Student Organizations

For those who want to enhance their learning opportunities, the College of Engineering offers multiple student organizations. These are active, collaborative, networking groups that connect you with like-minded peers, faculty, and professionals.

Student organizations

There are Drexel organizations for engineers and architects interested in the building industry; for aeronautics and astronautics students; for the HVAC community; for computer students; for advanced technologies and sustainability students; and for materials engineers, among many others, including diversity-based groups like the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers.

Over 20 groups are designed for undergraduates, with an additional eight for graduate students.

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Undergraduate

These organizations are primarily for undergraduate engineering students.

Alpha Sigma Mu

Alpha Sigma Mu is the international professional and academic honor society for the field of materials science and engineering.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics student section at Drexel University is a student organization that is dedicated to the continuing education of its members in the field of aerospace science and engineering. The club promotes trips to museums, educational trips and adventure trips equally, and provides opportunities to hear from guest speakers and get involved in exciting projects.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

AIChE provides valuable links to the world of chemical engineering. Students can engage themselves in chemical engineering academically and professionally through activities like the ChemE car competition, guest speakers, plant tours and social events.

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American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

The Drexel University Student Chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education is a student-based organization committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. To do so, the chapter strives to provide opportunities for educators, students, and professionals to develop teaching and research skills; educate undergraduate students about graduate studies and research; develop relationships with local K-12 schools and help foster interest in engineering; and encourage involvement of minorities in STEM careers.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE promotes greater understanding of civil engineering through speakers, workshops, conferences, professional and social events. The concrete canoe and steel bridge teams are two important facets of ASCE.

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American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

DUASHRAE is the Drexel student branch of the nationally recognized American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers. DU ASHRAE members participate in Philadelphia Chapter ASHRAE events such as bowling nights and other networking events. They also organize events such as facility and factory mechanical system tours, information sessions, and guest speakers from the HVAC community.

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME is an international society that creates governing standards, offers education and provides networking opportunities for mechanical engineers.

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Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honors Society

Chi Epsilon is an honors society for civil, environmental, and architectural engineering majors. This organization fosters academic excellence among our student body and the CAEE department. Membership is by invitation based on academic accomplishment.

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Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

Membership in the Drexel chapter of CMAA gives students opportunities to hold leadership positions, attend regional and national conferences, and obtain organizational scholarships.

Drexel Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)

AEI is a collaborative group of engineers, architects, and others who are interested in the building industry. Events such as building tours and professional lectures are offered to members.

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Drexel Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Association (DBUA)

DBUA strives to encourage undergraduate participation in the BME community at Drexel and beyond, by organizing and participating in a large array of events, from lectures with distinguished professionals to volunteering for charity. DBUA seeks to both stimulate academic curiosity about biomedical engineering and promote camaraderie within its student population.

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Drexel CyberDragons

This organization is for students who want to learn more about cybersecurity and/or compete in collegiate competitions.

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Drexel Energy Club (DEC)

DEC fosters understanding of the technological, economic, environmental and sociopolitical issues surrounding energy generation and use. DEC’s projects include acting as advocates for sound energy policy at Drexel and within the Philadelphia area, affecting Philadelphia and regional energy policy, involving students professionally in the energy industry by way of co-op and working with the Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) to make more energy jobs an option for students. For more information on DEC, please contact Drexelenergyclub@gmail.com.

Drexel Experiences in Materials Outreach (DEMO)

DEMO is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who help out with the various STEM outreach activities throughout the year. These activities are centered on a variety of materials-focused, hands-on demonstrations for students of all ages and, often, their parents.

Drexel Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE advances the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, computer engineering and computer science by hosting technical speakers and social events throughout the year.

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Drexel Smart House (DSH)

Drexel Smart House is a student-led multidisciplinary project to promote undergraduate research and public involvement in sustainability and advanced technologies through the Smart House on 35th and Race Streets. The purpose of this project is threefold: to develop a mixed-use space promoting undergraduate research focused on advanced technologies and sustainable living; to create a community focused on personal responsibility with respect to sustainable living; to connect student research with the professional world.

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Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

EWB is a non-profit organization that advocates sustainable engineering projects in various regions of the world. EWB partners with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects.

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Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering field. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments.

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Formula SAE (FSAE)

FSAE is an international collegiate competition where students design, build and complete and small-scale, open-wheel race car. Students gain hands-on experience in current manufacturing techniques, state-of-the-art engineering anaylsis software, metal and composites fabrication and racecar setup and timing.

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Icarus Interstellar

Icarus Interstellar at Drexel University is the first ever university-level chapter of interstellar engineers. The goal as Icarus is to study and advance the sciences and humanities needed to bring interstellar flight to fruition. The mission statement of Icarus Interstellar is to achieve interstellar flight by the year 2100.

Material Advantage

Material Advantage provides students with a low-cost way to be a member of four materials professional societies:  The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International, and The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS).  Student members have the opportunity to apply for scholarships, network with industry professional, research, find co-ops and become a part of the thriving materials community.

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE strives to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

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Pi Tau Sigma (PTS)

Pi Tau Sigma, Drexel Xi Chapter, is a national honorary society for mechanical engineers. Students must be in the top 25% of their Junior class or in the top 35% of their Senior class to be invited to join Pi Tau Sigma (PTS). PTS is actively involved with the MEM Department at Drexel and strives to foster a community, which promotes the academic success of its members. Pi Tau Sigma frequently hosts events such as industry presentations, FE Exam reviews, industry tours, social events, and provides and opportunity for students to give back to their community.

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

The purpose of SASE Drexel is to create an encouraging environment in which Drexel University students from the Asian community can develop professionally for careers in the fields of science and engineering through networking, skill-building, and campus and community involvement. This Chapter seeks to address the challenges that professionals of Asian heritage may encounter in their careers through workshops, seminars, and mentorship.

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - (SHPE)

SHPE's mission is to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions within the STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity.

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE is a diverse and active organization which focuses on stimulating women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. Activities include outreach programs, professional speakers, social events, a weekend retreat and the annual regional and national conferences.

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TechServ

TechServ helps bridge the Digital Divide in the Philadelphia area, primarily by refurbishing computers and donating them to non-profit organizations in need. TechServ also hosts student-organization websites and technology-related workshops, while organizing events throughout the year.

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Graduate

These organizations are primarily for graduate students in engineering.

Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Association (CBEGSA)

CBEGSA facilitates the realization of that environment that is conducive to research and learning activity.  To this end, CBEGSA sponsors graduate-student-initiated social events, discussions, and seminars that promote interactions between graduate students, staff, faculty and other visiting researchers and define the research direction and working atmosphere here at Drexel's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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Drexel Experiences in Materials Outreach (DEMO)

DEMO is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who help out with the various STEM outreach activities throughout the year. These activities are centered on a variety of materials-focused, hands-on demonstrations for students of all ages and, often, their parents.

Drexel Graduate Women in Society & Engineering (DGWISE)

DGWISE was founded at Drexel University in 2010 with the purpose of enhancing the graduate experience of women in science and engineering, improving the environment of women pursuing careers in science and engineering and increasing the representation of women in science and engineering at all levels of Drexel University.

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Drexel Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Graduate Forum (DIG Forum)

DIG Forum is the graduate student body of IEEE, the largest technical professional society, at Drexel University. As a graduate student organization, the objectives and purposes are focused towards the interests of the graduate student community at the departments supporting the Forum at Drexel.

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Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering field. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments.

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Material Advantage

Material Advantage provides students with a low-cost way to be a member of four materials professional societies:  The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International, and The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS).  Student members have the opportunity to apply for scholarships, network with industry professional, research, find co-ops and become a part of the thriving materials community.

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Materials Engineering Graduate Student Network (MAGNET)

MAGNET is empowered to work on behalf of the Materials Engineering graduate students to represent their interests in departmental functioning, needs and general welfare. MAGNET is a voluntary organization whose efforts to provide a good social environment and foster intradepartmental associations is dependent on graduate student participation and suggestions.

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Materials Research Society (MRS)

MRS promotes interdisciplinary basic research on materials of technological importance as quintessential of 21st century research. Membership in the Society includes over 12,000 scientists, engineers, and research managers from industrial, government, and university research laboratories in the US and close to 70 countries.

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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Association (MEGA)

MEGA provides avenues through which graduate students within and outside of Mechanical Engineering can network and disseminate information directly related to the success and health of the student body.

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