For Students

For University of Arizona Students

Some of the University of Arizona's most successful outreach programs use our undergraduate students as instructors and mentors, and many offer course credit! Getting involved in science outreach offers real opportunities to develop presentation skills that can be applied to science teaching and several other career areas. In addition, science outreach provides real community service.  Students can participate in outreach through the College of Science in a number of ways; click on the links to the right to explore some of the available options!

Mentoring Opportunities

Mentoring opportunities engage UA students with other high school and undergraduate students. Opportunities include:

Advanced Placement Calculus

Biotechnology Laboratory Experience for High School Students

G-TEAMS Program

Physics Factory

STEM Outreach and Student Engagement Program (STEM-OSEP)

Tucson Math Circle

UA Sky School

Research Courses

The College of Science offers many courses with research components, and we have a robust and growing network of undergrad research opportunities!  For more information about getting involved in Undergraduate Research, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research's Website.

Would you like to know more about research classes offered through the College of Science? Click any of the links below:

A Sense of Place

Galapagos Marine Ecology

Insect Discovery Graduate Course

Marine Discovery

Math Corps Program

Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program

Mathematics Tutoring Project

Research Trends and Updates for Science/Math Teachers

Student Clubs

Students who participate in a science-based club with a faculty sponsor may elect to register for credit. Students should meet with the advisor of the club to discuss the specific criteria that will be required of them in their service. Students interested in receiving credit for club participation should complete the following form, in conjunction with the club faculty advisor: SCI299-499-Form

Astronomy Club

Our goal is to inspire and assist anybody interested in astronomy and the many sciences that go along with it. All majors are welcome to join! We have many opportunities to work on astronomy research projects with students and faculty that care about astronomy education. We operate telescopes and star parties for public and private events on campus and in various dark sky locations around the Tucson area, providing outreach to any and all who are interested. We also design/build/construct hands-on material such as 3D models of astronomical objects to teach astronomy, telescopes, and even a portable planetarium!

UA Biochemistry Club

The UA Biochemistry Club is an affiliated Student Chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Our goal is to provide the community with exposure to opportunities in scientific research and careers through the Visiting Scholars Program, BlastOff! Summer Camp, and club involvement in other scientific events. We also aim to provide our members and other UA undergraduates with opportunities to be engaged, successful members of the scientific community, with events such as the annual BECUR Conference, as well as to provide resources which will enable them to pursue education beyond undergraduate studies.

Chemistry Club

Our club strives to highlight the fun of chemistry through outreach with the University of Arizona community as well as the greater Tucson area.

Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

Our goal is to develop Controlled Environment Agriculture as an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable agricultural option.

Engineers Without Borders 

We are a student-run club dedicated to using our knowledge to improve the world we live in by enabling communities to meet their basic needs through simple, sustainable, and powerful engineering projects. We are comprised of students from a variety of majors, engineering professors, and professional engineers.


The Marine Awareness and Conservation Society (MACS) is an undergraduate-run organization that aims to communicate marine conservation threats to the public, fundraise for healthy oceans, and promote community awareness, advocacy and solutions.


Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences promotes diversity and inclusion in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences.


The undergraduate club for students of all majors who are interested in mathematics.

National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association

The National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association's mission is to create meaningful and engaging campus and community experiences for future professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. It works to promote advocacy within local and statewide systems to increase awareness of communication difficulties in our communities. NSSLHA meets these objectives through educational, philanthropic, and social activities. Recent collaborations include local chapters of the ALS Society, Autism Society Southern Arizona, and the Apraxia Walk. NSSLHA has recently donated over $1000 to the UA Speech and Language Clinic for pediatric therapy scholarships .

Native American Science and Engineering Program (NASEP)

Effect a systematic change in the hiring patterns on Indigenous Americans in STEM fields by increasing the number of individuals on the path to leadership in those areas. 


The Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Association of Students (NSCSAS) is a student run organization at the University of Arizona that is focused on spreading awareness of neuroscience across campus as well as to the greater Tucson community. We conduct several outreach volunteer events with schools and partner continuously with the departments of Neuroscience and Psychology at the U of A to provide the public with knowledge of both  the brain and the mind. We also allow an opportunity for undergraduate students interested in neuroscience to explore different career paths such as medicine and research by conducting numerous events such as panels, lab tours, and guest speakers.


Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Arizona (oSTEM at UA) is the local chapter of a national organization that strives to support and empower LGBTQ+ students in STEM fields. We do this through a combination of social, outreach, and professional development activities. In past years, highlights have included a site visit to Ventana, the opportunity to attend the annual national oSTEM conference, and an interdisciplinary STEM poster session here at the University of Arizona. oSTEM is open to all STEM disciplines. For more information, join the facebook group "oSTEM at the University of Arizona" or email to be added to our listserv.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

SACNAS is an inclusive student club dedicated to fostering the success of all students specifically Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. We offer the opportunity for students to teach STEM among the Tucson community.


Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is a club at the University of Arizona whose mission is to promote the virtues of space exploration.


The Society of Earth Science Students is an undergraduate volunteer-based club whose primary goal is the promotion of earth science within our student body and in the greater community. Our outreach program seeks to educate people of all ages in matters related to earth science: careers, student experience, research, and the actual scientific material itself. We are particularly involved in events where the focus is on exposing children (up through high school age) to the fun, exciting, and educational experience studying sciences can be, as exemplified in our involvement in programs such as the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and the Tucson Festival of Books. We host guest speakers who talk about career opportunities, students who present their research, and outreach events to teach basic scientific concepts. If you are interested in SESS participating in an event or hearing about our broader mission as an Earth Science educational group, please contact us!

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science: An inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. See the University of Arizona chapter on Facebook.

Society of Physics Students (SPS)

Our local chapter of the Society of Physics Students is an undergraduate-run club for like-minded students who share a love for physics.  SPS is open to undergrads of any major at the University of Arizona. The biweekly meetings consist of faculty/student talks, physics demonstrations, and social events. We will also be participating in all sorts of outreach events.


We exist to bring environmentally conscious students of the University together in an effort to implement a means of harnessing solar energy as a power source for our residence hall, Posada San Pedro, in partnership with the faculty and staff of the University.

UA Student Optics Chapter (SOCk)

Our goal is to promote the disciplines of math and science, especially optical science and optical engineering, among the academic and local communities.

Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that serves as a collective voice, and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and advance the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve. The SAA chapter at the UA was established in January 2012. Our focus is to promote the education and pre-professional development of AuD students, as well as to serve the Tucson community by engaging in philanthropic events that promote hearing health.  


Soil, Water & Environmental Science Club's goal is to educate students and others about the environment, and connect students with professional organizations as well as the community.

UA Fish and Wildlife Society

Our mission is to enhance the ability of future wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.

Women in STEM Student Council (WiSSC)

The Women in STEM Student Council (WiSSC) is a student-directed council that supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of female-identifying students pursuing degrees in STEM at the University of Arizona (UA).  WiSSC serves as a network for the many existing undergraduate/undergraduate student groups and STEM departments and develops university-wide, coordinated programs. WiSSC also works with university administration at several levels to set university-wide priorities, identify areas of need, and inform policy to foster a diverse and inclusive STEM environment at UA that truly represents the demographics of the state of Arizona. This initiative is the largest institutionalized university effort directed at supporting the entry and success of women in STEM fields in the United States. This makes UA a leader in creating the kind of diverse and inclusive STEM communities that are necessary for grappling with the pressing challenges of the 21st century. This initiative is funded by the UA Office of the Provost and housed in the Women in Science and Engineering Program and Southwest Institute for Research on Women. 

Women in Physics

We are a group founded in 2013 by graduate students with a passion for promoting women in physics, which includes improving recruitment and retention of women throughout the academic pipeline and beyond. We encourage all levels and all genders at the university to participate in our events. We work to achieve our mission through outreach, events and activities on campus and in the community, discussing issues facing women and minorities in physics, organizing club trips to local companies, and working with other STEM groups on campus to promote women in all sciences. Please find more information at our website and join our Facebook forum!

Women in Medicine & Science

Our mission is to aid in the successful participation and equality of women in the fields of medicine and the sciences by advocating for women's leadership in education, clinical, administrative and research experiences that will empower current and future women in medical and science related fields at the University of Arizona. 


The Marine Awareness and Conservation Society (MACS) is an undergraduate-run organization that aims to communicate marine conservation threats to the public, fundraise for healthy oceans, and promote community awareness, advocacy and solutions.