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Women In Science
A new student organization for the College of Sciences and Mathematics - Women in Science has recently started on campus.  For more information click here

2017-2018 Club Officers:
President(s):  Crystal Lemus
Vice-President: Maddy Clarke Williams 
Secretary: Bailey Bergmann 
Treasurer:  Shaoyun Yang 
Community Co. Chair: Aditi Buch 
Community Co. Chair and EMS: Claire Holden 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danielle Garrett

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter

The purpose of the Belmont Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association is twofold.  The first goal is to promote scholarship in the sciences by creating resources for teachers to use in the classroom. We also plan on hosting demonstrations of science activities and providing tutoring for students both at Belmont and in the broader Nashville community. In doing so, we hope to share the joy of science with others. Secondly, we aspire to link all the science clubs and organizations at Belmont together through our diverse membership.

Find NSTA on Facebook!
Want to get involved?  Contact Mary Barber  

2017-2018 Club Officers:

President(s):  Mary Barber
Vice-President: Christopher Burdette
Secretary:  Crystal Lemus
Treasurer:  Britney Sams
Historian: Shannon Kelly
Marketing Director: Mary Barber

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danielle Garrett

nsta science
Bake Sale with founding club members
2014/2015 School Year
Volunteering at the Adventure Science
Center 2015/2016 School Year


stem mlk
STEM Expo at MTSU
2015/2016 School Year
MLK Magnet High School Science
Demonstrations
 2015/16 School Year

Chapter membership requirements:

  • Open to all Belmont undergraduate students with an interest in science and/or education
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA overall
  • Attendance at a minimum of fifty percent of meetings
  • Chapter affiliation is received from this Belmont University chapter and members will be required to pay membership dues of $10 per year

National membership requirements:

  • Open to all Belmont undergraduate students with an interest in science and/or education
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA overall
  • Attendance at a minimum of fifty percent of meetings
  • National affiliation is received from the National Science Teachers Association directly and members will be required to pay membership dues directly to NSTA
  • If a member chooses to participate in national affiliation, the chapter affiliation dues will be waived

Beta Chi

betachi group photo_april-2017

This student organization's purpose is to promote research in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology through seminars and laboratory opportunities, while providing a social setting for networking and volunteering.

Dr. Rachel Rigsby serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.



2017-2018 BETA CHI CLUB OFFICERS

beta chiPresident -- Mary Barber
Vice-President -- Madison Medrano
Secretary -- Sargoel Rezanejad
Treasurer -- Tyra Avery





SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society)

Club Officers for 2017-2018:
SMACS club officers

President   Christopher Hansen 
Vice-President Christy King
Treasurer  Cameron Nichols
Outreach Coordinator   Conor McGrew


SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society) has an active chapter on campus. At the 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Denver, CO in March, 2015, Belmont SMACS past-president Vickie Lim accepted a Commendable Chapter Award honoring Belmont’s SMACS chapter for their activities and outreach during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Belmont’s SMACS chapter has received a prestigious Commendable award seven of the past eight years.  Only about 100 chapters from across the country and Puerto Rico are honored with this award annually. Dr. Alison Moore Parker and Dr. Rachel Rigsby are the faculty advisors. Students involved in SMACS have participated in the following activities:

  • attended regional and national ACS (American Chemical Society) meetings
  • visited local high schools to present Chemistry demonstrations
  • offered convocation programs on campus as part of National Chemistry Week
  • participated in Explorations in Chemistry --- High School Chemistry Day at Belmont
  • participated in CSI Week at Belmont and CSI: Belmont......Whodunnit?

The Belmont chapter of SMACS entered a video in the ACS Presidential Video Challenge. The videos are to reach out to elementary and middle school students and help them develop an awareness of who chemists are and to understand how important chemistry is to their lives. Here is the link to Belmont's SMACS video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKr__4TXV9g



SPS (Society of Physics Students)

Dr. Scott Hawley is the faculty advisor for this organization.

sps group