to be, but participation is highly encouraged.

Women in Business. The Women in Business group strives to develop and empower the women of the Maine Business School through networking, education, and professional and personal advancement. We work to engage our women students to make their education at the MBS a more meaningful and fulfilling experience.

MBS Ambassadors. MBS Ambassadors are a select group of outstanding student leaders who promote the Maine Business School by meeting with students, prospective students and their families, alumni, and other stakeholders. Ambassadors give tours of campus and the DP Corbett Business Building during Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, and New Student Orientation. Simultaneously, MBS Ambassadors serve as the Dean’s Leadership Council. The Dean meets with the council once a month to hear student perspectives and get the pulse of MBS.

MBS Corps. The mission of the MBS Corps is to be the outreach organization of the Maine Business School with a focus on primarily helping smaller Maine-based non-profit organizations where we can have a greater impact. MBS Corps seeks to help students develop their leadership, organizational, management, marketing and other business skills while developing friendships and networks in a fun, supportive, environment. 

Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Cooperative League of University Chicken Keepers (CLUCKs). The UMaine CLUCKs provides experience hatching and raising chickens, as well as a chance to take a break from the regular class routine to care for their 15 hens and one rooster, and to mingle with fellow chicken enthusiasts! They have worked with the AVS 145 Poultry Lab to provide hands-on experience to students. They have also provided demonstrations for animal control officers in how safely restrain chickens and give them physical exams. To join CLUCKS or for more information, contact CLUCKS’s president, Kyle Alamo kylemartin.alamo@maine.edu or call Anne Lichtenwalner at 581-2789.

Maine Animal Club (MAC). The Maine Animal Club was formed in 1972 by students interested in creating an organization that would enhance students’ knowledge of animals and animal agriculture through social interactions. MAC provides an atmosphere that is dynamic and challenging that allows students to take on responsibility to be innovative, creative, and to enhance their understanding of animal agriculture in the United States. The club is a member of the National Block and Bridle Club as well as the Northeast Student Affiliate of the Animal and Dairy Sciences Societies. Club members compete each year with schools in the Northeast in livestock judging, quiz bowl, and paper presentations. The club also sponsors the Orono Royal, a local livestock show. For more information please contact Dave Marcinkowski at davidmar@maine.edu or visit the club’s website . The Maine Animal Club was formed in 1972 by students interested in creating an organization that would enhance students’ knowledge of animals and animal agriculture through social interactions. MAC provides an atmosphere that is dynamic and challenging that allows students to take on responsibility to be innovative, creative, and to enhance their understanding of animal agriculture in the United States. The club is a member of the National Block and Bridle Club as well as the Northeast Student Affiliate of the Animal and Dairy Sciences Societies. Club members compete each year with schools in the Northeast in livestock judging, quiz bowl, and paper presentations. The club also sponsors the Orono Royal, a local livestock show. For more information please contact Dave Marcinkowski at davidmar@maine.edu or visit the club’s website .

Standardbred Drill Team. The UMaine Standardbred Drill Team has been involved with showing and promoting the sales of the university-owned Standardbred horses since 2000. In addition, the Drill Team is a product of the UMaine ties to the Maine Harness Racing industry. Membership is subject to a riding evaluation and open to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in or have completed the Equine Management Cooperative (AVS 303) and are actively volunteering at the university Horse Barn Co-Operative at Witter Farm. The Drill Team works through the year to perfect routines written by team members. They prepare to hold performances at Bangor Historic Track and Raceway in Bass Park and at Scarborough Downs, while allowing for the possibility to perform elsewhere on request. The Team has held clinics at the Witter Farm and the Skowhegan Fair grounds for 4-H groups and other youth horse clubs and done demonstrations at Witter Farm and the Common Ground Country Fair. Students also have the opportunity to travel to local horse shows throughout the year to promote those horses currently for sale by UMaine. For more information please contact Robert Causey at robert.causey@umit.maine.edu.

UMaine Dressage Club. The Dressage Club has been in existence at the University of Maine since 2000. The club is actively involved in the riding discipline of dressage. The UMaine Dressage Club works through the year to pursue clinics, shows, and events that will enhance club member’s knowledge of dressage and riding in general. Club members have the opportunity to ride and take lessons at Puckerbrush Farm (www.puckerbrushfarm.com), located approximately 20 miles from campus (carpooling is available). There is no skill level required, beginners to advanced riders are welcome. The Dressage Club competes with the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) and travels throughout New England for competitions. We are a collective group of students who love horses and want to learn more about them, share our knowledge through horse-related activities, such as club discussions, videos, hands-on activities, and lessons. We offer discounted riding lessons to members, as well as the opportunity to show intercollegiately. This is a fun club that is a great way to further your education in riding and meet people who share the same interest. We also partake in college events, such as Spring Fling to showcase our riding, as well as fundraisers, and community service. For more information please contact Dr. Robert Causey at robert.causey@umit.maine.edu or visit the club’s web site.

University of Maine Equestrian Team. The University of Maine Equestrian Team competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Zone 1, Region 2. Region 2 schools in IHSA currently offer eight different levels of Hunt Seat Equitation and Hunter Over Fences Equitation, although we accept riders of all riding levels and disciplines. The prestigious and historical team has competed for years on the IHSA level and has perfected the art of learning, sportsmanship and fun. The team has use of members’ and our coach’s horses in order to improve horse handling, riding and knowledge skills. There are no try-outs for the team; however, incoming members undergo a riding evaluation to see what they know about horses and riding. Members through Walk-Trot and Open Jumping all have the equal chance to compete in shows and participate in practices. The Equestrian Team has much to offer athletes in playing an active role on the University of Maine campus and local community as well. For more information please feel free to contact Coach Amy Conforti at amy.conforti@umit.maine.edu.

University of Maine Pre-Veterinary Club. The Pre-Vet Club was established to provide an outlet for students interested in attending veterinary school. The club meets weekly and allows for students to discuss classes, exams and to provide a stress-free environment for students to support each other in their endevours. Each week the club participates in a discussion about a veterinary college, the GRE’s, the application process or about real world case studies. The club is actively involved in the UMaine community and puts on events such as a wreath and dog treat sale and participates in events put on by other student organizations. A trip is planned each year. Past trips have included Tufts Veterinary School, Cornell Veterinary School, and PEI. For more information please contact Anne Lichtenwalner (anne.lichtenwalner@maine.edu) or visit the club’s website.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Anthropology

Anthropology Club. The purposes of this organization are to foster interest in and provide a space to discuss discourse within the field of Anthropology. 

