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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Student Chapter

Faculty advisor: Dr. Robert C. Nelson

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The American Soceity of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Chapter

Faculty advisor: Dr. Steven Schmid

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

The work of the Society is performed by its member-elected Board of Governors and through its five Councils, 44 Boards and hundreds of Committees in 13 regions throughout the world. There are a combined 400 sections and student sections serving ASME's worldwide membership.

[ ASME/SAE joint website ]

The Society of Automative Engineers (SAE) Student Chapter

Faculty advisor: Dr. Michael M. Stanisic

The Society of Automotive Engineers has more than 84,000 members - engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries - who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

Our vision is the advancement of the mobility community to serve humanity. This includes: Capable practitioners worldwide in land, sea, air, space, government, industry, and education and a worldwide network of technically informed mobility practitioners.

[ ASME/SAE joint website ]

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Advisor: Cathy Pieronek

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) gives support, guidance and recognition to women engineers and engineering students. Today, SWE is a nationally recognized professional, educational, non-profit, service organization. Its student section membership includes graduate and undergraduate female and male engineers..

Minority Engineering Program

Interim Director: Leo McWilliams

The Minority Engineering Program (MEP) works to establish an environment with programs that will help students of diverse backgrounds succeed and become integrated with the college.

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