69 Engineering Student Organizations
Last Updated 09/10/2012
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Index of All Engineering Student Organizations
- Aerial Robotics Club
- Air and Waste Management Association
- Alpha Epsilon Honor Society for Biological and Agricultural Engineers
- Alpha Omega Epsilon Engineering Sorority
- Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society for Industrial Engineers
- American Concrete Institute
- American Helicopter Society
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- American Nuclear Society
- American Society for Metals International
- American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- American Water Resources Association
- Associated General Contractors
- Association for Computing Machinery/Association of Information Technology Professionals
- Ben Franklin Scholars
- Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Student Association
- Biomedical Engineering Club
- Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association
- Computer Science Graduate Student Association
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association
- Engineering Ambassadors
- Engineering Entrepreneurs Program
- Engineering World Health
- Engineers Without Borders
- Engineers' Council
- Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society for Electrical and Computer Engineers
- High Power Rocketry Club
- Information Assurance Student Group
- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Institute of Industrial Engineers
- Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
- Institute of Transportation Engineers
- International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers
- Linux Users Group
- Materials Research Society
- Materials Technical Society
- Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association
- Microsoft .net Users Group
- National Association of Home Builders
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society
- Omega Rho Honor Society
- Open Hardware Makerspace
- OpenDesign Laboratory
- Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
- Professional Engineers of North Carolina
- Responsible Automotive Design Pack
- Sigma Gamma Tau Honor Society for Aerospace Engineers
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- Students and Technology in Academia, Research and Service Alliance
- Tau Beta Pi
- Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
- Textile Engineering Society
- Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity
- Underwater Robotics Club
- Video Game Development Club
- Wolfpack Energy Efficient Locomotion
- Wolfpack Motorsports
- Women in Aerospace
- Women in Computer Science
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The NCSU Aerial Robotics Club (ARC) was formed in October 2000 to participate in flying robotics competitions. ARC’s aim is to create an outlet for engineering students to challenge themselves in completing missions the world deems currently impossible, specifically, to create a fleet of autonomous vehicles for research and for competitions.
NCSU’s student chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) is open to all students at NCSU who have an interest in environmental science and engineering, specifically pertaining to problems of air, water, solid waste, groundwater, and soils, including both technical and policy aspects. See parent organization.
Alpha Epsilon is an honor society for outstanding biological and agricultural engineers. It was established to promote the high ideals of the profession and to give recognition to those biological and agricultural engineers who manifest worthy qualities of character, scholarship and professional attainment. See parent organization.
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering students and alumnae. The sorority was founded on November 13, 1983, at Marquette University. The Gamma Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon upholds the goals of its parent organization to further the advancement of female engineers, specifically those women studying engineering at NCSU. See parent organization.
Alpha Pi Mu membership recognizes those at the top of the class in industrial and systems engineering. It promotes the field of industrial engineering through regular meetings, guest speakers, information sessions, community service, and social activities. Moreover, the society offers students the opportunity to interact among their peers and form relationships to last beyond college. See parent organization.
The American Concrete Institute - Student Chapter, or ACI, is an organization that meets twice a month to complete a semester project for the student competition. Each semester, students travel to the ACI International Convention, where teams from universities around the world compete in a student competition. See parent organization.
The student chapter of the American Helicopter Society (AHS) was formed at NCSU in January 2008 to support activities that advance the understanding of helicopter and other Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft. Members are usually students in mechanical and aerospace engineering but can be any NCSU student interested in V/STOL and aviation. See parent organization.
The NCSU chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) actively promotes Native American students in the fields of engineering and science. Its mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines. See parent organization.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest technical society devoted to the global aerospace community. The NCSU student branch is focused on making a positive statement about the future of aerospace technologies while enhancing education, embracing competition, and cooperating with other organizations. See parent organization.
The NCSU student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) is made up of chemical engineering students. It was chartered by the national organization in 1929 with the goals of fostering interest in chemical engineering and teaching students about the chemical engineering profession. See parent organization.
NCSU’s student chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) organizes activities that include outreach to local schools, social events, and department festivities. The core purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology. See parent organization.
Students can join the American Society for Metals (ASM) International and take advantage of such opportunities as meetings and symposia on material-related subjects. ACM International raises awareness of educational and career opportunities available in materials science and engineering through direct contact between ASM members and students. See parent organization.
The NCSU student branch of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is an organization of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The organization provides academic guidance to students, career resources, leadership opportunities, service to the community, and social activities. See parent organization.
The American Institute of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the primary professional society in the U.S. in civil engineering and the world’s largest engineering society. The NCSU ASCE student organization helps students master the civil engineering skills they need to enter the profession, develop leadership skills, connect to a network of professionals, and participate in creative activities and competitions. See parent organization.
The NCSU student chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) was founded on April 19, 1948, in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Students are encouraged to participate in the national ASHRAE design competition and take co-ops and internships with HVAC firms. See parent organization.
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), today’s ASME promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. Our student section of ASME has been a very active student organization, with activities that focus on leadership, community and education. See parent organization.
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is a scientific and educational non-profit organization. AWRA was established to encourage and foster interdisciplinary communication among persons of diverse backgrounds working on any aspect of water resources disciplines. See parent organization.
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America is the leading national professional organization representing both public and private commercial construction. To prepare the industry for the future, AGC is dedicated to promoting the construction industry at institutes of higher education through research, conferences, and scholarships. The NCSU student chapter was chartered on April 28, 1930, as AGC’s first student chapter. See parent organization.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s oldest and largest scientific and educational computing society. The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is a professional association for individuals in information technology. At NCSU, the student chapters of these two organizations are combined. ACM/AITP provides opportunities for students to get involved in these associations and the Computer Science department, and to learn about job opportunities. See ACM parent organization and AITP parent organization.
The Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program provides engineering and computer science students at North Carolina State University with a means to complement their technical education with an in-depth study of humanities or social sciences. The result is graduates who are knowledgeable not only in technology, but also in human affairs. The program is open to students majoring in computer science and all disciplines of engineering.
The BAE GSA represents the graduate student body in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as in the University GSA. It provides a forum for graduate student opinions in all matters of mutual interest to faculty and graduate students and promotes professional interest and fellowship among current graduate students and BAE alumni.
The BME Club is a great way to get involved at NC State University. At our meetings you can learn more about Biomedical Engineering, meet other students and faculty, and network with local professionals.
The BME GSA represents the graduate student body in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, as well as in the University GSA. It provides a forum for graduate student opinions in all matters of mutual interest to faculty and graduate students and promotes professional interest and fellowship among current graduate students and BME alumni.
The CSC GSA represents the graduate student body in the Department of Computer Science, as well as in the University GSA. It provides a forum for graduate student opinions in all matters of mutual interest to faculty and graduate students and promotes professional interest and fellowship among current graduate students and CSC alumni.
The ECE GSA represents the graduate student body in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as in the University GSA. It provides a forum for graduate student opinions in all matters of mutual interest to faculty and graduate students and promotes professional interest and fellowship among current graduate students and ECE alumni.
The goal of the Engineering Ambassadors organization is high-quality service throughout the College of Engineering, the development of leadership skills, as well as personal and professional growth. Engineering Ambassadors are involved with activities related to recruiting, student retention, and promotion of the goals of the First Year Engineering Program and the College of Engineering.
The Engineering Entrepreneurs Program (EEP) is the hub of the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem at NC State University. At its core, the EEP provides a transformational entrepreneurship education experience for students through its fully-immersive, multi-disciplinary, simulation-like learning environment. The EEP seeks to inspire, to empower, and to challenge its students to change the world and radically improve the human condition.
Engineering World Health (EWH) is a campus organization dedicated to improving health care systems in indigent communities world-wide. Whether it be designing novel, affordable health care technologies or developing the capacity for health care management, EWH seeks to advance the quality of care available to communities in need. Students of all backgrounds at NC State are invited to work with professionals and each other to develop and build devices to be used in such areas and address other community needs. Additionally, students have the opportunity to work with the EWH non-profit team based in Durham, NC, and travel internationally to work in communities that need better care. See parent organization
The NCSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is dedicated to improving lives through the creation and implementation of sustainable projects to address the needs of disadvantaged peoples. EWB-NCSU also works to help the local community through service. See parent organization.
Established in 1987, the Engineers’ Council, or "E-Council," is the representative assembly for the engineering undergraduate student body at NC State University. It addresses the concerns of undergraduate engineering students and is responsible for the appropriation of funds to engineering student organizations. It also sponsors such events as Engineering Career Fair and Engineers Week.
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is an international honor society for electrical and computer engineers. Members represent the outstanding juniors and seniors from universities around the world. Members of the NCSU Beta Eta Chapter are expected to be a constructive force to improve the standards of the profession, the courses of instruction, and the institutions where its chapters are established. See parent organization.
Students in the High Power Rocketry Club (HPRC) learn about rocket design, construction, and safety through first-hand experience. The HPRC designs and builds a rocket yearly for the NASA Undergraduate Student Launch Initiative (USLI) competition. Students also engage in outreach opportunities to educate elementary school students about the basics of rocketry, instilling in them a passion for rocketry that will carry into the future.
The Information Assurance Student Group (IASG) aims to connect students with an interest in Computer and Network Security, Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Information Security, while also providing extracurricular activities through which students can learn more about these areas, e.g., arranging seminars, capture the flag style hacking competitions, and trips to nearby security related conferences.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is a national association for academics and practitioners in operations research, management science and related fields. NCSU INFORMS is an organization for graduate and undergraduate students who want to explore their interests in these fields. See parent organization.
The purpose of the NCSU student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is to heighten student awareness of opportunities in electrical engineering by promoting interaction among students, faculty, practicing engineers, and local industry. See parent organization.
The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is the world’s largest professional membership society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. NCSU IIE is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy. See parent organization.
The mission of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Triangle Student Chapter is to promote education, outreach, discussion and collaboration in the field of nuclear materials management, including non-proliferation, international safeguards, and waste management. Our regular activities include guest lectures by nuclear materials experts, workshops on methods and tools, and facilitating collaboration and engagement between technical and policy experts. See parent organization
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) was created to help develop the potential of young transportation professionals. There are monthly meetings of the student chapter, which expose students to a variety of topics in the transportation field. Student members attend state and national meetings and meet a good number of nationally known transportation engineers. See parent organization.
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) provides education, training, and technical publications to pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals. The student chapter at NC State is focused on increasing the awareness of employment opportunities in the health care industry and strengthening the relationship between local industry and college students. See parent organization.
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In the late 1960’s, the Materials Research Society (MRS) was formed to bring people in the field together, like the student chapter at NCSU, whose goal is to generate student interest in materials research. The society’s core principles are centered around interdisciplinary symposia and fostering a greater interaction among researchers. See parent organization.
The Materials Technical Society (MTS) is a student organization in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department that facilitates networking between students and industry representatives. By attending MTS meetings, students gain exposure to both MSE career opportunities and advancements in the field.
The MAE GSA represents the graduate student body in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as in the University GSA. It provides a forum for graduate student opinions in all matters of mutual interest to faculty and graduate students and promotes professional interest and fellowship among current graduate students and MAE alumni.
The Microsoft .net User Group is a student organization located at NC State University. Our user group, affectionately name dnug, is a computer science student organization dedicated to extending the programming knowledge of the students, faculty and staff of NC State University. The main goal is to extend the knowledge of the Microsoft Visual Studio .net programming languages to all members of our community. We do not restrict what we do or teach to just the .net architecture
The NCSU chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) was started in 1992. NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large. See parent organization.
The NCSU Region 2 student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of increasing the number of black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE has a long tradition of programs geared toward the successful recruitment, retention, and graduation of black engineers. See parent organization.
Omega Chi Epsilon recognizes and promotes high scholarship, original investigation, and professional service in chemical engineering. The Beta Omicron chapter at North Carolina State University was granted its official charter on October 19, 1998, and is active in sponsoring graduate student luncheons, tutoring students, and informing students about graduate school opportunities. See parent organization.
The Omega Rho International Honor Society for operations research, management science, and related areas was founded in the spring of 1976 at a joint national meeting of the Operations Research Society of America and The Institute of Management Sciences. It is a member society of the Association of College Honor Societies. Omega Rho is a society of collegiate chapters and members for promoting and recognizing superior scholarship and leadership. Membership is prestigious with only approximately 3,596 student and faculty inductees qualified at 30 chapters. The NCSU chapter was founded on April 1, 1976. See parent organization website.
Open Hardware Makerspace is creating a community and environment at NCSU to foster the development and innovation of technical hobbyists with various interests, from basic woodworking to advanced robotics. We aim to be inclusive of all technical interests and provide the knowledge and the tools necessary to pursue them, both on campus and through outreach to the surrounding community. By empowering technological experimentation, we will be a birthplace of new ideas.
The goal of the OpenDesign Lab is to provide an environment for undergraduate students where individuals or groups can design, build, and test their ideas. There are no required courses, degrees of study, or other academic requirements besides being enrolled. We have basic equipment that any lab member can use.
Pi Tau Sigma is the mechanical engineering honor society at NCSU. Its purpose is to foster the high ideals of the engineering profession, to promote the mutual professional welfare of its members, and to develop in students of mechanical engineering the attributes necessary for effective leadership and the assumption of the responsibilities of a citizen in a democracy. See parent organization.
North Carolina State University reactivated its student chapter of Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) in 2009. The chapter focuses on 1.) educating students about their career future and preparing them for interviews and communications with prospective employers, and 2.) promoting licensure . PENC at NCSU is open to all engineering students across campus. See parent organization
The NCSU RADpack is a small team of dedicated students who have a passion for cars. The team has participated in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) since it was first formed in 2008. The main goals of the team are to design and build advanced propulsion solutions that are based on particular vehicle specifications. The team makes it their priority to explore clean vehicle solutions, incorporate lightweight, recyclable materials, improve aerodynamics, and utilize alternative fuels. The team's diverse backgrounds, skills, and interests allow them to be flexible, adaptable, and ready to deal with almost any engineering challenge before them. Most importantly, the team wants to make a difference in the world of automotive engineering, and they would like to invite all those interested in mechanical, electrical, and automotive engineering to join the team. The NCSU RADpack works in collaboration with the NCSU College of Engineering, NCSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, FREEDM Systems Center, Advanced Transportation Energy Center (ATEC), and many other companies and organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
In the tradition of an honor society, the goal of the NCSU chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau is to further the experience of aerospace engineers at NC State University. SGT students at the top of their class participate in social, educational, and service activities.
The mission of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equality. See parent organization.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually. The student chapter is a one-stop shop for busy students, offering everything from hard-to-find technical information on state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and applications to providing unparalleled networking opportunities to help students launch careers in manufacturing.See parent organization.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. See parent organization.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. NCSU SWE sponsors programs focused on women’s issues in engineering and works to encourage K-12 girls to have an interest in engineering and science. See parent organization.
The Students and Technology in Academia, Research and Service (STARS) Alliance is a system of regional partnerships among colleges and universities, industry, primary schools and the community to collaboratively implement programs for student recruitment and success in computing. STARS invites students to join our ranks and engage in fun mentoring, service, outreach, and research projects. See parent organization.
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885, to offer engineering students a chance to be in an honorary society like Phi Beta Kappa, which did not accept technical students. Our Alpha chapter of North Carolina was founded in October 10, 1925. See parent organization.
The NC State Student Chapter of TAPPI (Technical Association of the Paper and Pulp Industry) provides a link between the professional, business, and industrial areas of the Paper and Pulp Industry and students in NCSU's Paper Science & Engineering Department.
The goal of the Textile Engineering Society (TES) is to build a network of motivated textile engineering students, faculty, and alumni. TES enriches the college learning experience through career exploration, field trips, and guest speakers, and through service and fundraising activities.
Theta Tau is the oldest and largest professional engineering fraternity in the United States, with a diverse membership of men and women studying engineering. The fraternity promotes the social and professional development of its members both during and after college. The NCSU Rho chapter of Theta Tau was founded in 1924, the same year the engineering department became a college. See parent organization.
The Underwater Robotics Club (URC) provides students with an exciting opportunity to apply classroom skills to a challenging design project: building an autonomous underwater vehicle. Although we are primarily affiliated with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, our team includes students from various engineering and science disciplines.
The Video Game Development Club (VGDC) is an organization open to individuals interested in video game development. Anyone at NCSU can join and invite others. Most students come from the Computer Science department, which has a strong focus on digital games and the development of gaming content.
Students in the Wolfpack Energy Efficient Locomotion (WEEL) organization design and build advanced propulsion solutions that are based on specific vehicle categories, e.g., ECOCAR and Formula Hybrid. They are encouraged to explore clean vehicle solutions, incorporate lightweight materials, improve aerodynamics, and utilize alternative fuels.
Wolfpack Motorsports is a student organization that designs, builds, and competes its race cars in annual collegiate competitions sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Our program is housed in the College of Engineering, but any member of the student body, graduate or undergraduate, can be a member. See parent organization.
The purpose of Women in Aerospace (WIA) is to provide members with a practical and updated look at industry, academic support, information on research, extra-curricular activities, and relationships with professors, as well as professional development and outreach opportunities, and to encourage and enable female students to succeed in aerospace engineering. See parent organization.
Women in Computer Science (WICS) is an organization in the NCSU Department of Computer Science whose purpose is to support, promote and retain women in computer science by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, social interaction, and outreach. WICS is intended for students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals interested in computing.