Art Education

Art and Design Collective The Art and Design Collective. Art and Design Collective The Art and Design Collective is a group of artists dedicated to building a space in which students can enrich themselves in the artistic humanities through the creation and appreciation of art in all forms. It’s a gathering place for artists of all skill levels, and a place where we can create art together and showcase our work to the campus.

Art History

Art and Design Collective. The Art and Design Collective is a group of artists dedicated to building a space in which students can enrich themselves in the artistic humanities through the creation and appreciation of art in all forms. It’s a gathering place for artists of all skill levels, and a place where we can create art together and showcase our work to the campus.

Athletic Training

Athletic Training Student Organization. The Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) focuses on continuing the athletic training student’s education outside of the traditional classroom setting. The meetings are student run and organized focusing on the emphasis and reinforcement of the knowledge and principles taught throughout the various courses. Junior and senior members of the organization have the opportunity to act as peer instructors / mentors to some of the less experienced athletic training students. The organization also strives to enlighten the community to what an athletic trainer is and what role he or she can play in their community. Meetings also may include guest lecturers from other related health professions, who present information or demonstrations on a particular subject of expertise to expose students to new material. Some meetings are also organized to familiarize students with the NATA Board of Certification exam testing procedure along with valuable reviews of material for the examination.

Biochemistry

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Biology

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Biology Club. The Biology Club was established in 1999 for students in the Department of Biological Sciences as a way to enhance their academic and social experiences. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maine has applied to form a chapter of TriBeta, or Beta Beta Beta, an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. TriBeta is designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations of biological data and concepts among students of the life sciences. This organization also undertakes community and social activities. For more information please contact Leonard Kass at (207) 581-2567 or email leonard@maine.edu.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Society: What is the Biomedical Engineering Society? BMES is a professional engineering society that has a mission of, “promoting the increase and utilization of biomedical engineering and bioengineering knowledge and [works] for the advancement of the profession.” BMES has many student chapters, including the University of Maine’s Bioengineering Club! By being a member of our club, you can easily become a member of BMES by paying their annual dues and providing them with basic contact information! Being a BMES member (and thus increasing overall BMES student chapter membership in the club) opens up opportunities for more funding for our club from BMES and chances to attend the BMES Annual Meeting and Regional Meetings, where we can connect with other bioengineering clubs across New England and the nation!

Bioengineering Club. We are a growing club on campus whose mission is to provide opportunities for professional and educational development for aspiring Biomedical Engineers, as well as being an organization where you can make some great, like-minded friends along the way! New members are ALWAYS welcome, and we look forward to meeting you!

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Botany

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Biology Club. The Biology Club was established in 1999 for students in the Department of Biological Sciences as a way to enhance their academic and social experiences. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maine has applied to form a chapter of TriBeta, or Beta Beta Beta, an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. TriBeta is designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations of biological data and concepts among students of the life sciences. This organization also undertakes community and social activities. For more information please contact Leonard Kass at (207) 581-2567 or email leonard@maine.edu.

Chemical Engineering

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (A.I.Ch.E) We are the UMaine Chapter of the American Institue of Chemical Engineers, a part of the world’s leading group for chemical engineering professionals.

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Chemistry

American Chemical Society UMaine Student Chapter. We are an academic organization focused on cultivating interest in chemistry and related sciences through events and outreach program. We are a student chapter of the larger American Chemical Society (ACS) organization and associated with the Maine state chapter. We strive to spread an interest in chemistry and encourage students to approach the sciences as a whole as an opportunity for both personal and professional development.

Child Development and Family Relations

Student Maine Education Association (MEA). The Student MEA is interested in helping education students grow into practicing professionals by offering experience with students through community service, workshops, conferences, and other community outreach events. It is our hope that all education students can get the most out of their time at Umaine and leave feeling ready to be a confident, competent teacher.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The American Society of Civil Engineers. The UMaine ASCE Chapter is oriented towards all branches of civil engineering. The group carries out service projects, brings in speakers of interest to students, arranges field trips, and holds social functions. New students are encouraged to join and become involved in activities, as the organizations provide many educational and recreational opportunities. Notices of meetings are regularly posted in Boardman Hall and in the UMaine ASCE facebook page. There will be organizational meeting in early September.

Associated General Contractors of America (Student Chapter). This provides students with the opportunity to observe and develop their skills with industry leaders.

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Communications

Lambda Pi Eta. In the Mu Epsilon chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. Requirements for student membership include completion of at least 60 semesters hours, at least 12 semester hours of department coursework, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0, a grade point average in the major of at least 3.25, being in the upper 35% of the graduating class, being in good standing in the University, and displaying commitment to the field of communication and journalism.

Computer Engineering

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Computer Science

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM and ACM-W). Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to create and/or update memberships in the University of Maine Student Chapter of ACM. ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. The student chapter serves as a gateway to forums, panel discussions, and symposia that further a student’s professional development.

Cyber Defense Team. You will hear about this in class. The University of Maine Cyber Defense Team regularly competes locally and often qualifies for the Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. It’s a great way to learn and build your resume for further employment opportunities in cyber security.

Volunteer to Help Others Learn to Code. Numerous initiatives are emerging in Maine and across the nation to help young people to learn how to code at earlier ages. Help others by participating in an Hour of Code, a local hack club or engaging with a grade school, middle school or high school over a longer period of time. By teaching others you can help others, have fun and learn a great deal yourself. Propose a project through the local ACM Chapter or contact Educate Maine for further suggestions.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon. UPE is the first and only existing international honor society in the Computing and Information Disciplines. Joining the Maine Alpha Chapter is by invitation only.

Construction Engineering Technology

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Associated General Contractors of America (Student Chapter). This provides students with the opportunity to observe and develop their skills with industry leaders.

Earth and Climate Sciences

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

University of Maine Geology Club. The University of Maine Geology Club was founded in 1947 (originally as the “Rock and Hammer” Club). The club is for undergraduates and graduates, usually involved in the Department of Earth Sciences and the Institute for Quaternary Studies. Objectives include planning and attending geological field trips, attending professional meetings, support service projects which work toward a cleaner environment, develop educational materials for the department, institute, and the public and enrich the social life of the University of Maine students interested in earth sciences. Trips to other areas of Maine, Canada and the United States are all possible for field research. Events this year include Grafton Notch Hiking, Department Potluck, Chili Cook-off and skiing and other social events. For more information please contact Dan Lux at (207) 581-4494 or email dlux@maine.edu.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu.

Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Maine Forester. The Maine Forester is an organization that publishes a yearbook for the Forest Management, Forest Operations Science, Forest Ecosystem Science, Wildlife Ecology, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and Wood Science programs. Throughout the course of the year we collect articles, pictures, quotes, and illustrations in order to publish an issue that characteristically depicts the activities and concerns of the college, it’s clubs, the State of Maine, and the disciplines represented in general. The first publication was in 1927 and it has been published more years than not since that date. Throughout the history of the publication it has received acclaim and has been recognized by the Society of American Foresters as one of the top three collegiate annuals. Traditionally, the Maine Forester is distributed to students and alumni, as well as to professionals in the associated fields and corporations working within those fields. For more information please contact Louis Morin at (207) 581-2854 or email Lmorin@maine.edu.

University of Maine American Fisheries Society Student Subunit. We are an independent student chapter of the American Fisheries Society, an international organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the world’s fisheries and their habitats. Students benefit through professional development activities (hosting guest speakers and skills workshops) that prepare them for success in the natural sciences field. Our members engage the public through communication and presentations that spark interests in fisheries ecology, research, and the scientific process. Members also involved in organizing and teaching hands-on lessons in aquatic sciences at local schools. We also organize fishing trips and fly tying workshops. We hold meetings twice a month and always welcome new undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on the UMaine AFS student subunit, please contact Alejandro Molina-Moctezuma at alejandro.molina@maine.edu, or check out our Facebook page for current activities and meetings at: https://www.facebook.com/UMaineAFSStudent

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu.

Economics

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Electrical Engineering

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Electrical Engineering Technology

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Elementary Education

Student Maine Education Association (MEA). The Student MEA is interested in helping education students grow into practicing professionals by offering experience with students through community service, workshops, conferences, and other community outreach events. It is our hope that all education students can get the most out of their time at Umaine and leave feeling ready to be a confident, competent teacher.

Engineering Physics

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

English

Maine Peace Action Committee (MPAC). MPAC is a peace and justice activist group, started in 1974 in response to the Vietnam War, and is one of the oldest college student activist groups in the country. We print and distribute a newsletter every semester (which features essays, poetry, and art from students, alumni and faculty), organize and engage in regular demonstrations on a variety of issues, we have a film series each semester, and this semester we’re putting on a biweekly reading group on civil resistance and nonviolence.

Environmental Horticulture

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Forest Products Society. The Forest Products Society is the student chapter of the international association of the same name. Membership is open to any interested student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Maine. The club currently meets once a month during the academic year. The society was formed to encourage the development and application of wood utilization technology and provide a link between industry and research. Activities include: field trips, sponsoring of guest lecturers, fund-raising, and social activities. For more information please contact Doug Gardner at (207) 581-2846 or email doug_gardner@apollo.umenfa.maine.edu.

Horticulture Club. The Horticulture Club is a student organization open to all undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in horticulture. Club activities include participation in the Bangor Garden Show, a series of speakers, fund raising, service activities, and social events. Involvement in the Landscape Horticulture Club provides students valuable experience which compliments course studies, encourages student/faculty interaction, and serves as a valuable link for students between the academic program and industry professionals. For more information please contact Stephanie Burnett at (207) 581-2937 or email sburnett@maine.edu.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Finance

Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY). SPIFFY is one of the University of Maine Foundation’s most successful entrepreneurial activities. It was established in 1993 with an original investment of $200,000 and has been managed by students ever since. Today, SPIFFY has over 80 undergraduate members that manage over $2.6 million dollars. SPIFFY is open to undergraduate students of all years and studies. Each member can be as active as she or he wants to be, but participation is highly encouraged.

Women in Business. The Women in Business group strives to develop and empower the women of the Maine Business School through networking, education, and professional and personal advancement. We work to engage our women students to make their education at the MBS a more meaningful and fulfilling experience.

MBS Ambassadors. MBS Ambassadors are a select group of outstanding student leaders who promote the Maine Business School by meeting with students, prospective students and their families, alumni, and other stakeholders. Ambassadors give tours of campus and the DP Corbett Business Building during Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, and New Student Orientation. Simultaneously, MBS Ambassadors serve as the Dean’s Leadership Council. The Dean meets with the council once a month to hear student perspectives and get the pulse of MBS.

MBS Corps. The mission of the MBS Corps is to be the outreach organization of the Maine Business School with a focus on primarily helping smaller Maine-based non-profit organizations where we can have a greater impact. MBS Corps seeks to help students develop their leadership, organizational, management, marketing and other business skills while developing friendships and networks in a fun, supportive, environment.

Financial Economics

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Food Science Club. The Food Science Club is an approved student chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Membership is open to any interested student or faculty member at the University of Maine. The purpose of the club is to promote student understanding of the food industry at the regional and national levels. Activities include participating in regional and national conferences to network with industry professionals. In order to support members who wish to attend these functions, the club organizes a number of fund-raising events. Members also compete in regional Food Science College Bowl Competitions, product development competitions, provide valuable community service, and tour processing plants in the New England area to learn first hand how various food products are made. For more information please contact Jason Bolton at (207) 942-7396 or email jason.bolton@maine.edu.

Kappa Omicron Nu. Kappa Omicron Nu is the National Honor Society for the disciplines of food science, human nutrition and human development. The mission is to recognize and encourage excellence in scholarship, research, and leadership. Members are inducted as juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a GPA of at least 3.0/3.5 as undergraduates/graduates, respectively. Undergraduates must be in the top 25 percent of their class and graduates must have completed at least 12 graduate credits. The local chapter, Alpha Beta, meets monthly throughout the academic year offering programs of professional interest to members. For more information please contact Adrienne White at (207) 581-3134 or email awhite@maine.edu.

