Find a group

CSE student groups fall into the following categories:

In addition to CSE student groups, you can find more than 700 other general groups on campus through University of Minnesota student groups.

Academic clubs

Actuary Club at UMN • CSOM, Room L-155
Informs students about the actuary profession and helps those interested in pursuing an actuarial career path

Astronomy Club
Promotes interest and education in astronomy and related space sciences for its members, the University community, schools, and the general public

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Promotes the biomedical engineering profession and provides academic, professional, and social programs

Interdisciplinary Transportation Student Organization
Provides career information and connects graduate students, undergraduate students, and transportation professionals

Multicultural Students in Computing (MCSC)
Promotes diversity, culture, and social interaction among students studying computer science, computer engineering, and information technology

Society of Physics Students • Tate Lab of Physics, Room S50
Connects students who are interested in physics and organizes social activities and outreach programs

Soil and Water Resources Student Association
Offers seminars, water-related environmental stewardship projects, internships, scholarships, and cooperative work experiences to connect students and professionals from a variety of water-related fields

University of Minnesota Geological Society
Sponsors events to encourage students to become involved in the earth sciences community and provides information about research opportunities and field experiences

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

American Society of Civil Engineers–Steel Bridge
Designs and fabricates a 1:10 model steel bridge to compete in the regional event of the National Student Steel Bridge Competition each year

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

SAE Clean Snowmobile Team
Challenges students to re-engineer an existing snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise in an international engineering design competition

University of Minnesota Formula SAE • 459A Mechanical Engineering
Designs and builds an open wheel, open cockpit, single seat vehicle to compete in the global Formula SAE Series each year

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP)
Researches, designs, and constructs a solar vehicle every two years to compete in the American Solar Challenge


Alpha Chi Sigma–Beta Chapter (AXS) • 632 Ontario St. SE
Provides a fraternal organization for students in the chemical sciences

Alpha Sigma Kappa–Women in Technical Studies • 2121B Mechanical Engineering
Supports women who are pursuing studies in technical fields including the sciences, math, engineering, and architecture

Kappa Eta Kappa–Beta Chapter • 1100 4th St. SE
Organizes professional and social events as a professional co-ed engineering fraternity

Theta Tau–Alpha Chapter • 515 10th Ave. SE
Provides professional development opportunities for engineering students in the nation’s oldest and foremost professional engineering fraternity

Triangle Fraternity • 521 12th Ave. SE
Provides a community for men majoring in architecture, engineering, and science

Honor societies

Chi Epsilon
Involves civil engineering honors students in the University and surrounding community through professional, outreach, tutoring, and non-profit events

Eta Kappa Nu–Omicron Chapter
Encourages and rewards outstanding students in electrical and computer engineering

Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Honor Society • 2121A Mechanical Engineering
Provides assistance to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, arranges research lab tours for students, and participates in various events

Tau Beta Pi • Tate Lab of Physics, Room 57
Elects outstanding engineering students to be part of an honor society focused on academic excellence, public service, and fun

Special interest

Active Energy Club • Tate Lab of Physics, Room 55
Promotes awareness of alternative and conservation technologies

Building Engineering Technical Skills (BETS)
Provides opportunities to learn technical skills, gain exposure to resources not featured in the standard curriculum, and meet industry professionals

Copter Club
Pulls together the materials and knowledge to build safe, functional multi-rotors for competitions, experience, and fun

CSE Ambassadors (CSEA) • 118 Lind Hall
Represents CSE by giving tours to prospective students, helping with K-12 outreach activities, and acting as peer mentors for incoming freshmen

CSE Expo • 106 Lind Hall
Coordinates the college’s spring outreach event, the CSE Expo, which features science and engineering demonstrations geared toward middle school students

CSE International Ambassadors • 118 Lind Hall
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

CSE Winter Light Show • 106 Lind Hall
Designs an annual winter light show on campus featuring more than 100,000 LED lights, 400 individual controllable lights, and 450 microcontrollers that are synchronized to music composed and performed by University of Minnesota students

Engineering World Health
Participates in activities such as designing novel medical technologies for developing countries, repairing medical equipment, and competing in a design competition

Engineers Without Borders • 109 Lind Hall
Partners with disadvantaged communities around the world and improves the quality of life through environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects

Future Leaders Aspiring in Science and Health Care (FLASH)
Explores opportunities within the life sciences and healthcare industry on and off campus while addressing various needs in the community

Future Scientist Association (FSA)
Helps students get involved in research, develop critical thinking and analysis, and learn to apply classroom knowledge to real-life science

