Student Organizations-Omaha Campus
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is a world-renowned scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications. The society is extremely interdisciplinary, covering 13 sub-areas in the field of acoustics. Our student chapter brings the exciting world of acoustics to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community. Chapter meetings focus on topics from many areas of acoustics, usually incorporating demonstrations, interactive activities, and presentations of scholarly work.
National Chapter: http://asa.aip.org
Contact: Lily Wang
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.
National Chapter: http://www.ashrae.org
Contact: Josephine Lau
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.
National Chapter: http://www.asce.org/AEI/
Contact: Clarence Waters
Architectural Engineering Student Leadership and Advisory Committee
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.
Contact: Clarence Waters
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
AGC is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. Operating in partnership with its nationwide network of Chapters, AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln at Omaha AGC Student Chapter is sponsored by our local AGC - Nebraska Building Chapter. The Omaha AGC Student chapter holds numerous activities to enhance the college experience of our developing construction professionals. These activities include monthly membership meetings, informational sessions with different construction contractors and material suppliers, tours of construction job sites, community services projects, participation in the fall and spring seminars sponsored by the AGC - Nebraska Building Chapter, and participation in the yearly AGC National Convention. Social events throughout the year keep students active and involved.
National Chapter: http://www.agc.org
Contact: Stuart Bernstein
Student Consortium of Specialty Contractors
SCSC began in fall 2005 and is designed to give students a better understanding of mechanical, electrical, and specialty contracting fields. SCSC gives students the opportunity to network and build lasting relationships with professionals in the industry, as well as fellow classmates. In addition, members participate in national conferences, student competitions, and service to the community.
Contact: Stuart Bernstein
Sigma Lambda Chi
An international honors society for Construction majors recognizes the top 20% of the students in the junior and senior class, based upon academic achievement. There are two chapters representing the construction honor society within the Durham School. The CHI III is represented on the Omaha Campus, while the Omicron Chapter is present on the Lincoln Campus. The Chi III chapter uses the same national criteria as the Omicron Chapter in selecting eligible students. The chapter serves the university and community by participating in the Days of Service Program that occurs during mid-semester breaks.
Contact: Tom Sires
The Durham Ambassador program is an organization that travels to local and regional high schools in Nebraska promoting engineering, construction and the educational opportunities made available by The Durham School. Ambassador representatives present high school students with information about the engineering and construction programs available at the university and stress the importance of a math and science education.
Contact: Rosemary Edzie
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.
National Chapter: http://www.eeri.org
Contact: Terri Norton
Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) / Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Our student chapter was established on the Omaha Campus in Spring 2010. MAES/SHPE is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who are in favor of diversifying our technical programs and industry. Our purpose is to promote engineers, scientists and other technical fields to our Latino community, mentor incoming Latino/a engineers and scientists, and help MAES/SHPE student chapter members become well-rounded individuals. Students on the Omaha Campus will benefit from national and/or regional conferences, lifelong networking opportunities, career and professional development, and leadership training.
Contact: Alma Ramirez-Rodgers
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Our mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Since 1975, NSBE has been committed to cultivating and promoting the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. Through a variety of programs and activities supported by corporate partnerships with 52 Board of Corporate Affiliate (BCA) members and other strategic relationships, NSBE offers its members the tools needed to succeed in every engineering discipline, while supplying the recruitment pipeline with talented engineers. Membership is open to all students, especially science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors.
National Chapter: http://www.nsbe.org/home.aspx
Contact: Terri Norton
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The goal of SWE is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. While demonstrating the value of diversity, SWE members participate in outreach programs for high school and grade school students, regional and national conferences all over the country, volunteer programs, and social events. Benefits of joining SWE include networking with classmates as well as professionals, with whom we work closely, and building confidence and positive attitude as a female engineer.
National Chapter: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/
Conact: Ece Erdogmus