Student Organizations

Get involved! Join one or more of the clubs, organizations and academic honor societies h5sted below.

Participation in organizations on campus can help you to explore new interests, meet new people, develop leadership skills, supplement your career preparation, and have a lot of fun!

Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO)
AERO

AERO is a club that designs builds and competes with hybrid and electric vehicles. Meetings are Mondays at 6:00 PM in Votey 105, but someone is usually always in the shop, Votey 122C, so feel free to stop by. Right now, we are finalizing suspension design and beginning to fabricate it. We expect the frame to arrive sometime in the next week or two.

The Alternative Energy Racing Organization has reached several important milestones in the process of building our new hybrid, GreenSpeed 4. Our KTM SXF engine has arrived and our DLC-28 electric motors and their controllers have been ordered. While we wait for the frame and power electronics to arrive, we will be building up our CAD assembly of the car. Every part on the car will be modeled before it is bought or made to ensure that it will fit and function in the way that it is intended. AERO has recently attended the Champlain Mini Maker Faire and the Drive Electric Vermont showcase, and will be at the Vermont Tech Jam on October 24 and 25.

AERO Site
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kyle Werner (
kmwerner@gmail.com) or Braedon Lohe (blohe@uvm.edu), or stop by the shop.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASCE

ASCE is a club dedicated to the professional development of student members. Our goal is to integrate the student chapter into the professional engineering society. We strive to provide a productive and fun environment by offering site visits, guest speakers, social activities, involvement in engineering competitions, and the opportunity to work on engineering projects for the betterment of the community.

We have the opportunity to compete in one of the biggest and most renowned engineering competitions in the nation: The AISC/ASCE National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The club designs, analyzes, and fabricates a steel bridge customized to a specific set of rules each year. We travel to compete against numerous universities throughout New England. Normal meetings occur Tuesday evenings at 7PM in Votey 207. Specific steel bridge design meets occur Thursday evenings at 6PM in Votey 206.

Wesley Miller- President – wmiller3@uvm.edu
Jordan Duffy – Vice President – jmduffy@uvm.edu
Kevin Nguyen – Bridge Captain – kvnguyen@uvm.edu
ASCE Site
ASCE Facebook

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
CS Crew
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
ASME

The UVM chapter of Engineers Without Borders is one of many chapters in the United States. Engineers Without Borders USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. We feel that everyone has the right to the fundamental necessities of life. Our goal is to use our knowledge and creativity to work with developing communities to overcome the barriers preventing them from obtaining these basic needs.

EWB-UVM is currently working on a grey water filtration system in Venecia, Nicaragua. The goal is to create a system to reuse the village's grey water to water their home gardens. EWB-UVM took their first assessment trip in May 2014 and are planning on another trip in Spring 2015. The club is currently building its first prototype of the filtration system and is looking forward to testing it out. In addition to our main project, EWB-UVM hosts workshops, attends national conferences, and tours local engineering companies. EWB-UVM is closely connected with the Burlington Professional Chapter of EWB and provides great opportunities for networking with local professional engineers.

For more info or if you want to get involved, email the EWB President Ben Cares at bcares@uvm.edu
EWB Site
EWB Facebook

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE

The UVM Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Club engages students in skill-building activities, both technical and career-developing, to prepare them for the professional working environment.

The Club holds workshops to further its members’ technical skillset, such as learning the basics of Arduino, a platform for interactive projects. Club members participate in several competitions throughout the year, including the IEEExtreme Coding Challenge as well as the Ethics Competition at the IEEE Region 1 Student Conference (at which they placed second last year). This year the IEEE Club’s year-long project is to design and build an October.

The Club also works with faculty advisors, local professionals, and the UVM Career Center to develop its members professionally. They host the annual Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC), a networking event which brings together students, representatives from companies, guest speakers, and the UVM Career Center. They also partner with the local IEEE Green Mountain Section to conduct a lecture series throughout the year so that students can learn about ways in which they can apply their Electrical Engineering degree. This year the UVM IEEE Club will be hosting the IEEE Region 1 Student Conference.

UVM IEEE is advised by Professor Tian Xia and led by Kaitlyn Mayberry (President), Connor Yamada (Vice President), Caitlin Bliss (Event Coordinator), and Dan Mepham (Treasurer).

More information about the club can be found here:
IEEE Site
IEEE Facebook
IEEE Twitter

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Baja
Baja

Baja is an international collegiate competition series hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Each event consists of several competitive trials which are tailored to challenge college teams to build the best, quickest, most affordable and safest off-road vehicle. This year, the UVM Baja SAE club is fabricating an entirely new frame and suspension package. The team will bring the new 2014-2015 Baja to Auburn, Alabama to compete against over 100 other schools in several dynamic trials, a design competition, and a four hour endurance race. UVM Baja SAE is also in the process of updating the 2011-2012 chassis, which will be taken to Laval University in Quebec City for the 10th annual Epreuve du Nord winter exhibition in February. Meetings are every Tuesday at 5:30 in Votey 367

Contact Info:
minibaja@uvm.edu
Baja Site
Baja

Tau Beta Pi

Founded in 1885, Tau Beta Pi is the nation's oldest and largest engineering honor society. Membership in Tau Beta Pi recognizes exceptional engineers and students who have exemplary character and also offers unique and valuable opportunities. Tau Beta Pi seeks to broaden the collegiate experience of its members, thereby enhancing the engineering educational experience. Interests in non-technical fields, civic responsibility, and other human and cultural areas are encouraged through the various social and service activities of the chapters. Membership in Tau Beta Pi enables close interaction with students of all different engineering disciplines within your school and also provides opportunities to interact with faculty members, many of whom are also Tau Bates. Tau Beta Pi assists more students than any other engineering organization, awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships and at least $80,000 in fellowships each year.

The UVM chapter of Tau Beta Pi is VT-Alpha. You are invited to join TBP you’re junior and senior year at UVM based on academics and character. We perform various service events around the Burlington community and on-campus. We also host professional development series from renowned motivational and professional speakers. Be sure to find us on campus for “Pi” Day activities in March too. We’re are looking forward to 3.1415 this year!

President: Baxter Miatke: bmiatke@uvm.edu
Tau Beta Pi Site

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a global organization created to provide women engineers the resources and support to achieve their full potential as leaders in their profession. The student and professional chapters of SWE work together in hosting networking events, resume workshops, and other activities to strengthen our professional prowess. We also do fun events together, such as the annual Pi Day bake sale and in previous years, the Engineering and Math Ball and engineering projects. Membership is open to students of all engineering, science, math, and technology disciplines and of all genders, as long as the chapter membership is at least 50% female.

Current Projects:
Every semester, the UVM collegiate chapter of SWE works with the professional SWE members in the region to host networking events for CEMS students, resume workshops, and other career development services. We will also take a trip down to Boston for the regional conference at the beginning of Spring Break, where there will be a huge job fair, workshops, and a research poster contest! We have also done some volunteering, such as helping with Nightmare Vermont in the fall, and volunteering with the SWE professional section as judges at the Vermont State Science Fair in the spring.

Meetings:
Usually twice a month on Mondays or Tuesdays... we can give you a more "confirmed" schedule once we have one figured out.

Contact:
President: Hannah Rosen (hmrosen@uvm.edu)
Vice President: Anna Towle (atowle@uvm.edu)
Secretary: Flora Su (fsu@uvm.edu)

For even more activities and opportunities for participation at UVM,
check out the UVM Department of Student Life.