Student Clubs & Organizations

Explore Options to Get Involved

Find academic support, connect with faculty and fellow students, collaborate on projects. Student clubs and organizations provide a variety of opportunities – and, they’re fun!

Our students have many options to get involved in extracurricular activities. Click on a student organization’s name below to learn more about their area of focus and activities. Each of the organizations focus on activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

STEM Student Organizations

This program seeks to increase the number of women and diverse students graduating and entering engineering, technology, computer science, and data science careers. CSTEM will provide mentoring, scholarships, leadership, and career development to empower students who contribute to making these professions more inclusive.

Advisor: Jackie Coomes, PhD (jcoomes@ewu.edu)

Website: https://www.ewu.edu/cstem/cstem/100ws/

The Aerospace Club exists to promote an interest in aerospace through building and flying rockets and aircraft – both personal and in larger group projects.

Advisor: Kevin Chumbley ()

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/ewu-aerospace-club

The Alternative Energy Club is a student organization based out of the Mechanical Engineering Department and is open to all EWU students. Our overall mission is to provide students with hands-on exposure and skills to address the need for sustainable energy production and storage.

Advisor: Julio Davis, PhD (jdavis150@ewu.edu)

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/alternative-energy-club

The objectives of the ACS Student Chapter are to provide opportunities for students of science to be better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical and other audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, and to instill a professional pride in science. 

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Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/american-chemical-society

All students interested in fisheries management and research are invited to join. A primary objective is for students in this subunit to acquire research and volunteer experience on projects with fish and wildlife agencies. We strive to build a community of individuals with shared interests in fish and aquatic species. 

Advisor: Paul Spruell, PhD (pspruell@ewu.edu

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This club is for students who are interested in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. We hold annual competitions for engineering projects such as trebuchets, egg drops, bridge bash, and rocket launches. We hold frequent industry tours as a way for members to make connections and learn about professional engineering. 

Advisor: Jason Durfee, PhD (jdurfee@ewu.edu

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/american-society-of-mechanical-engineers-student-section-technology-club 

EWU ACM focuses on bringing students together to learn more about computer science topics, volunteer with the local community, and network with industry professionals. 

Advisor: Stu Steiner, PhD (ssteiner@ewu.edu

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The Biological Student Organization provides a positive learning environment and support system for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a biology degree at EWU. The general purpose is to build a community such that students can support and learn from each other while navigating the biology curriculum and college in general.

Advisor: Luis Matos, PhD (lmatos@ewu.edu

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/biological-student-organization-bso 

The Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) is an organization focused on increasing interactions amongst graduate students in the Biology Department. The BGSO participates in university club activities as well as weekly meetings. The weekly meetings consist of individual thesis updates, study sessions, announcements for Biology Department events, and collaboration. The BGSO is open to all biology graduate students. 

Advisor: Jeni Walke, PhD (jwalke@ewu.edu

Student Representative: Krista Dodd, 2021-22 (kdodd2@ewu.edu

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/biology-graduate-student-organization 

The Cyber Security Club’s goal is to educate students about cyber security threats. The club will demonstrate scenarios designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. 

Advisor: Stu Steiner, PhD (ssteiner@ewu.edu

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The Easy Come, Easy Grow Garden Club exists to stimulate the love and interest of gardening, enrich the lives of students, share knowledge and skills for cultivating the Earth, and ease the burden of food insecurity on campus.

Advisor: Erik Budsberg, PhD (ebudsberg@ewu.edu)

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ECOeagles is a sustainability-oriented organization open to all EWU students and faculty. All in all, our community provides a unique chance to delve into familiar and novel sustainability issues. Its focus runs the gamut of environmentally related topics, which shifts based on member’s interests. We welcome fresh perspectives and are always open to new opportunities, so please reach out and join us at our next meeting to contribute to our sustainable future. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Advisors:

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/ecoeagles

This is a club for those who are interested in forensic science and want to know what goes on behind the scene in the lab. It’s not like what you see on TV! The Forensic Science Club allows students to interact with actual scientists at the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab to learn about what they do, how crime scene investigations work, and much more!

