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
The purpose of the organization is to promote research and education in the design and implementation of various aerospace engineering disciplines. Our student organization seeks to compete with other colleges and universities in engineering and design competitions.
App Development Club
Provides members with opportunities to practice app development and learn more about relevant topics. The club focuses on development for iOS, Android, and the web, and is open to working with many other platforms.
Artificial Intelligence Graduate Student Association
To connect current, former, and affiliated graduate students of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and any other graduate students interested in AI. Contact: email@example.com.
Audio Engineering Club
Hang out with engineers doing projects that tie your in-class learning with real life application. We've got lab space and community expertise to help you complete projects. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaver Racing Baja Team
Team dedicated to building and racing off-road vehicles in SAE’s mini-Baja competition.
The purpose of this organization is to promote exciting, independent, supplemental learning to the existing engineering curriculum for all majors and disciplines. The club provides resources and tools to build projects and help get experience outside of the school setting.
Electric Transportation Club
We are a growing community of enthusiasts who enjoy sharing, riding, and building electric skateboards, bikes, scooters, cars, and/or motorcycles together. Contact: email@example.com.
Engineering Speaking Club
The Engineering Speaking Club is designed to provide an environment for engineering students to practice and develop professional speaking skills. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A community of gamers who love and enjoy video games of all genres over all platforms.
Girls' Empowerment, Engineering, and Outreach
Engages elementary, middle school, and high school girls in topics related to the STEM fields, and to inspire girls to pursue careers related to these fields.
Global Formula Racing
Global Formula Racing is an international cooperation between the BA Racing Team from Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg, Germany, and the Beaver Racing Team from Oregon State University.
Strengthen the OSU community by fostering connections between students and building stronger programming skills through quarterly coding competitions and workshops.
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 is for dreamers — those courageous enough to pursue their ideas, and those who may need help along the way. IE is a place for the motivated and creative thinkers of our community to gather in the shared purpose of working together to advance our civilization on all fronts: technological, societal, and the overall welfare of humanity.
Linux Users Group
We are a group of students and community members in and around Oregon State University that believe in the use of and contribution to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). In practice this means we contribute to the tools we use and the use the tools we love.
oSTEM @ OSU
Out in STEM works to support young queer folx navigating the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We strive to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals across STEM disciplines and create an affirming community that provides aid, empathy, and opportunity.
Project X is dedicated to connecting Oregon State University faculty interested in sponsoring outreach in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics 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.
Robotics Graduate Student Association
Connects current, former, and affiliated graduate students of the CoRIS Institute at Oregon State University's School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering and School Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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 Product Development Club
The goal of the club is to provide students who share an interest in the science, engineering, and business of sports products, a community to discuss, learn, network, and further push the technology of sport.
Video Game Development Club
OSU Video Game Development Club provides students with experiential learning opportunities and collaboratively develop video games outside of the classroom. Contact: email@example.com
Virtual/Augmented Reality Club
The only place on campus to get involved with cutting edge VR/AR technology. We strive to connect students to unique opportunities through student led projects, industry affiliated tasks and public demonstrations of the technology.
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
A national honorary society for electrical and computer engineering majors with nearly 200 chapters at different universities. The top quarter of ECE juniors and top third of ECE seniors are invited to join HKN each Fall.
Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession.
Student Chapters of Engineering Societies and Organizations
American Indian Science and Engineering
The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, engineering and math 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
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 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.
Power & Energy Society Student Branch Chapter
Benefits students by facilitating networking both within student groups and with industry professionals. OSU PES invites guest speakers from industry and academia to speak at OSU and to participate in industry field trips where they get to meet with industry professionals and tour facilities associated with power systems.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.
Society of Automotive Engineers
Designs, manufactures and competes a Formula car and Mini-Baja car at worldwide competitions across the country.
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 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.
Society of Women Engineers, OSU Graduate Committee
GradSWE shares the Society of Women Engineers' mission with an additional focus on developing community among engineering graduate students at OSU and offering unique professional development opportunities. Members of all genders are welcome.