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Michigan State University Registered Student Organizations

Amature Radio Club (W8SH)


The first radio station at Michigan State University was established through the efforts of the Amateur Radio Club in 1919, broadcasting weather reports and farm market prices. Today the club operates two radio stations from campus in East Lansing. Check out the website.




American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)


AIChE creates networking opportunities for Chemical Engineers by bringing companies to MSU to talk to us about themselves and let us ask questions. AIChE is perfect for students looking for co-ops or internships or just to see what Chemical Engineering careers are like after graduation.
Check out the website.




American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)


The MSU Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is a student organization that connects students to professionals. Our mission is to create a sense of community among students, serve the community, and create a culture of professionalism. We do this by inviting companies to come talk to students about what their day to day as engineers or professionals in the construction, consulting, and design engineering industries looks like. We also place a large emphasis on leadership and personal growth, including annual visitations to both Regional Conferences and Multi-Region Leadership Conferences (MRLCs) where we partake in Workshops for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCLs). Check out the website.




American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


ASME at Michigan State is committed to providing students and faculty with a connection to the mechanical engineering profession outside of the classroom. ASME provides a great opportunity to learn about different companies, meet fellow students, and much more. Check out the website.




Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)


ACM@MSU exists to connect Michigan State Students with the tech industry. Our tech talks and workshops give students a chance to learn from and meet successful professionals.
Weekly tech talks, workshops, and open hacks for students!
Check out the website.




Audio Enthusiasts And Engineers (AEE)


Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers (AEE) is a student organization, that was started in the fall semester of 2006. We aim to design, prototype and build audio equipment. We are always open to new members with skills and passion. We are a project oriented group, focused on experimenting, researching and building audio projects. We present our built prototypes and completed projects to the public at events like the Michigan State University Engineering Design Day. Our group meetings and educational forums are open to all MSU students. We want to learn, teach, share thoughts and ideas, encourage innovation and discovery in the field of audio. Check out the website.




Biosystems Engineering Club


The BE Club is dedicated to furthering the professional development of the students interested in Biosystems Engineering. We achieve this objective through providing our members with opportunities for leadership roles within the department, networking and relationship building with employers who are interested in hiring our major, connections to University resources, and hands-on experiences.
Check out the website.




Chi Epsilon: Civil Engineering Honor Society


Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession, 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 the civil engineering student. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever higher standard of professional service. Check out the website.




Engineering Student Council


The Engineering Student Council acts as a governing student body within the College of Engineering. ESC’s main function is to bring together all of the engineering student organizations in order to act as a liaison between the student body and the faculty. We accomplish this by working closely with the Deans of the College of Engineering and by putting students on boards where they will have a chance to have their voices heard. These councils include the Engineering Undergraduate Studies Committee, the Engineering College Advisory Council, and others. ESC’s secondary function is to act as an aid for other student engineering organizations. In our bi-weekly meetings we bring together representatives from all student engineering organizations so that we can collaborate on events that will help strengthen our college. We also act as a calendar, so we don’t have multiple organizations all running events at the same time. This is an especially usual feature during Engineers Week. Check out the website.




Engineers For A Sustainable World - MSU


The goal of the Michigan State University (MSU) Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is to combine engineering skills with an understanding of environmental issues to create valuable solutions to worldwide problems.
Check out the website.




Engineers Without Borders - MSU


Engineers Without Borders is an on-campus volunteer group dedicated to serving others, both locally and abroad. This club is an excellent opportunity to meet other engineering students, utilize the knowledge obtained in class, and improve the lives of others. Current projects are taking place in Tanzania and Woldumar, MI. Check out the website.




Environmental Engineering Student Society (EESS)


The Environmental Engineering Student Society (EESS) is a student organization open to all undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an environmental related field. EESS provides a friendly atmosphere to meet with Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Faculty. Guest speakers, field trips, student programs, and community projects are just a few of the activities in which EESS participates. We are professionally affiliated as a student chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA). Check out the website.




FIRST Alumni and Mentors Network - MSU


FAMNM is a University of Michigan student organization devoted to organizing student and departmental efforts to support the FIRST® program locally and throughout the state of Michigan. FAMNM offers college students the opportunity to volunteer in the various FIRST® programs and events, provides funding for teams, and acts as a liaison between teams and various university departments. Check out the website.




Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)


IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. Check out the website.




Institute of Transportation Engineers


The ITE Michigan Section’s geographic area includes the entire state of Michigan. Our membership currently includes over 300 transportation professionals, students, and technical affiliates whom work/reside in Michigan. In general, the Michigan Section hosts technical sessions (February, March, June, October and December) where technical presentations are made to the broad transportation community. The section also hosts two golf outings per year. The May golf outing raises funds for the Michigan Section’s educational fund that distributes $12,000 per year in scholarship grants. Check out the website.




Leadership Advantage


A student run, intensive four-day leadership seminar designed for incoming MSU students interested in an engineering career. Those behind the program are currently enrolled in the College of Engineering with first-hand experience on what it takes to be a Spartan Engineer. Leadership Advantage focuses on developing leadership skills, providing awareness of leadership opportunities, and welcoming new students to the university community. Check out the website.




