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Student Organizations

The College of Engineering has over 50 unique organizations for students to get involved with, including honor societies, competitions, professional societies, and affinity groups. A full listing of student organizations on campus is also available.

Professional Societies

Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With...
American Insitute of Chemical Engineers is a national organization that caters to the needs of Chemical Engineers. The organization fosters connections between Undergraduate students, Graduate students and Professions in the Chemical Engineering field. AIChE exists to promote excellence in the Chemical Engineering profession. The organization also strives to promote good ethics, diversity and lifelong development for Chemical Engineers.
The mission of NU ASCE is to help their constituents develop interpersonal relationships and professionalism through various extracurricular activities and community service projects within the field...
The Northeastern University student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (NU-ASME) is an organization that seeks to promote and explore opportunities in engineering. NU-ASME offers students, faculty, alumni, and community members the ability to interact, network with engineering professionals, and provide civil service to the greater Boston area. NU-ASME combines scholastic principles with fundamental real-world applications to enhance engineering knowledge and awareness.
The North­eastern BMES meets every Monday evening and offers a variety of ser­vices and oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents inter­ested in bio­med­ical engi­neering. Each meeting wel­comes a new speaker, either from the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity or industry, ranging from North­eastern fac­ulty with research oppor­tu­ni­ties to CEOs from major bio­med­ical device companies.
EERI focuses on seismic activity, comprehension, damage control, and prevention. The student-run group is currently centered around the annual Seismic Design Competition. Each year, teams of students...
Enabling Engineering is a Northeastern University student group that applies engineering technologies to build low-cost devices that improve the lives of the elderly and individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities. Our goal is to empower affected individuals by giving them greater independence, reducing medical errors, and increasing social connectedness, at minimal cost.
EWB USA-NEU aids communities in developing countries by using engineering solutions to address basic human needs, such as the need for potable water – all the while supplying student members with educational, transformative experiences.
The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) is a technical branch of its parent organization IEEE. Its mission is to “foster the development and facilitate the exchange of scientific and...
The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 365,000 individual members in approximately 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE continues to be a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace engineering and consumer electronics, among others. Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE: produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical and electronics engineering, and computer science areas; holds annually more than 300 major conferences and has nearly 900 active standards with almost 500 under development.
Innovators for Global Health is dedicated to improving global health through biomedical engineering. Through IGH, students develop the skills and knowledge to tackle technical and design challenges in global health.
IISE Northeastern is committed to optimizing our members' college experience by fostering an environment that promotes professional and academic development while collaborating with peers and networking with industry leaders.
INFORMS is a venue for learning, a catalyst for professional advancement, and an opportunity for camaraderie.
The Northeastern Chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers focuses on connecting students with information, ideas, and opportunities in the biotech field.
NEWEA is an organization dedicated to connecting students and professionals involved in the water environment profession.
NGSEA is a group for graduate students of all majors who are interested in structural engineering. We host a number of seminars each semester where industry professionals, academics, and students can share their work and network with their peers. Additionally, we host additional events including construction site visits, networking events with other graduate student groups, and casual get-togethers for students to get to know each other and build a sense of community within the graduate structural engineering program.
The purpose of NU American Society for Engineering Management is to provide education and mentorship in the area of Engineering Management to the Northeastern University community. The organization seeks to advance Engineering Management in theory and in practice, and promote the development of the profession of Engineering Management.
NU Wireless Club is a electronics experimentation club, where students from all disciplines can meet to work on projects and learn electronics through hands-on application. The club features a members exclusive lab space and a full amateur radio station.
The NU-ESS is a graduate academic student group associated with the Masters of Science in Energy Systems program of the College of Engineering. Though closely related the program, NU-ESS welcomes involvement from everyone in the Northeastern community interested in taking a more active role relating to energy, sustainability and environmental issues.
The Northeastern University Institute of Transportation Engineers Chapter primary mission is to enrich the depth and breadth of knowledge of the Transportation Engineering students at Northeastern University in the areas of transportation systems engineering and research through interaction with the larger engineering community. This includes organizing seminars, conferences, field trips, and other events that incorporate the different aspects of the Transportation Engineering field.
The Northeastern University Mechanical Contractors Association of America (NUMCAA) is a student group with a goal to enlighten studying engineers of the potential in this industry.
The purpose of this student chapter is to build a cross-disciplinary community for students who are interested in acoustics and to provide an environment that enables first hand experience and sharing of ideas. NEUASA seeks to introduce students’ creativity into the equation, enriching the experience of learning acoustics, by understanding not only the final solution but the creative process as well. We host hands on projects, seminars, audiology talks and meet-ups.
PESNU is the Northeastern University student chapter of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). It shares the same goal as PES to provide scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society, and the preferred professional development source for its members.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers young people to participate and make an impact in space exploration. SEDS helps students develop...
The Society For Biomaterials is a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals dedicated to promoting advancements in all aspects of biomaterial science, education and professional standards to enhance human health and quality of life. - See more at:


