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Academic Clubs

Are you passionate about a certain academic area? Join a club with people who share your major and academic interests.

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

If you are interested in the field of acoustics, check out ASA! No matter your focus, this is the perfect place to develop and share your knowledge. The club prides itself on its diversity of interests, ability to get input from professionals, and spreading of knowledge. AND along with the audio to hear, there’s free food to eat!

Meeting Times:
Twice a month. Inquire for more info.

Contact Information:
President: Isaac Gadikian, gadikian@hatford.edu
Advisor: Robert Celmer, celmer@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?

ASA serves to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics. Our local chapter meets around twice a month for industry presentations across an array of disciplines such as architectural acoustics, electroacoustics, psychoacoustics, and vibrations. We also take trips to concert halls, instrument factories, and other big-name companies.

Actuarial Science Club

The Actuarial Club is open to all students who wish to learn more about a career as an actuary. The purpose of this club is to help students find internships and pass actuarial exams.

Contact Information:
President: Kristina Olenick, kolenick@hartford.edu
Advisor: Carem Cotei, cotei@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Our club brings in speakers throughout the year who share their professional experiences, sometimes offering internship opportunities to club members. All are welcome!

Aerie Literary Journal

Aerie is the annual literacy magazine published by students for students. We accept poetry, prose, dramas, creative non-fiction, art, and especially anything experimental and non-traditional!

Contact Information:
President: Madison Cutler, macutler@hartford.edu
Advisor: Benjamin Grossberg, grossberg@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Aerie seeks to foster and promote student creativity on the University of Hartford campus by accepting artistic pieces of various genres and publishing them in an annual publication. We encourage everyone to submit, review submissions anonymously, and circulate in the spring. Visit us at http://aeriejournal.com to submit your work or read the work of others!

American Institute for Architecture Students (AIAS)

The American Institute of Architecture Student (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design and service among architecture students." Our chapter's mission is to connect students here at the University with professionals in the field, whether they be local, or on the national level, and involving them in the community.

Contact Information:
President: Andrew Petersen, apetersen@hartford.edu
Advisor: Elizabeth Petry, petry@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
We attend two conferences every year- one national, and one regional- and participate in several visits to other universities in the area to connect with their chapters. We host fundraisers throughout the year on campus and we do our best to reach out to the university's community as a whole, rather than just focusing on solely architecture majors.

American Marketing Association (AMA)

The University of Hartford Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association seeks to provide all interested students with the knowledge to develop personal and professional growth by merging our core capabilities with other campus university clubs with a goal to create sustainability

Meeting Times:
Friday, 2—3 p.m. in A326

Contact Information:
President: Angela DeMaio, ademaio@hartford.edu
Advisor: Carmina Cavazos, cavazos@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?Learn about the different fields of marketing, network guest speakers, and gain access to scholarships, jobs, internships and much more by becoming a national member!

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The University of Hartford's chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers aims to develop young civil engineers and prepare them for the professional world by having networking events and introducing them to professionals in the field.

Contact Information:
President: Aleks Nowicki, anowicki@hartford.edu
Advisor: Theodore Sussman, sussmann@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
We also look to help our members explore different branches of civil engineering by showing them different career opportunities. Our most important events we participate in are the AISC National Steel Bridge Competition, The Concrete Canoe Competition, and professional meet and greets.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

Contact Information:
President: Daniel Ryan, danryan@hartford.edu
Advisor: Cy Yavuzturk, yavuzturk@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
To learn more visit https://ctashrae.org/index.php

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a professional organization enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines.

Contact Information:
President: Nash Bradley, nbradley@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Edward "Ted" Diehl, ediehl@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
We utilize connections both within academia and in the industry to obtain factory tours of local companies such as Kaman, Pratt & Whitney, etc. as well as have speakers present the amazing projects they work on as professional engineers. In addition to this, we participate in a yearly national engineering competition that puts everything you learn in the classroom to the test.

Artrepreneurs

Contact Information:
President: Caroline Szcesuil, szcesuil@hartford.edu

Audio Engineering Society (AES)

The University of Hartford Audio Engineering Society Student Section is a student-run organization that unites all U of H students interested in audio technology. Our goal is to educate our members through lectures, student presentations, tutorials, workshops, and trips to conferences and conventions.

