Getting Involved in EEB
What do the EEB Ambassadors do?
EEB Ambassadors are current Biology, Bioinformatics and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology students who wish to take an active role in assisting current and prospective EEB majors, as well as departmental faculty and staff. Ambassadors are a critical component of new freshmen orientation, recruitment visits, graduation ceremonies, peer mentoring, and other workshops and events. They bring the major to life for new students and provide unique perspective to peers. Ambassadors can pilot their own workshops based on their passions, stress points or student interests, like the previous How to Apply to Graduate School and its sister How to apply to Medical School workshops designed and lead by the club.
The EEB Ambassadors are among the most enthusiastic and passionate students the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology has to offer. They are chosen based on a combination of their unique perspective, outstanding academic initiative, 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, woot!
How do I apply?
Check back in August to join our team for the fall!
Requirements for Applicants
- Major in Biology, Bioinformatics, or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- In at least your second year at UA
- Available to participate in at least two events each semester, as well as monthly meetings
My name is Rahul Gupte and I am from Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a sophomore majoring in Biology with a minor in Business Administration. I am also a part of AED, the pre-health honorary, and Medical Directive, a pre-health club for first-generation students. I am excited to be an EEB Ambassador to help any peers who may need help along their journey through college.
My name is Camille Price and I am from Phoenix, Arizona. I am majoring in Biology with an emphasis in biomedical sciences and a minor in Biochemistry. On campus, I am involved in the pre-health honorary AED, the pre-dental honorary DDS, and Greek life. I plan to attend dental school after graduation. I wanted to become an EEB Ambassador because I would love to use what I have learned through my own experiences as an EEB major to help other students. I know that the path through an EEB major is not always easy, and I want to be a resource for any student who may need help so that their time at the University of Arizona is as rewarding as possible.
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
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. https://science.arizona.edu/community-engagement/students
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.
Career-related Extracurricular Activities Enjoyed by EEB & Biology Students
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honors Society
- Arizona Animal AdvoCATS
- Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Club: http://uapredental.com/
- F.A.C.E.S. ( Fostering and Achieving Cultural Equity and Sensitivity) Pre-Health Club:http://clubs.asua.arizona.edu/~faces/
- Medcats Pre-Health club: http://arizonaorgs.orgsync.com/org/uamedcats
- Medical Research Student Association
- Medical Specialty Club
- Microbiology Club
- P.A.I.N. (Professional Achievements In Nursing) Pre-Nursing Club: http://arizonaorgs.orgsync.com/org/pain
- Pre-Veterinary Club: http://microvet.arizona.edu/prevet/
- Pre-Pharmacy Club: http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/students/stdorgs/prepharm
- The Student Chapter of Wildlife Disease Association
- The Wildlife Society: http://joomla.wildlife.org/arizona/
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
- For additional poster preparation advice, see your research mentor, academic advisor and check out the following links:
Also see: http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm