The Alaska Native American Indian Science and Engineering Society (ANAISES)

The ANAISES chapter believes in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) mission statement.  We work together to strengthen ourselves and those in our Native community. We support the vision in building a stronger Native America by helping our Native students to succeed in their academic studies.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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Faculty Advisor: Prof. Jennifer Brock

The SWE, founded in 1950, is a non-profit educational service organization of over 15,000 international, professional engineers and engineering student members.  SWE has an extensive network of members throughout the nation that provides programs to encourage young women to enter the field of engineering.  SWE sets out to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, as well as expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life.  The Society also works to demonstrate the value of diversity.


Computer Science & Engineering (CS&E)

Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)

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Faculty Advisor: Prof. Kirk Scott

ACM is dedicated to educating about all aspects of the computer field, including robotics, programming, and other technologies.


Civil Engineering (CE)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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Faculty Advisor: Prof. Robert Lang

The ASCE, founded in 1852, is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. ASCE was formed to enhance the quality of life through the advancement of professional knowledge and by improving the practice of civil engineering. ASCE currently has over 120,000 members, including over 15,000 student members nationwide.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

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Faculty Advisor: Prof. Ghulam Bham

ITE is one of the largest and fastest growing educational and scientific multi-modal professional transportation organizations in the world.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

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Faculty Advisors: Prof. Aaron Dotson and Prof. Scott Hamel

EWB is a student organization dedicated to improving the world. As a student chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA, our mission is to develop and implement sustainable engineering projects in disadvantaged communities, and improve their quality of life through environmentally and economically sustainable engineering solutions.  In the process, students gain world experience in Project Management, Diplomacy, and Resource Management.  As a student, you can contribute by becoming involved in the organization.  We invite you to attend the student chapters meetings and become a member.  As a professional, visit the national website and learn how you can be involved.


Geomatics (Geo)

Geomatics Student Association (GSA)

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Faculty Advisor: Prof. Bill Hazelton

GSA is a non-profit student association designed to represent the interests of the students in the Geomatics program.


Electrical Engineering (EE)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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Faculty Advisor:  Prof. Jens Munk

IEEE is committed to furthering the education of electrical and computer engineers in all areas of the fields.


Mechanical Engineering (ME)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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Faculty Advisor: Prof. Anthony Paris

ASME promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

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Faculty AdvisorProf. Matt Cullin

ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.


Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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Faculty Advisor: Prof. Todd Petersen

Baja SAE®consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain.

The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the design, planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.