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Student Organizations

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We want you to take charge of your education, and that includes what you do when you’re not in class. Student-centered organizations at the Russ College give you the chance to develop who you are and pursue your passions outside of the classroom. Whether it’s helping fellow students with challenging coursework or designing an automated snowplow, you will make your mark on the Russ College by how you choose to spend your time here. Contact these organizations to take your education beyond the classroom.


  • Bobcats Building a Better World (formerly Engineers without Borders), Jeff Giesey
  • National Society of Professional Engineers 
  • National Society of Black Engineers Jody Markley
  • Society of Women Engineers, Diana Schwerha
  • Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society, Monica Burdick
  • Theta Tau, professional engineering fraternity


  • Alpha Eta Rho, aviation business fraternity, Ron Faliszek
  • Alpha Omicron Alpha, aeronautical science honor society
  • American Association of Airport Executives, an organization for management majors
  • The Flying Bobcats, the Russ College’s flight team, George Armann
  • Women in Aviation Intl., a branch of the national organization, Theresa Meyer
  • Aviation Management Society

Chemical Engineering:

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Darin Ridgway
  • Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization

Civil Engineering:

  • WERC Engineering Design Contest
  • American Society of Civil Engineers. Deborah McAvoy
  • CHI Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, Deborah McAvoy

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional society dedicated to electrical engineering and electronics, Savas Kaya
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s first professional society dedicated to educational and scientific computing
  • Two honor societies and another professional society have local chapters:
    • Eta Kappa Nu, the international honorary electrical engineering society, H. Bryan Riley
    • Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for computing and information disciplines.
  • Institute of Navigation (ION), a nonprofit professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of navigation.

Technology & Mechanical Engineering:

  • Electric Bobcat Racing Team (part of the Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers, Greg Kremer
  • Society of Automotive Engineers Student Chapter
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Chapter, Neil Littell
  • An honor society for professions in technology also has a local chapter: Epsilon Pi Tau
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Robert Williams
  • Pi Tau Sigma, the national mechanical engineering honor society, David Bayless

Industrial and Systems Engineering:

  • Institute of Industrial Engineers, Tao Yuan
  • Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society