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Clubs and Organizations at Wright State

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CECS student club involvement will give you the opportunity to experience college in a way that expands beyond academics.

CECS student club activities offer you a chance to take a break from all the stress of studying and doing homework. You will find a relaxing social environment that is essential for successful college students.

CECS student club members are involved in many events on and off campus. From relaxing retreats and educational seminars to workshops and community service projects, students involved in clubs experience the best that college life has to offer.

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Major-Specific Clubs and Organizations

Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Society

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is for students interested in biomedical engineering and its concentration areas such as biomechanics and medical imaging. The club meets bi-weekly. Field trips and other on and off campus events are planned. The club has participated in the annual BMES Conference and provided tutoring and help to disabled students as a service to fellow CECS students. New members are welcome anytime.

Contact: Ben Wright
Faculty Advisor: Nasim Nosoudi

Biomedical Research and Technology Association

Biomedical Research and Technology Association (BMRTA) bridges the gap between scientific disciplines by reviewing current science and biomedical engineering advances. We introduce students to faculty, staff, industry and government officials via seminars, meet and greets and industrial tours.

Contact: Kaivon Assani
Faculty Advisor: Nasim Nosoudi

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

Knowledge is power in industrial engineering. Building the knowledge that will sustain you throughout your career begins with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). The IISE website is an invaluable resource to all IE members for news, research information, and networking. It gives users access to the Resource Library, Career Center, IE Terminology Database, Societies and Divisions, and Discussion Center. IISE conferences and seminars keep you current of the latest trends and technologies. Learn more about IISE at Wright State.

Contact: Amy Reed
Faculty Advisor: Pratik Parikh

Computer Science and Engineering

Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) The Wright State Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery is composed of undergraduate and graduate students with interests in all aspects of computers and information processing. The Student Chapter sponsors events such as lectures by distinguished speakers and site visits to technology companies. Club members have the opportunity to participate in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest and the ACM Student Research Competition.

Contact: Goonmeet Bajaj
Faculty Advisor: Erik Buck

College Women in Computing Club

The College Women in Computing Club (CWCC, previously Women in Computing) goals include: encouraging the success of all female students pursing degrees in computer-relatedfields by providing mentorship and social support, to advocate the growth of women in technology-related fields through visits to local area middle and high schools, and to provide access to successful women working in business and academia for leadership and support.

Contact:
Faculty Advisor: Karen Meyer

Cyber Security Club

The Wright State University Cyber Security Club is dedicated to teaching, learning, sharing, and researching information and methods to protect and secure data, systems, and networks. We are a group of people who share a passion for software and hardware security. This club is mainly aimed at Computer Science and Engineering majors but anyone who is interested is welcomed to join.

Contact: Zach Sluder
Faculty Advisor: Mathew Kijowski

Electrical Engineering

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student membership is an ideal way to learn more about the electrical engineering profession. IEEE is a worldwide technical professional society devoted to advancing the theory and application of electrical engineering electronics and computing. Members receive several publications devoted to topics of special interest to students about choosing an area of specialization, the job market, graduate school and more.

Faculty Advisor: Steve Gorman

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the launching pad for tomorrow's aerospace professionals. AIAA student membership supplies the resources you need to succeed in your academic studies and start out with a proven edge in your professional career. Networking and career opportunities with other students and leading aerospace professionals. Free subscriptions to the AIAA Student Journal and AIAA's monthly magazine, Aerospace America, plus discounts on AIAA technical journals and books. Free advanced registration to AIAA technical conferences to undergraduate students and extremely reduced prices for graduate students. Participate in student conference with cash awards for best paper and presentation.

Contact: Chad Geeseman
Faculty Advisor: Rory Roberts

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

With a strong membership base and many sponsored activities, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) offers student members the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and the ability to network with ME professional and future employers. Activities include the University Homecoming parade, regular pizza meetings and social events. ASME has participated in the Rowdy Raider program, as well as Regional Student Conferences.

Contact: Justin Warner
Faculty Advisor: Ha-Rok Bae

Materials Science and Engineering Society

Everything is made from materials, so materials knowledge is valuable to each and every engineering discipline. Materials Science and Engineering Society is Wright State’s chapter of Material Advantage. Material Advantage is a student society that allows members to also become members of The American Ceramic Society (ACS), The Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). Membership is open to any student interested in materials, not just materials engineering majors

Contact: Aric Ross
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hong Huang

Society of Automotive Engineers

The focus of the Wright State student section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE is building vehicles for the SAE Aero Design and SAE Baja Design competitions. In SAE Aero Design student conceive, design, fabricate and test a cargo carrying RC aircraft. The final designs compete with other universities designs at a national competition. In SAE Baja Design students design, build and test a four wheel off road vehicle. The completed vehicle competes against other universalities vehicles at a national competition.

Contact: Russ Hannen
Faculty Advisor: Russ Hannen


Non-Major-Specific Clubs and Organizations

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders was formed in Fall 2013 and became nationalized in March 2013. EWB will be partnering with Madibira, Tanzania for the next five years to help provide a more accessible water supply for community school use

Contact: Tyler Martin
Faculty Advisor:

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community through service, leadership, and cultural diversity.

Contact: Ashley Lynch

Phi Sigma Rho

Phi Sigma Rho is a sorority for women in technical studies serving our sisters and the community by promoting high standards of personal integrity, respect, and character. We aim to create lifelong bonds of sisterhood, to uphold professional excellence with a social balance through shared experiences, common bonds, and recognition of service and achievement.

Check out the latest Phi Sigma Rho Recruitment flyer (PDF).

Contact: Lauren Pelan
Faculty Advisor: Wendy Chetcuti

Sigma Phi Delta

The benefits of Sigma Phi Delta include a great atmosphere for learning the rigors of engineering and a close bond of brotherhood beyond graduation. The chapters are active in intramural sports and the Greek Olympics.

Contact: Kevin Daugherty
Faculty Advisor: Travis Doom

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

With a primary focus on empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential through science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM). SHPE offers professional development in technology and leadership to undergraduates, graduates and practicing STEM professionals at regional and national conferences.

Contact: Roberto Clemente
Faculty Advisor: Michael Saville

Society of Women Engineers

SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. The Wright State branch of SWE aims to expand the image of the engineering profession while demonstrating the value of diversity. SWE is active in supporting the Wright State Trebuchet Competition, Girl Scout Day and also runs High School Women in Engineering Day.

Contact: Nichole Stephan
Faculty Advisor: Mary Fendley

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the National Engineering Honor Society. TBP honors all engineering disciplines. Undergraduate students must be in the top 1/8 of the Junior engineering class or in the top 1/5 of the Senior engineering class. Graduate students must be in the top 1/5 of their class. Tau Beta Pi provides access to engineering futures, fellowships, and scholarships.

Contact: Krutant Mehta
Faculty Advisor: Nasim Nosoudi


The College Women in Computing Club (CWCC, previously Women in Computing) goals include: encouraging the success of all female students pursing degrees in computer-relatedfields by providing mentorship and social support, to advocate the growth of women in technology-related fields through visits to local area middle and high schools, and to provide access to successful women working in business and academia for leadership and support.

Contact:
Faculty Advisor: Karen Meyer