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Organizations

Penn State Engineering has more than 50 student organizations from diversity-related groups and major-specific societies to service and outreach organizations, interest groups, and competition teams. Additionally, within the University there are more than 1,000 student organizations that cover the spectrum of interests. Penn State Engineering students are involved in all types of activities like sports clubs, sororities and fraternities, honor societies, service organizations, student government, and so much more.

In EECS, students can join a student organization or society that relates to their major:

  • Penn State IEEE: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Penn State IEEE has created a variety of resources to ensure that students are successful in their work.
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN): Penn State’s Electrical Engineering Honor Society is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing individual excellence in education and meritorious work in professional practice in any of the areas within the IEEE-designated fields of interest.
  • Association of Women in Computing: The Association’s mission is to attract and retain more women in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering majors y providing an open, safe environment of female peers and a place where women can freely ask questions and learn more about their field. We promote the advancement of women in the technical fields and provide networking opportunities for all of our members.
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): An organization all about programming, software, hardware for Penn State students. Throughout th school year ACM hosts a variety of events including programming/gaming competitions, workshops, technical talks, programming help, EECS class scheduling advice, career/interview help, and social events with other clubs.
  • Penn State SPIE:OSA: This student group promotes optical science and technology, with a mission to provide exciting educational, networking, and outreach activities for the State College community.
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): An interdisciplinary student-focused group that aims to build, study, and design the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS). We solve real-world problems related to computer vision, control theory, and aircraft design.

Additionally, Penn State boasts a variety of multi-disciplinary programs:

Be sure to check out all the other College of Engineering student organizations too!

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About

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

209 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802

814-863-6740

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

814-865-9505

Department of Electrical Engineering

814-865-7667