Takoma Park/Silver Spring

T he Science Club is made up of a group of Montgomery College students that want to explore the many branches of engineering, mathematics, and science.  The club is open to all students of all three campuses and to the community.

  The purpose of the Science Club is to promote interest, understanding, and knowledge of the scientific world throughout the college and local community. The area of emphasis shall include astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics and much more. The club shall seek to foster the type of honest skepticism that is necessary for life long learning.

Read our constitution




Regularly scheduled meetings are
every Friday from 3 pm to around 4:30 pm
in the Planetarium

On Friday, August 29, 2014 we had our first meeting for the 2014-2015 school year:
Group Photo on 8-29-2014 while watching 3D
Group Photo on 8-29-24 while watch 3D video
Officers not elected yet, will do that in a few weeks
Vice President:
Student Senate Representative:
Co-Social Media and E-mail Officers:
Daniel Yohannes
Jaime Mejia
Maher Ogbes
Debaskish Banejee
Roberto Gomez
Aaron Hunt
Telfair Brown Jr.

Regularly scheduled meetings are

every Friday from 3 pm to around 4:30 pm
in the Planetarium
On Friday, September 20 2013 we continued officer for the 2013-2014 school year:

Charlotte Cobb
Co-Vice Presidents:  A.J. Joyner and Moses Chendi
Maryan Nguyen
Treasurer: Abiy Woldeyohannes
Student Senate Representative:  Quynh Thuy Truong
  C0-Social Media and E-mail Officers: Tyrek Smith and Henok Habteyes

Alex Getachew
Monica Chynn
Axel Hounsou
Gabriel Ezimorah
Reid Vickers
Ben Joyner
Meliha Nesru
Henok Habteyes
Terrence Powel

Regularly scheduled meetings are
every Friday from 3 pm to around 4:30 pm
in the Planetarium
On Friday, September 7 2012 we continued officer for the 2012-2013 school year:

David Kriesberg and Kaleb Abate
Co-Vice Presidents:  Simera Hailu and Gabriella Mengistu
Co-Secretary: Meliha Nesru, Hawaney Djaleta

Co-Treasurer: Hawaney Djaleta, Gabriel Ezimorah
Student Senate Representative:  Kaleb Abate, and Simera Hailu
Social Media Officers: Tsion Woldemichael, Meliha Nesru
E-mailing Officers: Tsion Weldemichael

Kaleb Abate

Michael A. Simms, Jr.
Christiane Marie Gbozia
Tsion Woldemicahel
Lediya W Ephrie
Abel Kebekabe 
Gabriella Mengistu
Andrei Drasoveana
AJ Joyner
Luke Bittner
Gabriel Ezimorah
Eliseo Bazan Gabriel
Roberto Feliz
Rodrigo Coca
Kirubel hadgu

On Friday, September 16, 2011 we elected officer for the 2011-2012 school year:
Co-Presidents: Austin Lee and
David Kriesberg ( retired Sarthak Modi)
Co-Vice Presidents: Aniurka Duverge and Kaleb Abate
Co-Secretary: Rahel Woldemichael and Simera Hailu
Mirzofarhod Mukimi and Timothy Joseph
Student Senate Representative: Dana Warheit, Kaleb Abate, and Simera Hailu
Google + Officers:
Muhammad Omerand and Hawaney Djaleta
Facebook Officers: Aniurka Duverge and Kaleb Abate
Internet Communication Officers: Timothy Joseph and Mirzofarhod Mukimi
Max Gabelnew
members as of February 10, 2012 are:
Hillary Koech
Michael A. Simms, Jr.
Christiane Marie Gbozia
Rahel Woldemichael
Tsion Woldemicahel
Adama M.Sombie
Lediya W Ephrie
Abel Kebekabe 
Robel  Asmerom
Gabriella Mengistu
We have started planing adventures:
NEXT Adventure

Friday, 3PM, April 12, 2012, Planetarium show "Black Holes White Holes and the connection between the two a Worm Hole, Gravity to the Impossible"
Saturday 8AM, April 14, 2012 follow GL101 class on a field trip meet at the planetarium
Niagra Falls in the summer, May 25-27, 2012 planning now!
PAST AdventuresNOAA Silver Spring Museum 10AM-3PM Science Celebration
Saturday, November 12, 2011 follow GL101 class to rocks leave the planetarium at 8AM.
Saturday, November 5, 2011 Great Falls Trip leave the planetarium at 9:30AM: pictures from our second adventure..  
Sunday, October 2, 2011 Solar House tour in Takoma Park starting at the planetarium around 3:30PM.  21st Solar House Tour brochure.
Solar Decathaon downtown DC, start assembling at 11:20AM at the planetarium leave at noon on Saturday, September 24, 2011: pictures from our first adventure of this academic year.