GOFIRST • 802 Washington Ave. SE, Suite 201
Inspires young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them mentor-based programs that build skills and inspire innovation and leadership

Innovative Engineers • 2-160 Keller Hall
Applies engineering skills to address current environmental and energy problems in projects such as constructing a small-scale wind turbine

Provides a community and academic programs for multicultural students pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines

oSTEM @ Minnesota
Hosts a variety of events that prepare members for the academic and professional world in STEM fields. Also hosts social events, outreach, and programs to educate other students, especially colleagues in STEM, about the LGBTQIA+ community

Plumb Bob Honorary Leadership Society • 110 Lind Hall
Plans, organizes, and hosts CSE Week, a week full of events designed to promote CSE, its student groups, and sponsors

Science and Engineering Student Board • 110 Lind Hall
Serves as the student governing body for the college, advocates for students, and facilitates social and community involvement

Students for Sustainability
Provides leadership opportunities to students interested in becoming involved with sustainable events and programs on campus and in the surrounding community

Synthetic Biology Society
Provides a community for students who share an interest in synthetic biology and seeks to generate interest, awareness, and understanding of the field

Teaching SMART
Teaches children about mathematics, science, and their technological applications through volunteer sessions in local elementary schools

Tesla Works
Provides tools and resources to students who want to bring their ideas to reality and build remarkable projects

Truth in Science and Engineering
Offers a community for Christians interested in science and engineering to come together and discuss issues pertinent to their education and faith

Undergraduate Consulting Club
Provides opportunities to learn about the consulting industry, engage with leading consulting professionals, and explore companies and the services they provide

University Mad Scientists
Fosters teamwork skills and collaboration by providing workspace for members to build creative and fun projects

University Transfer Student Board
Offers transfer students the chance to socialize with other transfer students and become more integrated into the University community

Professional organizations

American Chemical Society–UMN Chapter (ACS-UMN)
Encourages interest in science and chemistry, connects students with the chemical profession, and provides opportunities to become involved in the field

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Builds a community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) • 130D Akerman Hall
Provides a social and academic community for students interested in aerospace engineering

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)
Organizes social events and helps chemical engineering students with class scheduling and employment

American Public Works Association–UMN Student Chapter
Provides information about career choices within public works, facilitates internships, jobs, and scholarships, and offers career building events, networking, speakers, and technical tours

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
Promotes interest in biosystems and bioproducts engineering, particularly as these interests relate to professional advancement

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) • 217 Civil Engineering
Offers students opportunities to interact with practicing engineers and become exposed to social, technical, and professional events

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) • 2121A Mechanical Engineering
Advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration through research and continuing education

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • 1121A & B Mechanical Engineering
Promotes and enhances technical competency and professional well-being of members through mechanical engineering programs and activities

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) • 2-204 Keller Hall
Advances the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology

Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W)
Supports, celebrates, and advocates for the engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field

Association for Women in Mathematics–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

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Seeks to reduce earthquake risk by staying on top of the latest scientific and engineering advances and participating in outreach activities

IEEE Women in Engineering • 2-117 Keller Hall
Connects women in electrical and computer engineering fields and promotes engagement of women in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Builds a bridge between professionals and students interested in operations research and the management sciences through various events on campus

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) • 2-110 Keller Hall
Organizes networking opportunities, presentations by engineering firms, job fairs, tutorials, and social events for students

Material Advantage
Encourages materials science and engineering in both the academic and industry settings and explores opportunities outside the University through volunteering, competitions, tours, and social events

Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE)
Provides information on professional exams and helps prepare students by forming study groups

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
Increases awareness of professional opportunities in chemical engineering and chemistry, strengthens academic support channels, and promotes professional advancement in the fields

National Organization of Business and Engineering (NOBE)
Unites business, management, and engineering and strives to develop leadership and professional skills

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) • 102 Lind Hall
Works to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Fosters and encourages interdepartmental relations among students in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences through various events and meetings

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
Promotes an interest in mining, metallurgy, mineral exploration, earth resources, and related fields

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) • 102 Lind Hall
Supports Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so they can achieve their full career potential

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) • 459A Mechanical Engineering
Applies classroom training and knowledge in a real-world, practical application by designing, manufacturing, testing, and driving an open-wheeled-style race car for competition

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) • 109 Lind Hall
Promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equity

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) • 110 Lind Hall
Supports and encourages women in science and engineering fields through leadership opportunities, outreach experiences, community involvement, and professional development

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI),
Tackles various environmental challenges and provides an opportunity for students interested in bioproducts and biosystems engineering to learn about and tour bioproduct industries