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Engineering and Technology Student Organizations

Engineering Technology Student Council (ETSC)
Purpose: The Engineering and Technology Student Council (ETSC) is the governing body for students in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. ETSC purposes to serve as student advisors to the Dean, represent student concerns, distribute funding for student activities, and enhance E&T experience at IUPUI. ETSC also coordinates community service, innovation, leadership, professional development, and social opportunities for E&T students, participating in events such as National Engineer's Week and supporting opportunities such as the Student Innovation Fund.
President: Elizabeth Woodruff

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Purpose: : The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.
Normal Member Activities: Participating in ASME conferences, guest speakers, giving and receiving tutoring help and participating in the Shell Eco-marathon.

President: Mohammad Mikhail Mohd Sabri

Purpose: To advance the arts and sciences of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation and the allied arts and sciences, for the benefit of the general public. Furthermore this chapter will connect students with industry and professional ASHRAE members as well as encourage interactions between students with the common interest.
Normal Member Activities: Introduce students to ASHRAE standards and helping students gain a passion for this industry through socials, design competitions, industry speakers, industry tours, and conference attendance.
President: Jayraj Ligade

Applied Computing Club
Purpose: The Applied Computing Club focuses on making developers out of anyone, no matter their major or background. As technology skills are becoming more in demand, we want to make you more marketable/hireable by teaching you skills that are in high-demand. 
Normal Member Activities: Introduce students to Salesforce CRM training, provide career advice, workshops, create projects, infosec topics, provide tutoring, and learn new programming skills. 
Time Requirement: No requirement, members can decide how much time to commit.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Purpose:  The BMES aims to provide members with opportunities to network with professionals, staff, and peers. Members will be a part of a worldwide society that focuses on new technology and research in the biomedical industry. As well as attending the national BMES annual meeting, other benefits include monthly volunteering and social events. Monthly meetings will feature career and research opportunities, guest speakers, and more.
Normal Member Activities:  Participating in monthly meetings, volunteering events, and social events such as trivia nights and more.

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association (BMEGSA)
Purpose: The main goals of the BMEGSA are to promote networking, professional development, service to the community, and social interactions between students within the department of biomedical engineering (BME).
Normal Member Activities: Participating in weekly presentations given by faculty, adjunct-faculty and graduate students.


Purpose: We do security-related things such as CTF's, hacking, reverse engineering, and random projects.
Normal Member Activities:  We don't just hack things. We also research defensive security, such as malware analysis, forensics, privacy, and secure computer/network architecture. 

Primary Contact: Rushabh Vyas,

Ecomarathon Club
Purpose: The Ecomarathon Club fields an IUPUI team in the Shell Eco-Marathon, an efficiency competition between hundreds of High School and College teams from all over North America, each seeking to build the most efficient single-person vehicle to compete with in Detroit each spring.
Normal Member Activites: Working with a team of highly motivated students to research, design and build a high-efficiency vehicle. This includes fundraising, weekly meetings and vehicle testing.

Contact: Chris Sparzo,

Energy Club
Purpose:  To expose and educate IUPUI students and the surrounding community to various ideas, research, education and careers available within the energy sector and associated fields. 
Normal Member Activities:  To develop strageties and provide collaborative opportunities for students to work on research projects. 


Gamer's Hall
Purpose:  To organize and promote gaming at IUPUI.
Normal Member Activities:  We create and attend events, student initiatives, and public involvment for students interested in gaming. 

President: Darius Alexander Beale

Go Baby Go
Purpose:  GoBabyGo@IU partners with students from Indiana University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and senior engineering students at IUPUI to modify electronic ride-on vehicles with inexpensive parts in order to meet children's specific physical therapy goals.
Normal Member Activities:  Strategize ways to improve/modify electronic vehicles in the most efficient way.

President: Ryan Bice

INCOSE Club (System Engineering)
Purpose:  Help students learn the fundamentals of system engineering.
Normal Member Activities:  Provide one on one tutoring and work on projects. 


