Clubs

 

 

Marriott School of Business

Changemaker Club 

Have you ever wondered how you could use your major to change the world? The Changemaker club shows you how. 

Learn how to create innovative, sustainable solutions to issues such as education reform, poverty alleviation, or gender equality. Our purpose is three-fold:

1. Help you will learn human-centered design skills as taught by IDEO, the world-renown innovation firm!

2. Apply your innovation skills by helping a local socially-minded organization solve some of its issues throughout the semester.

3. Allow you to work with a team to create the most innovative solution in our end-of-the-semester Case Competition!

Meeting Times: Our kickoff event is Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 in WSC 3380 from 6-7 pm. Normal meeting times are Wednesdays from 7-8 pm.

Contact: For questions please email byuchangemakers@gmail.com. You can also sign up here.

Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club)

The mission of the BYU Entrepreneurship Club is to promote the principles, practices, and benefits of entrepreneurship campus-wide. We assist students in developing new ideas, writing business plans, bringing together the resources, access to capital, networking and mentoring necessary to enable students to successfully launch and manage entrepreneurial ventures.

Meeting Times: They hold at least 3 events a month - bringing in a keynote speaker, holding a workshop, and going on a field trip to a local startup. Times vary monthly depending on availability. 

Contact: byueclub@gmail.com

Graduate Entrepreneurship Association

The Graduate Entrepreneur Association (GEA) provides graduate students with the requisite resources and tools to start, acquire, or join a high-growth start-up company. Many club members aspire to have an ownership position in a company upon graduation. Other members hope to gain the skills necessary to one day step into an entrepreneurial role. And a third group members hope to hold an entrepreneurial role within a larger company (intrapreneurship). Instruction will be provided to coach members and help them acquire the necessary entrepreneurial skills regardless of which path they plan to follow. Ultimately, the club strives to provide support and reduce the risk for students who are taking an unconventional path to business out of graduate school. 

Contact: Austin Graff - President  austinlgraff@gmail.com Thomas Peterson, Advisor - byu.gea@byu.com 

http://marriottschool.byu.edu/cet/

Social Impact Masers at BYU Association (SIMBA)

Social Impact Masers at BYU Association (SIMBA) is a club designed to connect graduate students with the Ballard Center and the Social Innovation space in general.

Meeting Times: They host monthly seminars, where guest speakers (people making an impact through social innovation) come and speak to and network with club members.

Contact: simba.byu@gmail.com 

Undergrad Entreprenuership Club

Meeting Times:

Contact: Tyler Girsberger tylergirsh@gmail.com

Social Innovation Leadership Council (SILC)

The Social Innovation Leadership Council (SILC) is a group of 10-15 students dedicated to applying social innovation on campus in order to prepare students to become life-long social innovators off campus. The problems facing the world are increasingly complex and interdependent; social innovators seek effective solutions which address causes, not symptoms, and do so in innovative ways leading to systemic change. SILC’s purpose is to help BYU students prepare to solve critical world problems by applying principles of social innovation throughout their careers. They offer changemaker maps to help students find classes and other resources for innovation specific to them. Click here to see what they have.

Meeting Times: No regular meetings.

Contact: Steven Dewey, SILC President - s.dewey1@gmail.com 871-269-7172 OR Jacob Gong, SILC Vice President jacob.d.gong@gmail.com 603-781-2447

http://marriottschool.byu.edu/selfreliance/students/silc

Social Venture Academy 

Through the Social Venture Academy, students from across campus collaborate together with one vision: to help change our world for the better. The Social Venture Academy works with student entrepreneurs to help build socially-minded businesses, connecting them with the resources and knowledge they need to turn their ideas into reality.

Student teams are mentored through three phases: idea validation, product development, and launch. We hold pitching events for each phase—the Best Idea, Best Product, and Best Venture competitions—where ventures are awarded funding. Teams are not competing against each other to receive this financing; all ventures that demonstrate high potential can receive funding in each phase. 

Join the Social Venture Academy and use your experience and skills for a good cause!

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Contact: Paige Hixson, Co-President - paigehix@gmail.com

 

Department of Theatre and Media Arts

BYU Filmmakers Club

The mission and purpose of the organization shall be: 1. To promote interest in ­­­the making of films. 2. To provide fellowship among students and faculty in the interested in the area of film. 3. To represent student needs and wants in regard to ­­­­­­­­­filmmaking. 4. To provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to the benefit of the University community.

Contact: blackhoundproductions@gmail.com   Website: http://www.blackhoundproductions.com

 

College of Life Sciences 

BYU Landscape Design Club

The BYU Landscape Design Club allows BYU students who are interested in landscape design the opportunity to interact in meaningful ways, and improve their skills and abilities in aspects of design, community service, and professional networking.

Meeting Times:

Contact: byulandscapedesignclub@gmail.com

 

College of Engineering & Technology

User Experience Design - BYUXD

BYUXD brings together students from all disciplines to work on real-world projects that tailor experiences (in the form of physical objects, software, events, etc.) to users’ needs. Club members also act as liasons to other departments on campus to promote club projects and recruit people with the skills for said projects. User experience design is an up-and-coming field that considers holistically the experience of the user, and UXD skill sets are in high demand. BYUXD provides the perfect opportunity to develop these skills and gain practical experience implementing them.

Meeting Times: To be determined

Contact: President: Nathan Crowther, njcrowther22@gmail.com; Faculty Advisor: Professor Derek Hansen, dlhansen@byu.edu

Venture Factory

Venture Factory is a club based out of the College of Engineering & Technology focused on product development and entrepreneurship.  We teach fundamental of product development and step through the design process as a club to take concepts and ideas to the next level, meaning models and prototypes.  We also work very closely with the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship to connect idea owners with student engineers and vis-versa.  We seek to build strong teams with strong ideas so that each can be successful.

Meeting Times: Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Innovation Lab (145 CTB); each Tuesday is a “Development Night” where we are working on a club project and coming up with design solutions and making prototypes

Contact: Andrew Pack - President. VFpresident@byu.edu  Website: venture.byu.edu

2ft Prosthetics

2ft Prosthetics Mission Statement: 2ft Prosthetics seeks to restore dignity, foster self-reliance and confidence, and improve the quality of life for amputees who do not have access to quality prosthetic legs. We accomplish this by providing amputees in developing nations with access to functional, affordable prosthetic legs in the following ways: We continually improve the design of the below-the-knee prosthetic leg and develop other inexpensive prostheses. We establish ongoing prosthetic clinics in areas where none exist, or the existing facilities are inadequate. We facilitate the training of prosthetists in developing nations by professional prosthetists from the United States or other countries. We provide established prosthetists with the training necessary to provide inexpensive prosthesis to people who cannot afford their regular prosthesis in developing nations. We share our research and product design with other non-profit organizations, businesses, and governmental agencies who may use the technology to benefit amputees. We connect amputees from developing nations with donated prosthesis from the United States. We give college students the opportunity to enhance their personal skills, resumes and clinical experience by working with amputees and helping develop the prosthesis in the aforementioned ways.

Meeting Times:  Wednesday 5pm, CB 254

Contact:  byu2ft@2ftprosthetics.com Website: http://www.2ftprosthetics.org

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME’s Mission Statement: To serve our diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering.

Contact: asme.byu@gmail.com  Website: http://asme.byu.edu

The Dev Network

The Dev Network was originally the Web Startup Group and has been rebranded and repurposed to fit into BYU’s evolving innovation ecosystem. Its main purposes are to create a close-knit community of developers, to provide mentoring and training to aspiring developers, and to stimulate and contribute to innovation at BYU. Members include developers of web, mobile, and desktop apps and come from all majors and departments at BYU.

Meeting Times: Weekly Meeting - Not actively meeting yet

Contact: David Pack - Dev Network group president: dpack3.0@gmail.com  Website: http://devcentral.byu.edu

BYU Global Engineering Outreach

BYU GEO works to solve global needs by creating community-driven development through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects by involving and training internationally responsible engineering students.

Meeting Times:

Contact: geo.byu@gmail.com  Website:  http://www.geo.byu.edu 

BYU Design Thinking Club

Meeting Times:
Contact: Talmage Cromar, President - Talmage.cromar@gmail.com 

BYU Developers Club 

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Contact: Josh Cockrell, President - joshuacockrell@gmail.com

 

 

Department of Linguistics and English Language 

Ypublish 

YPublish is a creative writing club, focused on helping you improve your creative writing and work towards getting published. The club is a great way to get feedback on your writing, see what other writers are up to, learn tips & tricks, and prepare for the process of publishing your work. The club is set up so each week we read each other’s submissions (which can be poetry, any type of creative fiction or nonfiction, fantasy, scifi, novel or short story - basically whatever creative writing project you’re working on) and we give each other feedback. We learn about improving your writing–from deeping your characters to improving your plot to writing action scenes better. Check out the blog to see past lessons. Each week we open up with a mini-lesson and writing exercise, and then go into our critique groups. Several times a semester, we get professors or writers or publishing groups to come talk to us.

Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 6:00pm in 4188 JFSB (Submissions are due each Sunday night/monday morning for the critique groups on Wednesdays)

Contact: ypublish@gmail.com Blog: ypublish.blogspot.com