Student Life

Clubs and Organizations

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CECS student club involvement will give you the opportunity to experience college in a way that extends beyond academics. Club activities offer you a chance to take a break from the stress of studying and doing homework. You will find a relaxing social environment essential for successful college students.

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 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: Carmen Asman
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matt Sherwood, Ph.D.

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: Kaitlyn Ellison
Faculty Advisor: Pratik Parikh

Computer Science and Engineering

Association for Computing Machinery

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.

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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-related fields 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.

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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 interested is welcomed to join.

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.

Contact: Dustin Conway
Faculty Advisor: Brian Rigling

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: Robert Asbaugh
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: Nick Wagner
Faculty Advisor: Joy Gockel

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: Casey Steva
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.

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Non-Major-Specific Clubs and Organizations

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders was formed in Fall 2013 and became nationalized in March 2013. EWB completed a rainwater collection system for a community garden in Trotwood and has been contributing to work on a wetlands observation deck for the City of Fairborn. Future scheduled projects include a collaboration with EWB's Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter to complete a project in Kabingo, Uganda.

Contact: Jackie Smith
Faculty Advisor: Joy Gockel

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: Alliah Turner
Faculty Advisor: Luther Palmer

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: Abby Schaar
Faculty Advisor: Wendy Chetcuti


The purpose of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics shall be to help LGBTQ+ students succeed both academically and professionally by providing them guidance from community members with expertise. We provide resources to develop a realistic and legalistic approach to queer success in the professional environment. This organization will foster relationships between LGBTQ+ students in the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. 

Contact: Shree Gotteti
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Schiml

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: Jake DeBra
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: Noel Fleeman
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: Donald Seaborn
Faculty Advisor: Craig Baudendistel

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