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Student Clubs & Engineering Societies

Student Interest Clubs

  • Global Engineering Initiative (GEI)
    Partners with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students.

  • Robotics Club
    Multidisciplinary engineering and computer science club that explores the capabilities of autonomous and remote-controlled robotics.

  • Students for the Exploration & Development of Space (SEDS)
    SEDS provides opportunities and projects to students of any major who have an interest in space and astronomy.

  • University of Portland Cyber Security Club (UP Cyber)
    UP Cyber will work to share and learn skills needed in the field of Cyber Security. Using a competitive and collaborative environment, the focus will be to build skills that are highly sought after by employers.

National Engineering Societies

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    National professional society dedicated to the fundamentals of civil engineering.

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Oldest professional organization for software professionals.

  • Biomedical Engineering Club
    BME Club consists of two organizations: 
    • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
      Comprised of STEM students who share a common interest in using biomedical sciences to advance human health and well-being.
    • Engineering World Health (EWH)
      Improves the quality of health care in hospitals in the developing world by installing, building and maintaining medical equipment.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
    International non-profit technical association dedicated to promoting the engineering process for electrical, electronic, and information technologies and sciences.

  • Mechanical Engineering Student Association For students interested in mechanical engineering.  There are three professional societies that ME majors typically join:
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
      Enhances the education of mechanical engineering students and provides a social setting for its members.
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
      Provides opportunities to gain broader insight into the transportation fields within the engineering profession.
    • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
      The University of Portland has a student branch of ASHRAE.  The objectives of the branch are: the advancement of the sciences of heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning engineering, the education of members through lectures, demonstrations, and publications, the rendition of career guidance to students, and the encouragement of scientific research.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    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.

  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    Encourages women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, ad demonstrates the value of diversity. Male and female Shiley Students welcome.

  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
    The National Engineering Honor Society recognizes engineering and computer science students and alumni who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater though distinguished scholarship and exemplary character.