Student Organizations for Engineering Students

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.

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Student organizations recruit new members during Welcome Week.

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.

Drexel’s chapter of EWB has a mission to build a better world through engineering.

Engineers Without Border

Drexel’s chapter of EWB has a mission to build a better world through engineering.

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These organizations are primarily for undergraduate engineering students.

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.

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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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Drexel 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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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 Electric Racing

The Drexel Formula EV club's students design and construct a high-performance, all-electric vehicle for use in the annual Formula SAE electric competition. The club brings together students with varied skill sets and academic backgrounds to build an F1 style electric race car. During the build process, students learn and complete tasks ranging from fundraising and marketing to computer-aided design and machining. The project prepares students for the working world with knowledge of design and manufacturing methods, as well as marketing and business development techniques.

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Drexel Robotics Club

The Drexel Robotics Club is a student-run robotics organization that aims to devise, develop, and demonstrate the importance of robotics within real-world scenarios. Cultivating professional, leadership, and linguistic skills within their organization, Drexel Robotics club promotes interest in STEM education within the community and provides students of all backgrounds and majors with knowledge of corporate situations pertaining to robotics.

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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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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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I am ME is a professional organization at Drexel focused on promoting equal partnership, equal opportunities, and in-creased visibility for female engineers in Mechanical Engineering. Through the creation of a safe space for female engineers, I am ME strives to have an inclusive, respectful, and diverse space for all Drexel students. By connecting members with alumni and other women in ME, the organization helps build a base of support through networking, mentorship, and experiences that also educates members on how to succeed in the professional world.

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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 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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