Materials Science and Engineering Society


The Michigan State University Materials Science and Engineering Society chapter is dedicated to supporting and allocating resources to all MSE Students through a weekly Materials Science help room, bi-weekly chapter meetings, and fundraisers to support chapter activities. A variety of speakers, such as alumni in industry or pursuing higher education, are brought in to meetings to help current students recognize the scope of Materials Science in the real world. Representatives from the Center are also brought in prior to Career Fairs to assist in resume workshops and brainstorming interview strategies. Check out the website.




National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers


The National Organization for the Professional Development of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) was established in 1975 to develop and carry out programs to assist minority groups in realizing their full potential in science and engineering fields. Minority scientists comprise a very small percentage of the professionals in their respective disciplines. The organization's purpose is to maintain and support regional programs which assist underrepresented groups in fully realizing their academic and/or professional potential, introduce science and technology as viable professional goals to students on the elementary and high school levels, and encourage college students to pursue higher education in professional departments. Our Local Chapter meets every other week to specifically address the scholarly concerns of underrepresented students in science and engineering fields and to provide an intellectual support system by networking students in these specific disciplines to professionals internal and external to the MSU campus. The Chapter maintains tutorial, and visitor speakers programs and lends its support to MSU and community programs sensitive to the needs of minority scholars. Members from the Chapter this year will contribute to MSU programs targeted towards grade and high school students. The Chapter strongly encourages students to actively participate in research laboratories on the MSU campus, and to present their results at technical sessions in National scientific and engineering forums. Check out the website.




National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)


The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is, "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." Our Chapter boasts +50 members and +3.0 GPA annually. We also offer a wide range of programs that focus on academic and technical excellence, professional development, community service, networking, and social activities.
Check out the website.




Omega Chi Epsilon


Omega Chi Epsilon is the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering. The Society promotes high scholarship, encourages original investigation in chemical engineering and recognizes the valuable traits of character, integrity and leadership. It serves both undergraduate and graduate students and fosters meaningful student-faculty dialogue. The name is based upon our motto: Ode Chrototos Eggegramai which means In this Society, professionalism is engraved in our minds. The letters OXE, or their Greek equivalent of WCE, represent Order of Chemical Engineers. Check out the website.




Pi Tau Sigma


Pi Tau Sigma is a Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, instituted in order to establish a closer bond of fellowship among its members which will result in mutual benefit to those men and women in the study and in the profession of mechanical engineering.


Pi Tau Sigma's core values are: Integrity (soundness of character and moral conduct), Service (serving the mechanical engineering profession and the community), and Leadership (being foremost and fostering initiative through example in a professional manner).

Check out the website.




Rocketry - MSU


Our mission is to bring the space systems part of aerospace engineering to Michigan State University through designing, building, testing, and launching high-powered rockets. MSU Rocketry is a team composed of undergraduate engineering students interested in designing, building, testing, and launching a high-powered rocket capable of reaching 10,000ft for the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition in Utah. Check out the website.




Society of Applied Engineering Sciences (SAES)


The Society of Applied Engineering Sciences (SAES) is the professional development organization associated with the Applied Engineering Sciences major at MSU.
Along with the major, the society has been growing year after year. SAES helps students become more involved in their degree, embrace the full benefits of the extended alumni network, learn about potential job leads, build individual skills, meet fellow students and much more!
Check out the website.




Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)


SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live. Check out the website.




Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Racing Team (Formula SAE)


The MSU Formula Racing Team represents Michigan State University’s entry into the Formula SAE collegiate design series, a competition sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Formula SAE promotes innovation and education by challenging students to fund, design, manufacture and race small, open-wheel racecars. Teams are judged over a course of seven different events, covering vehicle marketing, design, manufacturing, cost and several areas of dynamic performance. Since it’s inception in 1981, this series has experienced tremendous participant growth, earning the title of the largest engineering competition in the world and currently hosting nine events in seven countries annually. To date, there are nearly five hundred teams around the globe. The objective of the collegiate series is to provide an avenue for aspiring world-class engineers to compete against the best of the best from other schools around the world. The problem statement posed to the students is simple: design and build a single-seat open-wheeled race car to compete in the Formula SAE Series. Each team is evaluated on this in seven different event categories, four dynamic and three static, emphasizing the importance of the entire engineering process. Check out the website.




Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Racing Team


Michigan State Baja Racing is an engineering project team which annually designs, builds, and races an off-road vehicle to compete in Baja SAE competitions. SAE, or the "Society of Automotive Engineers," is an international organization that promotes the exchange of important information and ideas between engineers in mobility-related professions. Baja SAE events are part of SAE's Collegiate Design Series - a bunch of different competitions that give college students hands on engineering experience. There are three Baja SAE events in the United States every year, which Michigan State regularly participates in. There are also events in in South Africa, Brazil, South Korea, and Mexico. Each year, about 100 teams participate in three US competitions: the West Competition, the Midwest Competition, and the East Competition. For the 2019-2020 season, these competitions will take place in Illinois, Kentucky, and Arizona. Each competition requires students to balance cost with design and dynamic performance while following a strict set of safety regulations and standardized rules. Competitions are four days long during which teams compete in three static events and five dynamic events for a grand total of 1000 points. Check out the website.




Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)


We are brought together by heritage, social responsibility and desire to improve the equality of all people through the use of science and technology. We value excellence in education, professional pursuits, and leadership. We obtain excellence through integrity, empowerment, achievement, diversity, and continuous improvement.
SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
Check out the website.




Society of Plastics Engineers


84 countries and 22,500+ members strong, we unite plastics professionals worldwide –helping them succeed and strengthening their skills through networking, events, training, and knowledge sharing. No matter where you work in the plastics industry value chain-whether you're a scientist, engineer, technical personnel or a senior executive-nor what your background is, education, gender, culture or age-we are here to serve you. And, like our members, we are committed to giving back to the communities that have given us so much. Together it’s our responsibility to make the plastics world a better place by providing a forum that generates a strong awareness of issues facing the plastics community so that we can look at the solutions that will benefit everyone. Join us in bringing about real change. Together we will make a difference. Check out the website.




Society of Women Engineers (SWE)


We are a non-profit, educational, service organization composed of science/engineering students and graduate engineers who work to recruit, support, and retain women in the engineering profession. Our members achieve this in a variety of ways. Throughout the semester, we host biweekly meetings with sponsoring companies, volunteer in K-12 outreach events, and organize fun social events for members and their friends! We would love to see you at our next event! Check out the website.




Solar Car Team - MSU


The MSU SRT is a student group composed of the next generation of talented engineers and entrepreneurs. We were founded in 2000, and have been competitively designing and racing solar-powered vehicles ever since. We aim to educate our students through experiences that go beyond the classroom, while promoting alternative energies. Check out the website.




SpartaHack


SpartaHack is a yearly event held for students of all skill levels and disciplines at MSU. Every year at Spartahack we provide a space to get creative with tech, make connections, and forget the words "I can't". Students can join the 36-hour programming marathon and competition to learn a new piece of tech or push themselves to build something more challenging using the tools they already know. Check out the website.




Spartan Hackers


Spartan Hackers exists to foster a community of technological innovation, collaboration, and creation at Michigan State University. To rephrase, we build cool tech projects by working with others. We do this by organizing buses to attend Hackathons, hosting technical workshops on-campus to develop new skills, and host sponsor events where companies come to talk about what they do while also introducing any internships or full-time opportunities.
Check out the website.




STrength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeleton Team (STARX)


The MSU STrength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeleton (STARX) Team is a new student organization at Michigan State University. This student group is dedicated to designing and building a strength-augmenting robotic-exoskeleton suit. The MSU STARX Team hopes to improve upon technology in the field of both robotics and biomedical engineering by creating and advancing several iterations of our exoskeleton suit.
Check out the website.




Tau Beta Pi


Tau Beta Pi is the premier Engineering Honor Society in the United States. Founded in 1885, Tau Beta Pi stands as a symbol of recognition in the Field of Engineering, being the second oldest national honor society. To be accepted, one must first be within the top 1/8th (12.5%) of the junior class, or top 1/5 (20%) of the senior class. Once nominated based on class standing, you must attend events and programs by TBP, and finally attend inauguration to have your name added to the illustrious list of MSU members. MSU stands out as a chapter, as we are the second chapter founded in the nation, only superseded by the original Alpha Chapter, founded at Lehigh University. If you are a driven individual looking for a community of support and excellence, look no further than Tau Beta Pi.
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Unmanned Systems - MSU


MSU Unmanned Systems Team designs, builds, and flies fully autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. These vehicles are outfitted with an image processing system, a payload module, and more. All undergraduate students regardless of class standing or major are welcome to join the team. Check out the website.




Vex Robotics


We design, build and program robots to compete in VEX Robotics competitions, nationally and internationally. The club mentors high school and middle school teams, and we host the State Tournament for those same students. VEX Robotics is a competition in which students build and program a robot to perform certain tasks in a game like scenario against an opposing team. The competition consists of autonomous and driver control parts with the goal of scoring more points than the opposing side. Each year the tasks required by the robots is redesigned allowing for creative opportunities in solving the tasks at hand. Check out the website.




Women In Computing


Michigan State University Women in Computing (MSU WIC) is a registered chapter of ACM-W and an organization of students and faculty, both men and women, who work to recruit, support, and retain women in computing-related fields. Our members are a part of a close-knit community on campus that participates in several events throughout the course of the year. Some events we host during the semester include tech talks from visiting companies such as Vertafore, Crowe Horwath, and Target; Lean In Circles; technical workshops; social events; and various outreach activities. Check out the website.




Society of Engineering Management (SEM)


The American Society for Engineering Management is an international professional society that is focused on promoting and advancing the field of Engineering Management. The subject of Engineering Management is concerned with the management of people and projects in a technological or engineering systems context. Check out the website.





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