Contact Information:
President: Ryan Levin, rlevin@hartford.edu
Advisor: Michael deAlmeida, dealmeida@hartford.edu and Justin Kurtz, jkurts@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
We invite professionals to contribute and allow students to share their own knowledge with the group. We look for opportunities to work with other student organizations to plan events for our members. Visit us at http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/aes/Welcome.html to learn more about what our organization has to offer!

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The purpose of the Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Hartford is to expose students that are majoring/minoring in Biomedical Engineering to the various sub-fields of engineering that will be available to them in this field after college.

Contact Information:
President: Ahmed Javid, javid@hartford.edu
Advisor: Mary Arico, arico@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The society strives to provide academic information, internship/co-op opportunities, curriculum options here at the University and research opportunities. The society also wants the members to connect on a social level with other members.

CETA Robotics Club

Do you find drones, control systems, and other robots? The robotics club offers you various ways to have fun while learning more about robotics and participating in major projects. We proudly consist of the Autonomous Robotics team and the Assistive Robot Team - both award winning teams!

Meeting Times:
Lectures: Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Dana 121
Workshops: Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in Dana 121

Contact Information:
President: Blake Edwards, edwards@hartford.edu
Advisor: Akin Tatolgu, tatoglu@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The research of the Autonomous Mobile Robotics team is centered on the development of agile mobile robots and implementing their control systems. To learn more visit https://autonomoussystems.net.

The Assistive Robot Team is a robotics research group in CETA that works on humanoid, service robots, intelligent industrial robots, and drones. To learn more visit https://sites.google.com/view/cetarobotics/home.

Computing Club

Contact Information:
uhartcomputingclub@gmail.com

Construction Institute Student Organization (CI)

As a non-profit, nonpartisan organization based at the University of Hartford, the Construction Institute has been a way of providing vision, leadership, problem solving skills and unique, trade-specific education for the past 40 years. Together, we provide ways of thinking and being that challenge the status quo while advancing the way we design and build environments.

Contact Information:
President: Melody Iannone, mianonne@hartford.edu
Advisor: Jim Fuller, 

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a great way to meet other students with similar interests in your field while giving back to the community! Visit us at https://construction.org/page/WhyJoinCI to learn more about us!

Criminal Justice Club

The goal of this organization is to meet and discuss topics relating to the criminal justice field. We will help to inform students about the criminal justice system while having fun!

Contact Information:
President: Nina Vasquez, ninvazquez@hartford.edu
Advisor: Phillip Levchak, levchak@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
This club will also supplement what criminal justice students are learning in the classroom with real life demonstrations and presentations. Guest speakers, field trips, fundraisers, forums, and workshops pertaining to the topic of criminal justice will be the focus.

Diagnostic Imaging Club

Our club is for any Diagnostic Imaging student who wants to interact with others in their major!

Contact Information:
President: Jenna Fay, fay@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Kori Stewart, korstewar@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a great way to get to know other fellow students while providing back to the campus community.

Dirty for A Reason (Clay Club)

The mission of the Dirty for a Reason Club is to merge the University and the community through the ceramic’s arts. The Dirty for a Reason Club events give the opportunity to non-ceramic majors at the University and in the community to experience all aspects of the ceramic arts, the making, firing and glazing of their own pieces. These clay parties also give ceramic majors the opportunity to experience teaching and for others to be taught by them.

Contact Information:
President: Kristen Plouffe, Plouffe@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Nathan Carnes, carnes@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The Dirty for a Reason Club also gives back to the community and students through donations to charities, the annual Empty Bowls, and through fundraising for the member’s annual trip to the NECECA Conference where they learn further about the ceramics arts.

Economics & Finance

The Economics & Finance Club is open to all students who wish to share knowledge and passion in the various areas of economics and finance. Our club brings in speakers throughout the year who share their professional experiences, sometimes offering internship opportunities to club members.

Contact Information:
President: Kyra Smolkis, smoolkis@hartford.edu
Advisor: Kenneth Goroshko, goroshko@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Members will have an exclusive opportunity to help actively manage the club’s own investment portfolio, working closely with financial advisors in make strategic and justified investment decisions. In addition, our club is now striving to organize a trip to visit the Federal Reserve and/or Wall Street each year and needs members willing and able to help make such an event happen.

Engineers Without Borders

The mission of the EWB Club is to give students the opportunity to design and implement sustainable engineering projects which benefit developing communities and countries.

Meeting Times:
Visit UT Hall 231 for more information!

Contact Information:
President: Yasmin Albur, albur@hartford.edu
Advisor: David Pines, pines@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?It’s a great way to give back to developing communities while sharing experiences with others with similar interests! Check out some of our most recent projects in India at https://sway.com/U0JhRVnq13FH7vI8?ref=Link&loc=play

Green 707

The Green 707 Club is a club seeking to design and build an electric vehicle converted from a gasoline run vehicle and also later modify for entrance into an electric vehicle drag race. We aim to promote critical thinking, teamwork, and further knowledge in the topic of electrical vehicles and their impact on a sustainable world.

Contact Information:
President: Jared Rubin, rubin@hartford.edu
Advisor: Hemchandr Shertukde, shertukde@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
A great way to get to know other students with similar interests while having fun working on major projects together!

Hartford Art School Print Club

The mission of the Print club is to provide a printmaking-based community that is dedicated to exploring new and historic techniques used in the print world today, as well as public opportunities to present our own work.

Contact Information:
President: Sydney Samele, samele@hartford.edu
Advisor: Scott Maccluggage, macclugga@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Learn the art of printmaking while meeting people with similar interests!

History Association

President: John Coloma, coloma@hartford.edu

Innovators Group

A group of Barney Entrepreneurial Studies majors started this organization dedicated to learning how to innovate successfully.

Contact Information:
President: Naaman Jackson, njackson@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Visit us at https://youtu.be/-XAhNRpcNNM to learn more about all the things the club has to offer!

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The mission of the IEEE club shall be the dissemination of knowledge of the theory and practice of all aspects of electrical or computer engineering, and allied branches of engineering or related arts, as well as the furtherance of the professional development of the student members.

Contact Information:
President: Erin Sussmann, esussmann@hartford.edu
Advisor: Patricia Mellodge, mellodge@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The club offers you a chance to meet other students in your major while studying electrical and electronics engineering outside the classroom.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The University of Hartford Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter was founded to provide a medium for students to connect with transportation engineering professionals and to provide transportation education for all students. ITE is a club that encourages both graduate and undergraduate students to participate. This group hosts informational lunch and learns in addition to monthly meetings to update students with current trends related to the transportation engineering field.

Contact Information:
President: Gina Depasquale, depasqual@hartford.edu
Advisor: Clara Fang, fang@hartford.edu

Joint Film Production Club

Contact Information:
President: Sara Allen, sarallen@hartford.edu
Advisor: Lauren Cook, lcook@hartford.edu

National Association for Music Education (NAFME)

The mission of the NAFME Club is to make opportunities for professional development available to members. This includes acquainting students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music education profession and providing opportunities for members to learn about leaders in the music education profession through participation in chapter, district, state, division and national conferences.

Contact Information:
President: Vanessa Pare, vpare@hartford.edu
Advisor: Julia Hagen, jhagen@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Assist the school in various projects throughout the year. Provide opportunities to contact MENC student members of other schools. Provide an atmosphere of learning in the activities of the organization.

Math Club

Come and join us in our monthly meetings for pizza, cookies and math-related activities. All members of the University are always welcome!

Meeting Times:
Tuesdays, 12:15—1:45 p.m., Dana 205

Contact Information:
President: Ben Stec, bstec@hartford.eduand Kristina Olenick, kolenick@hartford.edu
Advisor: Mark Turpin, mturpin@hartford.eduand Aslihan Demirkaya, demirkaya@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Here are just some activities we have done in recent meetings: Worked on logic puzzles, Analyzed a dice game called Shut the Box, Learned how to solve Rubik's Cube, Held a presentation on the math of cryptography

Mock Trials Club

Like the law, interested in law school, and want to meet others like yourself? Throughout the year the team competes in numerous invitational, scrimmages, and a regional tournament, with the potential to advance to higher tournaments. Even if you just want some practice before attacking the LSATs this could be the club for you! Start practicing law today!

Contact Information:
President: Jessia Floyd, jfloyd@hartford.edu
Advisor: Regina Graziani, graziani@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The mission on the Mock Trial Society is to educate students in styles of argument and persuasion, be instructed in trial and courtroom procedure and compete in American Mock Trial Association competitions (AMTA).

National Association for Music Education (NAFME)

The mission of the NAFME Club is to make opportunities for professional development available to members. This includes acquainting students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music education profession and providing opportunities for members to learn about leaders in the music education profession through participation in chapter, district, state, division and national conferences.

