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Student Organizations

Joining a student organization or student project team is a very important part of the CBU School of Engineering experience, encouraging teamwork, leadership, and improved organizational skills and creativity. There are a variety of activities to choose from, all with an engineering focus, allowing students to strengthen their professional and personal development as future engineers. Students who get involved in an engineering organization benefit from opportunities to:

  • Make connections with other engineering students through general meetings, officer meetings and social events.
  • Experience local industry by touring engineering facilities in the Memphis Area
  • Develop leadership skills by becoming an officer and helping to organize events for your peers.
  • Get involved by joining a nationwide organization of engineers.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a national organization whose mission is to promote excellence in Chemical Engineering, further and enhance the development of knowledge, and promote the profession's standards and ethics. The CBU AIChE student chapter focuses on providing networking opportunities in both academia and in industry as well as increasing student involvement locally and nationally.

National Website: http://www.aiche.org/
Student Website: https://www.facebook.com/cbu.aiche
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Asit Ray

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded in 1852, is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. ASCE was formed to enhance the quality of life through the advancement of professional knowledge and by improving the practice of civil engineering. The CBU ASCE student chapter provides civil engineering majors the opportunity to participate in community service events, engineering competitions and other activities. The group participates in the annual concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions, sponsoring teams who work on each project in the ASCE Deep South Competition.

National Website: http://www.asce.org/
Student Website: https://www.facebook.com/cbuasce
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Gene McGinnis

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. The purpose of the CBU ASME student chapter is to strengthen relationships among engineering students and professors, to promote the values of the national ASME organization, and to provide career development assistance for mechanical engineering students. Part of its mission is to prepare students for careers in engineering by improving their knowledge of industry expectations, developing their time-management abilities, and increasing their overall sense of professionalism.  

National Website: https://www.asme.org/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Shiue

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. The CBU IEEE student chapter provides electrical engineering majors the opportunity to participate in community service events, engineering competitions and other activities. The group participates in the annual IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware (Robotic) Competition and Website Competition.

National Website: https://www.ieee.org/
Student Website: http://www.ieeecbu.org/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Welch

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

National Website: http://www.nsbe.org/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Divya Choudhary

Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)

Tau Beta Pi honors engineering students who have shown a history of academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity. The CBU Tau Beta Pi student chapter emphasizes scholarship, personal character, and service to the profession, community, and college. It offers many student resources, including information sessions and resume workshops.

National Website: http://www.tbp.org/
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Gene McGinnis

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)

The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) is involved in the areas of pulp, paper, and some allied areas of packaging. TAPPI provides forums for professionals, publishes articles, standards, and books, conducts events for peer-reviewed information relevant to the industry and offers scholarships. Its missions is to “fosters the vitality of the global forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, and associated industries by delivering unsurpassed technical knowledge, valuable networks, and professional growth for our members."

Official Website: http://www.tappi.org/
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Siripong Malasri

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit educational service organization dedicated to the development of women in the fields of science and engineering at the collegiate and professional levels. The purpose of the CBU SWE student chapter is to foster an environment that not only promotes engineering skill and professional development among female engineering students, but also helps to build the foundation for strong and enduring friendships for years to come. Their mission is to "stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity."

Official Website: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/
Student Website: https://www.facebook.com/CBU.SWE
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Divya Choudhary