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Information for Students

Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society

Phi Sigma is a very active student group in the School of Biological Sciences, and membership in this honor society is open to both graduate and upper level undergraduate students. Phi Sigma are involved in awarding student research grants, organizing philanothropic and community service events, hosting Winter and Spring banquets, and organizing a yearly Research Symposium along with a lot of other fun activities. Ashley will be the Vice President of Phi Sigma for 2018-2019 and Nate is currently a Faculty Advisor for Phi Sigma. For more information, please see their website here.​

STEM Alliance​

STEM Alliance, formerly known as Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), is a collaborative campus program with the purpose of increasing recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. For more information or to join, visit the website here.​ Current STEM Alliance students seeking a research mentor should ​​email Nate.​

Biological Sciences Student Association

BSSA is a student-run organization for undergraduates interested in Biological Sciences. BSSA organize a research symposium in the Fall semester and hold meetings throughout the academic year. For more information, please see their website here.

Registered Student Organizations

Illinois State University offers a wide range of RSOs including the Pre-Health Society, Pre-Dental Society and Redbird Red Cross. For the complete list and contact information, please visit this site.​

Scholarships and Awards

A list of scholarships and awards that Biological Sciences students can apply for is here.​

Illinois State University Career Center

The Career Center offers a range of programs dedicated to help students prepare for their careers and provide support for job searches and opportunities for further education. Please visit their website here.​

Summer Research Programs

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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