The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education encourages students to take an active role in student organizations and support a variety of clubs and organizations. There are opportunities to participate in student government and student publications as well as clubs that plan entertainment, social, volunteer and educational activities.
There are many benefits to becoming involved in student organizations. In addition to learning more about yourself, your strengths and interests, you gain valuable skills. The friendships you develop, working together as a team on projects and goals, often remain strong long after graduation. The satisfaction of working as a team toward a common goal and knowing that you have made a positive contribution to your community is huge. Involvement in campus and college events, activities and organizations often help you develop relationships with faculty, staff and administrators, too.
The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education Student Advisory Board provides support and advice on matters of interest to the college, its faculty, students and external constituents.
Faculty Advisor: Glenna G. Bower
The Pott College Student Organization Council consists of leaders from each Pott College Student Club and is the means by which the voices of student organizations can be heard and presented to the SAB.
Student Leader: Hayden Martin
Faculty Advisor: Glenna G. Bower
The Pott College Campus Community PC3 at the University of Southern Indiana was established to provide experiences that foster the intellectual, academic and personal growth of its residents. Residents are expected to respect and learn from one another and to participate in activities and events organized by the program and the community.
Student Leader: Natalie Schimp
Faculty Advisor: Glenna G. Bower
Members of the education community explore the many facets of a career in education. Students interact with faculty, area teachers and each other through informal meetings, meals, classroom visits and special projects. In the fall, a one-hour class provides an overview of education. Similar schedules and shared courses offer opportunities for study groups and support.
Student Leader: Caroline Cox
Faculty Advisor: Robb Carroll
Whether you are majoring in one of Pott College’s sciences, math, or kinesiology and sport, this LLC can be your home. You will participate in a mentoring program and interact with USI faculty. Your LLC might involve STEM-related field trips, competitions, and health and wellness events. Maybe you will perform experiments on food from Evansville’s Fall Festival or work with local K-12 science students! If you are an engineering major, this is also the LLC for you! No matter what kind of engineering you are interested in, you will find friends and excitement here. You will participate in a mentoring program and interact with USI’s faculty. Your LLC might hold engineering challenges, help out with First Lego League and robotics competitions or tour local companies.
Student Leader: Kyle Martin
Faculty Advisor: Glenna G. Bower
Joining the award-winning American Chemical Society-Student Members (ACS-SM) organization at USI is an educational and fun way to become involved with students and faculty members in the Chemistry Department. The ACS-SM is a professional organization for students interested in chemistry as a career. Members of this group attend national chemistry meetings and undergraduate research conferences. They host guest lecturers for chemistry seminars and tour chemical industries.
Student Leader: Mohit Manchella
Faculty Advisor: Mark Krahling
Engineering Student Chapter of the primary professional organization for civil engineers.
Student Leader: Madelyn Sturgeon
Faculty Advisor: Kerry Hall
The ASME Student Chapter of USI is a student-run interdisciplinary group open to all students at USI. Our purpose is to explore the world of engineering through activities, speakers, projects and more.
Student Leader: Jake Mitchell
Faculty Advisor: Brandon Field
The purpose of the Best Buddies program is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Student Leader: Elizabeth Harris
Faculty Advisors: Moriah Smothers
All students interested in biology are invited to join the Biology Club. Members of this organization participate in a variety of activities including Mesker Park Boo at the Zoo, Boy Scout Day and USI Biology Club Poinsettia Sale. The Biology Club also hosts a Halloween Party and an end of the semester dinner. This year we are collaborating with a number of other Pott College Science groups on campus in such activities as the Golden Flask competition and speaker presentations. Our activities and volunteer opportunities are in no way limited to what is listed above. We encourage active participation and welcome any ideas for additional activities from our club members.
Student Leaders: Hayden Martin
Faculty Advisor: Henri Maurice
The club intends to give students the information they need to further their education once they receive their bachelor’s degree, or to be successful in the professional world after college. The club hopes to expose students to a variety of professions and graduate school options, giving them the information they need to succeed once they have completed their time as an undergraduate student.
Student Leaders: Abby Kifer
Faculty Advisor: Alyssa Weatherholt
The Geology Club strives to promote camaraderie and scholarship through social activities and instructional field trips. We encourage all interested undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and alumni to be actively involved in the Geology Club. We invite you to come to the next club meeting to learn more about the activities, events and initiatives of the club.
