Miami Microbiology Club

Culture plates
 Psychrophilic algae
 Broth cultures
 A gloved hand reaches toward the incinerator, labeled 'Caution Hot'
Fluorescent bacteria
 Microbes infecting cells
 Fluorescent viruses
 Antarctic research
Goldwater scholar at work in the lab

What are we?

The Micro Club is an organization created to promote student interest and development in microbiology, and to advance scientific knowledge through personal associations and the interchange of ideas. The Micro Club is affiliated with the Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and membership in the Miami Microbiology Club also makes you a member of the Ohio Branch of the ASM.


Who can join?

The majority of the club members are undergraduates majoring in Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Science, Biology, or Zoology. However, all majors are welcome provided you maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the University. Graduate students and faculty can become associate members of the club.


What will we do?

Meetings:

  • Cover future events, novel findings in microbiology as well as other fields of science, and any club business needing to be addressed

Speakers/Student Panels:

  • To discuss current topics, tips for your journey in the scientific field and specific opportunities in microbiology and clinical lab science
  • From hospitals, the club, graduate schools, industries, and medical schools
  • If you find an interesting topic or person you would like to invite, contact us!

Community Service:

  • We love giving back to the community and want to encourage others to do the same!
  • Example events include assisting the Hefner Museum and teaching elementary students about microbiology at local schools. 
    • More information and pictures of previous community service events can be found on the Hub or our twitter page.
  • Any participation in our community service events can count towards other organizations if approved 

When are the meetings, and where are they held?

The first meeting of fall 2019 will be September 7th at 1:00 pm in PSN 007. Regular meetings are held biweekly on Saturdays  in PSN 007.


Becoming a Member

Are there any dues?

How do I join?

  • In order to be considered a member, you must come to three meetings each semester, but you can join at ANY TIME by simply coming to a meeting or emailing us. Emails will be sent out several times a semester with an updated schedule of events.

 

You too can get involved this year! The Micro Club is an excellent way to get to know the faculty, graduate students, and your fellow peers. If you would like to get involved…

  • Look us up and JOIN on the Hub (link below)
  • Check out our twitter page! @miamimicrobes
  • Feel free to contact us: miamimicrobes@miamioh.edu