Student Organizations

The College of Engineering has more than 30 student organizations.

You’ll be able to develop your leadership skills and the ability to work in teams, gain real-world experience and network with professionals in our student organizations. Choose one that’s specific to your major or one that bridges the entire college, such as Engineering Ambassadors, Bison Robotics and the Society of Women Engineers. 

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Alpha Epsilon

Alpha Epsilon is an honor society for outstanding agricultural, biological and food engineers through the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Amateur Radio Society (ARS)

The Amateur Radio Society (also known as the Ham Radio Club) is a Student Organization all about Amateur Radio. 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

The NDSU Chapter of AIAA is dedicated to sharing experience with the student interested in aeronautics, aircraft, space and engineering.

American Railways Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)

The purpose of this AREMA Student Chapter, NDSU shall be to promote the advancement of railway related engineering by fostering the close association of students with the railway engineering profession and AREMA.


American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE)

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Club is a professional student organization recognized by ASABE and the NDSU campus student government. The ASABE Club conducts business, raises money to support their activities, etc. to promote the professional interests and advancement of students in agricultural and biosystems engineering-related fields.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The NDSU ASCE Student Chapter creates informative and engaging experiences for civil engineering students to aid in their personal and professional development. Activities include monthly meetings with local professionals, firm tours, and community service.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

The NDSU chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a once a month meeting for NDSU engineering students. ASME provides students the opportunity to listen to speakers, compete in small design competitions for prizes, and go on plant tours.

American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation (AWWA/WEF)

Bringing people together with an interest in water and environmental engineering with monthly meetings, field trips, activities and student competitions.

Association for Computing Machinery

The student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery was established at North Dakota State University in 1974. Since then the organization has been involved with providing services, organizing programming competitions, and offering education and social opportunities for its members.

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

The Associated General Contractors of America North Dakota State University student chapter is about promoting a better industry for constructors throughout America. During the school year members participate in a various number of student focused events.

Bison Ag Bot

The Bison Agbot robotics team in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems engineering was formed in the Spring of 2021 with the aim to participate in the annual ASABE robotics competition. Started by the graduate students of the department, the group encourages students from any agricultural discipline to learn and share idea about automation in their field. 

Bison Pullers

Each year a team of students design and build a 1/4-scale pulling tractor for an international collegiate competition sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The goal of the competition is for all team members to put their knowledge gained in various classes to the test in an industry environment.

Bison Robotics Club

Bison Robotics' goal is to channel the energy and enthusiasm elicited by robotics through the rigorous process of engineering design. Members will apply engineering knowledge and principles in a structured approach to design and build competitive robots.

Cybersecurity Student Organization

The goal of the cybersecurity student organization is to increase knowledge of current cyber security practices through exercises, lectures, and by working with community members in the networking and computing professions. It will serve as an excellent opportunity to learn and apply knowledge about security, networking, and administration as well as providing a chance to network with potential employers. 

Engineering Ambassadors

Engineering Ambassadors are a distinguished group of undergraduate students selected to represent the College of Engineering at events for alumni, industry leaders, prospective students, and current students. New members are selected through an application and interview process based on scholarship, communication skills, enthusiasm, honesty, leadership and knowledge of the college and university.


Engineering in Medicine & Biology Sciences (EMBS)

A professional organization for anybody interested in topics of engineering, medicine, and/or biology. Fields include biotechnology, biomedical devices, and bioengineering. Meetings plan to include activities, speakers in the field, research, and tours.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

NDSU Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a non-profit service based organization that partners with communities, both locally and internationally. Our chapter is currently working with La Providencia, Guatemala to design and implement infrastructure projects with their respective community.


Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

The core purpose of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is to advance technological innovation and render excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE has been designed to serve all the professionals and students in all aspects of engineering fields and related areas of science and technology.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)

Eta Kappa Nu, or HKN, is the academic honor society of IEEE. Members of HKN must demonstrate excellence in academics, character, and attitude. HKN members challenge themselves to achieve, assist their peers, and serve the community.

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE)

IISE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This student organization is a registered chapter within the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This organization promotes student involvement within the transportation engineering industry through competitions, workshops, speakers, volunteer events, and connecting students with professionals. 

Materials Research Society (MRS)

The MRS student chapter has been working towards enhancing synergy between various departments on campus and provide a forum for dialogue between students and faculty researchers on campus pursuing materials research.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) of North Dakota State University (NDSU). The NAHB offers personal growth opportunities through competitions and networking events with construction industry-leading professionals.

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE is a diverse and worldly recognized organization stretching nationwide with members in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Canada, Australia & the Caribbean. Our chapter holds social events, company plant tours, peer tutor sessions & guest speakers. Our Aim is to primarily provide academic, professional and social aid to our members in a bid to develop them holistically.

Pi Tau Sigma

Pi Tau Sigma is an International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society. Junior level Mechanical Engineering students in the top 25% of their class & non-graduating Seniors in the top 35% of their class are eligible to become a member.

Project P

Project P is focused on learning the concepts and practices of modern additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. The club will connect students interested in 3D printing technologies and provide students with hands-on experience.

Sigma Lambda Chi

Sigma Lambda Chi is an international construction honor society. SLC membership is by invitation only. 

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

The Society of Automotive Engineers is also known as Bison Motorsports.  Team members from SAE can attend and participate in various events such as professional lectures, career building and networking opportunities, club organized and led hands-on workshops, and designing/fabricating/testing vehicles to compete against colleges from around the world.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up-to-date on leading trends and technologies.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.

Steel Bridge Team

The Steel Bridge Team is a group that allows students to collaborate on the design, fundraising, fabrication, and construction of an approximately 20' steel bridge. The team competes each year in regional/national competitions against bridges from around the US. Students are encouraged to develop their leadership, collaborative, engineering, and problem-solving abilities.

Tau Beta Pi (TBP)

Tau Beta Pi is an Engineering Honor Society. Tau Beta Pi is driven by strong educational beliefs, along with strong character. Tau Beta Pi members comprise of the top 1/8th of juniors and the top 1/5th of seniors in Engineering.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an Honor Society whose members are among the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and Software Engineering students at NDSU. UPE holds events for members and students aiming to help them gain the skills and information that will help them both during their time at NDSU and in their continuing professional lives.

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