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 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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Membership is open to students from any major.
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.
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.