Contact Information:
President: Vanessa Pare, vpare@hartford.edu
Advisor: Julia Hagen, jhagen@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Assist the school in various projects throughout the year. Provide opportunities to contact MENC student members of other schools. Provide an atmosphere of learning in the activities of the organization.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The National Society of Black Engineers, as a national student and professional based organization, does hereby dedicate itself to the development of intensive programs for increasing Black and other ethnic minority participation in the field of engineering and engineering technology.

Contact Information:
President: Ricky Sullivan, risullivan@hartford.edu
Vice President: Mark Barthelemy, barthelem@hartfor.edu 
Secretary: Shaniece Walker, shanwalke@hartford.edu 
Treasurer: Debbie Vergara, dvergara@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Kamau Wright, kawright@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
This organization will endeavor to provide general counseling to all members and to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAS)

NOMAS represents and empowers underrepresented minority architecture students in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA).

Contact Information:
President: Ricky Sullivan, risulliva@hartford.edu
Advisor: Kamau Wright, kawright@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Find students of all minority backgrounds to connect with while creating opportunities in the architecture field.

Photography Club

The purpose of the photography club is to create a community for young aspiring photographers, or anyone who has an interest in photography. This club allow students to become more in touch with their creative abilities in order to capture and edit a photograph.

Contact Information:
President: Elisa Deely, uhartphotoclub@gmail.com
Advisor: Ellen Carey, ecarey@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
We want to provide a space where students can feel comfortable with sharing and discussing their work with other club members as well as being able to try new aspects of photography. The goal of this club is to develop our skills as creative thinkers and trade information/knowledge with other club members.

Physical Therapy Student Association

The purpose of the University of Hartford Physical Therapy Student Association (hereafter known as the Association) is to enhance the professional growth of all students by taking part in local and national activities in the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association student chapters.

Contact Information:
President: Samatha Peters, sapeters@hartford.edu
Advisor: Kelly Pogemiller, pogemille@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The Association will be recognized at the University of Hartford and throughout the community as an organization whose purpose is to demonstrate teamwork, dedication, and commitment to facilitation the needs of the Physical Therapists in the healthcare system. We are comprised primarily of Physical Therapy students. We coordinate many fundraisers and on-campus events

Pre-Medical Club

The Pre-Med Club is an open organization that aims to help students get a better sense of the options out there for different types of medicine as well as assist them in being the best applicant possible for any type of medical school they apply for.

Contact Information:
President: Willie Taylor, wtaylor@hartford.edu
Advisor: Claudia Oakes, oakes@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a great way to get to know fellow students with similar interests!

Prosthetics & Orthotics Student Association

Are you interested in the clinical disciplines that deal with prostheses and orthoses? Our student run club offers students on campus opportunities to explore career options in these disciplines.

Contact Information:
President: Michaela Defoe, defoe@hartford.edu
Advisor: Matthew Parente, parente@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Get to know people in this major and similar interests while learning more about these fields of study!

Psychology Society (Psi Chi)

The Psi Chi club is national honor society whose mission shall be to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology and to advance the science of psychology.

Contact Information:
President: Erin Godfrey, ergodfrey@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Izabela Oquendo, ioquendo@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests. To join, pick up a form in the first floor of East Hall, and start your journey with us today.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

The University of Hartford’s chapter of PRSSA is open to all students, regardless of their major, and reinforces key strategies for successfully navigating the professional world. We help enhance our member’s knowledge of public relations and provide access to professional development opportunities, in order to serve the public relations profession by developing highly qualified, well prepared professionals.

Contact Information:
President: Amanda Clements, clements@hartford.edu
Advisor: Adam Chiara, chiara@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
PRSSA organizes a variety of opportunities for students to develop their skills. Come to lectures featuring successful professionals in the field of PR, join our chapters team to create a PR plan in the national PRSSA Bateman Competition, network with peers at the PRSSA Regional Conference in Boston, and come check out our very own annual Communications Summit every spring! 

Red Tail Records

Red Tail Records is University of Hartford's student-run record label, devised with the task of providing a platform for students to record, release, and market their compositions, with the intent of enriching the greater local music community.

Contact Information:
President: Jessica Collins, jescollin@hartford.edu
Advisor: Gabe Herman, gherman@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Learn how to run a record label while meeting people with similar career interests as you!

Reel Film Club

We are the university's only film club on campus. We hold film screenings, discussions and other events. Join us to celebrate this art form!