Nutrition Club. The Nutrition Club is a collective community open to all undergraduate students at the University of Maine interested in nutrition. The club focuses on nutrition and food-related activities while providing a number of benefits and opportunities. One of the main benefits to joining the Nutrition Club includes its ties to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The club is periodically updated on the events of the AND and changes in the professional world of dietetics. Finally, the club offers a number of different volunteer opportunities pertaining to careers in nutrition and dietetics through the “Volunteer for Your Career” program. Through this program, groups of students travel once a month to various sites within the area as well as on campus to help the in community and gain valuable experience in nutrition. These sites include The Ronald McDonald House and Manna Soup Kitchen in Bangor as well as the YMCA in Old Town. Overall, the Nutrition Club looks to provide volunteer opportunities and benefits to all students wishing to become more active within the field of nutrition. For more information please contact Robert Causey at robert.causey@umit.maine.edu.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Forest Operations, Bioproducts and Bioengineering

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Forest Products Society. The Forest Products Society is the student chapter of the international association of the same name. Membership is open to any interested student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Maine. The club currently meets once a month during the academic year. The society was formed to encourage the development and application of wood utilization technology and provide a link between industry and research. Activities include: field trips, sponsoring of guest lecturers, fund-raising, and social activities. For more information please contact Doug Gardner at (207) 581-2846 or email doug_gardner@apollo.umenfa.maine.edu.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Forestry

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Forest Products Society. The Forest Products Society is the student chapter of the international association of the same name. Membership is open to any interested student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Maine. The club currently meets once a month during the academic year. The society was formed to encourage the development and application of wood utilization technology and provide a link between industry and research. Activities include: field trips, sponsoring of guest lecturers, fund-raising, and social activities. For more information please contact Doug Gardner at (207) 581-2846 or email doug_gardner@apollo.umenfa.maine.edu.

Forest Products Society. The Forest Products Society is the student chapter of the international association of the same name. Membership is open to any interested student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Maine. The club currently meets once a month during the academic year. The society was formed to encourage the development and application of wood utilization technology and provide a link between industry and research. Activities include: field trips, sponsoring of guest lecturers, fund-raising, and social activities. For more information please contact Doug Gardner at (207) 581-2846 or email doug_gardner@apollo.umenfa.maine.edu.

Maine Forester. The Maine Forester is an organization that publishes a yearbook for the Forest Management, Forest Operations Science, Forest Ecosystem Science, Wildlife Ecology, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and Wood Science programs. Throughout the course of the year we collect articles, pictures, quotes, and illustrations in order to publish an issue that characteristically depicts the activities and concerns of the college, it’s clubs, the State of Maine, and the disciplines represented in general. The first publication was in 1927 and it has been published more years than not since that date. Throughout the history of the publication it has received acclaim and has been recognized by the Society of American Foresters as one of the top three collegiate annuals. Traditionally, the Maine Forester is distributed to students and alumni, as well as to professionals in the associated fields and corporations working within those fields. For more information please contact Louis Morin at (207) 581-2854 or email Lmorin@maine.edu.

Society of American Foresters (SAF). SAF is the national, scientific, and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. The student chapter at the University of Maine is dedicated to furthering professionalism, networking, and the learning experience of forestry students and related majors. The SAF student chapter offers many opportunities for its members. Chapter field tours have included trips to the White Mountain National Forest, active timber harvest operations, and forest products facilities. The chapter also hosts guest speakers that come from all corners of the forestry profession. Community projects have included work on the Orono Bog Boardwalk, trail mapping and maintenance at Leonard’s Mills Forest & Logging Museum, and helping local high school students learn tree identification in preparation for their Envirothon competition. Finally, the SAF student chapter endeavors to send as many interested students as possible to the Maine, New England, and National SAF meetings.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. .

Woodsmen’s Team. The Woodsmen’s Team is a co-ed organization dedicated to maintaining the old woods skills and competing on the intercollegiate level throughout the Northeast and Canada. This team has been a University of Maine tradition for over 40 years. Since the beginning, men and women have competed in such events as the cross-cut and bow saw, log roll, fire building, axe throw, speed chop, pulp toss and quarter split. These events are meant to simulate the traditional logging activities from the turn of the century. For more information visit the Team’s website.

French

French Club. Provides an informal environment for students to practice and learn French. The French Club meets regularly each semester.

History

Phi Alpha Theta. Each Spring, the department inducts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students of History into Phi Alpha Theta. The UM chapter (Phi Gamma) was established in 1972. An initiation fee is levied prior to induction. New members are entered on the rolls of the chapter and the international society and receive a one-year subscription of the society’s quarterly journal, The Historian. The international society annually awards a number of competitive scholarships to members, holds annual competitions for scholarly books and papers written by members, convenes a New England regional conference each year, and meets jointly with the American Historical Association annually. Induction into Phi Alpha Theta is noted on the student’s transcripts and is an honor recognized throughout the profession.

Human Dimensions of Climate Change

Sustainability and Environmental Action Division (SEAD). SEAD is a representative board, so clubs can be part of SEAD as well as individual students. Our goal is to increase inter-club cooperation to plan larger sustainability events on campus that also relate to some of the clubs in SEAD. If you are interested in becoming part of a sustainability organization on campus that deals with all other sustainability organizations on campus, then SEAD is the organization for you!

International Affairs

The International Affairs Association. This organization that works to create an atmosphere where students have the opportunity to become more globally and locally aware. We welcome all undergraduate majors and minors to join our weekly discussions on Monday nights at 5pm in the Schoenberger lounge on the first floor of North Stevens. Our group attends departmental talks that deal with global issues as well as talks hosted by the graduate School of Policy and International Affairs. Each January our organization attends McGill University’s Model United Nations Conference (MCMUN). At this conference we debate against and work with other universities in order to find potential solutions to global issues.

Journalism

Her Campus. To provide a supportive environment for writers to share their vies and ideas and to empower and encourage those who don’t feel they always have a voice to speak their mind.

Maine Peace Action Committee (MPAC). MPAC is a peace and justice activist group, started in 1974 in response to the Vietnam War, and is one of the oldest college student activist groups in the country. We print and distribute a newsletter every semester (which features essays, poetry, and art from students, alumni and faculty), organize and engage in regular demonstrations on a variety of issues, we have a film series each semester, and this semester we’re putting on a biweekly reading group on civil resistance and nonviolence.

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Physical Education Student Organization. The purposes of this organization are to create a strong student community in the Department of Physical Education, provide professional development opportunities to members of this organization, promote the mission, integrity, and professionalism standards set by the College of Education and Human Development, increase student involvement with on campus activities, and increase student involvement with volunteer opportunities in the local community.

Management

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The University of Maine Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is a student-run organization devoted to promoting the accounting profession and the wide variety of career opportunities within the field. Community service events and social functions are also integral parts of our mission. Nearly 75% of financial professionals work in business as management accountants: financial analysts, accounting managers, controllers and chief financial officers. As an IMA student member, you can learn about the role of accountants and financial managers in business and explore your career options. The student chapter maintains relationships with the local Bangor-Waterville Chapter of the IMA, which is part of the national organization.

Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY). SPIFFY is one of the University of Maine Foundation’s most successful entrepreneurial activities. It was established in 1993 with an original investment of $200,000 and has been managed by students ever since. Today, SPIFFY has over 80 undergraduate members that manage over $2.6 million dollars. SPIFFY is open to undergraduate students of all years and studies. Each member can be as active as she or he wants to be, but participation is highly encouraged.

Women in Business. The Women in Business group strives to develop and empower the women of the Maine Business School through networking, education, and professional and personal advancement. We work to engage our women students to make their education at the MBS a more meaningful and fulfilling experience.

MBS Ambassadors. MBS Ambassadors are a select group of outstanding student leaders who promote the Maine Business School by meeting with students, prospective students and their families, alumni, and other stakeholders. Ambassadors give tours of campus and the DP Corbett Business Building during Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, and New Student Orientation. Simultaneously, MBS Ambassadors serve as the Dean’s Leadership Council. The Dean meets with the council once a month to hear student perspectives and get the pulse of MBS.

MBS Corps. The mission of the MBS Corps is to be the outreach organization of the Maine Business School with a focus on primarily helping smaller Maine-based non-profit organizations where we can have a greater impact. MBS Corps seeks to help students develop their leadership, organizational, management, marketing and other business skills while developing friendships and networks in a fun, supportive, environment.

Marine Sciences

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Marine Science Club. The Marine Science Club hosts several guest speakers throughout the year on various subjects in marine science, as well as field trips to a variety of oceanographic institutions throughout New England. The club also serves as a place where undergraduates can ask advice about things like classes and summer internships. It also serves as a venue where seniors can learn about job placement within the marine science community as well as how to apply to graduate school. The club provides support for all undergraduates in marine sciences and is restricted to undergraduate members only. For more information please contact William Ellis at 207 581-4360 or email william.ellis@umit.maine.edu.

University of Maine American Fisheries Society Student Subunit. We are an independent student chapter of the American Fisheries Society, an international organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the world’s fisheries and their habitats. Students benefit through professional development activities (hosting guest speakers and skills workshops) that prepare them for success in the natural sciences field. Our members engage the public through communication and presentations that spark interests in fisheries ecology, research, and the scientific process. Members also involved in organizing and teaching hands-on lessons in aquatic sciences at local schools. We also organize fishing trips and fly tying workshops. We hold meetings twice a month and always welcome new undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on the UMaine AFS student subunit, please contact Alejandro Molina-Moctezuma at alejandro.molina@maine.edu, or check out our Facebook page for current activities and meetings. 

Marketing

American Marketing Association (AMA). The American Marketing Association provides a platform of experiential learning activities to help student marketers put theory into practice, while developing their leadership skills. The University of Maine AMA sponsors a variety of speakers and activities which relate to all aspects of Marketing. As a member of the AMA, you will gain experience by connecting with a variety of local businesses and offering expertise in marketing and sales. Annually, UMaine AMA students submit cases and participate in the AMA Collegiate Case Competition which has them competing against other teams from across the country.

Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY). SPIFFY is one of the University of Maine Foundation’s most successful entrepreneurial activities. It was established in 1993 with an original investment of $200,000 and has been managed by students ever since. Today, SPIFFY has over 80 undergraduate members that manage over $2.6 million dollars. SPIFFY is open to undergraduate students of all years and studies. Each member can be as active as she or he wants to be, but participation is highly encouraged.

Women in Business. The Women in Business group strives to develop and empower the women of the Maine Business School through networking, education, and professional and personal advancement. We work to engage our women students to make their education at the MBS a more meaningful and fulfilling experience.

MBS Ambassadors. MBS Ambassadors are a select group of outstanding student leaders who promote the Maine Business School by meeting with students, prospective students and their families, alumni, and other stakeholders. Ambassadors give tours of campus and the DP Corbett Business Building during Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, and New Student Orientation. Simultaneously, MBS Ambassadors serve as the Dean’s Leadership Council. The Dean meets with the council once a month to hear student perspectives and get the pulse of MBS.

MBS Corps. The mission of the MBS Corps is to be the outreach organization of the Maine Business School with a focus on primarily helping smaller Maine-based non-profit organizations where we can have a greater impact. MBS Corps seeks to help students develop their leadership, organizational, management, marketing and other business skills while developing friendships and networks in a fun, supportive, environment.

Mathematics

Pi Mu Epsilon. We are a mathematics honors society and we recognize outstanding mathematics students. Fostering camaraderie and facilitating the professional development process is of highest priority for us, which means we do best to make as many social events possible as well as professional development events. This is an invitation based society, and invites are based on academic excellence!

Mechanical Engineering

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. University of Maine Chapter is committed to promoting the education and advancement of its members in the field of mechanical engineering. To pursue this goal we hold competitions and have bi-weekly meetings. There are many ways to get involved with ASME. Our club projects and events include building a new coaster car to race in Canada in October, designing and building RC boats, taking part in the annual cardboard canoe race, and attending various tours of industry locations. Each April, we elect new officers to run the local chapter. Members can get involved in event planning, fundraising, social media management, building, and apparel. If you are interested in taking part in the club, please contact one of the current officers.

Black Bear Robotics. Black Bear Robotics, founded in 2006, is always running strong with numerous projects and also organizing High School VEX Robotics competitions throughout Maine. As of September 2017, the projects that are currently being worked on by the club is the NASA Robotic Mining Challenge (RMC) and our t-shirt launcher robot.

3D Printing Club. We are a student run group with an interest in expanding our knowledge and other students knowledge in 3D printing. We have a variety of ways students can get involved, whether its printing personal projects, printing for class assignments and capstone, or even becoming a lab tech and getting hands on experience with all 14 printers in the lab.

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Pi Tau Sigma. Pi Tau Sigma is the National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. It came into being on March 16, 1915, at the University of Illinois. Its main purpose was to establish a closer bond of fellowship resulting in mutual benefits to those men and women in the study and in the profession of mechanical engineering, who by their academic or practical achievements, manifest a real interest and marked ability in their chosen work.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Media Studies

Videoography and Creative Media Club. In our club, we focus on students who are interested in Videography (whether working more on it, getting into it, or just being apart of others videos) as well as aspects of Social Media. We spread our knowledge about editing techniques, softwares, all different technologies and equipment to use, tips, tricks, and more! We are a creative environment for students to work and express/showcase their creativity to one another and the student body!

