Undergraduate Student Organizations
Engineering students can choose from a wide range of student organizations that focus on the sciences and engineering. These include:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Chapter
The world’s largest technical society devoted to the global aerospace community.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Chapter
The world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 40,000 members from 93 countries.
American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter
Represents more than 146,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Chapter
Promotes the art, science, and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences throughout the world.
Association for Computing Machinery Student Chapter
The world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.
Represents all engineering students at Princeton University and undertakes initiatives on their behalf. Among these are the “Excellence in Teaching” Awards and Frosh Help! orientation guide, study breaks, trips, and inter-departmental athletic tournaments.
Engineers Without Borders
A group of undergraduate and graduate students that apply their knowledge from the classroom and laboratory to address local and international challenges in a sustainable manner.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Student Chapter
A leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics, among others.
National Society of Black Engineers
Seeks to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. With more than 30,000 members, it is one of the largest student-managed organizations in the country.
Princeton Engineering Education for Kids
A program through which Princeton students teach children basic principles of engineering, using fun tools such as LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits. Typical activities include after-school programs, visits to classrooms, and on-campus events.
Princeton Materials Research Society
Supplements the growth and development of the materials science programs at Princeton and helps students get involved in materials science research. It is a chapter of an international group with more than 13,000 members, over 25% of which are students.
Princeton Operations Research Society
Promotes the field of operations research within the Princeton community and supports the development of students in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) department. It is a chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the largest professional society within operations research.
Princeton Racing Electric
A student organization dedicated to designing, building, and racing high-performance electric vehicles to compete in intercollegiate motorsport competitions whilst promoting sustainable transportation solutions.
Princeton Women in Computer Science
Provides support and encouragement for women who are interested in pursuing computer science as a discipline, and generates interest among younger girls in science, engineering, and technical careers.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
A national organization of professional engineers that seeks to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.
Society of Women Engineers
Seeks to empower women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their contributions as engineers and leaders.
Tau Beta Pi
The national engineering honor society founded in 1885. It seeks to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in the field of engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges.