CS&E students have access to many departmental student groups, as well as more than 75 student groups in the College of Science and Engineering, and more than 1,000 student groups throughout the University of Minnesota. By participating in student groups, you can connect what you are learning in your classes with real-life experiences, meet other students, gain leadership experience, and make a difference in the community.
The following student groups are funded and advised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Additional student groups within the College of Science and Engineering related to computer science and data science are listed below.
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
This student chapter of ACM works to promote greater interest in the science, design, development, language, management, and applications of modern computing on the Twin Cities campus and around the Twin Cities area.
Association of Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W)
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field. The group has a variety of social, technical, and outreach events that are fun and provide a sense of community.
App Developers Club
The club provides a friendly environment for anyone who is interested in app development to collaborate and expand their skills, network with and learn from industry professionals, and socialize.
The Blockchain Club provides opportunities for students to learn about blockchain technology and the applications built on top of it, participating in hackathons and local events.
Code the Gap
This group exposes local K-12 youth from historically underrepresented groups to the possibilities of computer science. They work with Twin Cities schools to teach yearlong courses in programming.
Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)
CSGSA is the official student governance organization for graduate students in the department. The group facilitates social events, advocates for graduate students, and provides other opportunities to get involved.
GopherHack is a student organization at the University of Minnesota focused on learning hands-on offensive cybersecurity through capture-the-flag (CTF) competitions.
All student groups at the U of M
The University of Minnesota has more than a 1,000 student groups and organizations that meet regularly, host programs and events, and provide service to the Twin Cities area.
Alpha Chapter of Theta Tau
Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies
Association for Women in Mathematics
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cloud Computing Group
CSE Ambassadors (CSEA)
CSE International Ambassadors
Helps students in technical fields find academic and professional opportunities abroad; organizes a Buddy Program to help international exchange students feel welcome at the University of Minnesota. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Internet of Things (IoT) Collaborative
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
National Organization of Business and Engineering (NOBE)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plumb Bob Honorary Leadership Society
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 email@example.com.
Science and Engineering Student Board (SESB)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
University Transfer Student Board
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.