Clubs & Teams
Students interested in networking and professional development in the field of natural resources management are encouraged to attend club meetings for The Association of Environmental Professionals.
AEP keeps members updated on environmental volunteer, internship, and job opportunities and gives Cal Poly students the unique opportunity to connect with local professionals. With social events, conferences, and scholarship opportunities, AEP offers NRES students a unique and highly beneficial way to get involved!
President: Steven Yu, email@example.com
Vice President: Elizabeth Shoemaker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Brianna Buchler, email@example.com
Secretary: Anna Koonce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach Coordinator: Sam Niederberger, email@example.com
Environmental Science Club (ESCape)
During biweekly club meetings, the ESCape discusses upcoming events and frequently has guest speakers. Guest speakers include students, industry members, and professors who care to share their research, senior projects, and travel experiences, among other things. The club is in charge of organizing department activities including MESA, the Open House booth, and the annual banquet. ESCape also coordinates outings for club members such as beach clean-ups and barbeques.
- President: Grace Mackey, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President: Lauren Alamillo, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Anthony Zewe, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary: Sarah Ramirez, email@example.com
- Volunteer Coordinator: Iris Bookholtz, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Speaker Coordinator: Katherine Outhwaite, email@example.com
- Social Media Team: Mia Jones-Zamora, firstname.lastname@example.org; Tess McIntyre, email@example.com
We are an intercollegiate team of men and women students who are interested in traditional forestry field skills. This includes competitive events like double bucking, axe throwing, horizontal and vertical chopping, and chainsawing. Participation with the logging team is also a good way to develop pratical working skills in a safe environment.
Looking for Firewood? Contact - Oliver Ries, firstname.lastname@example.org or Teoman Dogan, email@example.com for information.
President: Stephen Caufield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Emmett Huggins, email@example.com
Treasurer: Mary Cizin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Helen Dubee, email@example.com
Equipment Managers: Joseph Klugg, firstname.lastname@example.org and Kelly Schwenger, email@example.com
Firewood Managers: Teoman Dogan, firstname.lastname@example.org and Oliver Ries, email@example.com
AG Council Representative: Kai Hansen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media: Haley Molinar, email@example.com and Niles Wertz, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cal Poly Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters functions as a professional organization that strives to provide the latest forestry information and contacts for those students interested in forestry or forestry related careers.
Club leaders engage regularly with the California SAF Chapter.
The club encourages students to join SAF and gain from the many benefits membership has to offer.
Come to our next meeting and learn more about SAF. The success of the student chapter depends on the active involvement of all forestry students.
- Co-presidents: Isabella Cao (email@example.com) and Bella Zahra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Vice President: Charlie Hillis (email@example.com)
- Treasurer: India Szigeti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Secretary: Stephen Caufield (email@example.com)
- Ag Council Representative: Ella Bracchi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Representative: Monica Gonzalez (email@example.com)
SAFE is the student section of the professional organization, the Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE). Cal Poly's chapter of SAFE is one of thirteen chapters nationwide. SAFE brings together students from diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in fire ecology and related issues, as well as providing an excellent opportunity for students to network with fire science professionals and students from other universities.
Although official membership in SAFE is not required, only students who are official club members can take advantage of reduced-cost or free attendance of annual AFE conferences and other activities held around the country.
- Kase Arkeder - President firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stephen Caufield - Vice President email@example.com
- Westin Namanny - Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monica Gonzales - Ag. Council Rep. email@example.com
Soil Judging is a collegiate program sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. Students describe, classify, and interpret soils as a professional soil scientist would, under a time constraint. Following 4 days of practice, students judge 3 soils as individuals, and 2 soils as teams ("groups").
Xi Sigma Pi is a national forestry/natural resources honor society. Students receive an invitation during fall quarter to join based on scholastic achievement. The new intiates go through a fun, and not so grueling "rush", where they carry around the official XSP plaques they have hand made and attempt to obtain current member signatures. This usually occurs in the first two weeks of Winter quarter. The group sponsors several special events, such as the Distinguished Speaker Program and a community project.
- (Treasurer) Dustin Michael Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- (Vice President) Mark Thomas Inman <email@example.com>
- (President) Maia Patrick Pearl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- (Secretary) Monica A. Gonzalez <email@example.com>