Durham - ARCH Student Orgs
Architectural Engineering Student Organizations
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
The ASA is the premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications. The Society is extremely interdisciplinary, covering thirteen sub-areas in the field of acoustics.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) exposes students to the sciences of heating, ventilation, refrigerating, air-conditioning and related human factors. The group schedules tours, speakers, mentoring opportunities with the local Nebraska ASHRAE Chapter and a trip to the national ASHRAE conference regularly.
Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)
Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) promotes knowledge regarding the profession of architectural engineering by study, research, and discussion of the AE field with speakers, tours, and trips to the national AEI conference. AEI also encourages the interaction of students to share their education and experiences within the AE field and provides valuable communication between students and professions in the field.
Architectural Engineering Student Leadership and Advisory Committee (AESLAC)
The Architectural Engineering Student Leadership and Advisory Committee’s purpose is to oversee the Architectural Engineering Program, student activities, and other concerns of its students. In addition, the committee represents architectural engineering students to the faculty, to the program director, and to the citizens of Nebraska. We strive for the betterment of the Architectural Engineering program, both through academic excellence and the creation of an enriched cocurricular environment.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
The objective of the chapter is to encourage and inform the students in reducing earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering by improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political and cultural environment, and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.
Emerging Green Builders (EGB)
EGB is an organization through the United States Green Building Council. It is open to students and young professionals in all disciplines. EGB focuses on three main areas:
- Education: The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is the primary educational focus of EGB. Members receive discounts on study materials and exams to prepare for the LEED Accredited Professional Exam. Seminars, building tours, conferences, study groups and other events are held to support the green building education of members.
- Advocacy: Sustainable design is becoming increasingly important in today's building industry. EGB promotes this process throughout the community and advocates the use of LEED.
- Networking: Many professionals and design firms are involved with EGB. It is a great way to meet future employers and partners. Members also attend national conferences like Greenbuild to meet professionals and learn about green innovations.
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES)
This student chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America believes in enrichment of the aspiring lighting designer beyond the scope of the classroom. The goals of IESNU include promoting responsible and quality lighting design, developing a network of support and educational resources to students interested in lighting, and participating in regional and national events. Hosting events such as professional web seminars and software workshops, IESNU has big plans for the future.