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:
- Penn State Lunar Lion: No matter what your academic discipline, we welcome your support and enthusiasm as together, we help make Penn State the first university to lead a mission to land a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon.
- Penn State Robotics Club: A student-run organization that provides a place for students at Penn State to come together and learn about robotics. The robotics club is an entirely extracurricular activity, where members attend solely out of a passion for robotics.
- Student Space Programs Laboratory (SSPL): The SSPL allows undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to design, fabricate, and integrate space systems. The SSPL provides hands-on projects to apply classroom knowledge to real world, interdisciplinary settings. SSPL students experience working through a complete design cycle and must develop a systems engineering mind-set in addition to their component-level experience
- Audio Engineering Society
- Advanced Vehicle Team (EcoCar, ChallengeX, FutureTruck)
- Penn State Forumla SAE
- Engineers for a Sustainable World
- American Solar Energy Society
- Engineers without Borders
Be sure to check out all the other College of Engineering student organizations too!