Watson School Student Organizations:

Students clean the Tau Beta Pi statue

Alpha Omega Epsilon (Professional Engineering Sorority)
Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Engineering World Health (EWH)
Eta Kappa Nu (National Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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 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)



Alpha Omega Epsilon

Alpha Omega Epsilon crest

All Engineering Disciplines

Faculty Advisor: Wendy Neuberger

2015-16 Leadership
President: Lauren Maietti
Vice President: Robercy Tapia
Treasurer: Sabrina Candido
Recording Secretary: Zuzanne Rybicka
Judicial Officer: Stephanie Tsalwa
Membership Educators: Samantha Schnitzer & Sara Morehead

Chapter Web Page

National Web Page

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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Alpha Pi Mu

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Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Sarah Lam

2015-16 Leadership
President: Kara Youngs
Vice President: Brett Kestecher
Treasurer: Jake Gambino
Secretary: TBD
Web master: Nicholas Fasano

National Web Page

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.

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Paul Chiarot

2015-16 Leadership
President: Kai Sen Lathrop
Vice President: Kirin Elahi
Secretary: Patrick O'Brien
Treasurer: Vladyslav Patserin
Projects Coordinator: Victor Esposito
Events Coordinator: Monika Nowak
Historian: Ryan Kremler

National Web Page

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:

  • Membership
    • Freshman first year dues are waived
    • Monthly ASME magazine and newsletter
  • Leadership/Communication Skills
    • Learn necessary skills at seminars and through chapter involvement
  • ASMENET (ASME network): on-line information on scholarships and loans. There are employment possibilities through the resume database and link, and you can look through an on-line career fair.
  • And much more!

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!

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

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Computer Science

Faculty Advisor: Patrick Madden

2015-16 Leadership
Chair: Taylor Foxhall
Vice Chair: Alan Plotko
Treasurer: Brandon Ali
Webmaster: Tim Hung

Chapter Page

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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Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

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Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Gretchen Mahler

2015-16 Leadership
President: Stephen Fischer
Vice President: Gabriella Shull
Treasurer: Cara Jozefowsky
Internal Affairs Coordinator: Kei Harada
External Affairs Coordinator: David Feigenbaum
Director of Marketing and Social Media: Christopher Coogan
Director of Fundraising: Adam Adler
Community Outreach Coordinator: Nicole Martucci

Web Links:
Binghamton BMES
Binghamton BMES Facebook
Binghamton BMES Twitter

National Chapters:
BMES

The Biomedical Engineering Society's student chapters are the foundation for the society, uniting and promoting the future of the biomedical engineering profession. For rising biomedical engineers, these chapters offer the chance to establish leadership, network, publish, and participate in a wide range of career enhancing activities.The primary focus of Binghamton BMES is to integrate and advance the application of engineering sciences, technology, and management principles in the fields of medicine and biology. Binghamton Biomedical Engineers was formed in 2004 within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the BMES chapter was chartered in 2013. The society actively engages professional development, outreach, educational, and social events. Membership in Binghamton BMES is highly inter-disciplinary and open to any individual in the fields of engineering, technology, or management interested in applying or expanding their skill sets in the areas of biology, medicine, and healthcare.

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Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

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All Engineering Disciplines

Faculty Advisors: Ronald Miles, Stephen Zahorian

2013-14 Leadership
President: Karen Singer
Vice President: Mariuxi Yagual
Secretary: Daniel Huang
Treasurer: Colleen Kelly
Project Coordinator: Timothy Kim
Club Relations: Makoto Kawabata

National Web Page

Local Web Page

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.

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Engineering World Health (EWH)

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Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Amber Doiron

2015-16 Leadership
President: Leigha Jarett
Vice President: Christopher Ferrer
Treasurer: Lauren Nardacci

National Web Page

Local Web Page

Engineering World Health BU aims to further the mission of EWH in bringing biotechnology to developing countries.

The mission of Engineering World Health is to inspire and mobilize the biomedical engineering community to improve the quality of health care in vulnerable communities via activities such as traveling to developing countries, designing and building novel medical technologies and devices appropriate for use in such countries, and promoting understanding and goodwill between the developed and developing worlds.

