Student Organizations


Make the most of your time as a student at GW and SEAS. Join a SEAS student organization, participate in activities across campus, or join your national professional society and meet engineers and computer scientists already working in your field.

Joining a SEAS Student Organizations

Be A Part of It! Find an engineering or computer science-related organization that interests you. Extra-curricular activities are a good way to meet friends and round out your college experience.

The Engineers' Council (E-Council)

Email: [email protected]
The Engineers' Council is an umbrella organization that represents all other engineering organization to the GW Undergraduate Student Government . They provide ongoing leadership development for member organizations and distribute funds accordingly. In addition, they are responsible for coordinating the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Engineers' Week (E-Week) and the Engineers' Ball (E-Ball).

School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN)

Email: [email protected]
The School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN) is a student leadership organization comprised of approximately 30 carefully selected mentors that help the incoming freshman transition to SEAS. These mentors each come from various backgrounds and have unique interests that help to compliment the diversity of the freshman class. The mentors act as liaison between the SEAS administration, are part of the SEAS Summer Orientation program, help to coordinate the New Student Getaway, and support the integration of the new students into the SEAS community. Additionally, the mentors assist new students in registering for classes and moving into their residence hall, help answer questions about SEAS, plan engaging programs throughout the year, and introduce them to the GW campus as whole.

Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE)

Email:  [email protected]
GW AOE Chapter website
National AOE website
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social women's organization that aims to promote friendship, leadership, and professionalism among its members. AOE members strive to exemplify high scholastic standards and academic achievement, and the sisters create a friendly, warm atmosphere that fosters integrity, character, and self-confidence. The sorority promotes the professional development of its members and contact with engineers and mentors to enhance the members’ career opportunities. Alpha Omega Epsilon also encourages ties with other Greek organizations.

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Email:  [email protected]
National AIAA Organization website
For over 75 years, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has been the principal voice and technical society devoted to global leadership in the aerospace community.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Email:  [email protected]
National ASCE Organization website
ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to our members, their careers, our partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning and promoting the profession.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Email:  [email protected]
National ASME Organization website
The George Washington University student section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers seeks to provide academic and professional related resources to student in the MAE department of SEAS through events and support.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Email: [email protected]
National ACM Organization website
The GW student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a chartered local chapter of the National ACM, a network of 80,000+ computing professionals. GW ACM exists to enrich the academic and extracurricular life of students interested in the Computer and Informational Sciences. Through multifaceted campus speakers and other educational, technical, and social opportunities, ACM seeks to increase the computing knowledge of GW students.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Email: [email protected]
The George Washington University Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a student organization dedicated to the professional development of GW students interested in energy engineering, policy, and management. We partner with our parent and sister chapters, the AEE National Capital Chapter (NCC) and George Mason University AEE student chapter, to host a number of speakers, panel discussions, site visits, and networking events throughout each year. The National Capital Chapter awards scholarships to AEE student members annually.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Email: [email protected]
GW BMES website
The Mission of The George Washington University Biomedical Engineering Society Student Chapter shall be to build and support the biomedical engineering community at GWU and in the local area by promoting social, professional, and educational development for both students and staff alike.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Email:  [email protected]
GW EWB Chapter's Website
National Organization Website
Engineers Without Borders is an international, non-profit organization that partners student engineers with professional engineering mentors to create sustainable, technological solutions for communities in the developing world.

GW COMPASS

Email: [email protected]
GW Compass Website 
GW COMPASS is a professional networking organization that seeks to help GW graduate students in STEM prepare for life after graduation. The mission of GW COMPASS is to provide a community of professional support to facilitate the advancement of STEM graduate students by hosting networking engagements, fostering mentee and mentor relationships, and highlighting career opportunities for post-graduate life.

GW Data Club (GW DATA)

Email: [email protected]
GW Data Club Website
GW DATA seeks to promote interest, skill development, and job placement in data science and business analytics roles. We are open to both Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Important events hosted by GW DATA include the Data-Driven Insights Career Conference and 'Hippo Hacks', the annual data analytics hackathon.

