Student Groups 3/14

We have four student groups in the School of Sciences:
Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta) for Biology,
Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) for Chemistry,
Student section of the Mathematical Association of American (MAA) for Math, and
Society of Physics Students (SPS) for Physics.

Here is a list of what each group did in 2013:

Beta Beta Beta Induction last year (2013).

Beta Beta Beta Induction last year (2013).

Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, is a very active student group.
February:  Induction of 31 associate and 11 full members.  Dr. James Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology, was the invited speaker and talked about the ecology of the Mississippi River.
March:  The Volunteer Director from the Church Health Center (CHC) spoke to the group about CHC services and encouraged students to apply for internships.
April:  Beta Beta Beta joined SMACS in hosting the “Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit” Volleyball game.
October:  Mock Interviews for students with professionals in the health care sector including alums.
November:  Bowling for Uganda event to raise money for Hope North.
December:  Beta Beta Beta joined SMACS in holding their Holiday party.

Foaming Pumpkins

Foaming pumpkins presented by the CBU SMACS club during the 2013 National Chemistry Week Celebration.

The CBU Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) has been very active during the past year.  The club received notification during fall 2013 that it will receive an Honorable Mention Award from the national office of the American Chemical Society for its 2012-2013 chapter activities.  Formal presentation of the award comes at the March 2014 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.  Anyone with an interest in chemistry or biochemistry is encouraged to join the club; membership includes students from the School of Engineering and most majors in the School of Science.
February:  Members of SMACS assisted in the Science Olympiad competition.
March:  Members of SMACS assisted with the  Competitive Examination in Chemistry and the Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad sponsored by the Memphis Section of the American Chemical Society.  These examinations are taken by high students from across Shelby County and are offered without fees to either the students or their schools.  The high scoring students win cash prizes provided by the Memphis
Section of the American Chemical Society.
October:  SMACS celebrated National Chemistry Week with a demonstration every day, and Mole Day Dinner on 10/23.
December:  SMACS and BBB co-hosted their annual Holiday Party.

The MAA students begin a tour at Oak Ridge last March (2013)

The MAA students begin a tour at Oak Ridge last March (2013)

The Student Section of the Mathematical Association of America was also active:
March:  MAA held its annual Pi Day celebration on March 14.  It also went on a tour of Oak Ridge.
April:  MAA assisted in helping CBU host a section of the Tennessee High School Competition.
October:  MAA held its annual Dress Like a Mathematician and Pumpking Carving Contest.
November:  MAA held is annual Chess Tournament.

The CBU chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS):
February:  Helped with the Science Olympiad
October:  Held is annual Science Jeapardy Contest.