The Division of Engineering Technology has three professional student organizations that allows student to develop their professional skills and also engage in social, community and academic activities in and out of the University.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE, an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.
IEEE’s roots go back to 1884 when electricity began to become a major influence in society. There was one major established electrical industry, the telegraph, which since the 1840s had come to connect the world with a data communications system faster than the speed of transportation. The telephone and electric power and light industries had just gotten underway. To see more about this organization click here
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.
Established in 1968, the AGC Education and Research Foundation awards scholarships to construction management and engineering students to help with the ever-rising cost of college tuition. The Foundation also recognizes an Outstanding Educator and notable James L. Allhands student essay through its awards programs. In addition, the Foundation supports research that supports its mission of furthering industry goals. Two of the research initiatives started by the Foundation include the Faculty Internship and Industry Case Study programs. To see more about this organization click here
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The mission of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. NSBE was founded at Purdue University in 1975 by six people: John Logan (deceased), Edward Coleman, George Smith, Stanley Kirtley (deceased), Brian Harris, and Anthony Harris. Their nickname is ‘The Chicago Six.’ The NSBE Torch symbolizes our everlasting burning desire to achieve success as engineers in our present society. The lightning bolts represent the striking impact that will be felt upon society and industry as a result of the contributions and achievements made by the National Society of Black Engineers. NSBE Headquarters is located in Alexandria, VA. NSBE is the largest student-managed organization in the country with hundreds of precollege, college and alumni/technical professional chapters all over the world. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. To see more about this organization click here.