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ECS Student Clubs & Organizations

Engineering & Computer Science Joint Council

Engineering & Computer Science Joint Council

ECSJC is a campus recognized organization, sponsored by ASI, which provides a forum for networking and collaboration among student leaders in the College of Engineering and Computer Science as well as providing an avenue for the student voice.

What is the purpose of ECSJC?

ECSJC gives student leaders within the College of Engineering and Computer Science the opportunity to share ideas, plan joint events (e.g. ECS Expo), and discuss student issues.

Who can join ECSJC?

ECSJC members are selected officers from clubs recognized by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and SO&L.

Advisor: Kevan Shafizadeh

Club Email: ecsjc@ecs.csus.edu

Civil Engineering

American Concrete Institute

The purpose of this organization is to provide concrete design knowledge and resources and to bridge the gap between students and industry professionals.

Advisor: Jose Garcia

American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education.

Advisor: Peter Ouchida

Club Email: asce@ecs.csus.edu

California Geotechnical Engineering Association

The purpose of this organization is to serve as the Sac State student chapter of the professional organization, California Geotechnical Engineering Association. The organization will participate in activities and host events that are reflective of the mission of CalGeo and educate Sac State students on the field of geotechnical engineering.

Advisor: Cyrus Aryani

Concrete Canoe Club

The ASCE Concrete Canoe team was created with the intent of providing civil engineering students an opportunity to learn beyond the extent of the classroom. Every year, students are given the task of creating a canoe using different reinforcement materials, as well as their own concrete mix designs following the requirements created by the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition Rules and Regulations.

Advisor: Benjamin Fell

Club Email: concrete@ecs.csus.edu

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.

Advisor: Julie Fogarty

Club Email: eeri@ecs.csus.edu

Geo-Challenge

The mission of the ASCE Geowall-Challenge is to supplement the education of future engineers with experience in the development of a Mechanically Stabilized Earthwall (MSE) following the Geo-Institute competition rules. Through conceptual design, analytical presentation, construction and use of the MSE, students gain knowledge and insight into structural engineering, as well as a hands on experience in the creation of one of history’s oldest known constructs. The competition increases awareness of real-world engineering issues such as material properties, safety, aesthetics, and cost. Success in inter-collegiate competition requires effective teamwork and project management.

Advisor: Richard Armstrong

Club Email: geo@ecs.csus.edu

PCI Club

The CSUS Student chapter for Pre-cast Pre-Stressed Concrete Institute (PCI) was created with the intent of exploring the possibilities of reinforced concrete structures, and to provide students with the opportunity to apply their in-class knowledge directly with industry through the design, fabrication and construction of a pre-cast pre-stressed concrete beam. This “Big Beam” competition is hosted on a national level and allows students an amazing opportunity to showcase their knowledge, teamwork skills, and structural engineering talents.

Advisor: Eric Matsumoto

Club Email: pci@ecs.csus.edu

Steel Bridge Club

The mission of the ASCE Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) is to supplement the education of civil engineering students with a comprehensive, student-driven project experience from conception and design through fabrication, erection, and testing, culminating in a steel structure that meets client specifications and optimizes performance and economy. Students are tasked with designing, fabricating and testing bridge designs based on a given criteria.

Advisor: Kim Scott-Hallet

Club Email: steelb@ecs.csus.edu

Structural Engineers Association of Central California

Structural Engineers Association of Central California SEAOC’s mission is to be the best structural engineering organization in the world. We seek to advance the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in structural engineering; to provide the public with structures of safe and dependable performance; to give the structural engineering profession the most current information and tools for structural analysis, design, and detailing and for effective business management; and to serve as a respected, leading, and proactive voice in structural code and standard development.

Advisor: Kim Scott-Hallet

Club Email: seaocc@ecs.csus.edu

Sustainability Project Club

The purpose of this organization is to design and build assorted projects such as a doghouse and bus stop which will be used in competition at the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Mid-Pacific Conference. Our goal is to work as a team to design a structurally sound assigned project with optimal mobility and least environmentally impactful materials. We compete on behalf of all ASCE members at California State University, Sacramento.

Advisor: Ben Fell

Club Email: spc@ecs.csus.edu

Transportation Challenge

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the societal structure of roadways, vehicles and transportation, then the ASCE Transportation challenge is for you. As a member you will develop plans for surface transportation projects, work with a team to create project plans which meet realistic engineering criteria, and plan modifications to existing or new fields of development. The ASCE Transportation challenge competes against other schools by playing a private consulting firm that responds to the challenge RFP. We then submit a bid package and see which school gets the bid.