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Microbiology

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

The Maine Society for Microbiology. The Maine Society for Microbiology is a collegiate branch of the American Society for Microbiology for undergraduate student and graduate students. Membership is open to any student with an interest in microbiology and to helping develop a healthy attitude about microbiologically related topics such as: emerging disease awareness, media related perspectives on microbiology, and current trends in research. We pursue these interests through relaxed gatherings, biweekly meetings, social gatherings, and by attending conferences. We also try to arrange opportunities for students to make professional contacts for help in identifying future careers and sources for advice.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Music

Renaissance. Renaissance is a premier female a cappella group whose members sing current music and older hits. The ensemble is available for gigs and short concerts in residence halls. They often perform with the Maine Steiners.

Maine Steiners. With their tight harmonies, diverse repertoire of original arrangements and energetic stage presence, this all-male a cappella group has emerged as a leader in the vocal band scene. The award-winning group thrills audiences at public, private and benefit concerts throughout the year; 14~ members; audition required (must be member of University Singers).

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. Honorary service organizations whose sole purpose is to serve the college or university band programs through service projects, fundraisers, social events and other projects.

National Association for Music Education. Membership in the University of Maine Collegiate Chapter #175 of NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is highly recommended for all music education majors. It is affiliated with the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA). Members of our chapter attend conferences, workshops and other events in our state and beyond; host events on campus with a variety of guest clinicians, and do service projects. All members have access to five online journals and receive hard copies of the Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music on a monthly basis.

Music Education

Renaissance. Renaissance is a premier female a cappella group whose members sing current music and older hits. The ensemble is available for gigs and short concerts in residence halls. They often perform with the Maine Steiners.

Maine Steiners. With their tight harmonies, diverse repertoire of original arrangements and energetic stage presence, this all-male a cappella group has emerged as a leader in the vocal band scene. The award-winning group thrills audiences at public, private and benefit concerts throughout the year; 14~ members; audition required (must be member of University Singers).

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. Honorary service organizations whose sole purpose is to serve the college or university band programs through service projects, fundraisers, social events and other projects.

National Association for Music Education. Membership in the University of Maine Collegiate Chapter #175 of NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is highly recommended for all music education majors. It is affiliated with the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA). Members of our chapter attend conferences, workshops and other events in our state and beyond; host events on campus with a variety of guest clinicians, and do service projects. All members have access to five online journals and receive hard copies of the Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music on a monthly basis.

Music Performance

Renaissance. Renaissance is a premier female a cappella group whose members sing current music and older hits. The ensemble is available for gigs and short concerts in residence halls. They often perform with the Maine Steiners.

Maine Steiners. With their tight harmonies, diverse repertoire of original arrangements and energetic stage presence, this all-male a cappella group has emerged as a leader in the vocal band scene. The award-winning group thrills audiences at public, private and benefit concerts throughout the year; 14~ members; audition required (must be member of University Singers).

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. Honorary service organizations whose sole purpose is to serve the college or university band programs through service projects, fundraisers, social events and other projects.

National Association for Music Education. Membership in the University of Maine Collegiate Chapter #175 of NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is highly recommended for all music education majors. It is affiliated with the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA). Members of our chapter attend conferences, workshops and other events in our state and beyond; host events on campus with a variety of guest clinicians, and do service projects. All members have access to five online journals and receive hard copies of the Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music on a monthly basis.

New Media

Videoography and Creative Media Club. In our club, we focus on students who are interested in Videography (whether working more on it, getting into it, or just being apart of others videos) as well as aspects of Social Media. We spread our knowledge about editing techniques, softwares, all different technologies and equipment to use, tips, tricks, and more! We are a creative environment for students to work and express/showcase their creativity to one another and the student body!

Nursing

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Orono Student Nursing Association. OSNA seeks to create an inclusive, supportive community for all nursing students regardless of age, experience or background. We aim to provide members with educational and service opportunities and provide a place for like-minded individuals to bond over their chosen career path.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. .”

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Forest Products Society. The Forest Products Society is the student chapter of the international association of the same name. Membership is open to any interested student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Maine. The club currently meets once a month during the academic year. The society was formed to encourage the development and application of wood utilization technology and provide a link between industry and research. Activities include: field trips, sponsoring of guest lecturers, fund-raising, and social activities. For more information please contact Doug Gardner at (207) 581-2846 or email doug_gardner@apollo.umenfa.maine.edu.

Maine Forester. The Maine Forester is an organization that publishes a yearbook for the Forest Management, Forest Operations Science, Forest Ecosystem Science, Wildlife Ecology, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and Wood Science programs. Throughout the course of the year we collect articles, pictures, quotes, and illustrations in order to publish an issue that characteristically depicts the activities and concerns of the college, it’s clubs, the State of Maine, and the disciplines represented in general. The first publication was in 1927 and it has been published more years than not since that date. Throughout the history of the publication it has received acclaim and has been recognized by the Society of American Foresters as one of the top three collegiate annuals. Traditionally, the Maine Forester is distributed to students and alumni, as well as to professionals in the associated fields and corporations working within those fields. For more information please contact Louis Morin at (207) 581-2854 or email Lmorin@maine.edu.

Philosophy

Maine Peace Action Committee (MPAC). MPAC is a peace and justice activist group, started in 1974 in response to the Vietnam War, and is one of the oldest college student activist groups in the country. We print and distribute a newsletter every semester (which features essays, poetry, and art from students, alumni and faculty), organize and engage in regular demonstrations on a variety of issues, we have a film series each semester, and this semester we’re putting on a biweekly reading group on civil resistance and nonviolence.

Phi Sigma Tau. Phi Sigma Tau is the student honor society in philosophy. Members are selected annually based on their academic record and character. The Society also sponsors philosophical events and activities open to any interested student. For more information contact the Philosophy Department office at 207.581.3866.

Physics and Astronomy

Society of Physics Students. The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is both a local University club and a National organization. Those who attend our weekly meetings do not have to join SPS national although they are encouraged to do so if they desire. We hold weekly meetings that include talks from professors, physics discussion, viewing parties, study sessions, and liquid nitrogen ice-cream. We also have various fundraising events to maintain our physics lounge in Bennett hall, and are responsible for planning a number of major events for the Physics department. Two of our major actions as an academic society on campus includes physics outreach (doing physics demos for younger students at schools and at the yearly Engineering Expo) and running the pre-exam review sessions for Physics 121 and 122. First and foremost however, the purpose of SPS at the University of Maine is to foster a welcoming community of Physics (and non-Physics) students through a shared love and appreciation for the Physical Sciences.

Political Science

Maine Peace Action Committee (MPAC).
MPAC is a peace and justice activist group, started in 1974 in response to the Vietnam War, and is one of the oldest college student activist groups in the country. We print and distribute a newsletter every semester (which features essays, poetry, and art from students, alumni and faculty), organize and engage in regular demonstrations on a variety of issues, we have a film series each semester, and this semester we’re putting on a biweekly reading group on civil resistance and nonviolence.

University of Maine Student Government.
The University of Maine Student Government Inc. (UMSG) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation built with the intention of improving student life here on campus. UMSG is a distinct entity from the University of Maine, but maintains a special cooperative relationship as a direct-funded organization. With a yearly budget of roughly $750,000 assessed by the undergraduate activity fee, this organization works tirelessly to use that money on behalf of students in a manner consistent with or organizing principles, and any professional non-profit .

Money is allocated every week back to the over 200 clubs and organizations on campus recognized by UMSG. Beyond the allocation of money to clubs and organizations, this budget also covers the expenses to host concerts or events at reduced cost to the undergraduate students. UMSG also manages professional legal and risk management assistance for students and clubs.

Senators and Executives strive to represent every student on this campus to the university, the university system, and the wider community.. This organization is the voice of a constituency of students who see problems they want to fix everyday.

UMaine College Democrats. UMaine College Democrats provide an environment for college students to discuss current events and politics. We also provide volunteer opportunities and a chance to meet candidates and government officials. Annually, we hold Earthfest at the end of Earth Week to promote sustainability and environmental awareness, and as a way to promote community involvement. We hold bipartisan events with the UMaine College Republicans, such as debates and an annual formal. We have fun working together to promote democratic values and participation. Feel free to contact us on any of our social media accounts or at umainecollegedems@gmail.com with any questions!

University of Maine College Republicans. Promote and make known the principles of the Republican Party among members of the University of Main Campus and community; to aid in the election of Republican candidates at all levels of government; to develop political skills and leadership abilities as preparation for continued public service.

University of Maine Constitutional Republicans. We are a nationally recognized group of republicans attending the University of Maine. We strive to introduce the broader student population to nuanced conservative viewpoints, through interactive forums, speakers, and events. We also provide a space for young republicans to converse among those who share their viewpoints, generally ones that are less popular on a college campus.

Young Democratic Socialists of America. Educate and organize students in the movement of social change on college campuses. Within this, we argue and defend that change is impossible under capitalism. We hope to organize educational events, charity drives, and volunteer work to help spread the message (Democratic Socialism).

Psychology

Active Minds. Active Minds is an organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Romance Languages

French Club. Provides an informal environment for students to practice and learn French meeting regularly each semester.

Sigma Delta Pi. Sigma Delta Pi (Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica) is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. It was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919.
The purposes of this society are:
-To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples;
-To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world;
-To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture;
-To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech;
-To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.

Spanish Language Club. The Spanish Language Club provides a fun and welcoming environment for students of all skill levels to practice their Spanish language skills. Students often have the opportunity to interact with native speakers, eat Hispanic food, and experience Hispanic culture in the area through excursions and coordination with other multicultural groups on campus.

Secondary Education

Student Maine Education Association (MEA). The Student MEA is interested in helping education students grow into practicing professionals by offering experience with students through community service, workshops, conferences, and other community outreach events. It is our hope that all education students can get the most out of their time at Umaine and leave feeling ready to be a confident, competent teacher.

Social Work

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Sociology

Maine Peace Action Committee (MPAC). MPAC is a peace and justice activist group, started in 1974 in response to the Vietnam War, and is one of the oldest college student activist groups in the country. We print and distribute a newsletter every semester (which features essays, poetry, and art from students, alumni and faculty), organize and engage in regular demonstrations on a variety of issues, we have a film series each semester, and this semester we’re putting on a biweekly reading group on civil resistance and nonviolence.”

Spanish

Sigma Delta Pi. 
Sigma Delta Pi (Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica) is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. It was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919.
The purposes of this society are:
-To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples;
-To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world;
-To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture;
-To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech;
-To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.

Spanish Language Club. The Spanish Language Club provides a fun and welcoming environment for students of all skill levels to practice their Spanish language skills. Students often have the opportunity to interact with native speakers, eat Hispanic food, and experience Hispanic culture in the area through excursions and coordination with other multicultural groups on campus.

Studio Art

Art and Design Collective. The Art and Design Collective is a group of artists dedicated to building a space in which students can enrich themselves in the artistic humanities through the creation and appreciation of art in all forms. It’s a gathering place for artists of all skill levels, and a place where we can create art together and showcase our work to the campus.

Surveying Engineering Technology

Engineers Without Borders. We are a group of students with an interest in improving the quality of life for people in developing countries by working with communities on sustainable engineering projects.

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Maine. Did you know only 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.

Sustainable Agriculture

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Sustainable Agriculture Interest Group (SAIG). The Sustainable Agriculture Interest Group serves as a forum of interested students, faculty and campus community members who gather in an informal setting to discuss and debate issues and opportunities of sustainability in our agricultural systems. The group currently sponsors field trips, speakers and social events in the area of sustainable agriculture, and offers input and occasional volunteer hours to the Black Bear Food Guild, a student-run organic farm. For more information please contact Marianne Sarrantonio at (207) 581-2913 or email mariann2@maine.edu.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Theatre

Maine Masque. Founded in 1906, the Maine Masque is the 3rd oldest collegiate theater company in the United States. The three major values of the Maine Masque are commitment, cooperation, and education. Each year the Maine Masque puts on a main stage production in conjunction with the School of the Performing Arts that is 100% student run. Maine Masque is open to all University of Maine students.

Dance Clubs. There are many dance clubs at the University of Maine, each with a focus on a specific genre of dance. Dance clubs typically perform pieces in the Dance Showcase produced by the School of Performing Arts each semester (Fall & Spring). These dance clubs include: Dance Club, Hip Hop Club, Celtic Club, Tap Club, Ballroom Club, Ballet Club, & Tango Club. Students do not need to minor in Dance to participate!

University Studies

Alpha Sigma Lamba. Top students in the adult learner program are invited for membership. Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student’s career.