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Eta Kappa Nu

Electrical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: David Klotzkin

2015-16 Leadership
President: Steven DelValle
External Vice President: Sean Sweeny
Internal Vice President: Alexander Linkoff
Treasurer: Mark Freithaler
Secretary: Lily Kuong
News & Web Correspondent: Anna Deng

National Web Page

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.

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Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

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Industrial Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Sangwon Yoon

2015-16 Leadership
President: Brett Kestecher
Vice President: Tian He
Public Relations Chair: Elise Groll
Secretary: Matthew Montes
Financial: Nourma Khader

National Web Page

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.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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Electrical/Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Scott Craver

2015-16 Leadership
President: James Keegan
Internal Vice President: Gerard Vanderpool
External Vice President: Maxwell Piciullo
Treasurer: Minh Pham
Secretary: Zachary Miller
Events Coordinator: Adam Weiner
Social Coordinator: Alexis Lagoy

National Web Page

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.

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Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA)

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Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Advisors: Colin Selleck & Jason Gilbert

2015-16 Leadership
President: Sean Mooney
Vice President: Patrick Daly
Treasurer: David Alperin
Secretary: Matthew Jones
Historian: David Feigenbaum
Project Captain: Shannon Van Loan

National Web Page

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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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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All Engineering Disciplines

Faculty Advisor: Daryl Santos

2015-16 Leadership
President: Tremayne Stewart
Vice President: Uthman Olowa
Secretary: Jevon Venzen
Treasurer/Fundraising Chair: Nicole Ochonma
Public Relations: Eyonganyo "Elvis" Agborto
Senator: Corben Crew
Academic Excellence Chair: Joyce Ajagbe
Historian: Maliq Cham
Programs: Charles Odume

National Web Page

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.

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Pi Tau Sigma

Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Bruce Murray

2015-16 Leadership
President: Ami Bhavsar
Vice President: Miles Garwood
Treasurer: Ben Meyers
Secretary: Kyle Chafetz

National Web Page

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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Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)

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All Engineering Disciplines

Faculty Advisor: Seokheun Choi

2015-16 Leadership
President: Lucy Lin
Vice President: Sophia Fu
Secretary: Cassidy Chen
Treasurer: Ashley Lau
Events Coordinators: Christina Chen & Brandon Okraszewski
Academic & Professional Partnerships Chair: Amanda Lau
Marketing Chair: Jolie Chow

National Web Page

Facebook group

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

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All Engineering Disciplines

Faculty Advisor: Daryl Santos

2013-14 Leadership
President: Manuel Ferix
Vice President: Kaila Umbach
Treasurer: Hugo Bernal
Social Chair: Jason Smith
Community Service Director: William Claydon
Webmaster: Jack Giunta

National Web Page

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.

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Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA)

Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Peter Borgesen

2015-16 Leadership
President: Farhan Batieha
Vice President: Thaer Alghoul

Chapter Web Page

National Web Page

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.

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

[SWE Logo] All Engineering Disciplines

Faculty Advisor: Sharon Fellows

2015-16 Leadership
President: Clare Biging
Vice President: Katherine Leenig
Secretary: Rachel Laghezza
Treasurer: Colleen Kelly

Chapter Web Page

National Web Page

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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Tau Beta Pi

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All Engineering Disciplines

Faculty Advisor: Colin Selleck

2015-16 Leadership
President: Matthew Jones
Vice Presidents: Lily Kuong & Rebecca Tanzer
Recording & Corresponding Secretary: Karen Singer
Treasurer: Christopher Coogan
Internal Affairs: Brandon Pereyra
Internal Community Service: Jin Bin Lin
External Community Service: Leigha Jarett
Webmaster: David Feigenbaum

National Web Page

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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Theta Tau

Theta Tau Crest

All Engineering Disciplines

2015-16 Leadership
Regent: Zachary Miller
Vice Regent: Alan Nesfeder
Treasurer: Adam Weiner
Scribe: Nicholas Tsirakis
Corresponding Secretary: Nofal Abbas

National Web Page

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.

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Upsilon Pi Epsilon

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Computer Science

Faculty Advisor: Eileen Head

2015-16 Leadership
President: Benny Mei
Vice President: Vladyslav Patserin
Secretary: Yu Heng Chen
Treasurer: Alex Strong
Webmaster: Jianqiu Huang
Tutoring Coordinator: Taylor Foxhall

Chapter Web Page

National Web Page

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.

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Last Updated: 10/20/15