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College of Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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 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 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 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.

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.



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AARC aims to generate student excitement and excellence in the field of robotics, specifically robotics that are applicable to the aerospace industry. The club focuses on multi-agent robotic mobility systems that can operate in extreme environments. We work on projects and competitions that further students' knowledge and skills in the realm of robotics.

Auburn University students chartered a Student Chapter for the Water Environment Federation (WEF) through its member association Alabama's Water Environment Association (AWEA) in Auburn, AL. Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations, and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. AWEA is committed to actively engaging water professionals in Alabama and supporting young professionals and students through the Student Chapters at Alabama's universities.

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.

Auburn Off-Road is a student-led organization open to all undergraduate students. Our objective is to design, build, and race an off-road vehicle in the Baja SAE collegiate design series. Members will be trained in safety, machining, welding, and fabrication techniques. After building our custom car, we test at our local track and compete at national races.

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 purpose of BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community in and around Auburn University. BMES aims to expose members to the diverse field of biomedical engineering through guest speakers, discussions, design projects, and mentorship programs. We believe the connections between students, faculty, and professionals in industry and research are critical in ensuring our members' smooth transition from Auburn and beyond.

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.

The mission of the Cupola Engineering Ambassadors is to Promote, Unify and Serve the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

We work with international communities and local Auburn organizations to implement engineering projects to ensure the communities we work in can sustainably meet their basic human needs.

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 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.  

ITE's mission is to promote the advancement of the transportation and traffic engineering profession by fostering the close association of students with the profession and our organization. We aim to foster the development of professional spirit and promote common interests among undergraduate and graduate students through our activities. ITE constantly strives to acquaint students with topics of interest in transportation and traffic engineering through competent speakers and chapter-sponsored activities.

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

NAYGN provides opportunities for a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop leadership and professional skills, create life-long connections, engage and inform the public, and inspire today's nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Auburn University, the NAYGN Chapter is student organized and run. There are leadership and professional development opportunities as well as opportunities to socialize and network with fellow students and professionals in the industry. Developing leaders to energize the future of nuclear

SHPE is a leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in science, technology, math and science.

For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. The Auburn SWE chapter 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. 

SRMC designs and builds robots that can mine ice from below an extraterrestrial surface. Students can take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real-world problem in a competition sponsored by NASA. After all, if we ever want to live on another planet, we will need some way to get water.

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.

TAPPI acts as a liaison between students and members of the pulp and paper industry in order to increase knowledge regarding the industry, provide networking opportunities, and keep students up-to-date with industry developments.

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 Tribology and Lubrication Sciences Society (TLSS) is a technical society established to engage members in the field of lubrication, friction, and wear. TLSS strives to foster education, provide networking opportunities, and develop camaraderie between students and industry professionals. In addition to monthly meetings, TLSS organizes presentations from leading researchers, sponsors students to attend national conferences, conducts research in the Auburn University Tribology Lab, and supplies members with potential internship and full-time job opportunities.

The Auburn University Rocketry Association (formerly Auburn University Student Launch) is an umbrella organization that works to manage and connect students with all aspects of rocketry. Our three main and highly interrelated aims are fielding a competition team for NASA's USLI competition and the Spaceport America Cup, helping students secure individual Tripoli certifications, and conducting STEM outreach with the surrounding community.