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UO Department of Chemistry and BioLinkedIn_Logo60pxchemistry LinkedIn Group Chemistry and Biochemistry students, alumni, faculty and department members are invited to join our group for the purpose of networking and communication. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network – a widely used tool for making professional connections, conducting job searches, and making your resume and experience available to potential employers. Learn how to create your LinkedIn profile here.




A Community for Minorities in STEM (CMiS) aims to foster a supportive scientific community for persons of color in all disciplines of science, math and technology in order to enable them to become successful students and contributors to their respective fields.  This mission is accomplished through informational meetings, seminar sessions, professional development workshops, social justice/awareness workshops and community based outreach.  CMiS is open to individuals of all ethnic backgrounds and encourages all who support the advancement of persons of color in science, math and technology to join our community.


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Curiosity was created with the goal of supporting research activity at the University of Oregon, to raise awareness of scientific projects and to promote collaboration between departments. Our meetings are organized by graduate students with the intention of bringing people interested in science together and create an informal environment for networking in our community.


innovation-1155994-1279x1119Innovation Journal Club The Innovation Journal Club explores what makes a scientific invention commercially viable and how to build a business off that invention. Club activities are also aimed at building creative skills and generating new ideas, as well as how to communicate their science to a wide variety of audiences. Interested students can contact Susan Cooper.


LGBT+ in STEM UO LGBT+ in STEM aims to create a community for LGBT+ people in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, while providing education around LGBT+ issues for all people in the STEM fields. By increasing the visibility of queer identifying people in the STEM fields, we aim to demonstrate the benefits of diversity in the sciences. We aim to provide safe spaces for all peoples through monthly meet-ups of LGBT+ graduate students, faculty, and staff and through educational seminars about LGBT issues in the sciences. 


nobccelogoThe National Organization for Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBBChE) is a non-profit professional society. The primary purpose of NOBCChE is to to encourage minority participation in the science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) fields. NOBCChE encourages college students to purse graduate degrees in theses fields.


PrintUO Student Chapter of the Optical Society of America (OSA) is a student run group that is focused on promoting optics through cutting-edge research, collaboration, and outreach of optical demonstrations for the public.


Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) works to create a supportive scientific community at the University of Oregon. Their goal is to encourage students of all backgrounds to pursue a career in any STEM field.


Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) is an undergraduate organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of chemistry. SAACS sponsors chemistry-related science activities, community outreach, and professional networking opportunities.


UOWGSThe Women in Graduate Science (UOWGS) organization at the University of Oregon focuses on the professional development of women in all disciplines of science. Through participation in professional development, networking and outreach activities, WGS members build valuable personal, educational, and career skills that prepare them to become successful contributors to their fields.The UOWGS invites all who encourage and support the advancement of women in science to become members.



COACh is a grass-roots organization that is working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies.   Membership is free and open to anyone who shares its passion for building capacity in STEM fields around the world.

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UODreamers Our mission is to foster the unique gifts and talents of Dreamer students and promote their sense of belonging and safety, as they pursue their higher education goals. We use the term “Dreamers” to refer to  Undocumented, DACA-mented, Tuition Equity, and  students of mixed status families.


RAIN @ UO The University of Oregon has a huge scope of formal and informal programs that support innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. Cutting edge research and resources to support the development of new enterprises and businesses flourish across disciplines.RAIN @ UO connects those resources so that students, faculty and staff can more easily locate and access information, support and potential collaborators. In addition to strengthening internal connections, RAIN @ UO bridges the campus community and the greater Eugene/Springfield area through association with the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN).


SciLitIconThe Science Literacy Teaching Journal Club is a cooperative effort of the UO Teaching Effectiveness Program and the Science Literacy Program. Meetings feature lively, structured discussions across discipline and rank with occasional small-scale teaching experiments. Participants from all disciplines are invited to join the whole series or stop by for a specific conversation.


P_Washington,_D.C.IconUO Science Policy Initiative is a group of undergraduate and graduate students and post docs interested in the intersection of scientific research and governmental policy that meet once a month to discuss important current topics in the field.

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