Learning encompasses more than just attending classes. The College of Engineering strongly encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities and explore engineering beyond the classroom. Several student organizations are available for students to join, which can help them expand their knowledge and skills, meet new people, and enhance their college experience. These committees and organizations are inclusive and open to all individuals, regardless of gender, race, or national origin.
AIChE at Carnegie Mellon unites and promotes collaboration between chemical engineering students and helps them collaborate with professors and other chemical engineers from around the world. AIChE sponsors exciting and valuable resources for all chemical engineering students through lectures, seminars, and mentorship.
2023-2024 AIChE Officers
The vision of ASCE, America’s oldest national engineering society, is “to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.” The Carnegie Mellon chapter of ASCE fulfills this mission by providing social, educational, and professional development opportunities to Civil Engineering majors.
2023-2024 ASCE Officers
ASME promotes the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering through programs and activities such as design competitions, social activities, and factory tours. A free e-Library of engineering resource books, professional development opportunities, and student conferences are just some of the membership benefits.
2023-2024 ASME Officers
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Undergraduate members of the Carnegie Mellon BMES are active in raising awareness of the biomedical engineering field. The committee promotes social interactions and the exchange of ideas between all levels of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.
2023-2024 BMES Officers and Student Advisory Council (SAC)
Build18-Electrical and Computer Engineering
This annual “Freestyle Tinkering” festival serves as an intellectual playground for the brightest and most creative Carnegie Mellon students. At the beginning of the spring semester, Build18 is open to all CMU students interested in tinkering for fun.
SAE is the worldwide leader in automotive education and mobility engineering advancement. Becoming part of the Carnegie Mellon Chapter of SAE is the best way to get involved with the automotive industry at an undergraduate level. SAE will give you hands-on experience and practical knowledge and be an exciting and fast-paced extracurricular.
2023-2024 SAE leadership
- President: Trent Muskens
This group competes in NASA’s Student Launch competition, which requires participants to design, build, test, and fly a high-powered, reusable rocket while carrying a payload.
Chemical Engineering Student Advisory Council
The Student Advisory Council provides a communication pathway between undergraduate Chemical Engineering students and department leadership on courses, community, and environment matters.
Senior SAC rep
Junior SAC rep
Sophomore SAC rep
Chi Epsilon (ChiEp)
ChiEp is an honors society that fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among Civil Engineers by precept and example, working toward an even higher standard of professional service.
2023-2024 Chi Epsilon officers
The Engineering Ambassadors (EAs) are a talented group of undergraduate students from the College of Engineering. They are trained extensively in communication and leadership skills, which they use for outreach to the K-12 community throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area. They provide high-quality engineering programming to historically underrepresented groups in STEM and strive to create opportunities for STEM exposure that reflect the needs of each community. EAs participate in site visits to schools and out-of-school-time providers in the area, as well as on-campus events, which allow students to learn engineering concepts through experiential learning.
The Engineering Student Council (ESC) aims to foster a strong sense of community within the college by promoting the development and well-being of engineering students. The ESC is a team of 11 dedicated students across multiple departments and years. Under the guidance of College of Engineering Assistant Dean Kurt Larsen, we work to build and foster a unified and supportive engineering community by creating and implementing various activities and events for engineering students.
2023-2024 ESC Co-Director
Electrical & Computer Engineering Outreach (ECE Outreach)
ECE Outreach aims to provide grade school, middle school, and high school students with opportunities to learn about engineering and figure out whether it’s a good career choice for them.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Advisory Council
ECE SAC is an undergraduate student advisory committee that represents the undergraduate community to the ECE administration. ECE SAC works to provide feedback on undergraduate issues, including curriculum, facilities, computing, events, professional development, and other areas as appropriate.
Engineering and Public Policy Student Advisory Council
- Anjian (Ken) Huang (CEE/EPP, 2024)
- Nicolas Bosquet (CEE/EPP, 2024)
- Jordan Li (ECE/EPP, 2024)
- Katy Yu (STPP/EPP, 2025)
- Madeline Falk (CEE/EPP, 2025)
- Katie Eisenman (MSE/EPP, 2025)
- Carolyn Alex (ECE/EPP, 2026)
- Sarah Bridgeman (MSE/EPP, 2026)
- Moon (Yuet Ning) Tan (MechE/EPP, 2026)
- Ellen Angwin (MSE/EPP, 2026)
EWB-USA helps create a more stable and prosperous world by addressing people’s basic human needs and providing necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation, and education. EWB-USA’s strength comes from its over 250 dedicated chapters, including university chapters on 180 campuses in the United States.
HKN is the Honor Society of the Electrical & Computer Engineering department. At Carnegie Mellon, members of the Sigma Chapter synergize to network and build relationships in the engineering community. HKN membership is open to juniors and seniors with exceptional character, leadership, teamwork, and quality.
