Student Organizations

Connect with the Engineering Community—Join a Student Organization

The Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice can guide you to more than 25 dynamic student organizations ranging from national chapters to student-created groups. Regardless of your major, there’s a student organization—or two—that will help you:

  • Meet new people – Connect with others who share your passions.
  • Receive coaching and mentoring – Explore your major by getting tips from other students about classes and hearing what others have experienced.
  • Network – Student organization events will put you in front of potential employers, faculty members, and others who can help you make the right connections.
  • Build your résumé – Employers look for students who are involved in and contributing to the engineering community.


For more information about a particular organization or to join, follow the organization’s link below.

You can also connect with these clubs through Myexperience.

Case Engineers Council – CEC is the overarching student organization that draws on students from all engineering majors. This unique organization connects the engineering departments, university organizations, and students that are passionate about engineering. Our events help students understand the opportunities available to them, network, and celebrate engineering. We build an engineering community by bringing together students, faculty, corporate representatives, and alumni.

Major-based – Student Chapters of Professional Societies

American Institute of Astronautics & Aeronautics (AIAA) – The AIAA Case chapter is committed to providing undergraduate students with hands-on engineering and design experience through participation in the annual Design, Build, Fly competition. Students with an interest in aerospace from all areas of study are welcomed.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChe) – This undergraduate student organization is responsible for being the link between the local and national AIChE chapters for chemical engineers. Events are held throughout the year to connect students, faculty, and industry in an attempt to further the career goals of declared chemical engineers.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Our mission is to provide essential value to our members, their engineering education, their careers, our partners, and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning, and promoting the profession to civil engineering students at Case. During the year, students participate in various outreach events geared at exposing kids to engineering, an annual career fair, and several social events that encourage networking with other students and young professionals.

American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) – ASME’s mission is to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering. ASME aims to be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – We really love computers. We also know that one of the most important parts of an education is experiential learning. Our goal is to supplement the top-notch CWRU Computer Science curriculum with practical skill development by planning events, working on projects together, and providing valuable networking opportunities for members.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) – CWRU's Biomedical Engineering Society is an academic organization dedicated to creating a community where undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and alumni can exchange their ideas on biomedical engineering and its applications. This society aims to expose the undergraduate community to the BME profession beyond the classroom. BMES’s networking, mentorship and community service events allow student to make lasting connections with professionals in the field and gain experience that will benefit them throughout their careers.  

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (IEEE)

Macromolecular Student Organization (MSO)

Society of Plastic Engineers

Society for Biomaterials

Undergraduate Materials Society (UMS)

Student Chapters of Professional Societies

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) – The National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE puts on engaging professional events that connect students with professionals in the area for mentoring and the opportunity to gain corporate experience. In addition to professional events, our chapter seeks to give back to the Cleveland community via tutoring and participating in Saturday programs at local schools.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – This national society is dedicated to the empowerment of Hispanics in the STEM fields so that they may realize their fullest potential and make a positive difference in their communities.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – As an international organization, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women through training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and more. SWE inspires young women to pursue careers in engineering, empowers women in engineering to achieve their goals, and advances the field of engineering both technologically and socially. At CWRU, our section aims to achieve society goals by promoting CWRU women engineers in all that they do and serving as a prominent figure in the campus community.

Women in Science & Engineering Roundtable (WISER)


Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Medical Instrumentation for Nations under Development (MIND)

Design and Innovation Groups

Autonomous Lawnmower Group

Case Baja SAE Team

Case's Rising Engineers & Technical Entrepreneurs (CREATE)

Design For America (DFA)


Hackers Society – contact Brian Stack to join (

Physics & Astronomy Club

Honor Societies

Etta Kappa Nu (HKN) – Eta Kappa Nu, HKN, is the EECS honor society at CWRU. Part of the IEEE, we recognize top students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Computer Science. CWRU's HKN chapter, Zeta, is one of the oldest in the country, founded in 1910.  

Tau Beta Pi (the Engineering Honor Society) – Tau Beta Pi is the national honor society which represents all engineering professions. Our motto is "Integrity and Excellence in Engineering" and so our members are engineers who strive to be both successful and ethical engineers. Tau Beta Pi at CWRU hosts a number of engineering events including the Bookswap, Core Cram, and MindSET, where our members go to schools throughout the area to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering.

Graduate Student Associations

BME Graduate Student Association

Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization

Graduate Materials Society