ChemECar is a simple competition. The main goal is to build a car which is powered by a chemical reaction and stops at a given distance. The objectives are simple; however there are some restrictions that complicate the simplicity. For instance, the team may not use any mechanical or electrical breaking. The stopping mechanism therefore much be controlled through chemical kinetics.
Each year close to 200 American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapters build canoes made entirely of concrete. The concrete mix, reinforcement and mold are designed by each team with the goal of withstanding up to four rowers in endurance slalom and sprint races. Canoe competitions are judged by engineering professionals and the teams are scored on the canoe design, a design report, an oral presentation and a variety of races.
Our goal is to build a mini formula car that can not only pass the rigorous testing of the Formula SAE competition but to also compete with other leading institutions around the world in the international competition. The building process is highly focused on learning and gaining irreplaceable experience that will be brought to the professional industries we pursue.
iGEM is a an annual international synthetic biology competition. 200+ teams create artificial biological systems in living cells. The teams with the best or most advanced designs win. Projects often...
NU Motorsports is for anyone interested in designing, building, and racing a custom off-road vehicle. Our goal is to bring a high-performing vehicle to the three Baja SAE collegiate design...
For several years the Nutrons were one of the only teams in the area. By our teams second year, over a hundred members were on our roster. Although the number of participants on our team fluctuates as new teams are formed, our doors remain open to any individuals who find an interest in our team and FIRST. Students from Boston Latin High School, Brookline High School and Revere High School make the frequent commute to our lab in order to partake in an experience that would otherwise not be available to them. These students, all with different nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds, travel in many different ways including by train, bus or simply by foot, to bring the amazing diversity that makes up the Nutrons team.
We are an international team of students from Northeastern University and Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador who have come together to make the Hyperloop concept a reality. We aim to...
NUASCE's Steel Bridge team designs, builds, and tests a scale-model bridge made entirely out of steel.

Affinity Groups

The BESS mission is to form a network for and solidarity among student engineers, building a support system for engineers to ensure that they would stay in the field. In a means to counter the lack...
The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Council (ChemE GSC) is a Committee made up of graduate students that work to enhance the overall experience for all ChE graduate students at Northeastern University by promoting both on and off campus student activities and communication throughout the department.
Generate is Northeastern University’s student-led product development studio. We contribute to the growth of start-ups at Northeastern University by educating engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs about product development and the integration of business and engineering.
GWISE is a group of graduate students and postdocs designed to assist in the professional and personal advancement of women in science and engineering at Northeastern University.
The Student Program for Materials Science and Engineering. Material Advantage provides a single low-cost membership that provides access to the materials science and engineering professional's...
The Northeastern ECE PhD Student Association fosters a supportive community among doctoral students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering by creating opportunities for academic enrichment, professional development, and socializing.
The NU Robotics Club is an umbrella organization that maintains several projects, independent from each other, across the field of robotics while holding general meetings to unite the organization...
The Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, Northeastern University Chapter (NU SHPE) is a professional organization whose goal is to enable Latinos in the New England area (including MA, ME, NH, VT and RI) to pursue, obtain and develop successful careers with top research and development, high-tech (i.e., hardware, software and IT services), and communications companies, as well as other science- and engineering-based organizations.
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) was founded in November 2007 to help Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential. Organizations existed for other affinity groups - The National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers – and there was a need for a similar organization where students representing all of the pan Asian cultures could connect and support each other.
Northeastern University Association of Gaming Enthusiasts (NUAGE) is a club that plays a wide variety of board games including strategic, logic, table-top, party, and social interactive games. Our specialty is quite literally fun and games!
The goal of Makers Club is to enable all creatives to make - whatever that means for them. We connect students with makerspaces across campus, run workshops and competitions, and support each others...
NUSBO is affiliated with the Massachusetts Chapter of USGBC and is the official Northeastern University ASHRAE Student Branch. The mission is to engage and connect members interested in the field of...
oSTEM is an organization that fosters leadership for LGBTQIA+ communities within STEM fields.
The purpose of our group is to serve as an organizational vehicle for educational and social events for environmental graduate students including student presentations, seminar guest presentations, outings/field trips, and networking with other universities.
STEMout is a club for students who want to design or volunteer for outreach efforts in the Boston community. STEMout is a recognized Northeastern University student organization formed in 2016 with...
SWE was established to have fun and promote women in engineering.

Honor Societies

Membership is by invitation to the top quarter of juniors and the top third of seniors. In addition to having the required scholastic rank, members of Eta Kappa Nu, possess an unimpeachable character, are able to make use of the knowledge and information acquired, have the capacity and willingness for hard work, work in harmony with all types of people, and have a genial nature.
The Mission of Alpha Pi Mu is to confer recognition upon the industrial engineering student who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in his field.
A group of chemical engineering students at the University of Illinois met in 1931 to form an organization which would recognize those juniors and seniors who displayed academic excellence and leadership in their profession. They designed a key, petitioned for and received recognition from the University of Illinois administration, and became the Alpha Chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon. One year later, students at Iowa State University petitioned Alpha Chapter for a charter, which was granted, and the Beta Chapter was formally organized.
Pi Tau Sigma is the National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society (est. 1915) and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The Tau Kappa chapter helps to uphold the high scholastic reputation of Northeastern University by recognizing outstanding students.
The Northeastern University chapter of Tau Beta Pi is an honor society encompassing every engineering discipline. The organization is devoted to helping engineers develop both technical skills and leadership abilities.
Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession, Chi-Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student.