Advisor: Ghazan Khan

Club Email: transpo@ecs.csus.edu

Water Treatment Club

The mission of the ASCE Water Treatment challenge is to create safe and economical ways to purify contaminated water both physically and chemically. The evolution of the field of environmental and water resources engineering over the next half century will both shape and be shaped by the changes in the formal education of our future’s technical workforce.

Advisor: John Johnston

Club Email: watert@ecs.csus.edu

Construction Management

Construction Management Student Association

The Construction Management Student Association is a student operated program that seeks to enhance construction education in Sacramento. As an example, the Association involves students in industry functions, offers networking & internship opportunities and participates in various community and social activities. Throughout their studies, CM students develop close relationships.

Advisor: Gareth Figgess

Associated General Contractors

Advisor: Mikael Anderson

Design Build Institute of America

Advisor: Henry Meier

Sac State Construction Management Society of America

Club Website: Sac State Construction Management Society of America

Mechanical Contractors Association of America

Advisor: Mikael Anderson

Computer Science

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (Sac State chapter)

The Association for Computing Machinery is an international organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. It serves as a leading resource for computing professionals and students working in various fields of Information Technology. Although geared towards Engineering and Computer Science Students, all students and alumni are welcome.

Sac State Chapter

ACM Headquarters

Advisor: Scott Gordon

Club Email: acm-csus@ecs.csus.edu

Cyber Defense Club

The purpose of this organization is to develop cyber defensive and offensive skills that are applicable with modern technology and standards.

Advisor: Jun Dai

Software Developers Association

The purpose of this organization is to further students in knowledge and the practices of the software development industry. By providing resources and an environment to learn, we aim to enable students to develop software and the skills required to succeed in their field.

Advisor: Jingwei Yang

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is an international non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology related to electricity. It has the most members of any technical professional organization in the world, with more than 360,000 members in around 175 countries.

Advisor: Dennis Dahlquist
Club Email: ieee@ecs.csus.edu

Power & Energy Society

Our strong ties to industry enable our organization to bring in guest speakers and allow our students to take tours of power engineering associated facilities. The hope is that the members are able to develop a more comprehensive understanding of their selected field so they may be ready to apply their degrees when they graduate.

The PES is also involved in power associated competitions to confirm our commitment to the advancement of the electrical engineering practice. By allowing students to participate in a professional organization comes an opportunity to establish professional engineering ethics and attitude.

Advisor: Tracy Toups
Club Website: Power & Energy Society
Club Email: pes@ecs.csus.edu

Mechanical Engineering

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

Advisor: Troy Topping
Club Email: asme@ecs.csus.edu

Hornet Racing - Formula SAE

Formula SAE is perhaps the highest profile, most intense student Mechanical Engineering design competition in the world. To compete in Formula SAE, students must conceive, design, and manufacture an open-wheeled, formula-style racecar. Restrictions are put on the design of the engine and frame in order to challenge the students knowledge, creativity, and imagination. The cars are built by teams of students over a period of about one year, and are taken to Pontiac, Michigan to compete with 140 other Universities from across the world. The end result is a great experience for young engineers to take part in a meaningful design project, as well as to learn to work as a team.

Advisor: Rustin Vogt
Club Email: formula@ecs.csus.edu

Cross-Discipline Clubs & Orgs

Cyberdyne VESPA & ACE VESPA

An integrated cluster of Discord servers designed to provide a community for ECS Majors to learn each other's major's skillsets without the need to multi-major. Also provides a place where students can learn to do more with the skillsets they already have.

Advisor: Dennis Dahlquist

Club Email:

cdavespa@ecs.csus.edu

cdavespa.csus@gmail.com

Data Science

The Data Science Club explores the field of data science, which uses math, statistics, and computer science to extract useful knowledge from our society's increasing collection of data in order to advance scholarship and gain insights into every kind of subject matter, from art to zoology.

Advisor: Michelle Norris
Club Email: datasci@ecs.csus.edu

National Society of Black Engineers

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Advisor: Lorenzo Smith
Club Email: nsbe@ecs.csus.edu

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

Advisor: Alex Blaise
Club Email: shpe@ecs.csus.edu

Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers was founded in 1950 and is a non-profit educational organization for professional engineers and engineering students. Professional and student chapters are found world-wide, and membership is open to both men and women. SWE's mission is to encourage men and women to achieve his or her full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and to demonstrate the value of diversity.

Advisor: Cristina Poindexter
Club Email: swe@ecs.csus.edu