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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 (IISE)
IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial and systems engineering.
Research in Engineering, Healthcare, and Biomechanics (REHAB)
The purpose of REHAB is to provide students in engineering, healthcare, and biomechanics fields with opportunities to participate in workshops, engage in networking opportunities, and explore research in their related areas of study.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.