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Academics

Academics at Union County College

STEM Honor Societies and Clubs

 

The STEM Division has a number of extracurricular honor societies and clubs. Participate in a STEM club to learn new information and meet like-minded peers! Enhance your resume through involvement in a club or honor society. Contact the STEM Division at STEMDivision@ucc.edu for more information.

Honor Societies

The Engineering and Architectural Honor Society: The Engineering and Architectural Honor Society is for students in an A.S. Engineering or Architecture progr4am. Membership is extended by nomination of the Engineering/Technology/Architecture faculty to students who have completed at least 15 credits of the required courses in their major program with at least a 3.5 GPA in that program.

Mu Alpha Theta: Students with a strong interest and ability in mathematics are recognized through admission to Mu Alpha Theta. Mu Alpha Theta is a national honor society, which promotes scholarship in mathematics at two-year colleges. Requirements for admission are a 3.5 GPA in any credit mathematics course, an overall 3.25 cumulative GPA, and completion of MAT 144 or above.

Tau Alpha Pi: Tau alpha Pi, New Jersey Beta Chapter. The Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society is a national honor society for students matriculated in an A.A.S. Engineering Technology program. Membership is extended by nomination of the Engineering/Technology/Architecture faculty to students who have completed at least 15 credits of the required courses in their major program with at least a 3.0 GPA in that program.

 

Clubs

Architecture Club: The purpose of the Architecture Club shall be to enhance student knowledge of the history and significant importance of architecture, through social, recreational and educational avenues. The students and advisor work to achieve an architect’s vision by participating in field trips, visiting design conventions, urban sites, and attending building tours of significant works of architecture. Advisor: Professor Vicente

The Biology Club: The purpose of the Biology Club is to broaden student exposure to concepts and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to create a sense of community among our students.  The purpose will be fulfilled through STEM related field trips, guest speakers, student discussions, laboratory tours, and academic guidance, etc.  This organization is open to all Union students interested in the STEM fields.  Advisors: Dr. Felton and Dr. Montes-Matias

 The Gaming and Anime Society (GAS) is a place for gamers of all kinds to unite!  Held on Friday afternoons, gamers can play video games, board games, card games, or simulations.  Students also share a love and passion for Manga and other forms of Anime.  If you are interested in joining the club, email the Advisor: Ms. Ritter-Guth to get connected to a student leader!

 The Girls Gone Wired Series is designed to foster interest among women in technology related majors.  Most recently, “Spies, Lies, and Hactivism” participants learned about the Deep Web, Dark Web, and Cryptocurrency.  Email Ms. Ritter-Guth for more information.

 League of Legends (Gaming): The League of Legends (LoL) Club organizes the LoL players at Union into a competitive team. League of Legends is a popular online game throughout the world that pits teams and individuals in competitions. The top players compete in an annual world competition. As the individual players gain experience they are matched with opponents with similar skills. Advisor: Professor Dzuback

 The Math Club: The purpose of the Math Club is to broaden student exposure to math applications both in theory and in real-world applications.  Students participate in math competitions and attend field trips. For more information contact the Advisor: Professor Li

 Union Gamers United: Union Gamers United is a student organization that provides students with an opportunity to get involved and meet other students interested in various types of games such as video games, card games, board games, and billiards. The club is located on the Elizabeth Campus where they host events like video game and billiards tournaments.  Advisor: Mr. Bosea