74 Engineering Student Organizations

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Aerial Robotics Club (ARC)

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.

Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)

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 Honor Society for Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ΑΕ)

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 Engineering Sorority (ΑΩΕ)

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 Honor Society for Industrial Engineers (ΑΠ)

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.

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

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.

American Helicopter Society (AHS)

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.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

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.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

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.

American Nuclear Society (ANS)

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.

American Society for Metals International (ASM)

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.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

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.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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.

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

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.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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.

American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

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.

Associated General Contractors (AGC)

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.

Association for Computing Machinery/Association of Information Technology Professionals (ACM/AITP)

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.

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Ben Franklin Scholars (BFS)

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.

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduate Student Association (BAEGSA)

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.

Biomedical Engineering Club (BMEC)

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.

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association (BMEGSA)

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.

Business Intelligence Group (BIG)

The Business Intelligence Group at NC State (BIG) is a group of students who are interested in learning and collaborating on data science, BIG data, business intelligence, and machine learning. We have activities like lightning talks, workshops, hackathons and projects.

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Chi Epsilon (χε)

Chi Epsilon is the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in civil engineering students. It is focused on the personal qualities: scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability. See parent organization,

Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association (CEGSA)

The purpose of the CEGSA is to represent the graduate students in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Its purpose shall include, but not limited to, the development of projects, undertakings, studies, panels and other activities and programs in cooperation and coordination with the department, NC State University student association and other organizations.

Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CSCGSA)

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.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association (ECEGSA)

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.

Engineering Ambassadors (EA)

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.

Engineering Entrepreneurs Program (EEP)

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)

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

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

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.

Engineers' Council (EC)

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 Honor Society for Electrical and Computer Engineers (ΗΚΝ)

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.

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Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization (G-I GSO)

The mission of Student Organization of the Geo-Institute is to be a student-led body that functions to enhance the educational and personal experience of students in the geo-engineering community at North Carolina State University. The organization is committed to increasing student awareness of the geotechnical engineering profession and NC State's reputation as a leader in graduate geotechnical engineering education. The graduate student organization also works to engage the undergraduate civil engineering population by promoting participation in student activities organized by the Geo-Institute.

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High Power Rocketry Club (HPRC)

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.

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Information Assurance Student Group (IASG)

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.

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

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.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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.

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

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.

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM)

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

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

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.

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)

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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Linux Users Group (LUG)

We're the LUG! If you like Linux, have a little geek in you, and want to socialize with people with similar interests, you found the right place!

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Materials Research Society (MRS)

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.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association (MAEGSA)

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.

Model Aviation Club (MAC)

The Model Aviation Club at NC State (MAC) is a community of people interested in building and flying radio-controlled model aircraft. Our goal as enthusiasts of a hobby with such a small fan base is to form a community where we can share tips on piloting and constructing, where we can fly together, and where we can spread interest in the hopes of recruiting new people to this informative and rewarding hobby.

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National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

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.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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.

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Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society (ΩΧΕ)

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.

Omega Rho Honor Society (ΩΡ)

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 (OHM)

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.

OpenDesign Laboratory (ODL)

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.

Operations Research Graduate Student Organization (ORGSO)

This organization serves to connect and support the graduate student body of the Operations Research Department,

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Pack Pullers (PLRS)

Pack Pullers is a student organization in the NC State University Biological and Agricultural Engineering department. Each year, students design and fabricate a quarter-scale tractor the the ASABE International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society (ΠΤΣ)

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.

Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC)

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

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Responsible Automotive Design Pack (RADpack)

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.

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers at North Carolina State University (SASE at NCSU) provides Asian students at NC State with opportunities to grow and connect with their community and culture while also expanding their professional networks. SASE was founded in 2007 to help Asian-heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential. See parent organization,

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

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.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

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.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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.

Students and Technology in Academia, Research and Service Alliance (STARS)

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.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Chapter (SEDS) at NCSU (formerly Commercial Space Club) promotes the exploration and development of space and inspires students through our involvement in space-related projects. The club performs high-altitude balloon launches, teaches students programming skills, connects students with industry professionals, and more. See parent organization at

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Tau Beta Pi (ΤΒΦ)

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.

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)

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.

Textile Engineering Society (TES)

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 Professional Engineering Fraternity (ΘΤ)

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.

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Underwater Robotics Club (URC)

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.

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Video Game Development Club (VGDC)

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.

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Wolfpack Motorsports (WMS)

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.

Women in Aerospace (WIA)

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)

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.

Women in Nuclear (WIN)

Women in Nuclear Student Chapter at NC State is an organization where students in nuclear engineering or related fields engage youth, especially young females, to explore and possibly join the nuclear community. Students volunteer in school events and community outreach. The organization is open to both males and females. See parent organization,

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