Meeting Times:
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in UC 116

Contact Information:
President: Zachary McCall, zmccall@hartford.edu
Advisor: Justin Liberman, liberman@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
We encourage inspiring, influential discourses amongst the student body. The students can get together and inspire each other with their varying, diverse tastes. Cinema is an art form that connects people of diverse backgrounds and our club advocates this connectedness.

Respiratory Care Club

If you’re interested in a career in respiratory therapy, then this club is right for you! We strive to create a community of students who use their experience and education to help inform the campus on lung health.

Contact Information:
President: Katie Bernard, kbernard@hartford.edu
Advisor: Karen Griffiths. griffiths@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
Join our club to get more involved with students just like you while learning more about the respiratory care field.

Sci-Fi Fantasy Guild

We are the home of everything video game, anime, and nerd culture. We regularly hold a Magic the Gathering Draft, Dungeons & Dragons Campaign, Yu-Gi-Oh and other card games, and League of Legends Campaigns.

Contact Information:
President: Brandin Gasparino, bgasparin@hartford.edu 
Advisor: Timothy Becker, tbecker@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a perfect way to play your favorite games while meeting people who share similar interests as you!

Sculpture Club

President: Michaela Ranniello, mranniell@hartford.edu
Advisor: Jared Holt, jaholt@hartford.edu

Society of Automotive Engineers (Formula SAE)

The University of Hartford Formula SAE Team is a group of highly dedicated individuals who spend a significant amount of time during their school year designing, building, and ultimately racing a Formula SAE racecar. Every year in May, a new racecar takes part in an international competition sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International).

Contact Information:
President: Mason Holt, mholt@hartford.edu
Advisor: Cy Yavuzturk, yavuzturk@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
The FSAE team continues to grow this year, meaning the members are more competitive and ambitious than ever before. For the 2019 season, the car’s suspension has completely been redesigned and improved. The team is planning to work on the following: Revised rear suspension, New spindles, Preliminary Revo Package.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Are you a woman in STEM? Then SWE is for you! SWE is a networking- based club for women in Engineering to foster a sense of sisterhood for all women.

Contact Information:
President: Michaela Mueller, mmueller@hartford.edu
Advisor: Ying Yu, yyu@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
A club that offers women an opportunity to connect while pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering, architecture and technology fields and support those who are already in such fields. The society can connect members with other members, as well as professional members to further support their academic and career choices as well as network for possible career opportunities.

Super Smash Bros. Club

The Super Smash Bros. Club is about bringing together the Smash Bros. community. We want to create a fun, competitive scene and friendly environment where we all help each other improve while making new friends. Come check us out and we'll have a SMASHing time!

Contact Information:
President: Reginald Salinas, rsalinas@hartford.edu
Advisor: Sheetal Sood, sood@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
It’s a great way to meet people who love Smash Bros. and have fun playing it as well!

TEDx

TedxUniversity of Hartford encourages and supports cross-campus collaboration between students by means of creating an independently organized TED event to showcase members of the University of Hartford community.

Contact Information:
President: Allison Cote, acote@hartford.edu
Advisor: Eoin King, eoking@hartford.edu

Why you should join this organization?
We hope to get students involved in the University of Hartford community while expanding their education beyond what they would normally experience in their respective curriculum and encourage them to think critically on contemporary issues.

Unified Theater

Meeting Times:
Fridays, 2:30—4:30 p.m. in FVTA under B-Complex

Contact Information:
President: Emily Barrette, barrette@fpsct.org

Women in Architecture and Design (WAD)

Women in Architecture and Design, or “WAD”, at the University of Hartford embodies the goal of advancing and supporting women in the allied fields of architecture and design while providing educational programming, mentoring, and illuminating career opportunities.

Contact information:
President: Renee Parry,  parry@hartford.edu
Vice President: Seniha Atas, atas@hartford.edu
Advisor: Julie Chen,  juchen@hartford.edu 

Why should you join this organization?

WAD welcomes all students at the University of Hartford by providing space for connecting students to staff and professionals in their fields.

Young Entrepreneurs Society

This Barney Club unites students who are interested in entrepreneurship and/or management as a career. The club provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership and management skills in these areas through service projects, such Students for Free Enterprise, and contacts with professionals in the field.

Contact Information:
Contact the Management/Marketing Department at 860.768.4566 for more information.

Why you should join this organization?
Guest speakers share their success stories and experiences and provide opportunities for students to learn and establish contacts. Field trips to companies also give students a picture of how these principles are put into practice.