On Friday, October 8, 2010 we elected officers for the 2010-2011 school year:
Co-Presidents: Austin Lee and Sarthak Modi;
Co-Vice Presidents: Wondoson Yimamu and Tekalign Wondimu;
Co-Secretary: Biniyam Tesfaye and Carlos Gonzalez;
Student Senate Representative: Brian McDermit; and
we did not elect a Treasure as we generally don't make or collect any money anyway and this person had nothing to do in the past. Regular members
Casey Jo Collins.

We have started planing adventures:
NEXT Adventure

Friday, April 22, 2011 3PM "The Science of Patient Safety" by Dev Raheja author of the book "Safer Hospital Care: Stategies for Continuous Innovation"

Past Adventures

Friday, April 15, 2011 3PM "Leonhard Euler's birthday party" cake and juice in the planeatrium.

Saturday, April 16, 2011 meet in plantarum in the morning at 8AM to go on a Geology adventure lead by Dr. Denis Coskrin, professor of geology at TPSS.

Friday, April 1, 2011 meet at 2:30PM in the planetarium to go to the Museum of Medicine and Health at Walter Reed, bring a photo ID to get in the gate. We will leave from the planetarium around 2:45PM we have an appointment with a docent at 3PM. A directory with 153 images some disturbing pictures.  It is a disturbing, but interesting place.
Homemade Levitron

1)      Solar-Homes tour on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 10AM to 2PM.  Lets do that as an adventure.  See URL: .  Meet at the planetarium at 9AM on Saturday, October 16, 2010.

2)  USA Science and Engineering Festival .  On Saturday, October 23 and Sunday October 24 go to our part “Magnetic Levitation” students should volunteer by sending email to Dr. Nawal Benmouna, physics professor at the Rockville campus, at listing times they can commit to have fun in our place on the Mall.

    3) On November 6 we walked the Billy Goat trail at Great Falls, MD and saw 600 million year of earth history  see some of our picutres at the following site.

4) We will hike to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, .
We will no doubt have other adventures, too, just as we have done for many years.

Last year 2009-2010 
Members for 2009-2010 club as of September 18, 2009: Hannah Oseghale, Monica Buitrago, Richel Velasco, and Marissa Terry.
On Friday, September 18, 2009 we had a birthday party with cake and juice for Adrien-Marie Legendre who turned 257 years old.
On Friday, September 25, 2009 the Club watched the movie "Contact" and pause it to make comments. Solomon Tiklia will open the doors for the first 42 people, after that the doors will be closed.
On Friday, October 2, 2009 we discussed the movie contact and elected officers for 2009-2010:
Monica Buirago and Richel Velasco were elected co-presidents
Marissa Terry was elected vice-president
Tamiru Kirna was elected student senate representative
Hannah Oseghale was elected secretary
Robert Ramaya and Reza Basiri were elected co-treasurers
Fred Gertler was also in attendance at this meeting
On Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10AM we  will meet at the planetarium and then go to the 19th Annual Metro Washington Solar Home & Building Tour.
On Friday, October 16, 2009 the cub watched the movie "GATACA"
On Friday, October 23, 2009 at noon we are leaving the Planetarium to go to Great Falls and walk the "Billy Goat" trail.
after visiting the CO canel tavern and the falls.  A picture of the group hiking the trail a couple of years ago is here. A picture of a group of students in the valley of the Potomac is here. Bring a lunch and ware hiking shoes.

On Friday ?, 2009we will visit the Museum of Medicine and Health at Walter Reed, bring a photo ID to get in the gate. We will leave from the planetarium around 3PM.
Saturday, ?, 2009 we will meet at the planetarium at 9AM and go to Great Falls and walk the Billy
Saturday, ?, 2009 we will meet at the planetarium at 9AM and go to Sugar Loaf Mountain and hike the mountain. A group of students near the edge at Sugar Loaf Mountain is here.