Student Leaders: Jackson Elaman
Faculty Advisor: Joe DiPietro
The club is established to promote hands-on educational experience in engineering design. This is accomplished through the design and construction of autonomous robots using guidelines and specifications established by competition. It is the object of this branch to further the aims and ideals of the IEEE. To promote the welfare and knowledge of our members through the holding of meetings, field trips, conferences, lectures and social events with the express goal of developing and expanding the knowledge of theory, applications and professional practice as it relates to all phases of electrical and computer engineering and related fields of endeavor.
Teacher Education Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in the field of education. Our Greek letters represent knowledge, duty and power. Our organization was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.
Student Leader: Lindsay Fife
Mu Gamma Pi is open to all students who are mathematics majors, mathematics minors, elementary education majors working on their mathematics endorsements and engineering students.
Student Leader: Not ACTIVE.
Faculty Advisor: Ed Rehkopf
The purpose of Pre-Professional Health Club is to promote the involvement of students with pre-professional health majors and/or concentrations at the University of Southern Indiana. By providing informative lectures, seminars and travel opportunities, the club encourages academic achievement while stimulating personal and professional growth.
Student Leaders: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Alex Champagne
The SAE Baja team is a group of USI students that build an off-road car that will race against teams from across the world. The car is designed and built from scratch, but must be constricted to a 10 Hp Briggs and Stratton engine, which cannot be modified. The goal of this project is to teach students how to design and handle a project from start to finish under a certain amount of rules and regulations. Any student can be involved in this team.
Student Leader: Xuan Vo
Faculty Advisor: Todd Nelson
This is a club devoted to learning and practicing physics. We work on projects and take educational trips to various physics facilities in the United States.
Student Leaders: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Kenny Purcell
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.
SOLAR SPLASH is an intercollegiate solar/electric boat regatta featuring teams from colleges and universities across North America. Teams are judged based on their boat’s performance in sprint, maneuverability and slalom events, as well on the technical design, visual displays and workmanship of the vehicles.
“The SOLAR SPLASH competition provides a real-world engineering opportunity for the students.
Student Leader: Maggie Bolin
Faculty Advisor: Susan Ely
The University of Southern Indiana Sport Management Club exists to provide students with a quality education through experiential learning, networking and professional development opportunities while increasing knowledge about the sport management field. Our purpose is to express leadership, responsibility and interaction with the student body, community and local businesses. We seek to provide an enjoyable learning experience for all who are involved.
Student Leader: Devin Kenney
The Student Education Association (SEA) is an organization for students interested in the field of education. SEA welcomes all education majors. This organization holds monthly meetings in which we discuss professional development activities, community service opportunities and current news in education. Members have the opportunity to attend the ISEA fall conference in Indianapolis each October and participate in Outreach to Teach Program each April. Dues are $40. http://www.facebook.com/USISEA?sk=wall
Student Leader: Mackenzie Hupp
Faculty Advisor: Xavia Harrington-Chate
Timmy Global Health is a non-profit organization based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, focused on providing healthcare for developing nations. With chapters at schools across the nation, Timmy Global Health focuses the organization around five key pillars: local service, a medical service trip, medical professional recruitment, fundraising and global health advocacy. Timmy Global Health sends students and medical professional volunteers to clinics in developing countries to provide much-needed health services. Throughout the year, the chapter at USI will be focused on fundraising for the clinics, building a team to travel and help at a clinic, reaching out to medical professionals in the community to travel with us and volunteering in our community. Anyone is welcome to join!
Student Leader: Anoop Jasti
Faculty Advisory: Kimberly Delaney
The Society of Future Actuaries (SOFA) is going to serve as a community for students that are actively pursuing or simply wanting to explore the actuarial career field (or career fields similar to it). The club will be a place for students to get enough information about the career field so that they can decide if it’s something they’d like to pursue, and the club will also help prepare students who are actively pursuing such a career (prepping for actuary exams, help with finding internship opportunities, etc). Lastly, members of SOFA will plan two to three related events per semester (which will typically be bringing in a speaker).
Student Leader: TBD
Faculty Advisory: Rick Hudson
Tech Inclusion Club
This club primarily serves to promote diversity in STEM related fields at USI and local communities by supporting the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate minority students through skills development, networking events, community service and outreach programs.
Student Leader: Jhair Ortega
Faculty Advisory: Marco A Lara Gracia