Advisor: Ashley Lamm, PhD (alamm@ewu.edu

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/forensic-science-club 

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IEEE is an international organization that connects students, professionals, and general enthusiasts who share a passion for electrical engineering and computer science. Within this student chapter, the goal is to build upon the classroom experience. Through projects, tutorials, and talks from local professionals, we hope to provide students with resources and skills that they can utilize to succeed, not only at EWU, but also as they enter the workforce. 

Advisor: Saqer Alhloul, PhD (salhloul@ewu.edu

Student Representative: Jaidon Lybbert, President 2021-22 (jlybbert1@ewu.edu

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/institute-of-electrical-and-electronics-engineers-ieee 

InsideEWU Article: https://inside.ewu.edu/news/featured/the-challenge-of-virtual-collaborations-leads-to-new-innovations/

The Math Education Club is an organization for anyone who is majoring in Math Education, Mathematics, considering a math major, in the Education program, involved with STEM, or just loves math. MEC’ provides a place for students to hangout, make friends, seek peer support on math related homework, and provides opportunities to attend STEM-related activities.

Advisor: Carlos Castillo-Garsow, PhD (ccastillogarsow@ewu.edu

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Motorsports is a club (SAE Baja focused) for those interested in designing, building, modifying, and driving any sort of vehicle.

Advisor: Kyle Larsen, PhD ()

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/motorsports-club

The Pre-Medical Pre-Dental Society (PMPDS) is a network of students brought together by their passion for the adaptive and integrative fields of STEM and healthcare who are committed to the well-being of the community. Students will learn professional development skills such as interviewing, networking, and personal statement writing, as well as gathering resources for volunteering, job shadowing, and navigating the post-baccalaureate professional school application processes. Members will join a support network of like-minded students, faculty, and community members to guide them in this process.

Advisor: Jason Ashley, PhD (jashley6@ewu.edu

Student Representative: Taryn Wilson, President 2021-22 (twilson31@ewu.edu)

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The EWU SIAM Student Chapter was established in September 2021 and falls under the auspices of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Department of Mathematics at Eastern Washington University. We are a group of students interested in applied math and we organize different events (research talks, networking, social gatherings, etc.) for undergrad and graduate students. All EWU students are eligible to join.

Advisor: Viktoria Taroudaki, PhD (vtaroudaki@ewu.edu)

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STEMAS is a club designed for STEM majors who are looking for a medium where they can interact with other STEM majors, post statuses / memes, and get advice for classes – especially as students apply for graduate, medical, nursing, and engineering schools. Students will also be encouraged to seek out advice regarding post baccalaureate programs, job shadowing, volunteer options, and questions regarding the standardized tests that are required in order for them to matriculate into their desired programs (MCAT, PCAT, NCLEX, GRE, DAT, etc.)

Advisor: Charles Herr, PhD (cherr@ewu.edu)  

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Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/stem-advice-support-stemas   

The Visual Communication Design Club (VCDC) strives to establish a space for VCD students, VCD Alumni, and future VCD students to inspire, educate, connect, and create an environment for past, present, and future students to succeed.

Advisor: Sonja Durr ()

Website: https://ewu.presence.io/organization/visual-communication-design-club

WiSE is committed to establishing a network of like-minded women in the community through science-oriented events, panels, and fundraising. Members will establish connections and mentorships with other students and faculty, and they’ll be given the opportunity to serve as role models and lead other girls and women interested in STEM by volunteering at these events. WiSE supports its members’ academic success through study sessions, panels, tutoring, and linkage opportunities with other students and faculty at Eastern Washington University. WiSE is inclusive and welcomes all members who are interested in the diverse and growing fields in STEM.

Advisor: Viktoria Taroudaki, PhD (vtaroudaki@ewu.edu

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STEM Interclub Student Council Fund Application

Student organizations may use this form to request funding from the College of STEM Dean's Office for STEM-related activities, research, or projects.