Student Organizations Directory

Current, new and prospective students, want to find out what the College of Engineering has to offer? Explore the Student Organizations Directory to find out more about the various groups, their purpose and how to get connected.

Project/Activity/Competition-based groups generally focus on a physical task or project, often involving competition with other schools.  They provide additional opportunities for hands-on project experience.
 

Concrete Canoe Team Logo Concrete Canoe Team

Club Room: Tent in ENGR Quad
Email: canoe@sjsuasce.org

The concrete canoe team designs and constructs a full size canoe made entirely out of concrete. Students split up into different groups and work on a specific aspect of the project. There is a mix design team that compiles research about concrete, creates samples of concrete and then tests the samples. There is a construction team where they design a process to construct the canoe out of concrete by creating molds and using tools to achieve the finished product. There is also a paddling team which practices every weekend to prepare for the concrete canoe competition in the Spring (hosted by UC Davis in 2015). The concrete canoe team is composed of mostly civil engineering students but also welcomes other engineering students.

Jumbo Aircraft Development

We are a group of aerospace engineering students, aiming to compete in the upcoming international collegiate aerospace competition, SAE Aero Design.

Precision Flight Team (SJSUPFT) logo Precision Flight Team (SJSUPFT)

Club Room: IS 216B
Precision Flight Team (SJSUPFT) website

The SJSU Precision Flight Team competes in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association at the Safety And Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON). SAFECON promotes aviation safety as well as advanced airmanship skills. The team is comprised of all majors and skill levels.

Spartan Embedded Hardware

To support the creation and continued development of embedded software in the areas of robotics and microelectronics within the college of engineering.

Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE/Spartan Racing) logo Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE/Spartan Racing)

Club Room: ENGR 114B
Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE/Spartan Racing) website

SAE International is a student run organization that allows students to apply their knowledge from the classroom to real projects and expand their network. SAE International consists of FSAE Combustion, Electric, and Baja. Each year our teams design and manufacture a new vehicle for competition.

Society of Automotive Engineers - Mini Baja

Club Room: ENGR 114B
Society of Automotive Engineers - Mini Baja website

SAE Mini-Baja is an engineering club that designs and builds an off-road mini baja vehicle. The vehicle, that is built throughout the year, is used to compete against other colleges at an end of the year competition.

Spartan Racing Electric

Club Room: ENGR 114B
Spartan Racing Electric website
Email: FSAESpartanRacingElectric@gmail.com

Spartan Racing Electric was created with the goal of building an all-electric racecar. Comprised of students from various backgrounds, the designers of Spartan Racing Electric's competition vehicles, are passionate about alternate energy technology and developing a competitive racing vehicle.

Spartan Racing FSAE

Club Room: ENGR 114B
Spartan Racing FSAE website
Email: sjsusformulasae@gmail.com

Spartan Racing is a collegiate Formula Racing team that is associated with FSAE or the Society of Automotive Engineers. Every year the team designs and builds a new car from the ground up to race at competition and further develop the knowledge of its team members.

Spartan Hyperloop

Email: Spartan.hyperloop@gmail.com

We are a competition design team hoping to compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

Steel Bridge Competition Team

Steel Bridge Competition Team website
Email: bridge@sjsuasce.org

The Steel Bridge Competition Team competes in a national competition against other universities to see who designed and fabricated the best bridge. Awards are based on categories such as stiffness, display, construction economy, economy, and lightness.

Stream Chasers Aircraft Research & Build

A student organization focuses on aircraft, aerodynamic research and model aircraft prototypes building. The organization will provide accessible resources and assistance for members.

Sustainable Mobility System for Silicon Valley - Spartan Superway

Sustainable Mobility System for Silicon Valley (SMSSV) is an interdiciplinary project from San Jose State University to design a PRT (Personal Rapid Transport) system using renewable resources.

Visit the SJSU student involvement page for additional details on these organizations

  • Autonomous Vehicle Club
  • CubeSat Mission Extension Docked Active Control
  • DBF Hardware
  • Spartan Drone
  • Spartan Mechanical Engineering
  • Spartan Superway - SMSSV - SUPERWAY
  • Spartan Tube Plane
  • SPHERES Engineering CubeSat Testbed

Discipline-based groups are tied to a specific major or industry and often are student chapters of well-established professional associations.  They provide excellent networking opportunities.

