The Biology Undergraduate Society (BUGS) is a student organization at the University of New Mexico with the goal of involving STEM students from all disciplines in biologically focused volunteer work, community or UNM events, and resources for career development. We contribute to various projects and outreach events relating to wildlife conservation and biological systems, and we have participated in UNM events such as Hanging of the Greens, Fall Frenzy, and most importantly our annual Wolf Fest, a day focused on the conservation of our school mascot.


Wild Spirit Wolf Santuary Executive Director Leyton Cougar with Forest. Wolf Fest 2016.



BUGS Members at Wolf Fest 2016.

We aspire to not only provide a resource for future biologists and other STEM students as they tackle their undergraduate years, but BUGS is also driven toward well-rounded, community-involved activities which promote leadership skills and integrity.



BUGS is happy to uphold a partnership with KAPLAN test prep, a resource for undergraduate students who hope to eventually take the GRE or MCAT for their graduate school applications. Depending on the annual terms of our partnership, BUGS members have the opportunity to use discounts and course scholarships toward KAPLAN products. Through spreading the word about KAPLAN through hosting events and talks or distributing information at our table events, we can make sure all STEM students are aware of graduate school testing requirements and study resources.