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Student Clubs and Initiatives

Building lasting relationships outside of the laboratory are important to your experience in graduate school. Student clubs and academic initiatives reflect the community here at Weill Cornell. The diversity of interests is wide-ranging, whether they be academic and professional development or hitting a ball out of the park (or a birdie!), students are encouraged to join a student club or initiative.

Don’t see a club that interests you? Start your own! Click here to know more on creating a club or starting an initiative.

Badminton Club (GSEC)

If you're a badminton enthusiast looking to play on campus, you've come to the right place! The club aims to provide a platform for Weill Cornell students, fellows, postdocs, faculty, staff and affiliates to play badminton regularly. The objective of the club is to facilitate its members to improve their skills and also socialize with other players. Going forward, we hope to have a competitive team which can participate in nationwide tournaments to gain more exposure and further improve their skills.

Bench-to-Bedside Initiative (BBI)

The BENCH TO BEDSIDE INITIATIVE was founded as a Weill Cornell student club in 2010 and has resulted in the creation of several seed-funded biotech startups. We unite members of the tri-institutional community and professionals in NYC interested in entrepreneurship and/or venture capital in the life sciences. Our mission is to help scientists and clinicians in our community translate their ideas into products that can help patients.

Data Science Club (GSEC)

The Weill Cornell Medicine (WMC) Data Science Club is a student-run organization for data enthusiasts in the Tri-Institutional community that provides a supportive environment to improve data analysis skills and career development related to data science.

Early STEM Outreach Club (GSEC)

The purpose of the club is to engage young minds with science. We believe that STEM outreach must start early!Our tasks are developing exciting lesson plans for elementary school students and running the program in NYC elementary schools and at on/off campus events. We aim for at least half of our events to be held in schools located in inner-city urban communities, aiming to inspire traditionally underrepresented youth to learn about STEM careers and that science can be fun. Most importantly, we want to make the kids excited about learning, tinkering, asking questions, guessing and testing their guesses without fear of being wrong.

Hockey Team (GSEC)

The Weill Cornell ICE-OTOPES play in the Central Park Ice Hockey League at Lasker Rink, right on the water in beautiful Central Park North. The team plays Sunday nights from November through March and features players from all three branches of the Tri-I, including graduate students, post-docs, and PIs.

Science & Education Policy Association (SEPA)

The Science & Education Policy Association is a student-run organization founded at the Tri-I aiming to facilitate the interaction between scientists and the world of science policy. Scientists are uniquely qualified to speak on science-related issues, both to advocate on behalf of science research and to communicate how science is beneficial to the public good. Bringing scientists to the forefront of these conversations will lead to more informed policies.

Soccer Club (GSEC)

The softball club is an athletic/social club open to all Weill Cornell graduate students (no softball experience necessary!). We play in a league on Randall's Island that runs from June-Early August, with games starting at 6:45 PM during the week. We also occasionally do some social events/practices a few weeks before the season starts or after games (in the case of social events).

The Science Communication Club (GSEC)

The Science Communication Club was founded because of the increasing interest amongst STEM PhD students to develop more effective communication skills for their respective careers. The mission of this club is to help students develop necessary leadership and communication skills, aid students in navigating various career options involving science communication, and help bridge the communication gap between scientists and the general population.

Tri-I Outreach Committee (TORC)

The Weill Cornell Graduate School (WCGS) promotes public awareness and understanding of science through science outreach initiatives. By contributing to science education and mentorship in the broader community, the WCGS students, faculty and staff help to spread enthusiasm for the STEM fields among youth in the New York City area. Over 100 student and postdoctoral volunteers are coordinated through the Tri-Institutional Outreach Committee (TOrC) to conduct science outreach in the Tri-Institutional community and beyond.

Volleyball Club (GSEC)

Volleyball Club welcomes any level of players (experienced players, sorta players and casual level players) and club creates a beneficial environment for students to help them to develop their volleyball skills, to socialize and to relax from routine work as well.

WCMC Book Club (GSEC)

The Book Club meets once every 2-3 months to discuss a book, eat homemade dinner and be merry. At each meeting, a couple of attendees get to nominate the next book, which is voted on by the group. Books are not limited by type or genre, so it's a great opportunity to read an interesting variety, and of course a great opportunity to read for fun, a rare concept sometimes in grad school!

Weill Cornell Biotech Club (WCBC)

The Weill Cornell Biotech Club (WCBC) was created to foster a community of members with a shared interest in biotechnology and healthcare within the Tri-I Area (Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Rockefeller University). Through our events, we engage discussions on various cutting-edge biotechnologies and the future trends of the healthcare system. By bringing individuals from industry to our campus, we are bridging the gap between industry and academia with the hope to foster a greater entrepreneurial spirit in New York City.

Weill Cornell Softball Team (GSEC)

The softball club is an athletic/social club open to all Weill Cornell graduate students (no softball experience necessary!). We play in a league on Randall's Island that runs from June-Early August, with games starting at 6:45 PM during the week. We also occasionally do some social events/practices a few weeks before the season starts or after games (in the case of social events).

Yoga Club (GSEC)

Yoga enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome to join us in Yoga Club. In our weekly vinyasa-style yoga classes, you will coordinate your breath and movement while maintaining proper body alignment and building strength, endurance, flexibility, and body awareness.
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