The College of Engineering Student Council is the umbrella organization for the groups listed below.
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional sorority for women studying engineering and technical science at San Diego State University. AΩE was initiated as a chapter in December 2011 and has grown tremendously over the past two years. The ladies of AΩE encourage you to check out our website and learn about what we have to offer other women at SDSU.
AIAA membership is open to all SDSU students regardless of major. If you are interested in joining you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to one of our regular meetings.
Check the calendar for meeting times and places. It costs nothing to attend the meetings and participate in some of our on-campus activities.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership more than 30,000 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals. Membership in APWA is open to any individual, agency, or corporation with an interest in public works and infrastructure issues.
ASCE is the permanent organization representing the civil engineering profession in the United States. Its mission is to “provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good”. ASCE strives to “facilitate the advancement of technology”, “encourage and provide the tools for lifelong learning”, promote professionalism, influence public policy, “develop and support civil engineer leaders”, and “advocate infrastructure and environmental stewardship”.
Our goal as a student chapter is to transition students into the professional world through various projects and events. We help create connections with students and professionals in the field.
Are you interested in building robots and being a part of a team that travels to compete? Does the idea of building a human powered vehicle that is raced against other schools spark your interest? How about meeting dozens of representatives from engineering companies in San Diego that can offer internship opportunities and insight as to how they found success in their industry? Whether you want to learn how to code, design, manufacture, weld, or meet new people, ASME can do all of that for you and more!
We are a group of motivated students with the goal of connecting people that can work together to create something to be proud of, while making long lasting friends along the way.
Join for the experience, but also to meet people in your major who you can work alongside for the rest of your time at SDSU!h various projects and events. We help create connections with students and professionals in the field.
ALL MAJORS WELCOME
The American Water Works Association Student Chapter at San Diego State University was founded in Fall of 2013 by six individuals who believed there should be an avenue for engineering students and scientists to become educated about the water industry outside of the classroom. Thus, the AWWA student chapter at SDSU was born.
Currently, we are one of five student chapters in the state of California representing a large nation-wide organization. A core function of AWWA-SDSU is to allow students to facilitate themselves into the professional sphere of the water industry. One of the most valuable experiences students will have within this organization are various networking opportunities at our biweekly meetings and conferences.
We are the AGC & CMAA Chapter of SDSU. Our chapter focuses on the Construction field, and our student members consist of Construction Engineers, Civil Engineers, and students in the field of Design and Management. We strive to provide support, encouragement, and opportunity to students in our chapter.
We hold numerous events where students will be able to meet professionals in the industry, and give back to their community as well. In our bi-monthly meetings, we host amazing speakers from local Construction companies to give our members the inside scoop on their company and career. With these opportunities, members are able to surround themselves with a professional and fun environment, cohesive to future success.
Aztec Baja Racing is the Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team at San Diego State University. Baja SAE is an international collegiate competition that challenges students to design, build, and race a 10hp off road buggy each year. We compete in three US competitions during the spring semester that include a sales presentation, a design presentation, an acceleration trial, an obstacle trial, and a 4 hour endurance race.
Competing against 100+ international teams, Aztec Baja earned 12th overall at Baja SAE California, 10th overall at Baja SAE Tennessee, and 3rd overall at Baja SAE Rochester (a team record!) in 2019. These results pushed the team to a 5th place finish in the Mike Schmidt Memorial Championship standings.
Aztec Electric Racing (AER) is a competitive design team of multidisciplinary students who work together to design, manufacture, test and race a Formula One Style Electric Vehicle. We participate in the annual Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) Collegiate Design Series held in Fontana, California.
We are motivated by a strong culture - hard work, curiosity, passion, and personal growth. We foster a community of university interdisciplinary excellence to become a part of the electric future, and to produce the highest-performing EV that SDSU has ever made!
In the span of a single year, we follow the engineering design cycle from problem statements to utilizing computer aided design software and real-world physical testing. To prove our designs and work, we take our latest car to compete in an Society of Automotive Engineers sponsored international competition here in California. Our members get to see their months of work culminate into something amazing and cutting edge.
Formula SAE is an international collegiate design competition focused on a student-designed and manufactured open-wheel race car. For the 2019-2020 competition year, there are two competitions hosted in The United States of America. One taking place in Michigan in May, and one taking place in California in June.
Formula SAE is an exercise in not only engineering, but project management, teamwork, and business. Because of this, Aztec Racing welcomes any student currently attending San Diego State University that wants to improve their skills, regardless of declared major.
Taking home 28th overall out of 76 teams at FSAE Lincoln 2019, Aztec Racing plans to follow this success by taking home top 20 in the 2019-2020 season in California. To achieve this, Aztec Racing will follow a structured production cycle, use industry-standard simulation software to aid design, and use quantifiable data to justify design choices.
