Student Organizations 


Founded in 1894, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) sets and advances regulations in the HVAC industry. The organization promotes education of young and experienced engineers on a global level. The UA chapter brings in speakers to share their experiences and help students grow professionally. We also take facility tours and educate students on the HVAC industry.  



3D printing and additive manufacturing are growing fields. This group promote entrepreneurship, creativity, and CAD.  We encourage members to develop technical skills through practice and group learning of SolidWorks, which provides a strong foundation for transferrable 3D modeling skills. 3D4E meets on a biweekly basis.

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals. At UA, this group is dedicated to encouraging relationships between students, faculty, and industry based on personal, professional, and social growth. The group organizes activities that benefit not only our chemical engineering students, but also mechanical and electrical engineering students.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The purpose of ASCE is to enhance students’ networking, communication, problem solving, and team collaboration skills. Members are responsible for completing five service hours per semester, which can often be accomplished through the ASCE planned service and fundraising events.  

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME at UA is a student-led organization dedicated to enriching the quality of our Mechanical Engineering Program. We accomplish this by bringing together mechanical engineering students for networking events, educational tours, skill enhancing lecture series, success seminars, interview workshops, interdisciplinary collaborations, research opportunities, annual student member meetings, and, more importantly, having fun!

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Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The BMES student chapter serves the undergraduate and graduate student body at UA by offering numerous opportunities for leadership, professional development, research, community outreach, and networking. The Society strives to enhance the educational, cultural, and social experience of its members, and to promote the awareness of research efforts currently being conducted by the members.


Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

CMAA is an organization for students interested in learning more about the construction industry. Students will have opportunities to network with guest speakers plus help communities in need through volunteer construction projects. Our most popular events are the Annual Employer Symposium and our Spring Break Volunteering Service Trip. Many students have earned co-ops and full time employment by joining CMAA.


Corrosion Squad

If you are majoring in corrosion engineering or corrosion engineering technology, this group is for you! Also known as the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), the Corrosion Squad equips society to protect people, assets, and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion. The club meets monthly and hosts guest speakers from industry and academia who discuss research opportunities, corrosion failures and successes, and innovative technology developments.


Engineering Student Council

Engineering Student Council is an organization that works to bring together the engineering students, design teams, and other  student organizations through their council meetings and professional and social events throughout the semester. They meet monthly. 

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Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

The University of Akron's ESW Chapter consists of student engineers focused on using engineering principles to improve sustainability efforts in  the community and on campus. They design projects dealing with a focus on renewable energy, recycling, and water conservation and they educate through K-12 outreach programs, bringing in industry leaders to talk about sustainability efforts, and visiting companies that focus on sustainability.



EUREKA is the Association of Honors Engineers. This group hosts alumni, faculty, and industry speakers, as well as social events in the Honors Common Room throughout the academic year. 



HAkron is a student organization that is focused on advancing tech culture in Akron. The group helps students take what they learn in the classroom and use it to solve real-world problems. HAkron hosts an annual 24-hour hackathon at UA each year. The student-run event is a great place to learn, create, and meet new people.

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

With nearly 16,000 active members in the US and abroad, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring, career placement services, community service opportunities and more.

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Polymer Student Organization 

The Polymer Student Organization is for University of Akron students interested in polymer science or polymer engineering. The group is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Students meet regularly and participate in fun social activities like the fall picnic and winter holiday party. 


Pride in STEMM

Pride in STEMM is an organization devoted to the support of Queer students in science, technology, engineering, math and medical fields. We focus primarily on education, community building and professional development. We welcome all students including allies and non-STEM majors and are always striving to support the STEM and LGBTQ+ communities.

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Re-Engineered Art

The students in Re-Engineered Art collect materials around campus to create art. Students work with imperfect materials and to see potential in everyday items. This new student organization brings together engineers, artists, and people who are passionate about the environment. The goal is to inspire a unique and collaborative group to create works of art to place around campus. Re-Engineered Art meets on a biweekly basis.

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

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. With their core values being familia, service, learning and resilience, SHPE envisions a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influenced as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

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Society of Sales Engineers (SSE)

SSE is a student organization focused on providing a welcoming community where engineering and business students meet with industry professionals and explore career opportunities in technical sales. Members develop professional and leadership skills and participate in social events and company and recruiter-led workshops. SSE competes annually at the National Sales Engineering Competition to network with employers and develop practical sales experience.


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE is a student organization the helps women (and men) in engineering. Resources include workshops, training, resume editing, business etiquette, and networking. SWE members attend regional and annual conferences where further resources are available, including career fairs and professional development.


Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi was founded in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those 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. Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession.

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