Student Engineering Organizations

Involvement in student organizations, especially organizations related to your field of study, has many benefits:

  • Provides a network of peers interested in similar areas.
  • Provides additional scholarship opportunities.
  • Provides leadership opportunities.
  • Explore topics and interests not covered in class.
  • Allows opportunities for networking with engineering companies.
  • Enhances career exploration.

Get involved and explore!

Many student organizations are branches of national professional societies. Please join organizations that interest you. Don’t feel limited to organizations in your own field of study. Much of engineering is interdisciplinary and student organizations offer a simple way to get a taste of many areas of engineering.

Student engineering organizations

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

ASHRAE

ASHRAE advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE members.

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ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME

ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational, and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

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ACM Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM

ACM is widely recognized as the premier membership organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society. ACM hosts the computing industry's leading digital library, and serves its global members and the computing profession with journals and magazines, conferences, workshops, electronic forums, and learning center.

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WIC Women in Computing (WIC)

WIC

WIC supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

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ACET Association of Construction Engineering Technology (ACET)

ACET

ACET is the combination of two national student chapters of National Association ofHome Builders (NAHB) and Associated General Contractors (AGC). Being a member of ACET allows students to be part of both student chapters and compete in both residential and commercial competitions. Our association placed 3rd as NAHB Outstanding Student Chapter ofthe year in 2014.

NAHB exists to represent the building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations. NAHB also works with federal agencies on regulations affecting the housing industry in areas such as mortgage finance, codes, energy and the environment.

AGC is devoted to helping and educating our members on establishing a foundation to a career inthe construction industry. AGC is more focused on the commercial and civil side of construction.

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AEE Association of Energy Engineers

AEE

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a source for information and networking in the dynamic fields of energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas.

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HKN Eta Kappa Nu

HKN

IEEE-HKN is the IEEE international honor society dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. Eta Kappa Nu was formed as a result of the vision of a unique organization that recognized academic excellence in engineering.

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IEEE CS IEEE Computer Society

IEEE CS

IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students– our future technology leaders. Members have endless opportunities to network with the world's foremost technology professionals, to lead the community by volunteering and mentoring,and to both gain exposure and contribute to the field as authors and reviewers.

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RAS IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE-RAS)

RAS

IEEE-RAS is the student chapter at the University of North Texas for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. IEEE RAS is the professional society that strives to advance innovation and education in Robotics and Automation. The UNT Student chapter focuses on introducing members to the fundamentals of robotics and automation through hands-on seminars and guest lectures from robotic and automation professionals.

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IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE

IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology, and telecommunications to power,aerospace engineering, and consumer electronics. Through its technical publishing, conferences,and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's publishing literature in electrical and electronics engineering, and computer science areas, holds annually more than 300 major conferences, and has nearly 900 active standards with almost 500 under development.

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MA Material Advantage

MA

Material Advantage provides students membership in the largest professional material science organizations in North America. Students get membership in; American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) and The Materials Information Society (ASM International). Material Advantage at UNT offers opportunities for students who want to make the most of their Materials Engineering experience.

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NACE National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

NACE

The National Association of Corrosion Engineers serves nearly 30,000 members in 116 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions.

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NSBE National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. Collegiate membership is open to all engineering, math, physical, applied, and computer science majors. All others are invited to become affiliate members.

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PTS Pi Tau Sigma (PTS)

PTS

The purpose of the North Texas Beta Eta Chapter of Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship, to foster the high ideals of the engineering profession, stimulate interest in coordinated departmental activities, promote the mutual professional welfare of its members, and develop in mechanical engineering students the attributes necessary for effective leadership civic responsibilities.

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SAMPE Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)

SAMPE

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) provides the global forum for information, education and professional fellowship for those who define the leading edge and application of materials and processes advancement.

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SAE Society of Automotive Engineers

SAE

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.

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SHPE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE

SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impact the world through STEM awareness, support, and development. We are brought together by heritage and a desire to improve the quality of life for all people through the use of science and technology. We are about improving our education, giving back to our community, and providing students the skills necessary to landing internships and great jobs!

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SPE Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

SPE

The mission of the UNT Society of Petroleum Engineers is to advance students' understanding of engineering knowledge and practices relating to the oil, gas and supporting industries; to provide opportunities for students to develop technical and professional competence through connections with industry and better prepare students for careers in the petroleum industry. SPE holds informational meetings open to all students that attempt to increase knowledge of the petroleum industry and eliminate many of the myths regarding the drilling, exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Members network with industry professionals from the Dallas SPE section and on occasion visit well sites to see first-hand what goes on during the petroleum extraction process.

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SPE Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)

SPE

The Society of Plastics Engineers chapter focuses on the industrial and commercial applications of polymers. Plastics are an everyday aspect of life that can constantly be improved. This drive for improvement involves the synthesis, design, processing, and applications of polymer and polymer based composites. Several opportunities to network with professionals and learn about plastics are available throughout the semester. Fields of interest: Commercial goods, vehicle systems, bio-medical applications, and anything related to plastics.

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SWE Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE

The Society of Women Engineers is a professional society established in 1951. We are dedicated to promoting science, technology, engineering and math fields as a viable career option for women. The UNT Collegiate section was chartered in Spring 2003 and benefits students by providing workshops and networking with professionals as well as performing outreach to get younger girls interested in the STEM fields. There are many benefits to joining SWE such as: great scholarship opportunities, a large networking base, access to workshops and webinars and the chance to improve leadership skills.

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