Student Groups

Connect with the engineering community—join a student organization

With more than 25 dynamic student organizations ranging from national chapters to student-created groups, there's an organization—or two—for everyone. Meet new people, receive coaching and mentoring, network, build your resume and have fun with these student-run organizations.


American Institute of Chemical Engineers

chemical engineering students working at heat exchanger
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 engineering majors.
Contact: Amber Phillips,
Faculty Advisor: Julie Renner

American Society of Civil Engineers

civil engineering students working on strong wall in structures lab
The Case Western Reserve University student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers has a mission to provide essential value to members, their engineering education, their careers, partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning and promoting the profession to civil engineering students at Case Western Reserve University.
Contact: Kaitlin Newcombe,
Faculty Advisor: Kurt Rhoads

Baja Society of Automotive Engineers

Baja SAE student team posing with car
Baja SAE is an international collegiate competition series hosted by SAE. Engineering students from around the world design and build lightweight off-road cars from the ground up. Teams then compete against other colleges in a number of events, which examine the performance, durability, marketing, cost and design of the cars.
Contact: Tyler Eston,
Faculty Advisor: Richard Bachmann

Biomedical Engineering Society

Students in Biomedical Lab
Case Western Reserve's Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is a student chapter of the national professional society for biomedical engineers. The chapter provides undergraduate students opportunities to engage with fellow undergrads, graduate students and faculty. Events are focused on making lasting connections and gaining experiences that will benefit students for their whole careers.
Contact: Gitanjali Kaw,
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Rollins

Case Amateur Radio Club

ham radios on a desk
W8EDU is the amateur ham radio club of Case Western Reserve University. Unlike the university's WRUW radio station, which broadcasts radio for public listening, ham radio operators transmit on the radio to communicate with one another. Ham radio operators make contacts around the world, and include many diverse hobby groups.
Contact: Kristina Collins,

Case Engineers Council

Case Engineering's Council
The Case Engineers Council (CEC) is a unique organization on campus that connects the engineering departments, university organizations and students that are passionate about engineering. We promote the collaboration of students, faculty and corporate relations through discussions, lectures, community outreach, social events and company networking. The council coordinates and hosts the school's annual Engineers Week.
Contact: Darshan G. Parikh,
Faculty Advisor: Genine Apidone

Case Rocket Team

Case Rocket Team
The Case Rocket Team, which is always looking for new members, participates in high-power rocketry competitions and other aerospace-related events in the area and throughout the nation, including the annual Battle of the Rockets (BotR) competition.
Contact: Alex Brandt,
Faculty Advisor: Paul Barnhart

CWRU Hacker Society

This student group seeks to promote an open society through understanding and improving the technology which underpins it. It is maintained by the CWRU chapters of ACM and IEEE.
Contact: CWRU Hacker Society Officers,

Design for America

Design For America Thinkbox Space
Design for America (DFA) is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and social impact. DFA students use the design process to create and implement solutions to real-world problems.
Contact: Austin Feydt,
Faculty Advisor: Sunniva Collins

Design, Build, Fly – American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics

three students working on radio-controlled airplane
This club primarily designs, builds and flies a large scale custom RC aircraft for an annual competition each year hosted by Cessna and Raytheon. The required task varies each year, ranging from aerobatic maneuvers to carrying and dropping payloads. We also explore autonomous flight and quad-copters.
Contact: Robert Bishop,
Faculty Advisor: Paul Barnhart

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Electrical Engineering Student
The student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers at Case Western Reserve University is committed to working with students involved with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The chapter provides valuable extracurricular opportunities for students in the form of networking and social events, technical presentations and competitions.
Contact: Aaron Grgurich,
Faculty Advisor: Kenneth Loparo

Medical Instrumentation for Nations Under Development

Girl with Medical Instruments
MIND, Medical Instrumentation for Nations under Development, helps repair and test used medical equipment that is being sent for use in developing countries. MIND repairs the equipment for Medwish International, a Cleveland-based organization. For the first time, MIND will be designing medical equipment specifically for developing countries. MIND provides a great opportunity for hands-on experience with medical equipment and is open to anyone who wants to join.
Contact: Zoe N. Nykaza,
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Rollins

Phi Sigma Rho

Phi Sigma Rho Group Photo
Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology that helps members develop the highest standard of personal integrity, strive for academic excellence, and build friendships that will last a lifetime.
Contact: Kate Bush,

Society of Women Engineers

Society of Women engineers students fixing broken toys
Case Western Reserve University's Society of Women Engineers chapter is an educational and service-oriented professional organization that promotes the development of women in STEM fields at the collegiate and professional levels. The group strives to work with women in engineering at the university to develop well-rounded individuals through technical and leadership growth.
Contact: Natalia Gawlik,

Tau Beta Pi – The Engineering Honor Society

metal symbol of Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, with a mission to recognize those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering. The Case Western Reserve chapter hosts peer tutoring sessions, professional development workshops and service events.
Contact: Tom Milyo,
Faculty Advisor: Donald Feke

Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable

two mechanical engineering women students talking in the metal shop
WISER strives to promote the inclusion and success of all women pursuing a STEMM-related career at Case Western Reserve University through leadership, mentorship and outreach. WISER is open to all women CWRU students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) with a major or planning a career in science, technology, engineering, medicine or math.
Contact: Maggie McClarren,