Alpha Omega Epsilon (International Professional Engineering Sorority)
Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Eta Kappa Nu (National Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE-EMB (Binghamton Bioengineers)
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
Theta Tau (Professional Engineering Co-ed Fraternity)
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Science Honor Society)
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Faculty Advisor: Sharon Fellows
President: Emily Ormsby
Vice President: Hannah Collyns
Treasurer: Jassemine Tokuz
Corresponding Secretary: Gabrielle Winterton
Recording Secretary: Rebecca Fink
Judicial Chair: Courtney Armstrong
Membership Educators: Rachel Paradis, Grace Guo
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority comprised of females students and alumnae in the fields of engineering and technical science. We were founded on November 13, 1983 at Marquette University in Wisconsin. Today, Alpha Omega Epsilon continues to grow as an international sorority across the United States and Canada.
The Psi chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon was founded on March 21, 2009 by 17 members who wanted to unite females of all engineering and technical science curricula. Alpha Omega Epsilon is a recognized member of the Professional Fraternity Council at Binghamton University. Alpha Omega Epsilon is the only professional Sorority here at Binghamton University.
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Faculty Advisor: Sarah LamLeadership
Among other activities, the organization serves to confer recognition upon the student of Industrial Engineering who has shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering, to encourage participation in those activities which may be beneficial to the profession of Industrial Engineering and to encourage wherever possible any movement which will advance the best interest of Industrial Engineering education.
Faculty Advisor: Paul ChiarotLeadership
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an international professional society that consists of professional engineers of many disciplines, people interested in the advancement of technology, and students. The ASME offers many services to student members such as:
Through the BU Chapter, students are given the opportunity to get a first hand look at today's industrial world. Students visit engineering companies, such as Chrysler, IBM, and Harley Davidson. Other involvement includes Chapter and Regional Competitions at which students from schools throughout Region 3 come together for a weekend to put their skills to the test in a friendly atmosphere. The ASME holds several on-campus activities including fund-raisers, social events (faculty-student mixer, holiday parties) and general meetings.
The Binghamton ASME section has a membership of about 70 students, undergraduate and graduate. All engineering disciplines are welcome to join; ASME is not limited to only mechanical engineers. Come on down and see what we can offer you!
Faculty Advisor: Patrick MaddenLeadership
The Association for Computing Machinery is an international organization consisting of computer science professionals, educators, and students that works toward the advancement of the computing sciences. We are currently in the planning stages of establishing an official chapter of the ACM in the Watson School as part of the High Tech Society. In addition to receiving several technical publications, members of the ACM have access to technical journals, scholarships, and career information. The ACM will be holding its general interest meeting in the next couple of weeks and all computer science majors are invited to attend. Look for signs posted around the Engineering Building.
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President: Kerry Lin
Vice President: Kyle Nedlik
Secretary: Karen Singer
Treasurer: David Chan
Co-Directors of Local Projects: Zal Mirza, Gianluca Balestra
Communications/Public Relations: Kevin Mootoo
Director of Finance: Aaron Choy
Webmaster: David Martuscello
Engineers Without Borders at Binghamton University is a university chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA that provides engineering solutions to socio-economically disadvantaged communities worldwide. While utilizing engineering professionals as guides, students will create and implement technological systems that will improve the quality of life in these communities.
The mission of Engineers Without Borders - USA (EWB-USA) is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally, equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.(back to top)
Faculty Advisor: David Klotzkin
President: Jon Hanna
External Vice President: Eitan Cohen
Internal Vice President: Ryan Wu
Treasurer: Casey Levine
Corresponding Secretary: Nick Tufano
Recording Secretary: Priscilla Li
News & Web Correspondent: Kyle Tierney
Eta Kappa Nu is the International Honor Society for Electrical Engineers. We sponsor many activities that help enrich the lives of students in the Watson School. For example, we have organized (in conjunction with other Watson School societies) such things as Watson School Gym Nights, the EE Annual Class Picnic, and Watson School/EE T-shirt sales. We have also worked closely with the Career Development Center in hosting presentations from companies that recruit graduates in technical fields. Future activities include helping coordinate activities for Engineers' Week, co-sponsoring a presentation by Raytheon Corp.(a Massachusetts-based company involved with the Patriot and Hawk missile systems), as well as helping organize review sessions for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in April. This, of course, is an abbreviated list of HKN's activities.
