American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE )
AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members in 110 countries. Membership provides opportunities to access information on recognized and promising chemical engineering processes and methods, as well as learning and networking opportunities. Their mission is to promote excellence in chemical engineering education and global practice.
At UA, AIChE is dedicated to encouraging relationships between students, faculty, and industry based on personal, professional, and social growth. This includes plant tours, company's visiting campus, participation in regional and national conferences, ChemE car, and various social events. We recognize the hard work that our engineers put in and feel that it deserves respect and recognition. We encourage all engineering students to get involved in our activities.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASCE represents more than 150,000 members in 177 countries. It is the nation’s oldest engineering society, founded in 1852. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.
The purpose of this organization on campus is to enhance students’ networking, communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Members are responsible for completing five service hours per semester, which can often be accomplished through the ASCE planned service and fundraising events.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME is an organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880, ASME now has more than 130,000 members in 151 countries.
ASME at UA is a student-led organization dedicated to enriching the quality of our Mechanical Engineering program. We accomplish this by bringing together students for networking events, educational tours, skill enhancing lecture series, success seminars, interview workshops, interdisciplinary collaborations, research opportunities, annual student member meetings, and more importantly, having fun!
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Founded in 1968, BMES currently has 7,000 members across the country. BMES serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Our leadership in accreditation, potential licensure, publications, scientific meetings, global programs, and diversity initiatives, as well as our commitment to ethics, all serve our mission to promote and enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being.
The UA BMES student chapter serves the undergraduate and graduate student body at UA by offering numerous opportunities for leadership, professional development, research, community outreach, and networking. The Society strives to enhance the educational, cultural, and social experience of its members, and to promote the awareness of research efforts currently being conducted by the members.
Engineering Student Council
Engineering Student Council is an organization that works to bring together engineering students, design teams, and other engineering student organizations through their council meetings and social events throughout the academic year. Meetings are held monthly. Engineering Student Council is composed of their officers, chair positions, as well as student representatives from all disciplines of engineering in the College. Engineering Student Council typically hosts at least one event per month during the semester. All are welcome to attend.
HAkron is a student organization that is focused on advancing tech culture in Akron. The group helps students take what they learn in the classroom and use it to solve real-world problems. HAkron hosts an annual 24-hour hackathon at UA each year. The student-run event is a great place to learn, create, and meet new people.
National Association for Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
NACE equips society to protect people, assets, and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion. Established in 1943, NACE currently serves nearly 36,000 members in over 130 countries. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more.
Also known as Corrosion Squad at UA, this group is meets monthly and hosts guest speakers from industry and academia who discuss research opportunities, corrosion failures and successes, and innovative technology developments.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
With nearly 16,000 active members in the US and abroad, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the US. Founded in 1975, NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring, career placement services, community service opportunities and more.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. With their core values being familia, service, learning and resilience, SHPE envisions a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influenced as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
SWE was established in 1950 and currently boasts 30,000 members across the country. SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ successes and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
SWE is a student organization the helps women (and men) in engineering. Resources include workshops, training, resume editing, business etiquette, and networking. We attend regional and annual conferences where further resources are available, including career fairs and professional development.
Tau Beta Pi
The Tau Beta Pi Association (commonly Tau Beta Pi, ΤΒΠ, or TBP) is the oldest engineering honor society in the United States and the second oldest collegiate honor society in America. It honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. Specifically, the association was founded "to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges."