Beyond the classroom, engineering students have the opportunity to be part of many activities and organizations in the College of Engineering. These include student chapters of engineering professional organizations, honor societies, and our Cupola Engineering Society, whose members serve as ambassadors of the college. Students can also participate in high-profile organizations such as our Formula SAE and Baja SAE race teams, concrete canoe, steel bridge and Engineers Without Borders. Many of our students are also members of campus-wide organizations such as the band, choir, and student government.
Alpha Epsilon is an honor society for outstanding agricultural, biological and food engineers. The objectives of the honor society are to promote the high ideals of the engineering profession, to give recognition to those agricultural, biological and food engineers who manifest worthy qualities of character, scholarship and professional attainment, and to encourage and support such improvements in the agricultural, biological and food engineering profession that make it an instrument of greater service to mankind. Memberships in Alpha Epsilon consist of three classes: honorary, active and alumni. Honorary members are selected on the basis of successful achievement in biological and agricultural engineering. Active members are chosen only from students registered in the upper portion of their engineering class, and who exhibit outstanding qualities of character, leadership, and personality. Graduate members may be chosen from outstanding graduate students in agricultural, biological and food engineering. Active members of Alpha Epsilon's Alabama Delta Beta Chapter are undergraduate engineering students enrolled in the Biosystems Engineering Department at Auburn University. The active membership in Alpha Epsilon for undergraduate engineering students is limited to (1) juniors who have a minimum cumulative scholastic rank in the upper quarter of the college class and (2) seniors who have a minimum cumulative scholastic rank in the upper third of the college class. Active members can also be graduate students who would have met the requirements for membership as undergraduates at the institution they attended, had the organization existed there at that time. Graduate students not eligible for membership as undergraduates will be eligible after the completion of at least seven semester hours (ten quarter hours) of graduate course work with a minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.25 on a 4.00-point scale, if they have an undergraduate degree in Biosystems Engineering or closely related field.
Alpha Omega Epsilon is an International Engineering and Technical Sciences Sorority, which is both professional and social. Founded in 1983, Alpha Omega Epsilon promotes friendship, leadership, and professionalism to all members of the Organization and in our community and professions. Please visit auburnaoe.com and alphaomegaepsilon.org for more information.
Alpha Pi Mu was the brainchild of James T. French who in 1949 was a senior industrial engineering student at Georgia Tech. Nine men chosen through their affiliation with the Georgia Tech Chapter of Tau Beta Pi constituted the original membership of Alpha Pi Mu. Alpha Pi Mu is the only nationally accepted industrial engineering honor society. The Georgia Tech engineers who led the initial developmental work wanted an organization to provide a common ground on which their outstanding young engineers could exchange ideas, and to provide experiences which could help their future professional development.
The purpose of the American Concrete Institute Student Chapter shall be to encourage student interest in the study of concrete and its uses in design and construction. The student chapter also intends to develop an awareness of ACI, ACI chapters, and consensus procedures by which ACI operates.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, or AIAA, is the world’s largest aerospace organization and has been the principal voice and technical society devoted to continuing contributions and global leadership in the aerospace community for more than 80 years. Auburn's student branch of AIAA hosts a variety of events throughout the year for both its members and the aerospace engineering department in general. In addition, the Auburn chapter seeks to connect students to extracurricular aerospace opportunities that would both enrich and complement any undergraduate engineering curriculum. The Auburn branch is actively involved at the annual AIAA Southeastern Regional Student Conference each year.
The ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) student branch at Auburn University is designed to promote the interest and involvement of undergraduate and graduate students (preprofessionals) in the ASABE. The goal of the ASABE is to encourage the advancement of agricultural, biological, food, environmental, and ecological engineering. Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineers develop efficient, effective, and environmentally sensitive techniques and methods of producing food, fiber, timber, and renewable energy sources for a growing world population. Also, the ASABE is designed to allow students to gain friendships, career opportunities, and public relations. To be a member, one must submit twenty dollars annually to the ASABE. Within the ASABE student branch at Auburn, students will have the opportunity to hold an office for one year. Offices include President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Parliamentarian. Holding an office and being an active member allows a student to develop leadership skills which will be useful in their future career. The Auburn ASABE student branch meets monthly usually in the Tom E. Corley Building to discuss and plan upcoming events while participating in fun team development activities. This society is known internationally, and has many opportunities for students to get involved at Auburn University and with other engineers associated with Biosystems Engineering. During membership of the ASABE, students have an opportunity to be involved in several engineering competitions. Through these competitions, students develop skills such as design, teamwork, and use knowledge obtained through engineering courses. Joining the ASABE would be beneficial to a student while pursuing an undergraduate degree.
The Auburn University Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers was the first ASCE Student Chapter founded in the Deep South and one of the first in the nation. Since our founding in 1921 we have been a leader within the ranks of ASCE Student Chapters and on Auburn University's campus. With a membership of over 100 students and growing we are among the larger and more active campus groups at Auburn. We hope that you will take a look around our website and attend a meeting soon. We look forward to you becoming an active member of our organization.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an internationally recognized professional association. We strive to provide our members with unique opportunities and benefits. We connect our members with local and national company representatives, through on-campus presentation. Educationally, we facilitate interaction between faculty and the student body. Communally, we promote awareness about Mechanical Engineering and Auburn University.
ACM is the club for Computer Science and Software Engineering students at Auburn University. We strive to help peers make connections with both other peers and potential employers. We also serve to strengthen the knowledge of CSSE students by offering multiple events each week to teach different subjects.
The purpose of this organization is to build and support the biomedical engineering community in and around Auburn University through professional development and networking for our members; outreach to the community; and a commitment to innovation in the form of active research and invention projects.
Chi Epsilon recognizes, honors, and develops civil engineering students and professionals that they may strive to achieve an ever higher standard of service. The organization promotes the concepts that are fundamental to a successful engineering career: scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability.
The Council Of Engineering Graduate Students was formed in 2012 as a volunteer student organization with the mission to promote the development and enrichment of the graduate student experience within the college. We are in need of engineering graduate leaders (EGL) who are willing to give a small portion of their time to help in our efforts.
The Society’s mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. The society furthers serious consideration of knowledge about the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether people serve as operators, maintainers, or users in the system. And, it advocates systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety and ease of performance.
The INFORMS Student Chapter at Auburn University promotes interest in the fields of Operations Research, Management Science and Advanced Analytics. It fosters a sense of community among students in these disciplines, and promotes the exchange of ideas, mentoring for students, and connections between students and professionals in industry and academia. Visit our website for information about events: informsatau.wixsite.com/chapter
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is dedicated to building an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology. In pursuit of this mission NOBCChE initiates and supports local, regional, national, and global programs that assist people of color in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. The organization promotes careers in science and technology as an achievable goal for elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, NOBCChE encourages college students to pursue graduate degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. NOBCChE also provides professional development programs, networking and mentoring for early to mid-career professionals. NOBCChE makes a difference!!
Phi Psi National Textile Fraternity is for students with an interest in textiles or materials. The purpose of this organization is to bring together students with similar interest. Phi Psi is a co-ed organization that works to provide the best experience possible for members in both a social and professional setting.
Pi Tau Sigma is a Mechanical Engineering Honor Society which has as its objective:
“…to foster the high ideals of the engineering profession, to stimulate interest in coordinate departmental activities, to promote the mutual professional welfare of its members, and to develop in students of mechanical engineering the attributes necessary for effective leadership and the assumption of the responsibilities of a citizen in a democracy.”
Sigma Gamma Tau is the honor society for Aerospace Engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievement and excellence in the Aerospace field. Sigma Gamma Tau's collegiate chapters elect annually to membership those students, alumni, and professionals who, by conscientious attention to their studies or professional duties, uphold this high standard for the betterment of their profession.
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. For more information about Auburn's local SWE Chapter, find us on Facebook.
Space Club is an umbrella organization that encompasses all the clubs on campus funded by the Alabama Space Grant Consortium and focused on space-related competition projects and research. Clubs within Space Club include the NASA Robotic Mining Competition Team, USLI/Student Launch, the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge Team, the CANSAT team, and Club Europa. Regardless of your level of experience or major you will find a place in the organization building robots, rockets, rovers, satellites, or doing Space-related research! Within Space Club is a diverse group of dedicated students focused on learning through experience, practicing intentional innovation, and developing year-over-year design improvement. Founded in 2014, the club brings together a group of students from a variety of academic disciplines under one umbrella of design and manufacturing excellence. Designing and creating our various projects allows students the opportunity to see our education in action in a way that many do not see inside the classroom. War Eagle!
SPARC functions as Auburn University's makerspace. It was founded by the Auburn University Electrical Engineering Department in 2006 to provide students with the opportunity to test out their own ideas, integrate concepts learned in class, compete with peers at other schools, and demonstrate their products to the public. SPARC provides the lab space, tools, materials, and funding for projects. If a student pays for their own materials, they can even keep their projects. Any Auburn University student undergraduate or graduate regardless of major or year can work on a project facilitated by SPARC. SPARC provides the opportunity for younger students to work with older students. It is a great way to get real problem solving experience and apply some of the knowledge that is learned in classes. It also serves as a great resume builder in which can help get members get involved in Undergraduate research and CO-OP’s and internships.
Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and is the nation's oldest and most prestigious engineering honor society. Tau Beta Pi recognizes the most outstanding engineering students around the nation and gives them a forum to apply their talents to better the world in which they live. Auburn has the oldest chapter in Alabama, and a great deal of history inducting students since 1921. Even brighter than our chapter's past is our future where we strive to maintain the honor and dignity of Tau Beta Pi and use our talents to better the world around us.
TLSS is a technical society established to improve networking and knowledge transfer in the field of lubrication, friction, and wear (tribology). We foster education, networking, camaraderie in the tribology field. We organize presentations from industry professionals and researchers, attend STLE National Conferences, participate in research in the Auburn University Tribology lab, and supply members with potential internship/co-op and full time job opportunities.