2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix winning car

A wide variety of clubs, societies and other organizations offer students enriching activities beyond the classroom. Students can learn new skills, make an impact through humanitarian projects, and participate in national and international competitions. Joining the student chapters of engineering societies is important for professional development and will serve as a stepping stone for a career in engineering.


AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
The goal of OSU AIAA is to promote student interest in aerospace engineering with hands-on research and design projects. With Oregon State University currently lacking an aerospace engineering program, OSU AIAA intends to fill that void by becoming the university's platform for students interested in aerospace engineering.

OSU ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
The goal is to expose students to engineering by organizing students competitions, setting up industry tours, and bringing speakers to OSU. In 2016, the team earned second place at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition with their vehicle, the Beaver Bolt.

App Club
A place to learn, work, and play with mobile applications. Members of any experience level are welcome.

Gaming Club
A community of gamers who love and enjoy video games of all genres over all platforms.

Global Formula Racing
An international collaboration between the former BA Racing Team from the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg (DHBW-R), Germany, and the Beaver Racing Team from Oregon State University (OSU).

Linux User Group (LUG)
Students and community members collaborating for the good of free and open source software.

OSU Beaver Racing Baja Team
Team dedicated to building and racing off-road vehicles in SAE’s mini-Baja competition.

OSU Robotics Club
The purpose of the OSU Robotics Club is to empower ambitious students with resources to build robots for fun and competition, remove barriers from entry into robotics, create a path to success, and form a pipeline of engineering leaders. Projects include the Mars Rover and Aerial Robotics.

OSU 3D Printing Club
This club, supported by the Valley Library and College of Engineering, is a campus resource for 3D printing needs and provides an outlet for students to print their own creations. 

Honor Societies

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
A national honorary society for electrical and computer engineering majors with nearly 200 chapters at different universities.

Tau Beta Pi
Engineering honor society

Upsilon Pi Epsilon
Honor Society for Computing and Information

Student Chapters of Engineering Societies and Organizations

American Indian Science & Engineering
The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. Their nearly 3,000 members represent over 200 tribal nations.

Association for Computing Machinery
We really like to think of this group as the OSU computer science club, in which we have events, contests, guest speakers, workshops and give away pizza.

Engineers Without Borders
EWB-OSU is the Oregon State University student chapter of EWB-USA, a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities world-wide to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The OSU Chapter of IEEE is committed to furthering the professional development of the students of Oregon State University. To this end, they host seminars throughout the year that bring industry representatives and students together to facilitate professional networking and information dissemination. They also operate the OSU IEEE store, giving students access to electronic tools and parts for projects; empowering them to put into practice the knowledge gained in the classroom. IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technology.

National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Promoting professional and personal growth, carrying out our social responsibility to be involved in education, business, and government issues, and enhancing pride within our organization, as well as reinforcing our reputation as a vital Hispanic organization.

Our goal is to empower and connect LGBTQA individuals within STEM majors, preparing them for the professional world and life ahead.

OSU Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Designs, manufactures and competes a Formula car and Mini-Baja car at worldwide competitions across the country.

Society of Women Engineers
To empower all through an inclusive, innovative, ever-expanding array of high quality programs that provide resources for all generations of women in technical fields. SWE has approximately 27,000 members in nearly 100 professional sections and 300 student sections throughout the United States.