Today’s college students have a wide variety of interests, academically as well as personally. When they choose a college, they want the opportunity to pursue and develop those interests. The students at Centralia College are no different, and that’s reflected in the wide variety of student clubs and organizations available through the Student Life and Involvement Center.
With more than 20 active student clubs at Centralia College, there is no shortage of possibilities for students to become involved with each other, their communities, and the college. According to many surveys, students who are involved with campus life do better in class, are more satisfied with their college experience, have more scholarships available to them, and are better prepared when entering the workforce.
Over the next year, we’ll be featuring an individual club about every two weeks, explaining what their interests are, what activities they have available, and how interested students can get involved.
Featured Club: Science Club
Open to all interested students
Meets at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of every month
Walton Science Center 309
The first student club we are featuring is the Science Club. The Science Club has a wide variety of students studying many different disciplines. They range from biology to chemistry, physics to entomology, and engineering to medicine. They even have electronics and robotics students who are involved. What they all have in common is their love of science and the pursuit of knowledge, according to Chemistry Professor Karen Goodwin, who acts as club faculty advisor.
“The Science Club changes depending on the student’s interests,” Goodwin said. “These students are very bright and have a real desire for learning new and exciting things, so our activities change from year to year.”
This year, the students are busy planning activities, including a group outing to see the new movie The Martian starring Matt Damon, followed by a discussion on how much the movie got right when it comes to science. Activities in previous years have included tours of other college science departments, activities around Arbor Day, and a trip to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.
“We especially want to work towards better ways of communicating with the general public,” Goodwin said. “It’s part of our mission to open avenues of communication so the public has a better understanding of science, and we hope to do that.”
For general information about Centralia College Student Clubs and Organizations, or to start your own student club visit www.centralia.edu/students/programs/clubs.html, or call 360-736-9391, ext. 224, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.