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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Engineering Student Council
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.