GW Mini Baja Team

Email: [email protected]
GW Mini Baja Team website
The GW Mini Baja team designs and builds a car to compete against other universities annually in the Society of Automotive Engineers' international off-road racing competition. Team members utilize and apply their in-class learning to a hands-on project,  which includes aspects from mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, and business. 

GW Robotics

Email: [email protected]
Website: https://gw-robotics.github.io
The mission of GW Robotics is spark an interest for robotics and provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge from their course work through building robots. The members in GW robotics work each year to build a robot that competes in the international MATE ROV Competition. Beyond building an underwater robot for competition, the team strives to promote robotics within the GW community through hosting mini robotics competitions for the students and other various educational events. Students on the team also reach out into the local community by mentoring FIRST robotics teams at the local high schools.

GW Rocket Team

Email: [email protected]
GW Rocket is an engineering project team devoted to designing, building, and flying a 20-foot rocket to 10,000 ft. in New Mexico each June at the Spaceport America Cup. In addition to this, we compete in smaller local competitions around the area. We have positions for all engineering students, and we recruit all year long. We are a tight knit group, but we welcome new members with open arms. If you’re interested in joining or coming to see the rocket lab, feel free to drop us a line!

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Email:  [email protected]
Local Branch: https://gwu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ieee
National Organization: http://www.ieee.org
The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. 

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Email:  [email protected]
National Organization: http://www.incose.org/
The purpose of GW INCOSE is to provide students interested in Systems Engineering at The George Washington University with a group dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the field. The group also interacts with the Washington Metro Area INCOSE Chapter in order to benefit from their experiences. Professional development is a focus of the chapter here at GW.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Email:  [email protected]
GW Chapter Website
National NSBE Organization Website
NSBE's mission is " to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. " The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest student-managed organization in the country. NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Email:  [email protected]
National SWE Website
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society)

National Tau Beta Pi Organzation website
Tau Beta Pi was formed to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges and to mark in a fitting way those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater, based on either distinguished scholarship and exemplary character (e.g., integrity, breadth of interests in and out of engineering, adaptability, and unselfish service) as students of engineering, or based on their attainments as alumni in the engineering field.

Theta Tau (Professional Engineering Fraternity)

Email:  [email protected]
GW Theta Tau Chapter Website
Founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904, Theta Tau is the largest (as well as the oldest) professional fraternity in the field of engineering. Over 28,000 have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters only at ABET accredited schools. Theta Tau follows carefully a program in the selection and development of its members that stresses the importance of high professional ethics and exemplary practices. Within each chapter, the Fraternity stimulates professional activity and social compatibility; provides a framework for group participation in campus, community, engineering, and fraternity affairs; and promotes lasting friendships - a lifetime of brotherhood in an engineering environment.

Women in Computer Science (WiCS)

Email: [email protected]
Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is a student organization ran through the Department of Computer Science, in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University (GWU). WICS is open for all female GWU undergraduate and graduate students majoring, minoring or with interest in Computer Science. In order to support women studying Computer Science at GWU, WiCS sponsors several mentoring, and networking events throughout the semester.

The Engineers’ Council

The Engineers’ Council is a SEAS student umbrella organization that oversees and facilitates collaboration between SEAS student organizations, and among the general student body within SEAS. The Engineers’ Council represents the general engineering student body to the administration of SEAS and GW, encourages diversity and inclusion within SEAS, and provides ongoing leadership and professional development for member organizations and students within SEAS. The Engineers’ Council is also responsible for coordinating the SEAS Engineers’ Week (E-Week) and Engineers’ Ball (E-Ball) each year.

Please select the following dropdown menus to read more about the resources available to SEAS students, and student organizations.

View The Engineers' Council Constitution

Email: [email protected]

Elected Officers

Photo of William Stein

President
William Stein

Photo of Alyssa Cristobal

Vice President
Alyssa Cristobal

Photo of Annalisa Skinner

Secretary
Annalisa Skinner

Photo of Jennifer Kim

Treasurer
Jennifer Kim

Photo of Aryan Kumar

Community Outreach Coordinator
Aryan Kumar

Photo of Esha Patel

Professional Development Coordinator
Esha Patel

Photo of Tala Hawa

Events Director
Tala Hawa

Photo of Ashley Kraekel

Marketing Director
Ashley Kraekel

Photo of Ben Chapman

Fundraising Coordinator
Ben Chapman

Appointed Officers

Photo of Gabriella Barone

Sophomore Class Representative
Gabriella Barone

Photo of Peter Wright

Sophomore Class Representative
Peter Wright

Photo of Anirudh Kumar

Junior Class Representative
Anirudh Kumar

Photo of Matteo Sanchez-Dahl

Junior Class Representative
Matteo Sanchez-Dahl

Photo of Hallie Anders

Senior Class Representative
Hallie Anders

Photo of Kathryn Jaroszynski

Senior Class Representative
Kathryn Jaroszynski

Member Organizations

The Engineers’ Council oversees, supports, and works with over 20 member organizations across every SEAS discipline. Benefits of member organizations include complimentary WEPA printing services (with limits), event and organization funding support, advertising support, and event logistics support. Student organizations interested in joining the Engineers’ Council as a member organization can fill out the Member Organization Registration Form.

Update Organization Information

If you are a current Engineers’ Council Member Organization leader and you would like to update the contact information for your organization, please fill out this Contact Update Form.

GW Engage

GW Engage is where organization members, events, forms, money, and other resources are located. There are many pages and features that are available on Engage. You can send messages to your entire organization, or add members to your organization page. There is a calendar where you can update events and a place to post messages. Elections can be run through Engage along with other resources. The treasurer tab is most important for finances. There is one page for budgets and one page for revenue funds. The budgets page is where you can see how much money the SA has allocated to you. The revenue funds page is where all of the money that belongs to your organization is stored. When depositing and withdrawing money, this is done with your revenue account.

Revenue Funds vs. Budgets

Within your Organization’s Treasury page on Engage, there are two types of financial accounts you can view: Revenue Funds and Budgets. Revenue Funds are funds that your organization has collected itself, either from collecting dues or holding fundraisers. Budgets are the money you request from the Student Association, which can either be a budget requested at the end of the year for the next fiscal year, or a co-sponsorship(s) that you submit throughout the year.

How to Request a Co-Sponsorship

What is a co-sponsorship?

A Co-Sponsorship is a funding request for an on-campus event open to all GW students. Once a Co-Sponsorship request is submitted, it is then considered by the Student Association Finance committee and they will allocate money to your organization based on a number of factors about your event.

 

My organization wants to ask for a Co-Sponsorship. How do we do that?

Step 1: Login to Engage, then go to the “Manage” tab and select your organization
Step 2: Select "Finance" from the sidebar menu.
Step 3: Create a new budget by selecting "CREATE NEW REQUEST"
Step 4: Under the Create New Request item tab, select "Create Budget Request"
Step 5: From there, fill out the request information step by step and complete the necessary documentation.
Step 6: Review your request and then submit.

Provide as much detail as possible in Co-Sponsorship requests. Once you submit the request, you should expect to get a decision from the Finance committee within two weeks. If you do not receive a response within two weeks, it is recommended that you reach out to the Student Association Finance Committee at [email protected]. You can find more information on Co-Sponsorship requests here

Things the Student Association looks for in a Co-Sponsorship Request

The Student Association looks for specific details when allocating money for Co-Sponsorship requests. Co-Sponsorships are generally not granted for gifts or food. Events open to the entire GW community will often receive more funding. This can be difficult for SEAS events. However, you can portray events as being more inclusive by saying “this event is for anyone who wants to learn more about this field,” or “everyone in the GW community is welcome at our event.” The Student Association also looks for items that are going to be reused in the future, like bins for storage or reusable hardware for workshops.

SEAS Funding for Undergraduate Students and Organizations

SEAS students and student organizations are able to request money directly from SEAS. There is a request for funding page on the GW SEAS webpage. You can find the SEAS funding request page here.

Shenkman Funding

SEAS Career Services may provide funding to SEAS students working an unpaid internship or other career development and innovation opportunities. Student recipients receive funding through the Shenkman Fund that can be used to help reimburse payment for professional development opportunities that may be considered cost-prohibitive. More information can be found on the SEAS Career Services webpage.