Alpha Eta Rho logo Alpha Eta Rho

Club Room: IS 216B
Alpha Eta Rho website
Email: alphaetarhosjsu@gmail.com

To further the cause of Aviation in all its branches; To instill in the public mind a confidence in Aviation; To promote contacts between the students of Aviation and those engaged in the profession; And to promote a close affiliation among the students of aviation for the purpose of education and research.

American Concrete Institute (ACI) logo American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Our mission is to promote civil engineering as a profession that enhances the quality of life through public service and free enterprise. We shall endeavor to inspire its members through student interactions with faculty and professionals as well as projects that will promote thinking.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) logo American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Club Room: ENGR 240
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) website
Email: aiaa.sjsu.pr@gmail.com

With more than 35,000 members, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the world's largest professional society, principal voice, and information resource devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The purpose of our student branch is to support the success of San Jose State University's aerospace engineering students. AIAA will provide its members with access to events, workshops, club room resources, research projects, socials, and other related activities that will connect students with professionals and help prepare them for a career in the aerospace industry.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) logo American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Club Room: ENGR 315
Email: sjsuaiche@gmail.com

The purpose of this club shall be (1) to promote the professional development of its members by exposing them to professional activities such as speakers and tours, and (2) to contribute to the knowledge/development of its members through our chemical engineering program. (3) To mentor and incorporate incoming chemical engineering majors into a community where they can expand their knowledge of the industry and begin to broaden their network.

Associated General Contractors (AGC) - Pending Recognition logo Associated General Contractors (AGC) - Pending Recognition

Email: agc.sjsu@gmail.com

The purpose of the chapter is to establish a team of scholars who strive for the progression of professionalism in America's construction industry meanwhile inspiring younger generations to envision and achieve an even greater future.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) logoAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Club Room: ENGR 136
Email: president@sjsuasce.org

The ASCE Student Chapter is an active on campus student organization that provides opportunities to gain experience in civil engineering. This club is an outlet to pursue job opportunities, to begin creating a professional network, and to participate in an annual civil engineering competition.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) logo American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Club Room: ENGR 114

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1880. ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. Students also benefit from strong organization support in their pursuit of developing their professional and leadership skills. The SJSU Student Chapter works to create participation opportunities and expanding industry exposure for students.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) logo Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Club Room: ENGR 182
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) website
Email: sjsubmes@gmail.com

BMES provides Graduate/Undergrad students with tours, events, competitions and conferences that pertain to Biomedical Engineering . BMES also organizes study groups, and poster sessions that aim to help each student to be academically successful. The mission of BMES is to improve BMES members professional, and academic skills as well as create a friendly environment that promotes everlasting friendships.

Infosec Club

Club Room: DH 008
Infosec Club website
Email: sjsu.infosec@gmail.com

The SJSU Information Security Club is a small group of individuals who are passionate about computer security. If you are interested in computer forensics, web/mobile exploitation, malware analysis/reverse engineering, and cryptography, we'd love for you to join us.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) logo Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Club Room: ENGR 370
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) website
Email: ieeesjsu16@gmail.com  Find us on Facebook

IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. As a student branch we provide equipment to borrow, a large study room, technical events, and more

IEEE Electronics Packaging Society and Computer Society

Club Room: ENG 376
Email: sjsuieeeeps@gmail.com

IEEE EPS is an IEEE affiliated student organization specialized in running semester long electronic based projects for any student in a major involving hardware, software, and electronics, that wants to gain practical and technical skills.

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) logo Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Club Room: ENGR 208
Email: iiechapter806@gmail.com

IIE is a "professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity." Our Chapter 806 is a student chapter of IIE. We aim to facilitate communication within the ISE department, expose industrial engineering to local students, and connect members to industry.

