Classroom learning is just one part of the process students will go through in order to achieve their Bachelor’s degree.
Experiences outside of the classroom are just as important to the overall understanding of the engineering field. It is for this reason that engineering students have the opportunity to join clubs in their emphasis areas, many of which have special industry-related guest speakers. Many of these clubs also attend academic and industry-related conferences. It is in these ways that the department at UGA provides specialized educational experiences to take learning out of the lecture hall and lab and into the professional world.
Kaitlyn Ruff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Scotty Smith (email@example.com)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
AIChE is a professional organization geared towards easing the transition from student to full-time engineer. Members participate in industry tours, host speakers and network with regional chemical engineers to gain experience for the real-world.
Jim Kastner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Committee Members:
Matthew Harrison, Austin Kessler, Melanie Ng, Neil Chakravaratty and Ryan Droese
The Engineering Club is a student branch of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). While membership in the national organization is encouraged, it is not required for membership in the club. Some of the purposes of the club include leadership development, service to the community, social activities, design competitions and career resources. A separate group within the club designs and builds a quarter-scale tractor for a national competition.
Dr. Mike Yoder (email@example.com)
President: Caleb Shepherd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President: Kendra Henson (email@example.com)
Secretary: Veronika Crumpler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Justin Rey (email@example.com)
Sergeant at Arms: Kevin Wu (Kevinjameswu@gmail.com)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5 pm
Driftmier, Room 305
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is a professional society composed of practicing and aspiring civil engineers whose main purpose is to provide a community of professional interconnection, continuing education, and lifelong resources. Currently, in its first year of existence at the University of Georgia, the ASCE student chapter has already established itself as a strong student-run chapter with a high level of membership and activity in one of the fastest growing programs in the College of Engineering.
Stephan Durham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President- Abby Caballero (email@example.com)
Vice President- Katelyn Stallings (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary- Austin Etheridge (email@example.com)
Treasurer- Iain Risk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Social Chair- Molly Schenck (email@example.com)
Fundraising Chair- Hailey Hebebrand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
The purpose of this group is primarily scientific and educational and includes such activities as: 1) the advancement of the sustainable building design technologies in the sciences of heating, refrigerating and air conditioning engineering and related systems; 2) continuing education of the members and other interested persons in these sciences through lectures, demonstrations and publications; 3) career guidance to students of these sciences; and 4) the encouragement of scientific research.
Dr. Tom Lawrence (email@example.com)
1st Thursdays at 5 PM in Driftmier's Annex Conference Room
Founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the organization promotes the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. ASME enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.
President: Joshua Mayer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VP: Kyle Couch (email@example.com)
Secretary: Shakera Bader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Exec committee: Michael Perleoni (email@example.com), Alex Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dylan Murphy (email@example.com)
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 5 pm,
Driftmier, Room 230
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. BMES serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Our leadership in accreditation, potential licensure, publications, scientific meetings, global programs, and diversity initiatives, as well as our commitment to ethics, all serve our mission to promote and enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being.
William Kisaalita (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President: Jenna Alsaleh (email@example.com
Vice President: Jeremy Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President of Fundraising: Bobby Leitmann (email@example.com)
Secretary: Nikki Thai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Ryan Snowden (email@example.com)
Director of Programs: Dianna Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fundraising Chair: Melanie Kemp (email@example.com)
Historian: Dawn Dagen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
EWB-UGA’s mission is to help provide water, power, sanitation, and education both locally and globally. Our vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.
President: Aneek James (email@example.com)
Vice President: Helen McIntire (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Mary Clare DeReuil (email@example.com)
Project: John GreenJgreen17@uga.edu
Treasurer: Noelle Vocelka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Public Relations: Maureen Sheeran (email@example.com)
General Body Meetings are 1st Thursdays of every month; for more details, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Student Club
President: Thomas Huelsnitz (email@example.com)
Vice President: Antoinette Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Kamala Sahoo (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Natalia Shim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Web Master: Trent Walls (email@example.com)
Public Relations Chair: Jonathan Chong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Advisor: Bill Tollner (email@example.com)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. As a student branch, their goal is to uphold the organization’s mission of fostering the knowledge for technological excellence and furthering the professional development of students in the technology field. Through IEEE’s aims of providing students with hands-on technical projects and opportunities to network with other engineers and professionals, they strive to aid in the development of outstanding engineers who will make positive impacts to benefit society. For more information, visit the student chapter website.
Takoi Hamrita (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President: Trent Walls (IEEEChair@uga.edu)
Secretary: Michael Melatti (IEEESecretary@uga.edu)
Treasurer: Tyler Brooks (IEEETreasurer@uga.edu)
Hardware Competition Team Chair: Michael Lastinger (IEEEHardware@uga.edu)
Public Relations: Jeyanth Britto (IEEEPublicRelations@uga.edu)
Webmaster: Caleb Adams (IEEEWeb@uga.edu)
Programs Chair: Nick Callies (IEEEPrograms@uga.edu)
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6-8PM
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), as a national student and professional based organization, is dedicated to developing intensive programs for increasing interest in technical fields such as science, engineering, and math among pre-college and collegiate students. The objectives of the UGA NSBE Chapter shall be to stimulate and develop interest in engineering among students; to strive to increase the number of students who choose to major in technical fields at the undergraduate and graduate school levels; to create a support system among black engineering students at UGA; to promote learning and provide academic help to students in need; and to strive to further, within its locality, the purpose and programs of the National Society of Black Engineers. Members of this organization are encouraged to participate in programs that encourage academic excellence, leadership development, and personal growth.
Dr. William Kisaalita (email@example.com)
President: Rebekah Myrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Devon Montgomery (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Julian Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Telecommunications Chair: Elijah Vilfort (email@example.com)
Public Relations Chair: Dorothy Gilchrist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Finance Chair: Kosi Uzodinma (email@example.com)
Programs Chair: Oronde Youmans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The purpose/mission of the University of Georgia Robotics Club shall be to provide an engaging environment for students to learn about interdisciplinary knowledge in robotics, and to practice community outreach about robotics.
Chi Thai (email@example.com)
Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE)
This organization fosters academic achievement, professional development, and scholarly and professional relationships between alumni, faculty, and students while promoting healthy communities and stewardship of the environment.This is a student-led organization available to all UGA students and faculty.
Dr. John Schramski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President: Corey Klawunder (email@example.com)
Vice-President: Jordan Coleman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Molly Nelson (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Kerby Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Programs: Georgia Hawkins (email@example.com)
Membership Coordinator: Dessa Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please e-mail one of the officers with any questions regarding club meeting times or check the S.E.E. board outside of the student lounge in Driftmier for an up-to-date schedule of events.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The national organization of SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. Membership in the professional society is available through their website. The UGA Student Branch of SWE is open to all students, from all disciplines, and is primarily student lead and student driven.
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 5:30 pm, Driftmier-Room 213
Hillary Tanner (email@example.com)