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: Tarun Goswami 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: Susan Sebastian
Faculty Advisor: Subhashini Ganapathy, Ph.D.

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.

Contact: Lisa Morriss
Faculty Advisor: Erik Buck and Michelle Cheatham, Ph.D.

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.

Contact: Lisa Morriss
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: Samuel Gier
Faculty Advisor: Brian Rigling, Ph.D.

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 conferences with cash awards for best paper and presentation.

Contact: Hunter Gilliland
Faculty Advisor: Mitch Wolff, Ph.D.

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: Catherine Mohs
Faculty Advisor: Joy Gockel, Ph.D.

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.

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Faculty Advisor: Raghu Srinivasan, Ph.D.

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 students 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.

SAE Baja Faculty Advisor: Craig M Baudendistel, Ph.D.

SAE Aero Faculty Advisor: Mitch Wolff, Ph.D.


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: Sabrina Dalesandro
Faculty Advisor: Joy Gockel, Ph.D.

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: Kaylyn Straughter​​​​​​​
Faculty Advisor: Luther Palmer, Ph.D.

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.

Contact: Alyson O'Connell
Faculty Advisor: Wendy Chetcuti

oSTEM

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: Charlotte Eakin​​​​​​​
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Schiml, Ph.D.

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: William Sandoval​​​​​​​
Faculty Advisor: Michael Saville, Ph.D.

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: Lauren Yeary
Faculty Advisor: Julie Skipper

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: Travis Doom, Ph.D. 


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