Helpful Links

GW Engage https://gwu.campuslabs.com/engage/

Event Support

The Engineers’ Council will assist students and student organizations in planning events for the SEAS community. If you or your organization would like support in coordinating an event for SEAS students, please contact The Engineers’ Council at [email protected].

Room Reservations

Many buildings at GW have rooms that can be reserved by students or student organization. Use one of the below reservation portals to make a reservation. Some reservation portals require you to be listed as an Officer in your organization’s Engage portal.

Student Organizations are not charged for Fixit requests to move furniture. However, table/chair rentals will still incur charges for student organizations. For more information on reservations and room availability, please visit the Student Life website. This link may be used by students and registered student organizations to book meeting and event spaces at the following university locations: the University Student Center, District House, Outdoor Spaces, the Lerner Health and Wellness Center, the Mount Vernon Campus, and other campus spaces.

Tabling in SEH Lobby

If your organization is interested in tabling in the lobby of the SEH, you can request a table and chairs from [email protected]. Requests must be submitted at least one week prior to the desired tabling date.

Organization Advertising

SEAS Advertising

The Engineers’ Council manages several avenues for advertising upcoming SEAS Organization events. These include a weekly newsletter, digital signs in the lobby of the SEH, and a publicly viewable SEAS Organization Events Calendar. If you would The Engineers’ Council to advertise an upcoming event, please fill out this Advertising Request Form. Requests for additions to the weekly newsletter sent on Fridays must be submitted no later than Wednesday evening of that week.

Additionally, student organizations are welcome to advertise digitally for events on the television screens around the Science and Engineering Hall. To submit an event flyer, please consult Engage by using this link. Submissions made before 11am on Friday will be featured on the TVs around SEH beginning the following week.

Student Association Advertising

The Student Association will promote student organizations if this form is filled out at least 3 days before the event. If you are interested in having your event included in the Student Association’s weekly newsletter, complete the form by 11:59 PM on the Saturday prior to the week of your event.

Residence Halls and Gelman Library Advertising

Student organizations are permitted to post flyers in residence halls and academic building on campus, and in the Gelman library. Flyers posted in residence halls and academic buildings must follow the Residence Hall Posters and Promotions guidelines. Flyers posted in the Gelman Library must follow the Advertising at Gelman guidelines.

Free Printing

Student Association Printing

The Student Association provides free printing services to student organizations. There is a limit of 500 pages for this service. To utilize this service, please see the Student Association’s website.

 

SEAS Office of Career Services

The SEAS Career Services provides professional development services, including career guidance, to current School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) students and recent alumni. Services include résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile preparation, as well as interviewing skills, job market information, and job success practices. The office also facilitates a professional development curriculum aimed at ensuring SEAS students are prepared to explore and pursue a range of employment options.

GW Career Services

The GW Career Services offers career coaching, self-assessment, online resume and cover letter development and assistance with networking and interviewing to help students and alumni discover their talents and interests, decide on an academic major, explore industries and career options and create an effective job search strategy. They also help employers brand their organizations on campus through information sessions, a robust on campus interviewing program and participation in career and industry fairs, programs and panels.

Handshake

GW Handshake offers many exciting features, including a personalized & powerful job search experience. Handshake personalizes job and internship recommendations based on your interests and connections, pushing out customized information that is relevant and timely based on your career interests, experiences and major, and relevant career resources, events & news. On Handshake, you can easily search for jobs and internships, sign up for events and appointments, access the on-campus recruiting program, review career resources that are relevant to you, and receive the latest information from your career services office and the employers you follow. Find out more here!

Office of Student Life

The George Washington University is a community of driven individuals who bring rich and diverse lived experiences to our campus community. Students’ involvement in leadership development, through positional and non-positional roles, is an important part of the college experience. These roles help develop a wealth of transferable skills that are not only useful while at GW, but also in the world beyond GW. 

The Office of Student Life hosts Excellence in Leadership Seminars (ELS) throughout the year to provide opportunities for students and student leaders to refine their leadership skills and gain new insights. Students can participate in sessions designed to prepare them for future leadership positions - on or off-campus. You can find more information on ELS sessions here.

