Engineering & Applied Science Student Organizations

Get connected through student organizations

Enhance your education at UWM by joining one of our many student organizations to expand learning outside of the classroom and make connections with others.

Student organizations are comprised of people who are passionate about a specific area of engineering or computer science. You can learn more, do more and meet friends in these groups. You can work as a team to build something and maybe even participate in regional and national competitions. You can learn about scholarship opportunities, and make professional contacts that may lead to future internships or jobs. You just need to find an org that sparks your interest and get involved. The opportunities are up to you!

Get involved and you will:

  • meet new people and build a network of support
  • develop leadership and communication skills
  • connect with professionals in industry
  • become more actively involved in the college, the campus, and the community
  • strengthen your job resume and define your career goals

The College of Engineering & Applied Science has active student chapters of many of the leading engineering and computer science professional societies and organizations. Check out the list below and contact the organizations directly, or contact Jennie Klumpp.

Resources for existing student organizations can be found here.



American Foundry Society (AFS)

AFS provides academic, hands-on, and career opportunities to students interested in metallurgy and the metal casting industry.

For more information, contact Swaroop Behera, President

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)

AIAA is the largest aerospace professional society in the world, serving a diverse range of more than 35,000 individual members from 80 countries, and 100 corporate members. AIAA members help make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous.

For more information, contact Abdel Rahman Sameeh Hasan Salem, President

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

AISC gets students involved with the process that goes into designing and constructing a steel frame.  Members will have the opportunity to learn about structural design, fabrication, and more things related to steel construction.  The main focus of the organization is to prepare for the Student Steel Bridge Competition each Spring.

For more information, contact Spencer Krautkramer, President (graduated spring ’20)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE presents students with the opportunity to participate in engineering related activities and competitions, and network with other engineering students and professionals.

For more information, contact John Bowen President

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME promotes knowledge of the theory and practice of mechanical engineering, and presents a proper prospective of engineering work. We also offer the opportunity to participate in activities that promote a professional awareness of mechanical engineering. Facebook link or

For more information, contact Phillip Van Asten, President

Arab American Association of Engineers & Architects (AAAEA)

AAAEA is a professional student organization dedicated to help, strengthen, empower and inspire its members for excellence. AAAEA promotes and advocates the students in Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science majors, by providing career and educational enhancement programs, technical exchange, and community service.

For more information, contact Farah Al-Mahameed, President

Associated General Contractors Construction Leadership Club at UWM (CLC)

AGC CLC is a student led organization that provides young professionals with an opportunity to observe and develop their skills with current industry leaders.

For more information, contact Rachelle McDowell, President

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

AEE promotes the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.

For more information, contact Ahmad Abbas, President

Biomedical Engineering Society at UWM (BMES)

BMES is a group of mostly Biomedical Engineering students looking to provide opportunities to other BME students. We set up connections between students and professors as well as some volunteer opportunities in the form of working with 3D printing prosthetic hands for kids in need through our connection with eNable, a non-profit. We host monthly speakers from different realms of BME, including research, industry, and continuing education.

For more information, contact Prabhsharan Singh Channa, President

Data Science Club at UWM (DSC)

DSC provides a medium for collaborative and interdisciplinary discussions, support, and awareness of best practices in the diverse and rapidly growing field of data science. Our network of graduate and undergraduate students provides resources, presentations, introductory help sessions, volunteer and independent consulting to support students in fields that require proficiency in conducting modern data-driven research.

For more information, contact Andrew Whetten, President

Engineers Without Borders (EWB@UWM)

EWB@UWM combines sustainable engineering with a passion for human life. Our humanitarian work brings running water to impoverished villages in the Ixil Triangle of Guatemala. We believe that everyone has a right to access our planet’s most valuable resource. EWB at UWM also aims to improve the sustainable use of energy in Wisconsin. Through local and international design projects, we strive to bring new concepts to areas around our university and businesses, as well as worldwide, who have an interest in our work. Facebook link, Instagram link

For more information, contact Beau Meintz, President

Game Design & Development (GDD)

GDD is a place where students of all varieties come together and construct projects and ideas with each other from all sides of gaming. We have people who design board games, code, sound, art, story, and narrating of games. We also do all our social media via Discord. Feel free to join at

For more information, contact Shawn Frahman, President or

Google Developers Group at UWM

The Software Developers Group at UWM is a student org dedicated to learning programming technologies. Our members are people interested in furthering their exploration into technology and enhancing their skills in computer-related categories. We strive to help any members or other students explore the vast field of technology by organizing meetups, programming events, learning new technologies and inviting guest speakers to inspire our students.

For more information, contact Madhuri Podugu, President

Institute for Operations Research & The Management Sciences (INFORMS Student Chapter @UWM)

INFORMS@UWM encourages interest in the field of operations research (OR) and the management sciences (MS). We facilitate communication among members, host guest speakers, and provide a means for sharing information, methods and techniques.