As mentioned, HKN is an honor society, and therefore has certain requirements for membership. Prospective members must be either juniors or seniors in Electrical Engineering. Also, they must have a GPA that ranks them in either the upper quarter of the junior class or the top third of the senior class.
Faculty Advisor: Scott CraverLeadership
To be a member of the IEEE, a student must fill out a membership form and pay a fee. After joining the IEEE, you will receive a monthly magazine publication, "IEEE Spectrum", in which current technology trends are reported and investigated and which show how engineers will help shape the future, etc. Members also receive other magazines concerning different areas of electrical engineering, such as robotics. You choose these when you join the IEEE. Finally, members receive a membership card and the local Binghamton IEEE publication, which describes businesses, companies, and news in the local area pertaining to electrical engineers.
Faculty Advisor: Kenneth McLeodLeadershipPresident: Amber Ferger
The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the largest International Society of Biomedical Engineers. The primary focus of "The Binghamton Bioengineers" (The Official IEEE/EMBS Society at Binghamton University) is to integrate and advance the application of all Engineering Sciences, Technology, and Management Principles in the fields of Medicine and Biology, thus promoting the profession, providing leadership for the benefit of its members and humanity by disseminating knowledge, setting standards, fostering professional development, and recognizing excellence. Chartered by the GSO and SA, the Binghamton Bioengineers was formed in March 2004 within the Department of Bioengineering. Since then the society has been actively engaged in a wide gamut of activities including professional development in the broad spectra of industry and academia, community awareness programs with premier national healthcare organizations, outreach and educational events. The membership in "The Binghamton Bioengineers" is highly inter-disciplinary and open to any individual in the fields of Engineering, Technology, and Management interested in applying or expanding their skill sets in the areas of Biology, Medicine, and Healthcare.
Faculty Advisor: Mohammad Khasawneh
IIE is the world's largest professional membership society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.
MCA works closely with local firms dealing with heating, refrigeration, plumbing, air conditioning, piping and mechanical service. Our members get the opportunity to tour local construction sites and facilities as well as hear industry professionals speak. MCA also provides volunteer opportunities for members to help out in the community.
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Faculty Advisors: Charles WestgateLeadership
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the nation's largest student run organizations. Our mission is to strive to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers to excel academically, succeed professionally, and to positively impact the community. In pursuit of this, NSBE operates through a University-based structure coordinated through regional zones, and administered by the National Executive Board. Using this operational structure, NSBE initiates programs both within and outside the University community. NSBE develops intensive programs for increasing the participation of Black and other under-represented groups in the fields of engineering and the engineering technologies.
In order to develop the technical and professional skills of our members, we have organized professional etiquette, resume writing, and interviewing skills workshops. To stimulate student interest in various engineering and science disciplines, we have established a Pre-College Initiative Program (PCI) geared toward High School students. During National Engineers Week, NSBE will attempt to raise public awareness of engineering for African-American and other underrepresented ethnic groups. We have the honor of being the lead organization for this event.
Faculty Advisor: Bruce MurrayLeadership
Pi Tau Sigma, an honorary mechanical engineering fraternity, had its beginnings in 1915 at the University of Illinois. The organization was established "to foster the high ideals of the engineering profession, to stimulate interest and coordinate departmental activities, and to promote the welfare of its members." Since 1915, Pi Tau Sigma's membership has grown to over 150 universities across the nation.
The New York Alpa ETA chapter of Pi Tau Sigma was initiated at Binghamton University in April of 1993. Membership in Pi Tau Sigma consists of the top quarter of the Junior and top third of the Senior mechanical engineering classes. A formal initiation ceremony, industrial plant tours, and a yearbook highlight this semester's agenda.
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Faculty Advisor: Seokheun Choi
President: Dennis Lau
Vice-President: Xiaodan Dai
Treasurer: Ryan Wu
Secretary and Membership Outreach Coordinator: Mindy Wong
Marketing Chair: Priscilla Li
Chair of Academic Partnerships: Grace Chan
International Relations Chair: Tianying Liu
SASE Emeritus: Bonnie Tran
Members share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. The organization focuses on cars and other mobility systems that operate in space, on land and in water. Members develop an appreciation for the unique issues that are present in such engineering domains and are benefited by the affiliation with professionals working on real world issues. Many of the University's Engineering senior design projects compete in the association's competitions.
