ECE Student Organizations

In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a wide variety of opportunities exist for students to be involved. As a student, becoming involved with one of our student organizations provides a way for you to connect with other students in a setting outside of the classroom. Not only can involvement serve as a way to make new friends, but it can also provide valuable learning experiences, ways to serve your community, and ways to potentially advance your career once your time at NC State comes to a close. Student organizations serve as a perfect supplement to your academic career, enhancing it and leading to a well-rounded educational experience. With a wide variety of opportunities available, we encourage you to find the group that meshes best with you and your goals. Try one out. We know you'll feel welcome!

You may also be interested in other student organizations offered by NC State.

ECE Graduate Student Association

ECE Graduate Student Association

The ECE GSA represents the graduate student body in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as in the University GSA. They provide a forum for graduate student opinions in all matters of mutual interest to faculty and graduate students and promote professional interest and fellowship among current graduate students and the ECE alumni.

http://students.engr.ncsu.edu/ecegsa/

Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) is an International Honor Society for Electrical and Computer Engineers. Members represent the outstanding juniors and seniors from universities around the world and distinguished professional engineers. The Beta Eta Chapter is NCSU's local chapter.

As conceived by its founders and as carried forward by its membership during more than two generations, HKN aims to assist its members throughout their lives in becoming better professionals as well as better citizens. Its members are expected to be a constructive force to improve the standards of the profession, the courses of instruction, and the institutions where its chapters are established.

http://students.engr.ncsu.edu/hkn/

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884 by a handful of practitioners of the new electrical engineering discipline, today's Institute is comprised of more than 320,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in 147 countries.

The IEEE focuses on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science. IEEE sponsors technical conferences, symposia and local meetings worldwide; publishes nearly 25% of the world's technical papers in electrical, electronics and computer engineering; provides educational programs to keep its members' knowledge and expertise state-of-the-art.

http://students.engr.ncsu.edu/ieee/

Underwater Robotics Club

Underwater Robotics ClubThe Underwater Robotics Club provides engineering students with the opportunity to apply their classroom skills to a practical, challenging, and rewarding design project: an autonomous underwater vehicle. The multi-disciplined effort calls for autonomous control software, image processing, DSP acoustic navigation, PCB layout, and mechanical design and fabrication. Each year, the vehicle competes in an international competition in which it must demonstrate autonomy by navigating a challenging mission using only visual and acoustic cues.http://www.ncsurobotics.com/

Materials Research Society

Materials Research Society

Materials Science and Engineering research encompasses the study of the structure and properties of any material, as well as uses this body of knowledge to create new materials and tailor their properties for specific uses.

In the late 1960's, the Materials Research Society was formed in an effort to bring together people in this field. The Society's core principles are centered around interdisciplinary, focused symposia and fostering a greater interaction among researchers. Today, the MRS has over 14,000 members in the ever-expanding field of Materials Science. This membership includes more than 40 University Chapters, like this one at NCSU, whose goal is to generate student interest in the field.

http://students.engr.ncsu.edu/mrs/index.php

SPIE Student Chapter

SPIE Student Chapter

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 188,000 constituents from 138 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

http://www.spie.org

OpenDesign Laboratory

OpenDesign Laboratory

The goal of the OpenDesign Lab is to provide an environment for undergraduate students where individuals or groups can design, build, and test their ideas. There are no required courses, degrees of study, or other academic requirements besides being enrolled. The lab will also contain a parts shop where anyone will be able to purchase parts to use on projects. Anyone who joins will have 24 hour access to the lab.

http://students.engr.ncsu.edu/odl