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African & African American Studies

African & African-American Studies offers an interdisciplinary, critical approach to explore the histories, cultures, and experiences of African descended peoples.

For more Information:

Dr. Richard Cooper, Co-coordinator

Email: rxc0005@widener.edu

 

More About the Minor

Contact:

Co- Coordinator

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students

The AIChE is the professional society that represents the interests of chemical engineers in their careers, as well as the profession as a whole. Widener's student chapter gives chemical engineering students the opportunity to broaden their exposure to the profession by such things as field trips, speaking engagements by engineering professionals, and local and national conferences.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students

Widener’s student chapter of ASCE is affiliated with the national ASCE organization. ASCE's mission is to develop leadership, advance technology, advocate lifelong learning, and promote the civil engineering profession. Our student chapter provides students with opportunities to meet and network with professionals, obtain internships and scholarships, participate in civil engineering competitions and field trips, and just have fun!

ASCE Website

Contact:

Faculty Advisor

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students

This is the flagship professional society for the mechanical engineering field. Engineers from all disciplines, such as biomechanics, automotive engineering, and aerospace engineering are part of this society. Philadelphia’s ASME chapter provides programming for student societies such as design competitions, as well as seminars and professional meetings.

ASME Website

Contact:

Faculty Advisor

Amnesty International

Open to:

Undergraduate students

The Widener chapter of Amnesty International is dedicated to ensuring people throughout the world are guaranteed their basic human rights. The group meets to discuss current issues related to human rights abuses, brings in speakers, and engages in advocacy campaigns. It is open to students of any major who are interested in furthering the cause of global human rights.

Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club is a community for all majors, minors, and those interested in the field of anthropology. The club promotes diversity and cultural awareness on campus, hosting activities and fundraisers. The group also travels domestically and abroad to learn about other cultures firsthand.

Anthropology Department

The Anthropology Department prepares students to work with diverse populations in fields such as international relations, education, government, healthcare, user experience, marketing, and cultural resource management.
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Contact:

Chair of Anthropology Department

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Club

Open to:

Undergraduate social work students

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Club provides a setting for students to explore social work outside of the classroom. The BSW Club engages in a variety of social and service-orientated projects designed and implemented by students. Throughout the year, club members reach out to provide much needed community service to the Widener community and the residents of Chester and surrounding areas.

Biochemistry Club

Members of the Biochemistry Club are biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and engineering majors who want to explore the application of science in everyday life. Activities include lunchtime talks from research scientists with Q&A sessions, science-themed movie nights followed by interactive discussions with faculty, and field trips to local science-related venues such as the Franklin Institute and Mutter Museum.

Biology Club

The Biology Club is open to any student who has an interest in biology. The club conducts monthly noon meetings (where pizza is a never-changing fare) that serve as social gatherings and informational assemblies to conduct the business of the club. The Biology Club takes field trips to places such as the National Zoo in Washington D.C. and aquariums in Baltimore or Camden.

Biology Department

The Biology Department incorporates disciplines from a variety of scientific fields such as genetics, zoology, and global biodiversity. Students who study biology at Widener graduate with more than a degree; they emerge as critical thinkers who are skilled in the scientific process and have a passion for making discoveries of their own.
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Chair of Biology Department

Biomedical Engineering Department

The Biomedical Engineering Department provides a broad-based education that combines engineering and medical technology. Students have easy access to modern, well-equipped laboratories and are exposed to real-world aspects of science foundations and engineering fundamentals, as well as practical applications of biomedical engineering. Undergraduates have numerous opportunities to participate in leading-edge research to enhance the quality of life.
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Contact:

Interim Chair of Biomedical Department

Biomedical Engineering Labs

The Biomedical Engineering Department has laboratories that allow students to get hands-on experience with biomedical imaging, biomaterials, and cell and tissue engineering. Students can conduct research and experiments that they can use for senior projects.

Widener's school of engineering's biomedical lab

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students

The student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) promotes the practice of biomedical engineering through guest speakers and national conferences. This student chapter also encourages its members to be actively involved within the biomedical engineering community, in turn providing them with possible employment opportunities and connections.

BMES Website

Contact:

Faculty Advisor

Center for Civic Engagement

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Center for Civic Engagement fosters co-curricular opportunities to educate, empower, and equip Widener students to become personally and socially responsible leaders and continually builds collaborative campus and community partnerships to further the university’s civic mission.

 

Meet the Team

Center for Civic Engagement

Contact:

Director of Civic Engagement

Center for Education

The Center for Education houses a variety of programs that lead to teacher certification and advanced certification and leadership in education. Our undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs are designed to prepare community-engaged teachers. Graduate programs at the certificate, master’s and doctoral level prepare specialists, counselor educators, and leaders for both K-12 and higher education settings.
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Center for Human Sexuality Studies

The Center for Human Sexuality Studies (CHSS) houses one of the only doctoral programs in human sexuality studies at a fully accredited university in the United States. Our graduates are pioneering sexologists who take on leadership roles worldwide as clinicians, educators, and sexuality researchers.
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