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Faculty Advisor: Daryl SantosLeadership
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. The objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.
Faculty Advisor: Peter BorgesenLeadership
This student chapter is a confluence of the activities of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), Binghamton University (BU), Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Department (SSIE) at BU and the Electronics Manufacturing Research and Services (EMRS) group.
This chapter holds bi-weekly meetings in which students and leading industry practitioners present the results of their research and their perspective of the industry developments.
Faculty Advisor: Sharon FellowsLeadership
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a group that focuses on women in engineering and computer science fields. The mission of SWE is to "stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life and to demonstrate the value of diversity." The SWE chapter at Binghamton University, consists of approximately 30 members. SWE is a Student Association charter group whose active participants are both male and female. The society wants to acknowledge women in engineering and encourage students to continue their technical education in the Watson School.
This Society of Women Engineers has been involved in several fund raising activities, such as bake sales and providing circuit packets to engineering students. After raising enough money and receiving donations from the Watson School academic departments, the society held its first book scholarship. This award is presented to a freshman in the Watson school who is studying engineering or computer science and is a member of SWE. Applications can be found on the SWE bulletin board located on the third floor of the engineering building by the "S" section. The deadline for applications is March 14th and the scholarship will be presented at the annual end of semester SWE banquet.
The Society of Women Engineers holds an annual regional conference each fall at a different university. There are many workshops at these conferences where students have the opportunity to speak to professional women engineers. SWE members can also find out about graduate schools and other various engineering job opportunities. There is also a job fair where students can submit resumes to local companies. The annual regional conferences are a great way to meet fellow engineering students at other universities and make connections to better your future.
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Faculty Advisor: Colin SelleckLeadership
Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society that was established in 1885 at Lehigh University. Currently there are 218 chapters in the U.S. and several hundred thousand members, making it the world's largest engineering honor society. Our New York Tau chapter was founded in 1991 and has been recognized with several awards, including the R.C. Matthews Most Outstanding Chapter Award in '92-'93.
The objectives of Tau Beta Pi are to promote excellence in engineering and to instill a spirit of liberal culture, i.e. remind us there is life outside of engineering. In supporting both those goals, our chapter activities are varied. They range from tutoring sessions for freshmen physics, to Habitat for Humanity building projects, to gym nights, and basketball tournaments. We also sponsor scholarships for excellent undergraduate engineering students.
Membership in Tau Beta Pi is by invitation. To be eligible, engineering students must be in the top 1/8 of their junior class or top 1/5 of their senior class, and must demonstrate exemplary character as well as high academic achievement.
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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. The Fraternity has chapters only at ABET accredited schools. Theta Tau stimulates professional activity and social compatibility; provides a framework for group participation in campus, community, engineering, and fraternity affairs; and promotes lasting friendships.
Faculty Advisor: Eileen Head
Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the international honor society for the computing sciences. Established in 1967 at Texas A&M University, it is the only computing sciences honors organization endorsed by both the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society. With over 120 chapters worldwide, UPE strives to recognize outstanding talent and ability in the computing sciences, represent the computing sciences in interdisciplinary communications, and encourage individuals to contribute to society through the computing sciences.
The New York Iota chapter of UPE was founded at Binghamton University in 1991. An undergraduate computer science major is eligible for membership in UPE if he or she has completed at least 45 credits towards a B.S. in Computer Science or Information Systems, has completed at least four of the required computer science courses, and has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4. An undergraduate transfer student must also have a grade point average of at least 3.4 from his or her previous institution and a minimum of 24 credits completed at Binghamton University.
The primary activity of the Watson School's chapter of UPE is to provide free tutoring services to students enrolled in computer science courses. Members of UPE hold regular tutoring hours in the Watson Commons on weekday afternoons. Be on the lookout for signs giving specific days and times. In addition, UPE is in the process of organizing events such as a game night in the MicroLab and a luncheon for computer science students who made the Dean's List.
Last Updated: 11/26/13