SEAS Together

The SEAS Together Committee is made up of undergraduate students within SEAS who are committed to the mission and goals of the initiative. As part of the SEAS Together Committee, each member works towards achieving the goals of the initiative within SEAS by assisting in planning and executing programs to help build partnerships among the student body and campus community. This student committee is an integral part of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative as they identify current issues that impact underrepresented students and serve as advocates to their peers when issues arise inside and outside of the classroom. The committee also helps bridge the gap between SEAS administration and SEAS students by serving as advisors to the SEAS Dean’s office. If you are interested in joining the SEAS Together committee, please contact [email protected].

To find out more about the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and the SEAS Together Committee, click here.

Center for Women in Engineering

The mission of the SEAS Center for Women in Engineering is to empower women to overcome the challenges facing faculty, staff, students, and alumni in engineering. We seek to build confidence and knowledge about technology, expand leadership and tech skills, and fully leverage technology in support of academic and professional excellence.

To find out more about the SEAS Center for Women in Engineering, click here.

Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC)

The vision and mission of the GW MSSC reflects their dedication to building a welcoming, enriching, and inclusive environment at GW. Their rich history demonstrates their role and impact across campus as educators, trainers, advocates, mentors, and community builders. More information on the MSSC can be found here.

 

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Student Organization Resources

SEAS Student Organization Event Planning

The SEAS Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising has developed a programming guide to assist student organizations with effective planning for small, medium, and large-scale programs. Please download the guide and refer to it when planning a student organization event.

SEAS Hack-a-thon Planning Guide

To plan an effective Hack-a-thon, please download the SEAS Hack-a-thon Planning Guide developed by the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Advising.

 

The SEAS Associate Dean's Office provides funding support for SEAS undergraduate students through both individual professional development/conference travel awards and co-sponsorship of various programs.

Student Events and Programs Sponsorship

SEAS undergraduate student organizations may request funding from the SEAS Dean’s Office by completing the Funding Request form. Funding is limited and is not guaranteed.

Minimum Requirement: (1) Request must be from a recognized SEAS student organization and (2) the Target audience must be SEAS undergraduate students

Deadline: Program funding requests must be submitted at least four (4) weeks prior to the event for a smaller-scale program, eight (8) weeks prior to the event for a medium-scale program, and at least twelve (12) weeks prior to the event for larger-scale program.

Form Submission: Complete the online request form.

Professional Development/Conference Travel Award

Individual SEAS undergraduate students may request funding from the SEAS Dean’s Office for conference and professional development travel by completing the Travel Funding Request form. The estimated maximum level of support provided by the Dean’s Office for an individual is $750. Funding is limited, and it is not guaranteed.

Minimum Requirement: (1) Must be full-time SEAS undergraduate student, (2) Must be in Good Academic Standing, and (3) Must not have been a previous award recipient

Deadline: Professional Development funding requests must be submitted at least twelve (12) weeks prior to attend a conference or workshop.

Form Submission: Complete the online request form.

Additional Potential Funding Sources:

Student Professional & Career Development Grants are sponsored by Shenkman Career Services Fund

Active Student Organizations are able to receive funding through the Student Association. Student Organizations are required to store and manage funding through Engage including dues, fundraisers, donations, etc... The Org Help Finance Team offers support for student organizations in regards to their finances and purchase orders. Additional information can be found on their website.

 

SA Budget Requests

The Student Association allocates money to student organizations raised by the Student Association Fee. These allocations can be accessed through Engage through Budget Requests, Co-Sponsorship Requests or Purchase Requests. More information can be found on the Student Association Website or the SA Finance Committee Bylaws.

 

Fundraising

There are a couple options available for fundraising money for student organizations. 

The Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving helps to connect current undergraduate students with the school’s alumni network to assist in fundraising initiatives. GW Annual Giving offers resources through Crowdfunding, Senior Class Gift, and ThankView to assist fundraising projects. 
GW Student Life also helps provide resources on how to run a Profit Share with local businesses.

SEAS Undergraduate Events Calendar