Student groups

Find a group

CSE student groups fall into the following categories:

With more than 90 student groups in the College of Science and Engineering and more than 1,000 student groups throughout the University of Minnesota, it’s easy to find your niche.

Student groups will help you connect what you are learning in your classes with real-life experiences. Plus, it’s a great way to balance your University experience. By participating in a student group, you can network with other students, become a leader as an officer in a group, build teamwork and leadership skills, and make a difference in your community, all of which look great on a resume.

It’s easy! Just look through the categories listed, find CSE groups you are interested in, connect via email, and get involved.

Competitive Teams

American Society of Civil Engineers–Concrete Canoe

Designs a functional, competition-ready concrete canoe and gives students hands-on experience in leadership, project management, and problem-solving skills. For more information, contact

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/Gopher Motorsports

Applies classroom training and knowledge in a real-world, practical application by designing, manufacturing, testing, and driving two open-wheeled-style race car for competition. One of the cars is powered by an internal combustion engine, and the other by a fully electric powertrain. For more information, contact

University of Minnesota Rocket Team

Builds and launches a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level; engages students in scientific research and real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers. For more information, contact

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP)

Researches, designs, and constructs a solar vehicle every two years to compete in the World Solar Challenge. For more information, contact


Alpha Chi Sigma–Beta Chapter (AXS)

Provides a fraternal organization for students in the chemical sciences. For more information, contact

Alpha Sigma Kappa–Women in Technical Studies

Supports women who are pursuing studies in technical fields including the sciences, math, engineering, and architecture. For more information, contact

Kappa Eta Kappa–Beta Chapter

Builds community for students in CSE as a professional, co-ed engineering fraternity that values a balance between academic excellence and social interactions, provides opportunities for networking, leadership, scholarships, and building life-long relations. For more information, contact

Triangle Fraternity

Provides a community for men majoring in architecture, engineering, and science. For more information, contact

Honor Societies

Eta Kappa Nu–Omicron Chapter

Encourages and rewards outstanding students in electrical and computer engineering. For more information, contact

Tau Beta Pi

Elects outstanding engineering students to be part of an honor society focused on academic excellence, public service, and fun. For more information, contact

University Honors Student Association (UHSA)

Represents the student voice for the University Honors Program dedicated to providing and promoting a wide variety of programming related to community building, professional and intellectual development, community engagement, and leadership development. For more information, contact


CSE Ambassadors (CSEA)

Represents CSE by giving tours to prospective students, helping with K-12 outreach activities, and acting as peer mentors for incoming freshmen. For more information, contact

Plumb Bob Honorary Leadership Society

Plans, organizes, and hosts CSE Week, a week full of events designed to promote CSE, its student groups, and sponsors. For more information, contact

Science and Engineering Student Board (SESB)

Serves as the student governing body for CSE, advocates for students, and facilitates social and community involvement. For more information, contact

University Transfer Student Board

Offers transfer students the chance to socialize with other transfer students and become more integrated into the University community. For more information, contact

Professional Organizations

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Promotes knowledge and interest in chemistry through group meetings, community outreach events, informational sessions with professional chemists, and social events. For more information, contact

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

Builds community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. For more information, contact

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA)

Provides a social and academic community for students in the aerospace engineering program. For more information, contact

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)

Helps chemical engineering students with class scheduling and employment, and organizes social events. For more information, contact

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Offers students opportunities to interact with practicing engineers and become exposed to social, technical, and professional events. For more information, contact

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Promotes and enhances technical competency and professional well-being of members through mechanical engineering programs and activities. For more information, contact

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Advances the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. For more information, contact

Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W)

Supports, celebrates, and advocates for the engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field. For more information, contact

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)–Student Chapter

Promotes an increased knowledge of the mathematical sciences and the contributions of women in the field. Mentors and encourages women and girls as they prepare for careers in the mathematical sciences. Visit contact

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Promotes the biomedical engineering profession and provides academic, professional, and social programs. For more information, contact

Food and Bioproducts Engineering Organization

Tackles various environmental challenges and provides an opportunity for students interested in bioproducts and biosystems engineering to learn about and tour bioproducts industries. For more information, contact

IEEE Women in Engineering

Connects women in electrical and computer engineering fields and promotes engagement of women in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. For more information, contact

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Organizes networking opportunities, presentations by engineering firms, job fairs, tutorials, and social events for students. For more information, contact

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

Focuses on building academic, professional, and networking skills among industrial engineering students and friends through study groups, workshops, and site visits. For more information, contact

Material Advantage

Promotes materials science and engineering in both the academic and industry settings and provides experiences outside the University through volunteering, competitions, tours, and social events. For more information, contact

National Organization of Business and Engineering (NOBE)

Unites business, management, and engineering and strives to develop leadership and professional skills. For more information, contact

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Works to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. For more information, contact


Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQIA+ communities in the STEM fields. For more information, contact

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Aims to further the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American students in obtaining advanced degrees, careers, leadership positions, and equality in the STEM field. For more information, contact

