Student Organizations

Aerial shot of students sitting at tables in the GW Science and Engineering hall

Whether you are interested in building rockets, off-road vehicles, or aircraft, you can always build friendships in an MAE student organization.

 

 

GW Rocket Team 

 

GW Mini Baja Team

 

GW’s AIAA Design-Fly-Build Team

Students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering can participate in a range of engineering-related organizations across the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Find the organizations you want to join.

 

The Engineers' Council (E-Council)
Email: [email protected]
The Engineers' Council is an umbrella organization that represents all other engineering organization to the GW Undergraduate Student Government. They provide ongoing leadership development for member organizations and distribute funds accordingly. In addition, they are responsible for coordinating the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Engineers' Week (E-Week) and the Engineers' Ball (E-Ball).

 

School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN)
Email: [email protected]
The School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Peer Advisory Network (SEASSPAN) is a student leadership organization comprised of approximately 30 carefully selected mentors that help the incoming freshman transition to SEAS. These mentors each come from various backgrounds and have unique interests that help to compliment the diversity of the freshman class. The mentors act as liaison between the SEAS administration, are part of the SEAS Summer Orientation program, help to coordinate the New Student Getaway, and support the integration of the new students into the SEAS community. Additionally, the mentors assist new students in registering for classes and moving into their residence hall, help answer questions about SEAS, plan engaging programs throughout the year, and introduce them to the GW campus as whole.

 

Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE)
Email:  [email protected]
GW Chapter Website: http://aoegwu.tumblr.com
National Organization: http://alphaomegaepsilon.com/
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social women's organization that aims to promote friendship, leadership, and professionalism among its members. AOE members strive to exemplify high scholastic standards and academic achievement, and the sisters create a friendly, warm atmosphere that fosters integrity, character, and self-confidence. The sorority promotes the professional development of its members and contact with engineers and mentors to enhance the members’ career opportunities. Alpha Omega Epsilon also encourages ties with other Greek organizations.

 

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Email:  [email protected]
National Organization: http://www.aiaa.org/
For over 75 years, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has been the principal voice and technical society devoted to global leadership in the aerospace community.

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Email:  [email protected]
National Organization: http://www.asme.org
The George Washington University student section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers seeks to provide academic and professional related resources to student in the MAE department of SEAS through events and support.

 

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Email: [email protected]
The George Washington University Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a student organization dedicated to the professional development of GW students interested in energy engineering, policy, and management. We partner with our parent and sister chapters, the AEE National Capital Chapter (NCC) and George Mason University AEE student chapter, to host a number of speakers, panel discussions, site visits, and networking events throughout each year. The National Capital Chapter awards scholarships to AEE student members annually.

 

CubeSat Team
Website: https://mpnl.seas.gwu.edu/research/cubesat/
GW’s CubeSat team has more than 35 students from various schools and departments, such as the mechanical and aerospace engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, systems engineering, and physics departments, and the law and business schools. The team consists of a mixture of undergraduate, PhD, and master's students. The team’s primary mission is to provide them with hands-on experience on an aerospace project and to demonstrate a propulsive 3-axis-stabilization system with electric propulsion based on GW’s Micro-Cathode Arc Thruster (µCAT) thruster.

 

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Email:  [email protected]
GW Chapter's Website: https://orgsync.com/111901/chapter
National Organization: http://www.ewb-international.org
Engineers Without Borders is an international, non-profit organization that partners student engineers with professional engineering mentors to create sustainable, technological solutions for communities in the developing world.

 

GW Data Club (GW DATA)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.gwudata.com
GW DATA seeks to promote interest, skill development, and job placement in data science and business analytics roles. We are open to both Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Important events hosted by GW DATA include the Data-Driven Insights Career Conference and 'Hippo Hacks', the annual data analytics hackathon.

 

GW Mini Baja Team
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://gwubaja.wixsite.com/race
The GW Baja team designs and manufactures a single-seat, off-road vehicle from scratch to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers' annual international collegiate competition. Team members of all backgrounds collaborate to apply their in-class learning to a hands-on project, which includes aspects from mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, and business. 

 

GW Robotics
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://gw-robotics.github.io
The mission of GW Robotics is spark an interest for robotics and provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge from their course work through building robots. The members in GW robotics work each year to build a robot that competes in the international MATE ROV Competition. Beyond building an underwater robot for competition, the team strives to promote robotics within the GW community through hosting mini robotics competitions for the students and other various educational events. Students on the team also reach out into the local community by mentoring FIRST robotics teams at the local high schools.

 

GW Rocket Team
Email: [email protected]
GW Rocket is an engineering project team devoted to designing, building, and flying a 20-foot rocket to 10,000 ft. in New Mexico each June at the Spaceport America Cup. In addition to this, we compete in smaller local competitions around the area. We have positions for all engineering students, and we recruit all year long. We are a tight knit group, but we welcome new members with open arms. If you’re interested in joining or coming to see the rocket lab, feel free to drop us a line!

 

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Email:  [email protected]
GW Chapter Website: http://gwnsbetele.wix.com/gwnsbe
National Organization: http://www.nsbe.org
NSBE's mission is " to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. " The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) with more than 24,000 members, is one of the largest student-managed organization in the country. NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters.

 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Email:  [email protected]
National Organization: http://www.swe.org
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. 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.

 

Tau Beta Pi (The Engineering Honor Society)
National Organization: http://www.tbp.org
Tau Beta Pi was formed to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges and to mark in a fitting way those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater, based on either distinguished scholarship and exemplary character (e.g., integrity, breadth of interests in and out of engineering, adaptability, and unselfish service) as students of engineering, or based on their attainments as alumni in the engineering field.

 

Theta Tau (Professional Engineering Fraternity)
Email:  [email protected]
GW Chapter Website: http://www.thetataugw.org
Founded at the University of Minnesota in 1904, Theta Tau is the largest (as well as the oldest) professional fraternity in the field of engineering. Over 28,000 have been initiated over the years. With emphasis on quality and a strong fraternal bond, the Fraternity has chapters only at ABET accredited schools. Theta Tau follows carefully a program in the selection and development of its members that stresses the importance of high professional ethics and exemplary practices. Within each chapter, the Fraternity stimulates professional activity and social compatibility; provides a framework for group participation in campus, community, engineering, and fraternity affairs; and promotes lasting friendships - a lifetime of brotherhood in an engineering environment.