Of the more than 40 campus clubs and organizations available to Marymount students, one of the most active is the Science Club. Through field trips to amazing places in the capital region, world-class guest speakers, and peer-to-peer communication, students learn about the many internship and career opportunities ahead for them and have a terrific time together.
Senior Cyndi Trang, a biology major and Science Club president, says, “We welcome all students – those majoring in the natural and health sciences, and also those in other majors who think learning about science is fun...because it is!”
In fall semester alone, Science Club members have
watched a live, open-heart surgery at one of the top hospitals in the nation;
listened to the 2011 Nobel laureate in physics at the National Geographic Museum discuss how he discovered the accelerating expansion of the universe;
visited the Carnegie Institution for Science for a lecture about the first worldwide census of marine life, which sets a baseline for measuring future changes in the Earth’s oceans;
- met with upperclassmen who gave advice on choosing an internship, and with science and math professors who explained their research and how undergraduates can take part.
And once in a while, Science Club members become mad scientists! For the annual HalloweenFest, MU students hosted hundreds of underprivileged children for trick-or-treating around residence halls, followed by fun and games. The Science Club had a special activity involving zombies.
Club treasurer Samantha Rae Grimmer ’13, a biology major, says, “We had a zombie booth, and club members helped the children color their own paper ‘brain’ hats, taped the ‘brains’ to the kids’ heads, briefly explained the parts of the brain… and made sure nobody’s brains got eaten by zombies in the fun and chaos!”