2023-2024 EKN leadership
First-Year Advisory Board (FAB)
2023-2024 FAB Officer
The Carnegie Mellon Student Chapter of IEEE organizes various social events and meetings throughout the school year. Most notably, IEEE sponsors seminars that showcase engineers on the industry’s cutting edge. These seminars not only give students a clear picture of what can be accomplished with their degree but also help students establish corporate relationships.
Materials Advantage Group
The national Materials Advantage organization is a combined student program of four professional societies in the field of Materials Science: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International, and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). The national organization funds student travel to conferences and events and provides scholarship and career search assistance. Materials Advantage at Carnegie Mellon works to connect students with postgraduate options.
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Student Advisory Council (SAC)
The purpose of MSE SAC is to improve the MSE undergraduate department by providing students the opportunity to give course feedback and department feedback. MSE SAC also strives to increase student engagement with the department by holding events for students and staff.
2023-2024 MSE Student Advisory Council Officers
Mechanical Engineering Student Advisory Council
The Student Advisory Council links students and the Undergraduate Education Committee for feedback and suggestions on improvements and changes in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Students are encouraged to contact their SAC representative with questions about undergraduate issues.
2023-2024 MechE Student Advisory Council Officers:
The NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively affect the community. The Carnegie Mellon chapter of NSBE participates in activities such as tutorial programs, group study sessions, high school/junior high outreach programs, technical seminars, and workshops, in addition to taking advantage of all the resources and opportunities afforded by the national organization.
2023-2024 NSBE Officers
oSTEM is committed to bringing queer students interested in STEM together in a welcoming and active community through professional and social events. oSTEM will organize events to foster connections between queer STEM students on campus, support CMU students in attending the annual oSTEM conference, and provide professional programming to support queer students in pursuing a STEM career.
Pi Tau Sigma (International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)
The Carnegie Iota Chapter was the result of the activity of the local fraternity, Mu Epsilon, established in March 1930, whose ideals were essentially the same as Pi Tau Sigma. Under the leadership of William A. Anderson and the guidance of Professor T. G. Estep, the petition was presented to Pi Tau Sigma. The formal installation ceremonies were conducted by members of Penn State Zeta Chapter on May 20, 1930. Carnegie Iota Chapter sponsors a year-end picnic for Department of Mechanical Engineering students and faculty, informative seminars on the selection of options, and a seminar to introduce mechanical engineering first-year students to the department. Each pledge class publishes The Shaft, a semi-humorous newsletter for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2023-2024 Pi Tau Sigma Officers
Prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world
- Celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace
- Provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities
2023-2024 SASE Officers
The Carnegie Mellon chapter of SHPE strives to increase the number of Hispanic engineering and science students at Carnegie Mellon by developing programs with industry and the university. These activities are designed to increase career awareness, encourage relationships with professionals, develop leadership skills, and promote academic excellence.
2023-2024 SHPE Officers
SWE is a highly active organization that offers members scholarships, career, service, and social opportunities. Some highlights of SWE’s programming include their annual Winter Ball, participation in National Engineers Week, the SWE National Convention, and the Carnival Booth building.
2023-2024 SWE Officers
Founded in 2005, Carnegie Mellon Solar Racing (CMSR) is an undergraduate engineering organization dedicated to the promotion and use of solar energy. The CMSR team researches, designs, and engineers all aspects of a solar-electric boat and competes in races around the world, including the Solar1 Grand Prix (Monaco), the DONG Energy Solar Challenge (The Netherlands), and Solar Splash. Each race tests all aspects of the boat’s design, including speed, agility, sustainability, and endurance.
2023-2024 Solar Racing Officer
Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi is a College of Engineering honors society that recognizes outstanding engineering students nationwide and gives them a forum to apply their talents to better the world in which they live. Among its members are two Draper prize winners, seven postage stamp honorees, nine winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 12 Nobel laureates, 24 honorees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 27 recipients of the National Medal of Technology, 41 astronauts, 65 recipients of the National Medal of Science, and hundreds more successful engineers.
2023-2024 TBP Officers
Theme Park Engineering Group
The Theme Park Engineering Group’s mission is to connect people to the themed entertainment industry through opportunities to hear from industry professionals, go to the parks, and network with people already involved in the industry. Some overall objectives are to cultivate a community of people who are passionate about themed entertainment, seek university support for people to go to industry conventions, and encourage involvement in industry competitions.
2023-2024 Theme Park Engineering Officers:
WinECE is an organization for the professional development of female students and alumni in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. The primary goal of Women in ECE is to help its members develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary for success in their careers.
2023-2024 WinECE Officers
WoMEn@CMU: Women in MECH
2023-2024 WoMEn@CMU Officers
All Organizations at Carnegie Mellon
Learn about all of the student organizations at Carnegie Mellon.