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.
The Aerospace Club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was started in 2008. The purpose of the branch is to encourage students to learn more about aerospace news, history, education and careers, and to provide opportunities for students to participate in aerospace projects and design competitions.
Our mission is to create an environment wherein we promote leadership and personal development among students, educate students on the current opportunities and developments in the chemical engineering field, and facilitate interaction between students and professionals.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is a student organization providing students who are interested in agriculture and biological engineering the opportunity to interact with other students in the department, network with the outside industry, and attend conferences with the national professional society.
Students are encouraged to join this professional society as freshmen. Through regular monthly meetings and community projects, students learn more about the field of civil engineering, meet other CIVE students and become involved in the community. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Competitions held at regional and national competitions each year. These competitions allow students to apply engineering concepts learned in the classroom to real-life activities. Find the Lincoln section on Facebook at facebook.com/huskerasce and the Omaha section on Twitter at twitter.com/UNO_ASCE.
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.
As members of this professional society, students are given the opportunity to stay informed regarding recent developments in the field of mechanical engineering through publications, field trips and meetings. Fellowship is also enhanced through interaction with other student sections as well as professional sectors of the society.
American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation (AWWA/WEF)
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the environmental engineering field are encouraged to participate. The student chapter hosts regular meeting, field trips, and social events during the academic year.
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.
Fountain Wars is a hands-on competition in which a team of up to six students design a fountain to complete challenges using the necessary PVC pipes, couplers, fittings, valves, nozzles, and pumps. Awards are based on the combined scores of a written report, oral presentation, video abstract, construction, technical tasks, and aesthetic display.
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.
This national group of student organizations holds both annual, regional, and national meetings as well as monthly local meetings. The UNL Chapter was one of the first five organized and involves a program featuring professional speakers and construction site visits, as well as community service projects. Also, this chapter sponsors an annual awards dinner featuring nationally prominent speakers and student and faculty awards.
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 include tailgating at Maverick football games, going to Maverick Hockey games, and the biannual AGC "Final Final," an end-of-semester celebration.
To promote an increased knowledge of the science, design, development, construction, language, and applications of modern computing machinery. To promote a greater interest in computing machinery and its applications. To provide a means of communication between persons having interest in computing machinery.
We are UNL's student chapter for the national BMES, which is a professional society for practicing biomedical engineers. We welcome all students that are interested in biomedical engineering, as it spans many different majors and programs. We focus a lot on exposing students to different areas of biomedical engineering and giving guidance on deciding what to do after graduation.
Campus: City Campus (Lincoln) / Scott Campus (Omaha)
CIVE Graduate Students Association (CIVE GSA) is a student-run and student-elected organization that exercises the student governance of affairs and collaborations, solely involving graduate students at the Civil Engineering Department of UNL.
Most notably, CIVE GSA is a space that takes action around issues that graduate students are concerned about and aims to promote student advocacy on a departmental level. Involvement in CIVE GSA is a great way to gain leadership experience and to learn about the administration.
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)
Campus: City Campus (Lincoln) / Scott Campus (Omaha)
Contact: Avery Schwer
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.
The Student Advisory Board is the major representative body of engineering students. It is composed of representatives from each department in the college, with the number of representatives determined by department enrollment. Members are concerned with college-wide issues and they act as a sounding board between students, faculty and the administration of the college.
Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is an international non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life in developing communities through the implementation of environmentally & culturally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects that are community driven. While advancing the quality of life in these communities, EWB-USA works to develop globally aware and personally responsible engineers, while fostering responsible leadership.
The University of Nebraska student chapter of EWB-USA is a student-run organization with members from both Lincoln and Omaha campuses and strong support of engineering firms and UNL & UNO alums. Our student chapter works in Madagascar in partnership with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, an offshoot of the Henry Doorly Zoo's conservation work in Madagascar. Our projects in Madagascar are focused on solar energy solutions, and improved water quality and quantity. We also work with community organizations in both Lincoln and Omaha on various community service projects.
Students are invited to join this national honor society if they are in the top one quarter of their class as juniors or top one third as seniors. Electrical components are purchased by the organization and assembled into kits by members for resale to undergraduate electrical engineering students for use in the required laboratories. Regular meetings are held and special tutoring sessions are arranged for students enrolled in beginning or intermediate level electrical engineering courses.
Husker Motorsports challenges students to design and build a formula-style racing car from the ground up. Our car will compete with more than 250 universities internationally. Our goal is to build a race car that will be competitive with veteran universities.
Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and sometimes even water.
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.
Bridge the gap between your academic and professional career...join the Institute of Transportation Engineers! ITE Student Chapter gives you the opportunity to...become involved in high profile transportation issues in the Midwest, interact with professionals responsible for finding solutions to the increasing demand on our transportation infrastructure, discover an interest in a challenging and dynamic career, and spend time with your friends and future colleagues. This is a professional society for civil engineers who are planning to specialize in transportation engineering. Regular monthly meetings are held.
This is the largest professional organization in the world and the Lincoln and Omaha Chapter's are very active on campus. Every electrical engineering student is encouraged to join. Activities include; regular meetings, technical seminars, selling of laboratory experiment booklets, plant tours, and at least one annual faculty/student get-together.
IEEE Code of Ethics Approved by the IEEE Board of Directors, August 1990 We, the members of the IEEE, in recognition of the importance of our technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting personal obligation to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:
to accept responsibility in making engineering decisions consistent with the safety, health and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment;
to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;
to reject bribery in all its forms;
to improve the understanding of technology, its appropriate application, and potential consequences;
to maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;
to seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;
to treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin;
to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;
to assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.
Promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.
Increase the number of Latino students in STEM programs by developing a working network with area schools and youth organizations.
Promote professional advancements for Latino engineers and scientists by fostering cooperation among industry, government, and the academic and professional communities to improve educational and employment opportunities.
Provide a forum for the exchange of information pertinent for Latino engineering/science students.
Improve the retention of Latino students enrolled in the UNL College of Engineering (Omaha Campus).
Improve our local community through service and outreach.
Provide financial assistance to members who wish to participate in regional and national MAES and/or SHPE events.
MAES/SHPE is open to everybody who feels identified with our purpose.
This student organization, which is the first of its kind in the United States, was developed during the fall semester of 1997. It receives support from three parent professional societies: The American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA); and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Students participate in field trips, national conferences and innovative projects. The students developed the first HVAC working laboratory in the nation. Other universities have since used our ideal to develop their own laboratories.
To acquaint present and potential members with opportunities in mechanized systems management and agricultural/biological engineering related fields. To acquaint industry and the general public with systems management related to agriculture. To develop potential leadership and create a spirit of fellowship among members. To foster the development of professional attitudes and to encourage recognition of the need for continued professional and intellectual improvement. To promote the interests of students in systems management and technology fields as these interests relate to professional advancement and to the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE).
National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter (NAHB)
Campus: City Campus (Lincoln) / Scott Campus (Omaha)
Contact: Bruce Fischer
To provide students in building related fields such as construction management, engineering and architecture, and real estate an opportunity to learn more about residential building through membership in the industry's largest trade association.
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.
Campus: City Campus (Lincoln) / Scott Campus (Omaha)
This magazine is published twice per year. Articles, written by students, highlight special events, activities or student achievements that occurred during the semester.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a national Society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA+ communities in the STEM fields. Starting in 2005, oSTEM has been built by students, for students. Here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we started our own chapter in 2014, but did not become a Recognized Student Organization until January 2017.
We hold our meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30pm. The location varies, so visit our Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/oSTEMUNL/. Anyone who wants to work toward expanding diversity within the STEM fields is welcome! oSTEM is not limited to the LGBTQA+ community; allies are welcome too!
Presently, there are 129 active chapters of this honorary fraternity at universities in almost every state of the United States. The UNL Chapter is also a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Some of the objectives of this fraternity are to foster high ideals in the engineering profession, to stimulate and support departmental activities, to promote professional welfare and to develop leadership and citizenship.
This is a national honorary society for outstanding students graduating from construction programs at over 60 universities in the United States. The UNL Chapter was one of the first five established in the late 1960s and has been active in promoting the local academic program and providing tutorial assistance to students in need of academic assistance.
The purpose of the student chapter of SAME, Society of American Military Engineers, is to provide students with a practical idea of current engineering projects. Normally we have speakers from the Corp of Engineers talk about their different projects. You don’t have to be in the military and there is no fee to join. There is a professional meeting once a month that a handful of students are selected to go, free of charge. This is an excellent way to network and meet possible employers. The SAME student chapter is a group of engineering students getting together and learning first-hand about projects in the professional world.
The students, through their elected officers, administer concerns of the chapter. Offers are counseled by the SAE Faculty Adviser and receive the cooperation of the Vice-Chairperson for Student Activities of the SAE Activities Committee through SAE Headquarters. Individuals are invited to speak and/or make presentations about relevant topics and tours of interest are taken.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Campus: City Campus (Lincoln)
Our chapter focuses in engineering and science undergraduate and graduate students, however, SHPE is open to everybody who feels identified with our purpose.
Our purpose is to promote the advancement of Hispanic and Latino engineers and scientists in employment and education, develop and participate in programs with industry and the university, and provide a forum for the exchange of information pertinent for Hispanic and Latino engineering and science students enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students benefit from:
Life-long networking opportunities
Consideration of SHPE Scholarships
Opportunities to present technical papers, posters, and participate in other competitions
Access to internships and scholarships
Career and professional development; leadership training
The purpose of this international, professional society is to inform young women, their parents, school counselors and the public of the opportunities available to women in engineering. A major function of the organization is to facilitate contact between students and women engineers and to give women in the college an opportunity to meet and interact with their peers and professional engineers.
The UNL Soil and Water Resources Club was organized to bring together students with an interest in soil and water resources and offer opportunities not normally found in the conventional classroom. The goal is to stimulate the interest of graduate and undergraduate students in soil and water resources and promote the art and science of good land and water use.
Structural Engineering Association of Nebraska (SEAoN)
SEAoN is a non-profit organization "established to advance and promote the art and science of Structural Engineering." They hope to positively impact the communities and people of Nebraska by serving as a professional resource whenever called upon and to provide public outreach. SEAoN is part of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) and has representation on the Professional Engineers Coalition (PEC) to ensure the health and welfare of the public is upheld in all state legislation affecting structural engineering.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Maker Club envisions a campus-driven, city-wide culture that actively fosters student-initiated efforts to fuse engineering, art, design, and technology into innovative products and media that spark discussions, solve problems, and inspire humanity--while establishing partnerships among students, instructors, entrepreneurs, and professionals interested in solving the world's most challenging problems.
To build a culture of student-initiated innovation on campus, we establish environments for students and community members to collaborate on projects through our advocacy and allocation of physical resources, our educational outreach and instruction, and our facilitation of community-wide presentations, forums, and discussion sessions.