Student Clubs & Associations

College of Engineering students and faculty engage in diverse networking opportunities, including local and national chapters of student groups, volunteer organizations, and professional associations. Check out a sample of our many organizations below!

Integrative Graduate Education Research and Training
(IGERT) trains scientists and engineers in addressing the global questions of the future through innovative curricula, internships and focusing on problem-centered training.

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
This nonpartisan organization promotes awareness and discussion of the ethical issues arising from advances in science and medicine.

BU Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science & Technology (CELEST) CELEST studies natural intelligence. This program reaches undergraduate and graduate students, public school students in Boston-area cities and thousands of students in New England who participate in summer programs at Boston University.

Energy Club
The Energy Club serves as the link between scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to synthesize energy-related ideas from a multi-disciplinary stream of educational and professional sources.

Engineers Without Borders
The BU Chapter of non-profit humanitarian organization EWB was established to partner with developing communities to design impactful and sustainable technology, improving quality of life.

National GEM Consortium
Partnering with BU since 1976, the National GEM Consortium seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. With university partners in Boston, BU founded the GEM GRAD LAB, designed to inform and motivate students from STEM fields to understand the importance of obtaining a graduate degree, which is now replicated nationwide.

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
The NEAGEP Program Office is a resource for the BU community that assists with promoting access to graduate programs in science, mathematics and engineering for underrepresented groups.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE’s mission is to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
SASE helps Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential through activities such as networking, panel discussions, company visits and lectures.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is an organization of engineering, technical and mechanical management professionals who represent the manufacturing enterprise.  The Society engages its members to provide the networking and knowledge that enables their professional growth in the manufacturing community.  Success in that endeavor had earned SME an international reputation for providing outstanding service to manufacturing in every field of engineering.

Society of Women Engineers
The SWE mission is to encourage women to achieve potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving quality of life and demonstrate the value of diversity.

Student Association of Graduate Engineers
SAGE is involved with Technology Entrepreneurship Night, the Entrepreneur Design Contest, and New England Regional competition during National Engineers Week.

National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE)
GWISE strives to create a social and professional network which fosters interactions among graduate women across the many science and engineering disciplines here at BU.