Aztec Robotic Technologies
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Chapter at San Diego State University (SDSU) welcomes all individuals who share the purpose of the BMES in promoting development, and education in biomedical engineering and all allied scientific fields. The biomedical engineering field seeks to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine by combining engineering principles and design skills with medical and biological sciences with a sole purpose of advancing healthcare.
We aim to promote the education of our members by supporting academic and professional excellence, and innovative research, in an effort to enhance undergraduate experience. BMES plans bioengineering symposiums, an event where the bioengineering labs on campus present their research. as well as a bioengineering panel. We also regularly host guest speakers. We also plan tours of local biotech companies.
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. Engineering, the application of scientific principles to the practical needs of society, is assuming a constantly increasing responsibility for the well-being of all people, and thus calling for competence of the highest order. This responsibility can be discharged only by a professional group whose members are possessed of a good basic technical ability, intelligence, moral integrity, and effective social poise in their relationship with the larger community of which they are part. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever-higher standard of professional service.
Design Build Fly (DBF) is a student-run organization established to compete in the Design Build Fly Competition, an international university competition hosted each year in the spring by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Cessna Aircraft Company, and Raytheon Missile Systems.
The Design Build Fly Competition is a unique competition as the rules for the competition are changed every year, giving students the challenge of a new design. This gives Design Build Fly the benefit of not becoming stagnant, as we move rapidly from preliminary design to flying in an extremely short period of time. The only constant of the competition is that students are required to design and manufacture an unmanned, electric-powered, radio-controlled aircraft to compete in a series of design missions.
We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students have the opportunity to work collaboratively and obtain practical hands-on experience, apply and further their knowledge to not just in engineering, but also communications, logistics, business, and much more.
Our goals are not just to compete in the competition, but to also supplement the education and expand the networks of our members with industry professionals so that they can achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. We welcome SDSU students of all majors, as our mission requires many different skill sets.
Engineers Without Borders-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization established in 2002 to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. Engineers Without Borders - San Diego State University Chapter was established in 2007 by a group of strong-minded individuals wanting to better humanity by giving their services to less fortunate communities. EWB-SDSU encourages active participation of students in international engineering projects throughout the school year, allowing students to experience a hands-on application of material learned in class.
IEEE at SDSU is a student organization dedicated to supplementing the education at SDSU and the larger STEM community. We create an experience not only for engineers but also for anyone else interested in the tech industry. Through hands-on activities, students understand fundamental concepts, practice their knowledge, and gain new skills. We strive to prepare students for their career and to develop them as leaders in the community.
We are a student lead organization made up of mostly civil engineers or other engineering backgrounds who are interested in transportation engineering.
Since being established in 2007, the Institute of Transportation Engineers SDSU Student Chapter has introduced students to an in-depth look at the field of Transportation and exposed them to various opportunities to expand their engineering knowledge and abilities. From professional guest speakers to exclusive tech tours, students can get a variety of perspectives and gain insight on how the transportation industry works. Join today and see all the ways you can enjoy the ITE experience!
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary student team that designs, fabricates, and tests underwater robotic vehicles for the annual international RoboSub competition hosted in Point Loma. We also organize networking opportunities with local engineering companies and participate in community outreach events.
Our team actively seeks students who are interested in doing hands-on work and learning real-world skills such as programming, CAD modeling, circuit board design, machining, design for manufacturing, project management, and more.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members and is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. centered on improving the recruitment and retention of African-American engineering students.
NSBE’s mission is:
“To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community”.
Founded in 1975 at Purdue University, NSBE strives to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by stimulating and developing student interest in the various engineering disciplines. NSBE also encourages members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations and do so by promoting public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in those professions.
To foster and generate innovations and adaptive equipment through hands-on learning, to aid and improve the quality of life of those who are injured and who are still serving or have served in our United States military forces, or others within the local community.
The QL+ Student Chapter at SDSU will provide local community members with assistive and adaptive equipment and other innovative devices tailored to an individual’s needs. Members will get hands-on project experience in the following areas, including but not limited to prostheses, assistive technology, and medical devices. Members will have the opportunity to work together to engineer solutions to address issues affecting community members. The Student Chapter will foster innovation and continue the philanthropic mission of the national QL+ Program.
The SDSU Rocket Project is a student-led organization that designs, builds, and launches liquid and solid fuel rockets. Our mission is to create innovative aerospace systems while developing our members technically and professionally through hands-on engineering experience.