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Purpose: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  fosters technological innovation and excellence among Electrical and Electronics Engineers for the benefit of humanity
Normal Member Activities: Software workshops, Guest speakers, arduino and raspberry pi workshops, drone research.

Primary Contact: Han Shih,

Minority Science and Technology Club
Purpose: MSTC aims to shape an eminent community of scientists and engineers through the increasing of minorities that are currently underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
Normal Member Activities:  Creat various opportunities designed to encourage students to pursue careers in science and technical fields and foster professional development.


Motorsports Club
Purpose: The Motorsports Club creates a place for all who share the same passion of Motorsports to come and participate in the motorsports activities at a competitive level.
Normal Member Activites: Motorsports Day and Weekend Kart Racing during the Fall Semester, Purdue Grand Prix and Weekend Racing Spring Semester.
Time Requirement: Grand Prix Team Member: 8-12 hrs a week, Weekend Team Member: 5-8 hrs a week, Just a Club Member: 1-3 hrs a week.3


Music Technology Student Alliance
Purpose: To build and maintain a community among students at IUPUI interested in music technology and related fields. 
Normal Member Activities:  Members shall work to further music technology education, provide performance opportunities at organization-sponsored events, use their talents and skills in attempts to better the community, and promote collaboration among organization members and student organizations at IUPUI.

Contact: Michael Bauchert,

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Purpose: The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) hopes to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
Normal Member Activities: As a member of NSBE you participate in a variety of activities including our annual Walk For Education, Safe-Trick-Or-Treat, Show Up & Show Out Open Mic, Fall Regional Conference, and our National Annual Convention. We also do a variety of community service projects.

Primary Contact: Boubabcar Sow,

Pi Tau Sigma (ME Honor Society)
Purpose: To strive to create better engineers through commitment to academic excellence and dedication to service.
Normal Member Activities: Service the ME profession and community. 
Contact: N/A

Robotics Club
Purpose: To engage and encourage students to apply engineering concepts in the design and fabrication of robotic prototypes and represent our engineering programs in different college-level contests.
Normal Member Activities: Collaborate projects with VexU Robotics. 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Purpose: To develop the applications of mathematics to engineering, industry, science and society; Also to promote research that will lead to effective new mathematical and computational methods for science, engineering, industry; and moreover to provide the connections for the exchange of information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists at IUPUI.
Normal Member Activities: Help students further their careers and obtain helpful feedback and advice by providing the connections between both undergraduate and graduate students, industrial scientists, and faculty members.
Contact: Ehren Coburn,

Formula Society of Automotive Mathematics (FSAE)
Purpose: Formula SAE is a an annual design competition in which universities build an open wheel style race car and bring the car to compete and be judged by engineers and other professionals in the automotive field. This club works to prepare a yearly entry. 
Normal Member Activities: Students work together to design, analyze, and manufacture a car using their knowledge gained from in the classroom and from research conducted on their own.

Society of Human Resources Management Student Chapter
Purpose: To serve the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.
Normal Member Activities: Encourage development of more effective student chapters and to promote outstanding activities and projects by student chapters in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Purpose: SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
Normal Member Activities: Host events, workshops, and information sessions. 
Primary Contact: Jesus Marcial,

Society of Student Constructors (SSC)
Purpose: The Society of Student Contractors provides students in the CEMT, INTR, and ART programs access to individuals, activities, programs, and competitions within and related to the construction industry.  Our program is open to all persons associated with IUPUI; students, faculty, and staff.
Normal Member Activities: Visits to construction sites, affiliation with CSI Indy, participation in multiple National Competitions and Conferences. One of which is the alternate spring break trip to NOLA in which 6-12 students spend their spring break in New Orleans helping with continuing Katrina relief
Time Requirement: 2-3 hours per week.

President: Austin Young

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Purpose: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) supports women in engineering through professional development, advocacy, and globalization. SWE is a global non-profit educational and service organization dedicated to support women in engineering.
Normal Member Activities: Mr. Engineer, National Engineers Week, Women in Engineering Mentoring Program, SWE regional and national conferences.


Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)
Purpose: The Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) creates a campus-wide collaborative organization for students which promotes computer graphics, interactive techniques and creativity. Member benefits include access to job and internship opportunities, guest lecturers, workshops, competitions, potential collaborators and the annual SIGGRAPH national conference.
Normal Member Activities: Guest Speakers from feature film companies & Triple A feature game companies, speakers from local industry companies throughout Indianapolis, portfolio reviews from speakers, Late night labs for collaboration on art and projects, Annual Animation Film Festival & Electronic Theater, and Annual Animation Short Film Competition.


Student Design Organization (SDO)
Purpose: The Student Design Organization works collaboratively about the latest design trends within the professional field and educational levels as well.  It’s a great organization to be a part of in preparation for the real design world after graduation.
Normal Member Activities: Members of this group participate in events, listen to guest speakers, networking opportunities with professional designers, and plan the annual Student Design Show every spring.
Primary Contact: Beenish Amjad,

Student for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Purpose: To promote space exploration and development through educational and engineering projects, which simultaneously impact the the Indiapolis area. 
Normal Member Activities: Provide hands on undergraduate space research, internship/job opportunities, events, and professional development. 


Global Design Students
Purpose: The Global Design Students organization broadens the horizons for design students by traveling/studying globally all while studying the diversity of design across the world.
Normal Member Activities: Members of this group usually meet in preparation for a study abroad trip that involves research and further education on sustainable design.


Tau Beta Pi - IN Zeta (Honor Society)
Purpose: To recognize students who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.
Normal Member Activities: Commit to community service and involvment. 

President: Youssef Souryal

VexU Robotics of IUPUI
Purpose: VexU Robotics of IUPUI learns about and utilizes the Vex Robotics platform in order to compete in a new game each year presented by the Vex Robotics Foundation as well as provide STEM outreach to other students and organizations.
Normal Member Activities: Build, design, document, and program robotics sub-systems.
Time Requirement: 2-4 hours a week.

Contact: Matthew Visnich,
President: Matthew Visnich

Women in Technology
Purpose: WiT at IUPUI is dedicated to improving community by empowering women from all disciplines to utilize technology to make a difference.
Normal Member Activities:  We seek to empower and support our community of diverse women by developing their skills and broadening their knowledge of technology through professional development, networking, community outreach, and interdisciplinary research; and to provide a network of support and promote an exchange of ideas among women from all fields that encourages their use of technology and knowledge of its benefits.


Women Engineering Network
Purpose: WiT at IUPUI is dedicated to improving community by empowering women from all disciplines to utilize technology to make a difference.
Normal Member Activities:  We seek to empower and support our community of diverse women by developing their skills and broadening their knowledge of technology through professional development, networking, community outreach, and interdisciplinary research; and to provide a network of support and promote an exchange of ideas among women from all fields that encourages their use of technology and knowledge of its benefits.


Graduate Student Organizations
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association at IUPUI (BMEGSA)
Purpose: Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association at IUPUI (BMEGSA) promotes networking, professional development, service to the community, and social interactions between students within the department of biomedical engineering (BME) and represents the interests of the students to the BME department and the Indiana University - Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) graduate student government.
Normal Member Activities: We host weekly seminars every Friday with presentations from BME faculty, adjunct faculty and the graduate students. BMEGSA coordinates a social event off campus monthly.
Time Requirement: 1-2 Hours a week.


More Information:

If you would like to know more information about clubs outside of the school of ET, The Den at IUPUI has a list of all the clubs located here on campus. The Den contains information about the clubs as well as contact information. You may also request to join a club through the their page and that will add you to their mailing list. 

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