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ECS Student Clubs & Organizations

Cross-Discipline Clubs & Orgs

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. There are now collegiate chapters at 232 US colleges and universities, active alumnus chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of 492,116 Advisor: Susan Holl

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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: Christina Poindexter

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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

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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.

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Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) (Sac State chapter)

UPE is the first and only existing international honor society in the computing sciences. Its mission is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate student levels. Membership is by invitation only, and recipients are inducted in the spring semester of their final year. For more information, feel free to contact the department.

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Other CS Clubs & Orgs

Advisor: Xiaoyan Sun
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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

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Computer Technology Club

The CTC aims to give students a hands-on experience with computer technology and hardware. The club helps students access the other side of computer science; the hardware that supports it. Everything from building computer systems and networks to VR is explored, come join us to learn more. Advisor: Lynne Koropp

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Power Engineering Society
Advisor: Mahyar Zarghami, Ph. D., Electrical Engineering
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Game Design and Development Club
Advisor: Scott Gordon
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Civil Engineering

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

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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

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Institute of Transportation Engineers

The Institute of Transportation Engineers is devoted to promoting the education and professional development of individuals interested in transportation engineering and planning. Members attend technical presentations by industry professionals, visit local agencies or project locations, and discuss of local, regional, and statewide transportation issues. Advisor: Ghazan Khan

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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

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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

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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

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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: Juile Fogarty

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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

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Other CE Groups & Orgs

ESW Student Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Merayyan
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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

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Competitive Robotics

Our club partakes in creative projects, which involve many aspects of robotics such as motion control, programming, electronics, and autonomous systems. We encourage students in all fields of study with an interest in robotics to come and explore what our club has to offer! Indeed, our collaborate experience includes folks from all branches of engineering (ME, CE, CpE, EE), history, sociology, graphic design, business, and more. Advisor: Susan Holl

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Baja SAE

The CSUS Baja SAE team is a group of dedicated students with a passion for vehicle design and racing. We enjoy the opportunity to test ourselves and strive to produce innovative, efficient, and competitive designs. Welcome to our site, we look forward to showing you what we're about and will be showcasing our design, build, testing, and final vehicle right here. Advisor: Rustin Vogt

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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

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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: Jaime White

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) explores a variety of manufacturing processes, resources, and equipment utilized in modern society. Through regularly scheduled meetings and activities, SME serves as local forums for networking and contact building, information sharing and problem solving. SME organizes and sponsors plant tours, conferences, guest speakers' special events and other exciting activities. SME serves as a bridge between all disciplines within the College of Engineering and Computer Science. SME also facilitates the acquisition of manufacturing process knowledge through a yearly student manufacturing competition. Through SME, students, staff, and faculty will be able to tap into many resources and technical advice in order to complete their academic projects at a relatively low cost and fast pace.
Advisor: Akihiko Kumagai

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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

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Hornet Hyperloop

Hornet Hyperloop is a Sacramento State Student club competing in the official SpaceX Competition. Our goal is to design and build a safe pod to run in the Final Competition. We where able to attend last year's competition focusing on the levitation subsystem, a passive, modular, magnetically levitating system using permanent magnets. This year, we have more members and more ideas, and we will not stop. Advisor: Troy Topping

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Other ME Groups & Orgs

Society of Automotive Engineers

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers
Advisor: Farshid Zabihian

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

Water & Hydro

American Water Resources Association

The three objectives of the AWRA are: The advancement of water resources research, planning, development, management, and education. The establishment of a common meeting ground for physical, biological, and social scientists, engineers, and other persons concerned with water resources and the collection, organization, and dissemination of ideas and information in the field of water resources science and technology. Advisor: Cristina Poindexter

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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

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Other Miscellaneous Clubs & Orgs

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Advisor: Jaime White
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Composite Engineering Club
Advisor: Patrick Homen
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Energy Efficient Vehicle
Advisor: Rustin Vogt
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Engineering & Computer Science Joint Council
Advisor: Kevan Shafizadeh
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Hornet Hydrofoil
Advisor: Patrick Homen
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Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Advisor: Mikael Anderson

National Society of Black Engineers
Advisor: Lorenzo Smith
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Society of American Military Engineers
Advisor: Benjamin Fell
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Sustainability Project Club
Advisor: Ben Fell
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