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Scientia: Encourages students to participate in the sciences by stimulating their interest in and their understanding of science and related fields. Advisor: Dr. Bergmann

HSSO - Health Sciences Student Organization: Supports students interested in studying various medical and health fields. Prepares students for application to professional schools.  Advisor: Dr. Lamb

National Societies:

asptflr31.gifAmerican Society of Plant Taxonomists: The American Society of Plant Taxonomists promotes research and teaching in the taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of vascular and nonvascular plants.





Botanical Society of America: The Botanical Society of America exists to promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere. To accomplish this mission, the objectives of The Society are to: sustain and provide improved formal and informal education about plants; encourage basic plant research; provide expertise, direction, and position statements concerning plants and ecosystems; and foster communication within the professional botanical community, and between botanists and the rest of humankind through publications, meetings, and committees.




Paleontological Society: The Paleontological Society is an international organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology through the dissemination of research by publication and meetings.





The American Society for Cell Biology: The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was founded in 1960 to bring the varied facets of cell biology together. The Society's objective is to provide for the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of cell biology. It does so through the scholarly dissemination of research at its Annual Meeting and in its publications, and strives to ensure the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities for students and young investigators, and also by keeping Congress and the American public informed on the importance of biomedical research.


head_fpo1.gifAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science:  The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is the world's largest general scientific society, publisher of Science.


logo1.gifNational Science Teachers Association:  The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 53,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.


American Society for Microbiology: The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to over 42,000 members today located throughout the world. ASM represents 25 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.




Animal Behavior Society:  The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit scientific society, founded to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior. ABS members are from all over the world, but primarily from North, Central, and South America. Membership is open to those interested in the study of animal behavior.



Entomological Society of America:  The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 6,000 members. This number includes educators, extension personnel, consultants, students, researchers, and scientists from agricultural departments, health agencies, private industries, colleges and universities, and state and federal governments.


header_head1.gifInternational Union for the Study of Social Insects:  was formed to facilitate communication among social insect researchers worldwide.  IUSSI stands for the International Union for the Study of Social Insects. They are a worldwide scientific society devoted to research on social arthropods, including: bees, ants, termites, and wasps.


The American Institute of Biological Sciences: The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. AIBS seeks to facilitate communication and interactions among biologists, professional biological societies, biological and other scientific disciplines, as well as to serve and advance the interests of biology in the broader scientific community and in other components of society.


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Phone: 605-642-6519
Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799

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