Student Organizations

Current, new and prospective students, want to find out what the College of Engineering has to offer? Explore the Student Organizations Directory to find out more about the various groups, their purpose and how to get connected.

Competition/Project Based

Project/Activity/Competition-based groups generally focus on a physical task or project, often involving competition with other schools.  They provide additional opportunities for hands-on project experience.

Concrete Canoe Team Logo

Concrete Canoe Team

Club Room: Tent in ENGR Quad

The concrete canoe team designs and constructs a full size canoe made entirely out of concrete. Students split up into different groups and work on a specific aspect of the project. There is a mix design team that compiles research about concrete, creates samples of concrete and then tests the samples. There is a construction team where they design a process to construct the canoe out of concrete by creating molds and using tools to achieve the finished product. There is also a paddling team which practices every weekend to prepare for the concrete canoe competition in the Spring (hosted by UC Davis in 2015). The concrete canoe team is composed of mostly civil engineering students but also welcomes other engineering students.



Cube³ is a small satellite development club, and offers a great way for people of all experience levels and majors to develop and apply their talents. We’ve worked on cubesats and cansats, collaborating with different student organizations to launch fully functional projects.

Precision Flight Team (SJSUPFT) logo

Precision Flight Team (SJSUPFT)

Club Room: IS 216B

The SJSU Precision Flight Team competes in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association at the Safety And Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON). SAFECON promotes aviation safety as well as advanced airmanship skills. The team is comprised of all majors and skill levels.


Robotics Club

Club Room: ENGR 141
Robotics Club website

SJSU Robotics is dedicated mechatronics disciplines of computer, electrical, mechanical and control system engineering. SJSU Robotics is a place where students in those fields can use the skills they have learned in class in creating robots and actualizing products. This is also a place for students with no knowledge in those fields can be put into a situation where they can self-learn and learn from other members in the areas of mechatronics.


Rocket Club

  1. Gain project experience outside the classroom
  2. Design, build, and launch Level 1, Level 2, and/or Level 3 rockets to get certified,
  3. Meet other students interested in rockets!
Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE/Spartan Racing) logo

Spartan Racing

Club Room: ENGR 344
Society of Automotive Engineers International SAE/Spartan Racing website 

SAE International is a student run organization that allows students to apply their knowledge from the classroom to real projects and expand their network. Each year our teams design and manufacture a new vehicle for competition.


Mini Baja

Club Room: ENGR 344
Society of Automotive Engineers - Mini Baja website 

SAE Mini-Baja is an engineering club that designs and builds an off-road mini baja vehicle. The vehicle, that is built throughout the year, is used to compete against other colleges at an end of the year competition.


Spartan Hyperloop


We are a competition design team hoping to compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.


Steel Bridge Competition Team

Steel Bridge Competition Team website

The Steel Bridge Competition Team competes in a national competition against other universities to see who designed and fabricated the best bridge. Awards are based on categories such as stiffness, display, construction economy, economy, and lightness.


Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS at SJSU)

The Purpose of SEDS at SJSU is:

  1. to educate students and the general public about the benefits of space exploration and development;
  2. to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas related to the exploration and development of space;
  3. to provide opportunities for students to interact and network themselves with leaders in the space industry.


Sustainable Mobility System for Silicon Valley (SMSSV) is an interdiciplinary project from San Jose State University to design a PRT (Personal Rapid Transport) system using renewable resources.



Sustainable Mobility System for Silicon Valley (SMSSV) is an interdiciplinary project from San Jose State University to design a PRT (Personal Rapid Transport) system using renewable resources.

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  • Affordable Engineering Design & Development
  • Cube^3
  • Deadelus Rocket Engineering Manufacturing
  • Design Build Fly at SJSU
  • Robotics Applications Society

Discipline/Major Specific

Discipline-based groups are tied to a specific major or industry and often are student chapters of well-established professional associations.  They provide excellent networking opportunities.

Alpha Eta Rho logo

Alpha Eta Rho

Club Room: IS 216B

To further the cause of Aviation in all its branches; To instill in the public mind a confidence in Aviation; To promote contacts between the students of Aviation and those engaged in the profession; And to promote a close affiliation among the students of aviation for the purpose of education and research.