Wildlife Ecology

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Maine Forester. The Maine Forester is an organization that publishes a yearbook for the Forest Management, Forest Operations Science, Forest Ecosystem Science, Wildlife Ecology, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and Wood Science programs. Throughout the course of the year we collect articles, pictures, quotes, and illustrations in order to publish an issue that characteristically depicts the activities and concerns of the college, it’s clubs, the State of Maine, and the disciplines represented in general. The first publication was in 1927 and it has been published more years than not since that date. Throughout the history of the publication it has received acclaim and has been recognized by the Society of American Foresters as one of the top three collegiate annuals. Traditionally, the Maine Forester is distributed to students and alumni, as well as to professionals in the associated fields and corporations working within those fields. For more information please contact Louis Morin at (207) 581-2854 or email Lmorin@maine.edu.

Society for Conservation Biology. The University of Maine Student Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an organization open to students in all majors interested in conservnig the earth’s resources, especially its living resources: among them plants and animals. SCB is currently involved with the Penobscot River Restoration Trust (PRRT) a plan to remove several dams, and upgrade others along the Penobscot River to restore native fish populations, and otherwise improve the condition of the community. SCB is planning outreach programs closely with the PRRT in hopes of garnering larger support from the community for this important project. We’re alsoinvolved with the Witter Farm project, invasive species removal in Veazie, social outings (such as hiking trips) and guest speakers. For more information please contact Aram Calhoun at 207 581-3010 or email calhoun@maine.edu.

University of Maine American Fisheries Society Student Subunit. We are an independent student chapter of the American Fisheries Society, an international organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the world’s fisheries and their habitats. Students benefit through professional development activities (hosting guest speakers and skills workshops) that prepare them for success in the natural sciences field. Our members engage the public through communication and presentations that spark interests in fisheries ecology, research, and the scientific process. Members also involved in organizing and teaching hands-on lessons in aquatic sciences at local schools. We also organize fishing trips and fly tying workshops. We hold meetings twice a month and always welcome new undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on the UMaine AFS student subunit, please contact Alejandro Molina-Moctezuma at alejandro.molina@maine.edu, or check out our Facebook page for current activities and meetings at: https://www.facebook.com/UMaineAFSStudent

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu. 

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Feminist Collective. We are a community association advocating for equal rights for women and any student who identifies with any aspect of womanhood; this includes transgender, non-binary, and/or gender fluid students who feel that their relationship with womanhood and/or their reproductive capabilities is why they need support. Our ideals are fundamentally rooted in intersectional feminism, and we understand that the intersections of racial ethnicity, class, ability, age, sexuality and other identities are central to how students interact with their educational experience, the campus environment, and student life. We run events on campus that surround reproductive rights, abortion access, sexual assault advocacy, healthcare access, women’s history, body positivity, sexual health, anti-racism, and other issues relating to gender or sexual identity and equality.

Wilde-Stein: Queer Straight Alliance. Wilde Stein: the Queer Straight Alliance is the only student organization on campus geared towards people in the LGBTQ+ community. We are a welcoming, supportive group of found family that participates in or hosts events provided for the LGBTQ+ community and supportive allies. We hold meetings each week in which we all talk, eat popcorn and do a self-care activity such as but not limited to painting, DIY facemasks, affirmations, etc. We welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations and are proud to be intersectional in terms of race and ethnicity. Can’t wait for you to join our family!

Zoology

Alpha Zeta. Alpha Zeta is an honors fraternity for the college of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. We are the official Maine chapter of Alpha Zeta. AZ has been on campus for almost 100 years, and we are excited to be celebrating our centennial this May. Our organization is focused on providing community service as well as promoting the future of the agricultural profession. Students need to have sophomore standing as well as a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership.

Biology Club. The Biology Club was established in 1999 for students in the Department of Biological Sciences as a way to enhance their academic and social experiences. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maine has applied to form a chapter of TriBeta, or Beta Beta Beta, an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. TriBeta is designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations of biological data and concepts among students of the life sciences. This organization also undertakes community and social activities. For more information please contact Leonard Kass at (207) 581-2567 or email leonard@maine.edu.

Maine Animal Club (MAC). The Maine Animal Club was formed in 1972 by students interested in creating an organization that would enhance students’ knowledge of animals and animal agriculture through social interactions. MAC provides an atmosphere that is dynamic and challenging that allows students to take on responsibility to be innovative, creative, and to enhance their understanding of animal agriculture in the United States. The club is a member of the National Block and Bridle Club as well as the Northeast Student Affiliate of the Animal and Dairy Sciences Societies. Club members compete each year with schools in the Northeast in livestock judging, quiz bowl, and paper presentations. The club also sponsors the Orono Royal, a local livestock show. For more information please contact Dave Marcinkowski at davidmar@maine.edu or visit the club’s website.

Society for Conservation Biology. The University of Maine Student Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an organization open to students in all majors interested in conservnig the earth’s resources, especially its living resources: among them plants and animals. SCB is currently involved with the Penobscot River Restoration Trust (PRRT) a plan to remove several dams, and upgrade others along the Penobscot River to restore native fish populations, and otherwise improve the condition of the community. SCB is planning outreach programs closely with the PRRT in hopes of garnering larger support from the community for this important project. We’re alsoinvolved with the Witter Farm project, invasive species removal in Veazie, social outings (such as hiking trips) and guest speakers. For more information please contact Aram Calhoun at 207 581-3010 or email calhoun@maine.edu.

Society for Conservation Biology. The University of Maine Student Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an organization open to students in all majors interested in conservnig the earth’s resources, especially its living resources: among them plants and animals. SCB is currently involved with the Penobscot River Restoration Trust (PRRT) a plan to remove several dams, and upgrade others along the Penobscot River to restore native fish populations, and otherwise improve the condition of the community. SCB is planning outreach programs closely with the PRRT in hopes of garnering larger support from the community for this important project. We’re alsoinvolved with the Witter Farm project, invasive species removal in Veazie, social outings (such as hiking trips) and guest speakers. For more information please contact Aram Calhoun at 207 581-3010 or email calhoun@maine.edu.

Women in Science. Women in Science (WIS) is a University of Maine organization devoted to exploring/promoting achievements made by women in the sciences. In addition WIS participates in several community projects related to environmental issues and works closely with the Friends of Edith Patch. Both men and women interested in promoting women in science related careers are invited to join. For more information please contact Crisanne Blackie at (207) 581-2587 or email crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu.