Engineering Student Groups

Academic Affairs encourages students to get involved in other engineering student groups. A list of current groups follows:

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – Throughout the academic year, ACM organizes social events, movie nights, programming contests, travel opportunities, and a fireside chat. Student members of ACM benefit from use of a student lounge equipped with two PC’s, an iMac, a Solaris, and high-speed wireless internet access in Lopata Hall, Room 509.
  • Association for Dual Degree Engineers (ADDE) – The Dual Degree Association is comprised of undergraduate engineers from all over the United States. Theirmain purpose is to provide a friendly environment to students and to their members in hopes of creating a better learning atmosphere.
  • Association of Graduate Students (AGES) – The Association of Graduate Engineering Students is the student organization that represents and coordinates activities for graduate students. AGES sends representatives to the Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS), the campus-wide graduate student government, and the Graduate Professional Council (GPC).
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – Members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers network with fellow chemical engineering students and practicing chemical engineers. Students use the organization to engage in mentoring opportunities, apply for special scholarships, and explore new technologies..
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB) – Engineers Without Borders partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.
  • EN120 Freshman Engineering Seminar (EN120) – EN120 is the freshman engineering seminar of Washington University. Students gain experience in four areas critical to engineering work: Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Leadership and Design/Problem Solving. This is accomplished through team-based activities performed in a fun and competitive environment.  EN120 also invests valuable training efforts and experiences in its staff of Course Directors and Course Assistants.  EN120 hiring process starts annually in the late fall and early spring.
  • Eta Kappa Nu (NKU) -Eta Kappa Nu is the national honor society for Electrical Engineering students who meet certain academic eligibility criteria. Students in the top third of the senior class and the top fourth of the junior class are invited to join.
  • Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) – IEEE strives to provide students with electrical and computer engineering resources outside of the classroom, including information about joining the national IEEE organization. Members also communicate electrical engineering students’ concerns to the faculty.
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) – NSBE students work to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. At Washington University, NSBE students volunteer for various diversity projects in the St. Louis community and host an annual campus-wide career fair.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) – Members of the motorsport program at Washington University are enthusiastic students who completely design and fabricate a formula style race car. Comprised mainly of engineers, but open to students of all disciplines, the team is committed to exploring the frontiers of innovation and technology. Today, the team is developing an Ethanol powered car with regard for the future of alternative energy.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) – The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers strives to enhance the potential of Hispanics in engineering, science, and math. In addition, SHPE works to form a network of Hispanic professional engineers to serve as role models for the Hispanic community. Washington University SHPE members also reach out to the local community through various projects.
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – SWE members strive to support women engineering students by organizing outreach, mentoring, networking, and social activities. Each year, members host a “Women in Engineering Day” for high school women interested in learning more about engineering.
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society designed to encourage and recognize superior scholarship and leadership achievement either in broad fields of education or in departmental fields at either undergraduate or graduate levels.