American Concrete Institute (ACI) logo

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

American Concrete Institute Website

Our mission is to promote civil engineering as a profession that enhances the quality of life through public service and free enterprise. We shall endeavor to inspire its members through student interactions with faculty and professionals as well as projects that will promote thinking.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) logo

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Club Room: ENGR 240
AIAA website

With more than 35,000 members, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the world's largest professional society, principal voice, and information resource devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The purpose of our student branch is to support the success of San Jose State University's aerospace engineering students. AIAA will provide its members with access to events, workshops, club room resources, research projects, socials, and other related activities that will connect students with professionals and help prepare them for a career in the aerospace industry.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) logo

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Club Room: ENGR 315

The purpose of this club shall be (1) to promote the professional development of its members by exposing them to professional activities such as speakers and tours, and (2) to contribute to the knowledge/development of its members through our chemical engineering program. (3) To mentor and incorporate incoming chemical engineering majors into a community where they can expand their knowledge of the industry and begin to broaden their network.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) logo

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Club Room: ENGR 136

The ASCE Student Chapter is an active on campus student organization that provides opportunities to gain experience in civil engineering. This club is an outlet to pursue job opportunities, to begin creating a professional network, and to participate in an annual civil engineering competition.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) logo

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Club Room: ENGR 344

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1880. ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. Students also benefit from strong organization support in their pursuit of developing their professional and leadership skills. The SJSU Student Chapter works to create participation opportunities and expanding industry exposure for students.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) logo

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Club Room: ENGR 182
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) website

BMES provides Graduate/Undergrad students with tours, events, competitions and conferences that pertain to Biomedical Engineering . BMES also organizes study groups, and poster sessions that aim to help each student to be academically successful. The mission of BMES is to improve BMES members professional, and academic skills as well as create a friendly environment that promotes everlasting friendships.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) logo

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Club Room: ENGR 370
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. As a student branch we provide equipment to borrow, a large study room, technical events, and more


IEEE Electronics Packaging Society and Computer Society

Club Room: ENG 376

IEEE EPS is an IEEE affiliated student organization specialized in running semester long electronic based projects for any student in a major involving hardware, software, and electronics, that wants to gain practical and technical skills.

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) logo

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Club Room: ENGR 208

IIE is a "professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity." Our Chapter 806 is a student chapter of IIE. We aim to facilitate communication within the ISE department, expose industrial engineering to local students, and connect members to industry.

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) logo

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)

Club Room: ENGR 315

Introduce and familiarize Student Members to related disciplines/aspects of the biopharma and biotech industries. Promote educational exchange, career/internship opportunities, and networking. Support a Student Chapter; provides personal development and valuable experiences as young professionals.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) logo

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)


The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international association of transportation professionals responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. The SJSU chapter is focused on strengthening the educational and professional development of engineering and planning students, through: - Presentations from Bay Area professionals - Technical tours of engineering projects like BART WSX and the new Bay Bridge span - Academic and professional tours, conferences and competitions throughout the year.

Materials Advantage (MA) logo

Material Advantage (MA)

Club Room: ENG 233

Material Advantage is a national organization that acts as the student chapter for 4 different materials related professional societies: ACerS - The American Ceramic Society, AIST - Association for Iron & Steel Technology, ASM International - The Materials Information Society, TMS - The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. By joining Material Advantage, the student has access to the networking, professional resources, and scholarships of all 4 national organizations. On campus, the Material Advantage club hosts social events and professional development activities. The students are active in the local ASM professional section which hosts monthly dinner meetings, which provide great opportunities to learn more about materials engineering in local industry and network with working engineers.

SJSU Human Factors & Ergonomics Society logo

SJSU Human Factors & Ergonomics Society


The Student Chapter of HFES at San Jose State University was established in Spring 2004, and exists to help further the Human Factors and Ergonomics graduate program at SJSU. Our members come from many backgrounds and disciplines, and hold various interests within the HF/E field.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) logo

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
Club Room: ENG 233

The Society of Plastic Engineers is a joint materials engineering special interest student organization with its sister club Materials Advantage. Both clubs provide members with opportunities for involvement with professional industry development such as industry tours and connections with those working within the industry itself. The overarching goal of this student chapter is to provide materials engineering students the ability of collaborating with and learning from those already working in the industry in order to better prepare themselves for their own professional careers.

Software and Computer Engineering Society (SCE) logo

Software and Computer Engineering Society (SCE)

Club Room: ENG 294
Software and Computer Engineering Society (SCE) website

The Software and Computer Engineering Society is a place for students interested in the fields of computer engineering and software engineering to congregate and collaborate. Operated by student volunteers, our student organization strives to offer a good environment for our future engineers to prosper. Study groups, workshops, info sessions, and social events are provided to members of the Society to help our fellow students improve their academics, develop their skill set, learn more about their disciplines, and grow alongside their colleagues.


