Get connected through student organizations
Enhance your education at UWM by joining one of our many student organizations. You’ll expand your learning outside of the classroom and make great connections, too!
Student organizations are comprised of people who are passionate about a specific area of engineering or computer science.
By getting involved, you can:
- Meet new people and build a network of support.
- Work as a team to build something and maybe even participate in regional and national competitions.
- Learn about scholarship opportunities.
- Make professional contacts that may lead to future internships or jobs.
- Strengthen your job resume and define your career goals.
- Develop leadership and communication skills.
- Have fun with people who might end up becoming your new best friends.
How to Learn More
The College of Engineering & Applied Science has active student chapters of many of the leading engineering and computer science professional societies and organizations. See below or contact Steven Anderson to learn more about an organization you’re interested in–or to start a new student org.
Engineering & Computer Science Student Organizations
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.
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.
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.
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 https://uwmasme.wixsite.com/hpvc
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 Samia El-Meanawy, 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 Saif Al Hamad, 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 Emily Cory, president
Construction Leadership Council – Student Chapter (CLC)
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 Chandler Baures, 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.
Electric Vehicle Club (EVC)
The Electric Vehicle Club was created to give students hands-on experience converting conventional and human-powered vehicles (bikes, scooters, skateboards) to electric ones. Members of the club say that electrification of public transportation is one of the best, and most feasible, ways to promote sustainability and make a significant impact in decreasing the consumption of fossil fuels. The club, which has eight members, is sponsored by Serial 1 (Harley-Davidson’s sub-brand specializing in e-bikes). In April, Serial 1 donated two traditional bikes to the club, which club members will retrofit to function as EV bikes.
For more information, contact David Adashek, 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
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 https://discord.gg/TtGcCXP
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.
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.
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 Casey Sroda, president
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 www.uwmcomputer.club or Slack (chat) workspace.
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IIE)
IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial and systems engineering.
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.
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.
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 A’lishah Horton, president
Prototyping Club (PC)
PC provides students the tools, knowledge, and support to develop an idea into an invention.
For more information contact Andrew Hinz, President
Research in Engineering, Healthcare, and Biomechanics (REHAB)
This is a brand-new club with more information coming soon.
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.
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is a global professional member society that provides enhanced educational opportunities, by delivering information on new and advanced materials and processing technology.
For more information, contact Professor Rani Eljajjar, faculty advisor
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, please contact RJ Elsharef, 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.
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 Kaveri Salunke, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 James Alessia, 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.
Other UWM Student Organizations
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.