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College of Engineering

Academic Organizations

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 aoebetanu.com and alphaomegaepsilon.org for more information.

Our purpose is to confer recognition upon students of Industrial and Systems Engineering who have shown exceptional academic interest and abilities in their field, to encourage the advancement and quality of Industrial and Systems Engineering education, and to unify the student body of the Industrial Engineering department in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty.

The Auburn University ACI Student Chapter is dedicated to promoting an interest in concrete here at Auburn and in our surrounding community. ACI is a professional organization whose members include those in the design, construction, and education fields related to concrete. We seek to connect Auburn students to professionals in the concrete industry through educational lunch seminars, our annual event "Concrete Day", and by sending student members to national ACI conventions. Undergraduate student members may compete in the student competition. For the winners of the student competition there will be an awards ceremony and a cash prize. Students from all disciplines are welcome!

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, E-council and Ag council. 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 bi-monthly 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. The objective of this Chapter shall be to encourage the development of the professional consciousness, give an opportunity for civil engineering students to become acquainted, and practice working together effectively. Furthermore, the Chapter shall promote a spirit of mutual congeniality and provide friendly contact with the engineering profession. The Chapter shall encourage lifetime ASCE membership, present a good image of civil engineering, and encourage undecided engineering students to pursue a career in civil engineering.

The ASHRAE Student Branch Chapter at Auburn University particularly promotes the interests of all engineering students with curricula focused on heat transfer, thermodynamics, thermal systems, energy and the environment.

ACM is a professional society for Computer Scientists, Software Engineers, and general Tech Enthusiasts. We strive to offer an expansive, collaborative, and inclusive community to further develop our technical skills and to create meaningful relationships with our fellow students. We host a variety of clubs and activities including the Competitive Programming Team (CPT), Ethical Hacking Club (EHC), Artificial Intelligence Club (AI), Tech Talks, Social Events, and a Hackathon. Our official website is currently under construction.

The purpose of the AGS is to provide Auburn University students and alumni with professionaldevelopment opportunities, pertaining to the fields of geo-science through networking, communityoutreach, and research presentations.

Materials Engineering Society at Auburn University (MESA) aims to facilitate discussion of materials research and design among engineering students as well as create a network of communication between students and engineers in industry.

OSTEM is a national organization dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBTQ+ individuals who work in STEM fields or pursue STEM majors. We help students find academic and professional resources that suit their unique needs, work with faculty in the College of Engineering and COSAM to help them develop inclusive classroom practices, and provide LGBTQ+ students in STEM majors a feeling of community so they know they are not alone. Additionally, we have a strict privacy policy to prevent any members from being outed for their participation.

War Eagle Motorsports is Auburn's organization for international Formula SAE and Formula Student competitions. These competitions involve the high-level engineering design, from-scratch fabrication, and on-track racing of a new light, single-seat, autocross-style racecar every year. Formula SAE is a collegiate design series sanctioned by SAE International, and consists of events held both in the U.S. and worldwide. Formula SAE is the largest racing series in the world with around 500 teams competing each year, all building their own vehicles from scratch. This series is internationally recognized as the most-involved and extensive engineering program available to students. Competition breeds performance, and the engineers and business people involved in Formula SAE are simply the best in the world. With valuable real world experience and hands-on skills gained from this series, Formula SAE graduates are hard to beat in the work-place. Formula SAE competitions consist of both Static (Business Presentation, Cost, Design, Tech Inspection) and Dynamic (Acceleration, Skidpad, Autocross, Endurance, Fuel Economy) Events. a competitive Formula SAE team must excel in all areas for an overall win. The nature of this series produces well-rounded and intelligent individuals that are well prepared to enter the workplace. Our marketing and business group is also made up of students from various academic disciplines and levels to study working together to secure the best partnership and business opportunities possible to realize the team's goals. We don't want to just be the fastest car on the track; we want to be the most diverse, well-rounded formula SAE team in the world. Formula SAE competes on a yearly schedule, starting with a "blank sheet" approach to design an Open-Wheel, autocross-focused vehicle every year. Auburn University has a 18-year history of developing successful vehicles, and in recent years has seen a number of top finishes in worldwide competitions.

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.

HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) is the international honor society for Electrical and Computer Engineering. The goals are to honor academic distinction and assist its members throughout their lives in becoming better professionals as well as better citizens.

The Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) was a program started in 2008 by the National Academy of Engineers (NAE) to elect individuals of all ages under one vision: the"Continuation of life on the planet, making our world more sustainable, secure, healthy, and joyful" (Vision Statement) . A total of 14 Grand Challenges had been laid out ranging from "Making Solar Energy Economical" to "Securing Cyberspace" to "Advancing Health Informatics." The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's vision for the Grand Challenges Scholars Program is to provide opportunities for broadening the student educational experience, enhance students' understanding of challenges facing society and enhance student and graduate engagement in finding solutions to societal issues. The primary goal of Auburn's program is to produce students with the skills, broad knowledge, and ideas to significantly contribute to developing solutions to the world's most pressing technical issues and the engineering grand challenges during the 21st century. Educationally embedded programs such as ours are encompassed by five competencies to effectively bridge the gap between engineering education and the GCSP vision, allowing students to effectively apply their thinking outside of a classroom towards a global effort. The five competencies are as follows: Talent Competency: mentored research/creative experience on a Grand Challenge-like topic Multidisciplinary Competency: understanding the multidisciplinary of engineering systems solutions developed through personal engagement Viable Business/Entrepreneurship Competency: understanding, preferably developed through experience, of the necessity of a viable business model for solution implementation Multicultural Competency: understanding different cultures, preferably through multicultural experiences, to ensure cultural acceptance of proposed engineering solutions Social Consciousness Competency: understanding that engineering solutions should primarily serve people and society reflecting social consciousness The Auburn University Grand Challenges Scholars Program exists to bring this overarching vision to Auburn University, awarding students based on their completion of five competencies as well as their active effort to take part in National and International Conferences that will further expand the scope of Auburn across multiple disciplines and cultures. NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

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 Auburn University student chapter of IPC serves as a bridge between the Students and the Electronics Industry. We participate in conferences, organize guest speaker events, and provide IPC members with potential internship, and full-time job opportunities.  

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!!

The purpose of NSBE is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

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.

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 (ΣΓΤ) recognizes and honors individuals in the field of aerospace engineering who have, through scholarship, integrity, and outstanding achievement, been a credit to their profession.

Our goal is to provide Auburn students with the opportunity to become involved in efforts to support & promote STEM Education throughout Alabama and surrounding states through robotics programs such as competitions, workshops, and mentoring. We sponsor a robotics team that competes in the VEX U Robotics Competition.

The Student Projects and Robotics Club (SPARC) is a student lead organization at Auburn University that creates and fosters an environment of creativity and innovation through collaborative projects. No matter their major, students should only need a willingness to learn and grow to participate in an experience that will allow them to test out ideas, integrate concepts learned in class, and learn skills that will be instrumental when working in the workforce. SPARC each semester selects a few projects to work on and dedicates the space and tools of the "makerspace" style SPARC lab to develop those projects.

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.

The Theme Park Engineering Group is for those interested in entertainment design and engineering. This can be anything from theme parks to museums, concerts to plays, or even haunted housed to water parks. We have three main goals: 1. Understand the themed entertainment industry in the aspects of engineering, design, construction, and user experience. 2. Highlight little known jobs and companies in the entertainment industry that people would enjoy working for after graduation. 3. Participate in conferences, competitions, projects, and industry tours to build our portfolios and network with professionals.

The computing and information disciplines are relatively young. Yet despite their comparative youth, the computing and information disciplines have had an unparalleled effect on almost every aspect of contemporary life. Indeed it is difficult to predict the ultimate place of the computer in our world.  It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only, existing international honor society in the Computing and Information Disciplines. It has received endorsements from the two largest computer organizations in the world, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS). Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honorary society whose membership consists of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in Computing and Information Disciplines. Only schools that offer a degree in a computing science-related discipline may be chartered. Likewise, prospective student members must be working toward a degree in Computing and Information Disciplines at the time they are considered for membership. Yet members are chosen not only for their scholastic achievement in a computing science program, but also for distinguishing themselves as true professionals by meeting the standards of the society. Membership is limited to those who can effectively achieve the original goals of the society. These goals include: The recognition of outstanding talent in the field of computing science, The promotion of high scholarship in computing science, The establishment and maintenance of high standards in computing science, The representation of computing science in interdisciplinary communications, and The encouragement of individual contributions to society through computing science.