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) logo International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)

Club Room: ENGR 315
International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) website
Email: sjsuispe@gmail.com

Introduce and familiarize Student Members to related disciplines/aspects of the biopharma and biotech industries. Promote educational exchange, career/internship opportunities, and networking. Support a Student Chapter; provides personal development and valuable experiences as young professionals.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) logo Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Email: sjsuite@gmail.com

The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international association of transportation professionals responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. The SJSU chapter is focused on strengthening the educational and professional development of engineering and planning students, through: - Presentations from Bay Area professionals - Technical tours of engineering projects like BART WSX and the new Bay Bridge span - Academic and professional tours, conferences and competitions throughout the year.

Materials Advantage (MA) logo Materials Advantage (MA)

Club Room: ENG 233
Email: ma.spe.sjsu@gmail.com

Materials Advantage is a national organization that acts as the student chapter for 4 different materials related professional societies: ACerS - The American Ceramic Society, AIST - Association for Iron & Steel Technology, ASM International - The Materials Information Society, TMS - The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. By joining Materials Advantage, the student has access to the networking, professional resources, and scholarships of all 4 national organizations. On campus, the Materials Advantage club hosts social events and professional development activities. The students are active in the local ASM professional section which hosts monthly dinner meetings, which provide great opportunities to learn more about materials engineering in local industry and network with working engineers.

SJSU Human Factors & Ergonomics Society logo SJSU Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

SJSU Human Factors & Ergonomics Society website
Email: sjsuhfes1@gmail.com

The Student Chapter of HFES at San Jose State University was established in Spring 2004, and exists to help further the Human Factors and Ergonomics graduate program at SJSU. Our members come from many backgrounds and disciplines, and hold various interests within the HF/E field.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) logo Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
Club Room: ENG 233
Email: ma.spe.sjsu@gmail.com

The Society of Plastic Engineers is a joint materials engineering special interest student organization with its sister club Materials Advantage. Both clubs provide members with opportunities for involvement with professional industry development such as industry tours and connections with those working within the industry itself. The overarching goal of this student chapter is to provide materials engineering students the ability of collaborating with and learning from those already working in the industry in order to better prepare themselves for their own professional careers.

Software and Computer Engineering Society (SCE) logo Software and Computer Engineering Society (SCE)

Club Room: ENG 294
Software and Computer Engineering Society (SCE) website
Email: AskSCE@gmail.com

The Software and Computer Engineering Society is a place for students interested in the fields of computer engineering and software engineering to congregate and collaborate. Operated by student volunteers, our student organization strives to offer a good environment for our future engineers to prosper. Study groups, workshops, info sessions, and social events are provided to members of the Society to help our fellow students improve their academics, develop their skill set, learn more about their disciplines, and grow alongside their colleagues.

Visit the SJSU student involvement page for additional details on these organizations

  • Student Associates of the American Chemical Society

Honorary/Professional groups recognize strong academic performance and/or commitment to a specific field providing additional shared experiences, networking and other opportunities.
 

Chi Epsilon logo Chi Epsilon

Club Room: ENGR 136
Chi Epsilon website
Email: sjsu.xe@gmail.com

Chi Epsilon is a National Civil Engineering Honor Society. We are dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession.

Eta Kappa Nu logo Eta Kappa Nu

Club Room: ENGR 376
Eta Kappa Nu website
Email: president@hknsjsu.org

Outstanding persons are elected to Eta Kappa Nu primarily from the junior and senior classes of San Jose State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Eligibility depends on marked ability, as evidenced by scholarship.

Pi Tau Sigma

Club Room: ENG 114B
Email: pitausigma.sjsu@gmail.com

International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. Our core values are Integrity, Service, and Leadership within our discipline. Our members represent the top 35% of juniors and seniors. We also exist to help serve the ME department.

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Engineering Honor Society logo Tau Beta Pi (TBP)

Club Room: ENGR114B
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Engineering Honor Society website
Email: officers@tbpsjsu.org

The CA ETA chapter at SJSU was founded in March of 1964. Today, the chapter represents the Davidson College of Engineering's top students from all engineering departments. The chapter works to provide members with a rich experience, help members succeed, and improve the community.

Interest-based groups center on a shared experience and/or interest, providing networking and additional program opportunities.
 