Women in Aviation SJSU

Club Room: IS 216B

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization of women and men who are dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation and aerospace career fields and interests.

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Honor Societies & Fraternities

Honorary/Professional groups recognize strong academic performance and/or commitment to a specific field providing additional shared experiences, networking and other opportunities.

Chi Epsilon logo

Chi Epsilon

Club Room: ENGR 136
Chi Epsilon

Chi Epsilon is a National Civil Engineering Honor Society. We are dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession.

Epsilon Pi Tau

Epsilon Pi Tau (Rho Chapter)

Club Room: Industrial Studies (IS) 117B

Epsilon Pi Tau is a Leading International Honor Society for Technology. We recognize the academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of engineering technology and the preparation of practitioners for the related professions. We aim to tutor Engineering Technology (ETech) students, offer scholarship opportunities, connect with professionals, and promote the program and outreach.

Eta Kappa Nu logo

Eta Kappa Nu

Club Room: ENGR 376
Eta Kappa Nu website

Outstanding persons are elected to Eta Kappa Nu primarily from the junior and senior classes of San Jose State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Eligibility depends on marked ability, as evidenced by scholarship.


Pi Tau Sigma

Club Room: ENG 114B

International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. Our core values are Integrity, Service, and Leadership within our discipline. Our members represent the top 35% of juniors and seniors. We also exist to help serve the ME department.

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Engineering Honor Society logo

Tau Beta Pi (TBP)

Club Room: ENGR114B

The CA ETA chapter at SJSU was founded in March of 1964. Today, the chapter represents the Davidson College of Engineering's top students from all engineering departments. The chapter works to provide members with a rich experience, help members succeed, and improve the community.

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  • Sigma Gamma Tau

Special Interest/Multicultural Groups

Interest-based groups center on a shared experience and/or interest, providing networking and additional program opportunities.


Alpha Omega Epsilon (Beta Upsilon Chapter)

Club Room: ENGR 242
Alpha Omega Epsilon (Beta Upsilon Chapter) website

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority for women in engineering and technical science majors. We promote friendship, leadership, and professionalism to all members of our organization, to our community, and our professions..


Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers (BASE)

Club Office: ENGR 366 & African-American Student Resources Center (Student Union

Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers (BASE) website

The Black Alliance of Scientists and Engineers, BASE, is the local chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE. BASE works alongside professionals to help all STEM field students. We prepare our members for the professional world and academic excellence.


Bridge Engineering Student Transition Program - Recognition Pending 


BEST was created in order to help new students in the Engineering disciplined. We provide workshop, mentorship, group meetings, etc.


The Network Engineering Technology Society (NETS)

Club Room: Industrial Studies (IS) 117B

The Network Engineering Technology Society hopes to create an atmosphere and community for students interested in networking, cloud computing, and cybersecurity fields in which they can obtain academic guidance, enhance and develop their technical skills, and establish connections with one another.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (oSTEM) logo

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (oSTEM) - Recognition Pending 

Club Room: Student Union 1600 (PRIDE Center)

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at San Jose State University (oSTEM @ SJSU) + Art/Design is a chapter of the national oSTEM society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQQIA communities in the STEAM Fields.

Science Extravaganza logo

Science Extravaganza

Club Office: ENGR 366

Science Extravaganza exposes middle school students to STEM fields in a fostering environment, inspiring them to pursue a higher education in STEM. Science Extravaganza provides an opportunity for professionals and students to work together with middle school participants.


Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers

Club Office: ENGR 366

SASE at San Jose State University is a collegiate chapter of the nationa professional organization SASE. It was established at SJSU to provide the tools and resources to members to foster leadership and unity within the Asian community. SASE also works to develop capable leaders within the community to build a strong workforce for the future.

Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) logo

Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)

Club Office: ENGR 366

Our purpose is to empower the Latino community to reach their fullest potential here at San Jose State University. We do this by providing them with various professional development events as well as social events.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) logo

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Club Room: ENGR 242

Our mission is vital to not only San José State University, but to a worldwide aim: To empower female engineering students from all backgrounds through peer support, networking, and leadership opportunities in preparation for industry.

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  • Amateur Radio Club
  • Silicon Valley Engineers
  • Spartan Organization for Astronautical Research