Last year, SDSU Rocket Project broke the collegiate altitude record for a launched and recovered liquid fueled rocket, hitting an altitude of 13,205 feet! This year, we aim to launch to space with a two stage vehicle capable of reaching over 328,000 feet!
Our goals are out of this world, and in order to make them reality we need smart people to help us get there. We need students from all majors to help design fluid systems, structural components, electrical systems, control theories, propulsion devices, new technologies and much more! Please sign up at our website to express interest in getting involved!
On April 20, 2013, the Sigma Phi Delta - Beta Lambda (SDSU) chapter was founded. Ever since, the engineering brotherhood has grown in terms of philanthropy and professional achievement. Adjoined by other sororities, the Sigma Phi Delta brothers hold various philanthropy events across the community, such as beach clean ups, blood drives and numerous fundraising events. Professionally, the SDSU chapter has toured many local engineering companies across San Diego and owns a Robo 3D printer to help the brothers envision their 3D designs.
The student chapter of the Society of American Military Engineer’s purpose is to link students with Architecture, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) professionals. We also assist in the professional development of student members to ensure their success and positive contributions to the A/E/C field after graduation. SAME at SDSU will conduct high quality, professionally oriented programs and activities that engender camaraderie, and facilitate and improve communication among students, the military services and private sector A/E/C firms. The San Diego Post provides a mentor to the Student Chapter members. We will also have the accomplishments of student members recognized by the San Diego Post.
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
SHPE provides active academic support to its members, offers professional, career, and technical development opportunities, is involved with the Hispanic community in the San Diego area and supports recruitment of top-tier Hispanic students. The chapter also provides leadership and networking opportunities to its members and engages in outreach programs to increase interest and participation of Hispanics in the engineering and scientific fields. As a result SHPE members are well-rounded individuals, who learn to balance academic and extracurricular activities, while continuously striving for excellence. Upon graduation SHPE members have joined the ranks of many of the leading corporations in the U.S., and have also continued to find time to be involved with their community.
The Society of Women Engineers is a nonprofit organization at SDSU that works to support women both academically as well as socially in the field of engineering.
We strive to provide our members with various opportunities that will help them advance in the field of engineering, as well as develop good leadership skills. Members are given the chance to meet with various people from local companies, earn money through our organization's scholarships, as well as have an impact on future women engineers through our outreach events. Our mission is to provide women with the necessary resources and support to be successful in their future careers.
Tau Beta Pi is the Engineering Honor Society. We are committed to the development of engineers of exemplary character and we stand for Integrity and Excellence in Engineering.
Representing the entire engineering profession, our mission is to recognize academic and professional excellence, provide opportunities for leadership development, promote lifelong learning, cultivate a community of dedicated high achievers, and have fun!
At our chapter at SDSU, we are proud of our active participation and representation within the college of engineering and the local community. One of the ways we accomplish this is by hosting an engineering-wide BBQ each semester. At the Engineering BBQ, you can meet new people, have fun, and eat good food! This semester, it’s going to be virtual, so it’s bring-your-own-food. But we hope you’ll join us in-person in the future!
TEA stands for Themed Entertainment Association, an international group of creators working in virtually every area of themed entertainment. Seriously, we're talking theme parks, theatres, casinos, concerts, restaurants, arcades, film sets, you name it. If it tells a story, the TEA is there!
San Diego State University is part of this association. TEA @ SDSU is dedicated to creating a space for the next generation of innovators and thinkers who want to be a part of the most interactive storytelling industry. Using the power of imagination, we strive to create immersive environments and experiences that take guests into the worlds of “yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.”
This student led organization is heavily focused on building experiences and connections for the industry. We focus on many projects throughout the year. If you love themed entertainment, working in teams, and inventing amazing experiences, join us!
WoAA is a national AIAA-sponsored committee dedicated to empowering marginalized genders in the aerospace and related industries. We do this through technical and professional development, mentorship, and outreach at both the local level and national level! Additionally, WoAA SDSU is also a chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), which is an international student-run organization whose purpose is to promote space exploration and development through educational and engineering projects.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in transportation, WTS is the org for you! The transportation industry includes engineers, planners, data analysts, business majors, and more (all majors welcome!). Our chapter welcomes men and women. We connect students with local industry experts to build and refine networking and leadership skills, foster professional development, and provide scholarship opportunities. Student membership is completely free!
As the fourth official WTS student chapter, our goal is to bridge the gap between academia and working professionals and provide a support system of mentors, advisors, and industry leaders. We strive to prepare young transportation professionals for excellence in their future careers. Additionally, the chapter facilitates leadership training events, provides resume building and interview workshops, and invites distinguished speakers from the transportation industry to provide supplemental education about the professional practice of the transportation industry to student members.