Alpha Omega Epsilon (Beta Upsilon Chapter)

Alpha Omega Epsilon (Beta Upsilon Chapter) website
Email: aoesjsu@gmail.com

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority for women in engineering and technical science majors. We promote friendship, leadership, and professionalism to all members of our organization, to our community, and our professions.

Amateur Radio Club (W6YL)

Club Room: ENGR 376A (within the IEEE Room – 376)
Amateur Radio Club (W6YL) website
Email: arc.sjsu@gmail.com

The organization focuses on the amateur radio hobby and tries to help students get licensed and working with radios. We have events for those with no experience to advanced projects for those wish for something more challenging. All skill levels and majors are welcome.

Asian Coalition of Engineers and Scientists

Club Room: ENGR 366
Email: aces.sjsu@gmail.com

ACES is created to provide the tools and resources to members to foster leadership and unity within the Asian community. ACES also develops capable leaders within the community to build a strong workforce for the future.

Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) SJSU Chapter

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) at San Jose State University provides access to personal certification, academic excellence, and professional development for students involved in integrating technology, leadership, and design.

Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers (BASE) logo Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers (BASE)

Club Room: ENGR 366
Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers (BASE) website
Email: BASE-Engineering@sjsu.edu

The Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers, BASE, is the local chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE. BASE works alongside professionals to help all STEM field students. We prepare our members for the professional world and academic excellence.

Bridge Engineering Student Transition Program

Email: bridgementoring.sjsu@gmail.com

BEST was created in order to help new students in the Engineering disciplined. We provide workshop, mentorship, group meetings, etc.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) logo Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Club Room: ENGR
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) website
Email: president.ewbsjsu@gmail.com

The San Jose State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-SJSU) is a newly established student chapter of EWB-USA, a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineering professionals.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (oSTEM) logo Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (oSTEM)

Club Room: Student Union 1600 (PRIDE Center)
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (oSTEM) website
Email: ostem.sjsu@gmail.com

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at San Jose State University (oSTEM @ SJSU) + Art/Design is a chapter of the national oSTEM society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQQIA communities in the STEAM Fields.

Robotics Club

Club Room: ENGR 141
Robotics Club website
Email: sjsurobotics@gmail.com

SJSU Robotics is dedicated mechatronics disciplines of computer, electrical, mechanical and control system engineering. SJSU Robotics is a place where students in those fields can use the skills they have learned in class in creating robots and actualizing products. This is also a place for students with no knowledge in those fields can be put into a situation where they can self-learn and learn from other members in the areas of mechatronics.

Rocket Club

  1. Gain project experience outside the classroom
  2. Design, build, and launch Level 1, Level 2, and/or Level 3 rockets to get certified,
  3. Meet other students interested in rockets!

Science Extravaganza logo Science Extravaganza

Club Room: ENGR 366
Email: sesjsu@gmail.com

Science Extravaganza exposes middle school students to STEM fields in a fostering environment, inspiring them to pursue a higher education in STEM. Science Extravaganza provides an opportunity for professionals and students to work together with middle school participants.

Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) logo Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)

Club Room: ENGR 366
Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) website
Email: soles.sanjosestate@gmail.com

Our purpose is to empower the Latino community to reach their fullest potential here at San Jose State University. We do this by providing them with various professional development events as well as social events.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) logo Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Club Room: ENGR 242
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) website
Email: swe.sjsu@gmail.com

Our mission is vital to not only San José State University, but to a worldwide aim: To empower female engineering students from all backgrounds through peer support, networking, and leadership opportunities in preparation for industry.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS at SJSU)

The Purpose of SEDS at SJSU is:

  1. to educate students and the general public about the benefits of space exploration and development;
  2. to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas related to the exploration and development of space;
  3. to provide opportunities for students to interact and network themselves with leaders in the space industry.

Women in Aviation SJSU

Club Room: IS 216B
Email: women.in.aviation.sjsu@gmail.com

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization of women and men who are dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation and aerospace career fields and interests.

Visit the SJSU student involvement page for additional details on these organizations

  • Automated Transit Network Development Club
  • Maker Club
  • Mars Terrain Vehicles
  • Network for Environment and Energy Development (NEED)
  • Spartan Aircraft Design
  • Spartan Organization for Astronautical Research (SOAR)