Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE): UMN-TC Chapter
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is focused on students interested in Industrial and Systems Engineering. IISE is a national organization that supports the education and creativity of students pursuing this field. The goal of the group is to create a fun learning community consisting of professional development, problem solving, creative projects, site visits, networking and outreach. Industry sponsors, such as ExxonMobil, Accenture, and West Monroe Partners, co-host events with IISE and help to fund general meetings.
National Organization of Business and Engineering (NOBE)
The National Organization for Business and Engineering is a student-run national organization that dedicates itself to the educational and professional development of students interested in the collaboration between business and engineering. The goal of NOBE is to bring together students with interests in both business and engineering to corporate and academic institutions that promote the integration of these fields into one practice. NOBE strives to establish mutually beneficial long-term relationships with these institutions in the hopes of providing members with a deep understanding of how these two branches are essential in today’s professional world. Together, with partnering institutions, NOBE will be able to influence tomorrow’s workforce—molding them into the leaders of tomorrow.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The overarching goal 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 demonstrate the value of diversity. With over 35,000 members in all 50 states and internationally, the friendships, connections, and opportunities are endless. Our chapter individually is run by a group of student officers, directors and committee members who are passionate about SWE. Events we host include general monthly meetings, professional development events, outreach events, community service, and coffee and donut mornings. Originally founded by women engineers, SWE UMN now prides itself on welcoming students of all identities into a supportive network of members and allies who share diverse experiences in STEM.
University of Minnesota Robotics is the student robotics group at the University of Minnesota. Their group has three major goals: to design and build robots, to support the FIRST Robotics program in the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas, and to host outreach events to raise awareness of robotics and STEM education. Currently, UMN Robotics teams compete in the ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition, Vex U, the NASA Lunabotics Robotic Mining Challenge, and FTC U. Additionally, they participate in non-competitive robot builds, including Robot in 3 Days (RI3D) and special projects such as the basketball-shooting robot Bot Shot. Outside of competition, they mentor local robotics teams, volunteer at regional events, and facilitate workshops for students in Minnesota.
University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP)
The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project was founded by a group of undergraduate students from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering in 1990 and competed in the 1993 GM Sunrayce with its first Solar Car, Aurora I. Since then, UMNSVP has remained true to its original foundation as a student administered, designed, and built project that teaches members about engineering and management in a complete product development environment. The team has built thirteen solar vehicles, and is one of the most decorated teams in America. UMNSVP has raced in over 30 different solar challenges in 4 different countries.
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS): UMN-TC Student Chapter
The INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences) Student Chapter at University of Minnesota is a student group affiliated with the INFORMS organization and Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Students in the UMN-TC chapter of INFORMS are interested in using mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, optimization, and other analytical methods to optimize decisions for complex industrial systems. They are committed to the academic, social, and professional motivation of its members. As enrichment opportunities, the group regularly organizes coding workshops and invites well-known professors and professionals from operations research and management science fields to give talks on their research. Additionally, this group also holds practice presentations for conferences, social events, and company site visits.
Visit the INFORMS UMN-TC Student Chapter website.
Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Club (SCOC)
This organization allows students from a variety of majors to learn the critical roles that supply chain and operations management play within an organization. SCOC has three main goals: educate students about the supply chain by providing informative resources and contacts; excite students about supply chain through unique and engaging activities, interactions with industry professionals, and member-driven events; and promote the supply chain major to the Carlson student body, and serve as a connector, resource, and informative partner in Supply Chain and Operations education.
Visit the SCOC website.
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
This program was created to promote diversity and strengthen community across gender identities by providing additional opportunities for professional and personal development. Throughout the year, the WISE Initiative hosts guest speakers, panel discussions, and workshops on topics such as leadership, research opportunities, mental health and wellness, financial planning, and building a personal brand. These are great opportunities for students to connect with each other as well as faculty, graduate students, and professionals.
Visit the WISE website.
Undergraduate Consulting Club (UCC)
The Undergraduate Consulting Club is an organization of students interested in pursuing careers in consulting. Their club offers a diverse array of members ranging from Engineering and Business to IT and Liberal Arts. Members in UCC gain experience consulting in the areas of Strategy and Operations, Healthcare Information, Technology Audits, and Advisory. The mission of the UCC is to educate and offer students an opportunity to learn more about the consulting industry and the diverse opportunities in the profession. UCC facilitates this by organizing information sessions and professor speakers, as well as offering insight and providing a venue for students to engage with leading consulting professionals. Members can learn about a company and the services they provide through consultant guest speakers, site visits, and question and answer sessions. By joining UCC, students can prepare for the selection and interview process of consulting firms by taking part in alumni events, case interview workshops, case competitions, and mock case interviews.