Identity-Based CSE Student Organizations

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

American Indian Science and Engineering Student Group

Our mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Our goals:

  • To be a catalyst for the advancement of American Indians as they grow to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society
  • To support students in science, engineering, and many other fields

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

National Society of Black Engineers

Our mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

We provide:

  • Tutoring services
  • Resources to assist in our members’ professional and academic development
  • Mentoring opportunities to encourage youth to consider careers in science and engineering fields

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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We envision a world where all members of the STEM community can pursue their work in a safe and supportive environment that celebrates their contributions and differences. Students of all areas of study and identities may join!

Our mission:

  • Foster community and visibility for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and professionals at the University of Minnesota
  • Create a community of support at the University
  • Identify, address, and advocate for the needs of LGBTQIA+ students in the STEM fields
  • Educate, empower, and provide professional development

Science and Engineering Student Board (SESB)

Science and Engineering Student Board group

The Science & Engineering Student Board is the student governing body for the College of Science and Engineering.

Our mission:

To provide resources, support, community, and advocacy for students and student groups by fostering a network of leaders within CSE and between colleges.

Our committees:

  • Student Group Relations
  • Diversity and Inclusivity Committee
    • Members organize events and discussions throughout the school year to create awareness and address the different issues affecting diversity.
    • ​​​​​​​Ongoing social media campaign: #thisiswhatSTEMlookslike
  • Events
  • First-Year Initiative
  • Mental Health
  • Outreach and Community Service
  • Academic Affairs
  • Communications

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers group

Our mission is to provide the right environment for the growth of our members into successful leaders by encouraging academic excellence, engaging the local Hispanic community, developing professional aptitude, and fostering a sense of family.

Opportunities include:

  • Networking with local professionals
  • Professional development workshops and speaker
  • Personal and professional growth at SHPE National Conference
  • Yearly regional leadership development conferences

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Society of Women Engineers group

Our mission is to empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion. We welcome students of all identities into a supportive network of members and allies who share diverse experiences in STEM.

Opportunities include:

  • Academic support
  • Leadership development
  • Outreach experiences
  • ​​​​​​​Community involvement