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 Chapter Website: http://aoegwu.tumblr.com
National Organization: http://alphaomegaepsilon.com/
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 Organization: http://www.aiaa.org/
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 Organization: http://www.asce.org
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 Organization: http://www.asme.org
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 Organization: http://www.acm.org
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]
Website:  gwbmes.wordpress.com
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 Chapter's Website: https://orgsync.com/111901/chapter
National Organization: http://www.ewb-international.org
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]
Website: http://gwcse.orgsync.com/org/gwcompass/
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]
Website: www.gwudata.com
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]
Website: gwubaja.wixsite.com/gwubaja2017
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://orgsync.com/111944/chapter
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: http://gwnsbetele.wix.com/gwnsbe
National Organization: http://www.nsbe.org
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 Organization: http://www.swe.org
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 Organization: http://www.tbp.org
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 Chapter Website: http://www.thetataugw.org
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 an umbrella organization that represents all other engineering organizations 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).

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 small, medium, and large-scale program. 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