Global Formula Racing team photo

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.


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.

Amateur Radio Club
An organization for OSU community members who are, or wish to become licensed amateur radio operators. We especially welcome those who are interested in learning more about amateur radio!

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
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.

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

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

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

Global Formula Racing
Global Formula Racing is an international cooperation between the BA Racing Team from Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg (DHBW), Germany, and the Beaver Racing Team from Oregon State University.

Information Technology Club
Students who are interested in all things computer and IT related. Dedicated to learning, exploring, and playing with both hands on and virtual learning!

Inventors Enterprise
Create a driven and passionate community of students who collaboratively pitch and develop inventions or creative ideas. Provide a medium for students to work together in order to produce inventions that will advance human civilization on all fronts: technological, societal, and overall welfare.

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

Creating a space for LGBTQ students interested in STEM fields here OSU.

Project X
Project X is dedicated to connecting Oregon State University faculty interested in sponsoring outreach in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) fields with Oregon State University graduate and undergraduate students dedicated to completing STEAM outreach activities.

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.

Security Club
Focus on gaining hands-on experience with vulnerabilities and attacks at both system and networking levels, and getting involved in the security community. There's no experience or knowledge required, only an interest in learning more about this incredibly important and expanding field!

Sports Engineering Club
We are a multidisciplinary group at Oregon State University who help to engage fellow students with the sports engineering industry through technical projects, company tours, and campus speakers.

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.

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.

Association for Computing Machinery
The Oregon State University ACM Student Chapter is where people can meet and share interest in all things computer science. We also compete in the ACM ICPC (Inter-Collegiate Programming Competition) every year.

Association of Computing Machinery Women's Chapter
The goal of ACM-W student chapters is to recruit and retain women students in undergraduate and graduate computing programs. The chapters provide a variety of activities to educate women about the opportunities in the field of computing, engage them in exciting computing activities, connect them with women leaders in the field, and encourage them to promote the field of computing to young girls.

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.

Materials Research Society
Material Research Society is a national orginaization that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. The goal of the chapter is to introduce students to the discipline of materials science as well as foster connections between materials science students, faculty, and industry. Interdisciplinary collaboration between varied colleges and departments is highly encouraged.

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 for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
To further the work of, to improve of, and to enhance the public understanding of and appreciation for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Natives Hawaiians, and other under representatives minorities in science.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Aims to fully represent the vision and goals of the national organization, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to increase educational opportunities, promoting professional and personal growth, reinforcing our commitment as a vital Hispanic organization.

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.