Getting Involved in EEB

To help round out your experience at the University of Arizona, the College of Science offers a wide variety of student clubs and organizations all dedicated to the advancement of science. The University's only marine biology club, the Marine Awareness and Conservation Society (MACS), is housed in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. This club plans academic, social, and community-service events open to all students at UA. Weekly department-organized seminars provide access to experts in various biology fields in an informal setting.


Fall 2018 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department Ambassadors

Alexus Cazares - President

Marissa Roberts- Vice President 

Jasmine Martinez - Treasurer 

Janay Hall

Maddie Birr

John Bosak

Andrea Mason

Cecilia Martinez

Kathleen Bernard

Mandy Becker 

Samantha Bell

Dzoara Ruiz

Doyoung Kim

Who are the EEB Ambassadors and what do they do?
EEB Ambassadors are current Biology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology students who wish to take an active role in assisting current and prospective EEB and Biology students, as well as departmental faculty and staff.  Ambassadors are involved with new freshmen orientation, recruitment visits, graduation ceremonies, peer mentoring, and other workshops and events. 

The EEB Ambassadors are among the best that the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology has to offer. They are chosen based on their outstanding academic performance, involvement in research and internships, leadership experiences, and passion for biology.

What are the benefits?
EEB Ambassadors earn:

  • public speaking skills and confidence
  • a wide array of unique networking opportunities
  • special invitations to events and social gatherings
  • resume-building experience in outreach
  • an EEB Ambassador shirt

How do I apply?
Applications are closed for Fall 2018. Check back in January to join our team for the spring!  

Requirements for Applicants

  • Must have and maintain a minimum major GPA of 3
  • In at least your second year at UA
  • Available to participate in at least two events each semester, as well as monthly meetings


Other Clubs & Organizations

College of Science Ambassadors
The College of Science also has an ambassador program.  The UA Science Ambassadors are undergraduates selected by the departments in the College of Science to assist with recruiting events and visits by high school students to the College. Ambassadors are bright, outgoing students who usually are involved in an independent research project. By example and through presentations, the UA Science Ambassadors represent the range of opportunities available to College of Science undergraduates.  College of Science Ambassadors must be selected through an application process.  The majority of UA Science Ambassadors from the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology are also departmental ambassadors.

Marine Awareness & Conservation (MACS)
The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology is home to the only marine biology club on campus.  MACS members are devoted to promoting the conservation and protection of marine life and its oceans through education and volunteering for eco-friendly activities. One of the main objectives of MACS is to promote the education of local residents through community outreach programs that teach children the importance of marine ecosystems. Travel plans for scuba diving, tidepooling, and snorkeling are underway, as well as beach cleanups in the US and Mexico. During MACS meetings, teachers and professionals are asked to present their work to the group as an educational experience.  More information can be found at the MACS website

Other Campus Organizations
Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA), the University’s student government, is home to the Club Resource Center.  At the ASUA website, you can view a list of all recognized clubs and organizations on campus.

Extracurricular Activities Enjoyed by EEB & Biology Students


EEB Undergraduate Events

EEB Undergraduate Poster Session

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology hosts an annual Poster Session in April of each year.  Participating students are EEB or Biology majors or minors, or are conducting research with a faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  Both beginner and advanced categories are represented, and there are awards given to the top-placing posters in both divisions.

The goals of the Undergraduate Poster Session and Contest:

  • Highlight Departmental research opportunities for undergraduates through a poster session
  • Provide a forum to showcase the research projects conducted by our undergraduates
  • Provide undergraduates with an opportunity to acquire tools necessary to be successful in post-graduate studies (creating and presenting a scientific research poster)
  • Facilitate interaction between undergraduate students and faculty


  • Who Can Present?
  • To enter a poster in the poster session you must be a declared EEB or Biology major or minor OR be conducting research with a faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 
  • All levels of research involvement are encouraged to participate (beginner through advanced).
  • Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Bioinformatics majors earning directed research (i.e. graded) units are expected to present at our poster fair.


How to Prepare a Poster Presentation

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