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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.