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Engineering Student Professional Organizations
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
FLEX YOUR SKILLS IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Being in a student organization gives you access to compete against the best of the best peers. Our students are well-known for bringing home first place in national hacking, solar and entrepreneurial competitions.
ENGAGE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENGINEERS
Our student organizations perform critical work to engage K-12 students in STEM. Be a part of the outreach efforts through Bourns Science and Engineering Day, Dia de Ciencias, Engineering R'Future, and many more annual events.
ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Student organizations create networking opportunities with recruiters, alumni and industry experts from top companies and government organizations. What you'll gain: invaluable connections and the knowledge for how to set yourself apart and achieve your engineering career goals.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
We focus on helping students of all class levels gain a holistic understanding of chemical and environmental engineering principals through participation in competitions, attendance at regional and national conferences, project work, and development of professional mannerisms through various events
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Association for Computing Machinery
Biomedical Engineering Society
We are dedicated in helping our members achieve their academic goals, whether they be pursuing graduate school, medical school, or a career in industry. The objective of our events is to help our members to develop professional skills required in their chosen career path as well as social skills to network with other students with the same goals.
Cyber@UCR is UCR's one stop shop for all things security related. From physical security, like lock picking and getting out of handcuffs to cyber security, attacking and defense of computer networks. We focus on competitions, practices, and workshops to educate students on everything security related. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome to compete! Happy hacking!
Engineers without Borders
We are a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.
We create video games and hone our skills in the interdisciplinary field of game development, including programming, art, design, writing, and music. We focus on providing a place people to develop both their experience and connections in order to get into the game industry with game jams, workshops, and talks from industry members.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
We strive to provide engineers with technical, social, and professional development in the engineering field. We aim to be the leading engineering organization on campus, providing more opportunities for student improvement outside the classroom. We are committed in providing engineers with career enhancement, engineering social events, and growth in their respective professions through projects.
Material Research Society
We work to promote the advancement of materials research through interdisciplinary collaboration among all majors. Our goal is to help connect students to faculty and other engineering students in order to find possible research positions and networking opportunities. We also focus on professional development workshops that feature graduate students throughout the year to sharpen our members’ skills for the engineering world.
National Society of Black Engineers
We envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. In this world, Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally. 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."
Society of Automotive Engineers
Traditionally thought of as a Mechanical Engineering Organization our club has evolved into a Multidisciplinary team of engineers and business professionals. We have encouraged the growth and development of bleeding-edge technologies, including the design and development of an AC Synchronous Electric Motors, Lithium-Ion battery packs, complex mechanical drivetrain systems, air intake manifolds, and so much more.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE is an interdisciplinary engineering organization focused on changing lives by empowering the Hispanic community. We pride ourselves in not only being able to improve ourselves in a professional, academic, and innovative way but in our ability to give back to the community through outreach. Overall, we have proved that we can prepare members for the real world, outside of their undergraduate career, whether it be in graduate school, the industry, or anything else.
Society of Women Engineers
We are a non-profit, educational, service organization that is driven by members who are passionate about supporting Womxn to achieve full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders. We work hard to foster professional and academic development, increase the female presence in BCOE, and host numerous outreach opportunities encouraging young students to pursue STEM fields. We also frequently collaborate with other engineering organizations to
help expand students' professional networks.
Tau Beta Pi
We are the oldest engineering honor society and second oldest honor society in the United States, founded in 1885 at Lehigh University by Edwards H. Williams Jr. The California Alpha Beta Chapter at the University of California Riverside was incorporated in 2005. Eligible students will receive an emailed invitation with instructions to attend an informational presentation about our organization.
A Co-Ed Professional Engineering Fraternity that strives to engineer leaders for service, profession, and brotherhood. We develop lifelong bonds of fraternal fellowship between our members through unique and memorable experiences. We aim to build and refine the professional abilities of our members so that they succeed in their careers and endeavors. Our members strive to lead by example and stay true through volunteering, work, and contribution to the school and community.
Unmanned Aerial Systems at UCR
UAS at UCR is an interdisciplinary group of students focused on designing, constructing and programming an autonomous aerial vehicle to compete in the annual AUVSI-SUAS competition.
Women in Computing
Our goal is to build a community of women programmers and provide a safe and empowering place for students to express themselves. We celebrate all programmers at UCR and encourage them to grow as students and future leaders in the computing fields. WinC is open to anyone: whether you're just looking to start coding or you have had multiple years in the industry, we'd love to have you!
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