Welcome prospective and current members, we're so happy that you're a part of the BURST family!
Follow these three steps to become a member:
Join us on connect
- Look up BURST
- You'll see a blue "JOIN" button, click that
- This allows us to send you information (events, socials, etc.) through email!
Pay your dues!
- Pay through PayPal (@baylorburst or email@example.com) or in cash at any of our meetings
- If none of these methods work, or you need financial assistance, email our treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Satisfy the points requirement every semester!
Participation in a variety of BURST events is required. You must earn 16 points per semester in the categories below in order to be an active member:
7 general events (general meetings, social events, academic events)
4 journal clubs (discussions about a scientific article)
4 service hours (community service, can be with BURST or outside service)
1 special point (RID or HoT - research symposiums hosted by BURST)
Get points for your research involvement:
If you are involved with a research lab on campus, we offer 4 points in categories of your choice and will decrease your total point requirement to 10! Email our secretary at email@example.com with the name of your lab, your PI's name + email, and a 2-3 line description of your research!
Apply for a Leadership Position
Leadership applications will be updated on this page once they become available!
Here are the leadership positions you can apply for:
Executive Member – lead a committee and directly plan events and programs for all BURST members (check out the "Executive Board" page for more info)
Committee Member – become part of a team of students to host specific BURST events, all members are encouraged to serve on a committee!
BURST committees include: Scientia Editorial, Journal Club, Academic Events, Social Events, Special Events, Resources, Publicity, Fundraising, and Admin