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

Prepares Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world; celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace. For more information, contact:

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity. For more information, contact

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Supports and encourages women in science and engineering fields through leadership opportunities, outreach experiences, community involvement, and professional development. For more information, contact


Copter Club

Pulls together the materials and knowledge to build safe, functional multi-rotors for competitions, experience, and fun. For more information, contact

Design U

Provides members with the opportunity to engage in fast-paced, interdisciplinary, hands-on design work modeled after a real product design firm. For more information, contact

Engineers Without Borders

Partners with disadvantaged communities around the world to improve the quality of life through environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects. For more information, contact

Innovative Engineers

Applies engineering skills to address current environmental and energy problems in projects such as constructing a small-scale wind turbine. For more information, contact

Internet of Things (IoT) Collaborative

The Internet of Things (IoT) Collaborative aims to develop students with the skills necessary to lead IoT research and development. For more information, contact


Participate in industry projects and innovation challenges that provide opportunities for experiential career development. For more infomation, contact

Tesla Works

Provides tools and resources to students who want to bring their ideas to reality and build remarkable projects. For more information, contact

University of Minnesota Robotics

Strives to create an environment for aspiring engineers to gain hands on experience and apply the skills they learn in the classroom to real life hobby projects or competitive robots. For more information, contact

Special Interest

Actuary Club at UMN

Informs students about the actuary profession and helps those interested in pursuing an actuarial career path. For more information, contact

AI Club

Advocates for the ethical use of AI with the overarching goal of serving the common good of humanity by fostering a sense of belonging for students interested in AI and computer science. For more information contact

AI Innovators Society

Work on artificial intelligence related projects with like-minded students! For more information, contact

App Developers

Promotes discussion around computer science problems and idea sharing about developing apps by students interested in programming apps. For more information, contact

Astronomy Club

Promotes interest and education in astronomy and related space science. Visit the For more information, contact

The Cloud Computing Group

Promotes cloud computing as an effective skill and resource for small and scaling application; increasing access, speed, power, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, contact

Code the Gap

Seeks to encourage participation of historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields, offering unique perspectives and representing the innovativeness and the needs of all communities equally.

Engineering World Health (EWH)

Participates in activities such as designing novel medical technologies for developing countries, repairing medical equipment, and competing in a design competition. For more information, contact

Gopher Graphics

Fostering discussions and exploration in computer graphics, VR, 3D modeling, and animation. For more information contact,

Interdisciplinary Transportation Student Organization (ITSO)

Creates transportation communities on campus, connects students with professionals, and raises awareness of transportation issues. For more information, contact

Math Club

Meets weekly to learn about interesting math topics and interact through fun math games. For more information, contact

Minnesota Environmental Engineers, Scientists, and Enthusiasts (MEESE)

Explore careers in environmental engineering and similar fields while meeting other like-minded students. For more information, contact

Minorites in Tech

Assist underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM fields in obtaining internships and jobs at major tech companies by providing resources for solving Leetcode problems, mock interviews, and resume reviews. For more information, contact 

Product Design Minnesota (PDM)

Provides a community in which students can engage in product design, learn about the idea generation process, refine skills outside of class, and join our community of product designers. For more information, contact

She Is ME

Unifies the women within Mechanical Engineering, growing a community of leaders who are ready and willing to engage in industry. For more information, contact

Social Coding

Creates a fun social environment where driven, creative, and curious members can expand their knowledge of programming and computer science. For more information, contact

Society of Physics Students

Connects students who are interested in physics and organizes social activities and outreach programs. For more information, contact

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

Connects students who are interested in space disciplines with the resources and information they need to succeed. For more information, contact

UMN Kernel Object

Informs students about practices and conventions of kernel-based software development and opportunities to engage with low-level computing architecture. For more information, contact

Undergraduate Business Analytics Club

Brings together students interested in business analytics through professional speakers events, workshop and networking events. For more information, contact

Undergraduate Consulting Club

Provides opportunities to learn about the consulting industry, engage with leading consulting professionals, and explore companies and the services they provide. For more information, contact

United Student Education (USE)

Uses computer science projects to help provide students academic and wellness tools at the university. For more information, contact

University of Minnesota Geological Society (GeoClub)

Sponsors events to encourage students to become involved in the earth sciences community and provides information about research opportunities and field experiences. For more information, contact

University of Minnesota Pharmacology Club

Invigorates club members' passions about pharmacology (knowing how and why drugs work) as an important subject for all biomedical professionals through guest speakers from the academic, healthcare, and research communities around the area. For more information, contact

Video Game Development Club

Instructs, teaches, and builds video games through workdays and seminars from professors and professionals, with goals to improve the level of game discourse and creation at the University. For more information, contact

Women of Color in STEM

Provides social activities/events, opportunities to express and explore different cultures, K-12 outreach opportunities, and relationships with local communities for students in STEM majors who identify as women of color. For more information, contact