Members in 2008-2009
Members so far are Anna Campanile, Miles Joyner, Fred Gertler, Anthony Soc, Chang Shuo (Sean), Ruth Stubblefield, Jathmel Gordon, Nater Katz, Cindy Phu, Ben Craig, Aziza Khan
, Sequoia Jackson, Ken Freelain,  Jacob Weisman, John M. Pohlhaus, Krystal Clarke, Paulo Dorsey, Lorena Arias, Stuart Allen,jr.,
 and you if you show up!
We elected new officers for 2008-2009 on Friday, September 19, 2008 and they are
President: Anna M. Campanile
Vice President: Anthony Soc
Student Senate Representative: Miles Joyner
Secretary: Ruth Stubblefield
Secretary 2: Ben Craig

Upcoming Field trips "Adventures":
Leave for the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, meet at the planetarium at 9AM Saturday, February 14, 2009

Past Field trips and "Adventures":
On Friday, September 19, 2008  we had a dead scientist birthday party honoring Ivan Pavlov
the presentation was made by Miles Joyner and we elected officers and discussed when we might go to Great Falls, MD on an adventure, it was decided that Sunday was better for more people than Saturday, because of several people had classes on Saturday and other worked for money on Saturday.

Dead Scientist Birthday Party Hans Geiger talk given by Aziza Kahan starting 3PM on Friday October 3, 2008 in the planetarium. 
Officers will attend Project Lead training at the Office of Student Life ST216 Friday October 10 at 5PM and Saturday October 11 at 9AM.
 Friday, October 10, 2008 meet at the planetarium 3PM go to the Museum of Medicine and Health at Walter Reed, bring photo id to get in the gate.
Sunday, October 12, 2008 meet in the planetarium 9AM go to Great Falls, MD and walk the Billy Goat Trail after seeing the falls.
November 9 at 9AM leave the Planetarium for trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain, a monadanock, the color in the leaves should be beautiful.

officers 2007-2008
Ian MacIntire
Vice President: Leah Gold
Reeve Cononi
Student Senate Representative: Lorena Arias
Other members:  Giorgio Mori-Block, Asano Dales, Kenneth Freelain,
Lorena Arias, Alex Rogolsky, Daman Camara, Lucia Zegarra, Alpha Bada, Nicole Leake, Miles Joyner, Chris Leeney, Pamela Thompson, Fred Gertler, Alex Cuevas, Ahadu S. Tilahun, Roman Semenov, and  Michelle Orr!

Dead Scientist Birthday Party sometimes on Friday

  Past Field trips, this year, you missed it already unless you were there:
Walk the Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls, MD after seeing the falls, meet at the planetarium on Saturday 10AM, April 26, 2008
National Capital Astronomers meeting pick up at 4:30PM Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Planetarium.
Marim Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences and then Cherry blossom festival on Saturday 10AM, April 5, 2008, leave
Sugar Loaf Mountain, leave the planetarium parking lot Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 10AM, pictures here.
Walter Reed, Museum of Medicine and Health, Friday, November 2, 2007.
Walk the Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls, MD after seeing the falls Saturday 9AM, November 3, 2007 some previous pictures here and here.
National Capital Astronomers meeting pick up at 4:30PM Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the Planetarium.
Star Party in northern Montgomery County meet at 5:30PM Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Planetarium.

Past Field trips in previous years
Great Falls MD "Billy Goat Trail"
SugarLoaf Mountain Hike
Walter Reed Museum of Medicine and Health
National Air and Space Museum downtown on the Mall
NIH (National Institutes of Health) hospital
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Visitors Center
NSA Cryptography Museum
Air and Space Museum (Udvar Hazy Museum)
Luray Caverns

Please note that trips may be subject to changes

There will also be the following events during meetings:
Dead Scientist Day
Video Day : watch various films on various science topics.

If you want to have fun with Science and us come and  join us.

Thiu in SN102 on October 10, 2003   

Directory with many Pictures
Many more links have been added, check it out!



If you are a student or someone with interest in the
Engineering & Science Adventure Club
contact the club's adviser Dr. Harold Williams
 in his office, Science North 106 at 240-567-1463

  Created by Maria Arez 
Modified by Matthew Bowman
and Assisted by Jim Brennan
Modified 11/01/2004 by David  Njuguna

 Last modified Friday 3:30PM, September 5, 2014 by Dr. Harold Williams (adviser/mentor)