For more information, contact Hani Khalil, President

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Our student chapter aims to help students by providing networking opportunities, mentoring, project guidance, and more.

For more information, contact

The Computer Society (IEEE-CS)

IEEE-CS encourages education enrichment in computer science and related fields. We als  broaden student awareness, provide the opportunity for social activities among members and faculty, and work towards increasing the reputation of a computer science degree from UWM. Keep up to date via our website at or Slack (chat) workspace.

For more information, contact

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial and systems engineering.

For more information, contact Mike Rathke, President

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

ITE is an international society of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobilty and safety needs. The WI section is comprised of engineers, planners, technicians, administrators, students and product and service vendors who  exchange professional information, support and encourage education, stimulate research, develop public awareness, and maintain a centralized point of action.

For more information, contact Jackson Kalas, President

Materials Advantage (MA)

MA is a student organization for people interested in Materials Science and Engineering. The student chapter at UW-Milwaukee is open to any student showing interest in the field and nearly all of our activities are open to all students regardless of membership status.

For more information, contact Miguel Jaimes, President

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE increases the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

For more information, contact Alandra Griffin, President

Prototyping Club (PC)

PC provides students the tools, knowledge, and support to develop an idea into an invention. For more information, contact Ryan Severson, President

Research in Engineering, Healthcare, and Biomechanics (REHAB)

This is a brand-new club with a description coming soon.

For more information, contact Brooke Slavens, Advisor 262.784.6148

Robotics Association at UWM (RA UWM)

RA UWM gives students with a passion for robotics an outlet to express that passion through designing, building, testing, programming, and competing with our robots against universities from around the world. We will also use this organization as a platform to coordinate community outreach and volunteer efforts for high school, middle school, and elementary school robotics teams and events throughout the Milwaukee Area.

For more information, contact Samuel Hoffman, President

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

SAE provides members an opportunity to gain insight into the engineering profession by offering hands on engineering experience through student design competitions, monthly meetings with engineering professionals, and local industry tours.

For more information, contact Jacy DeBoer, President

Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME at UWM)

SME is a non-profit student and professional association for educating and advancing the manufacturing industry in North America.

For more information, contact Mohammad Habibur Rahman, Advisor 414.229.1165

Society of Women Engineers (SWE-UWM)

SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more.

For more information, contact Haley Sentz, President

Structural Engineering Society at UWM (SES-UWM)

SES-UWM expands the experience and knowledge of members in structural related fields through attending relevant events and inviting well-known speakers to hold technical workshops.

For more information, contact is TBD

Student Water Council (SWC)

SWC seeks to create awareness of water issues, research opportunities, and assist in  the development of the greater Milwaukee region as a World Water Hub.

For more information, contact Aaron Thiel, Advisor 541.223.2527

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

SEDS is a student organization that will be running two projects this year. First is the Rocket club which will be part of the Midwest High Powered Rocket Competition. We design, build, and launch a high-powered rocket with specific parameters. The second is RockSat-C, where we design a payload that includes multiple experiments that will launch into space for us to analyze. RockSat-C is launched in a NASA made sounding rocket.

For more information, contact Megan Kocher & Carly Rowe, Co-Presidents

Supermilage at UW-Milwaukee (SM at UWM)

SM at UWM assists in the development of young professional and allows the theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to be applied to a real-world problem – to design and build a high efficiency vehicle to burn as little fuel as possible over a high amount of mileage.

For more information, contact Ryan Jones, President

Tau Beta Pi Wisconsin Gamma (TBP) Honor Society

The Tau Beta Pi is the oldest engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession and is the nation’s second-oldest honor society. It honors engineering students in American universities who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. Students must be invited to join.

For more information, contact Kaitlyn Jankowski, President

Triangle Fraternity

Triangle Fraternity develops balanced men in the fields of engineering, architecture, and science by providing an environment which fosters personal growth and professional success. Our motto is: Integrity and Excellence in Engineering.

For more information, contact Colin Valensa, President

Water Environment Federation – American Water Works Association (WEF-AWWA)

WEF-AWWA Student Chapter is a community to promote student interest in environmental and water management issues. Our purpose is to increase awareness and education, promote student involvement. Also, to promote professional development for students interested in the engineering aspects of these issues.

For more information, contact is TBD

Women in Computing

Women in Computing is a club dedicated to promoting diversity in computer science and tech through outreach and by providing professional, academic, and social support to women interested in computer science and technology. Facebook link or

For more information, contact Natasha Scannell, President


In addition to getting engaged in organizations related to your area of study, we also encourage you to connect in other ways. UWM has 300+ UWM student orgs, allowing every student the opportunity to find their perfect fit. See a full list of UWM Student Organizations here.