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The College of Engineering provides College-level advisement to all Engineering Student Organizations in order to maximize their cooperation, coordination and participation in College-wide student developmental activities.

Student involvement in College-based student organizations is a critical element of success in engineering. Engineering is a team sport and one of the ways that students learn to play effectively and win is to develop the ability to work productively with a diversity of people in different scenarios. The College values our broad offering of student organizations and encourages all of our students to take advantage of this rich developmental resource.

College of Engineering

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional sorority founded in 1983 that promotes friendship, leadership, and professionalism to all members of the organization, our community, and our professions.

Advisor: Jennifer Richman McConnell
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental EG

President: Allie Bailey
1st Vice President: Francesca Speranza
2nd Vice President: Nicole Du
Secretary: Erica J. Rossetti
Treasurer: Rachel Muzzelo
Secretary: Sarah Elizabeth DiBenedetto
Membership Educator: Linda Gallagher
Academic/Scholarship Chair: Kacy Tucker
Alumni Relations Chair: Nisha Raman
Apparel Chair: Shelby Amsel
Community Service Chair: Ashlee Autore
Convention Chair: Alison D. Jones
Fundraising Chair: Megan Koutsandreas
Greek Week Chairs: Samantha A. Hoffman & Courtney Cowger
Historian: Eryn Gerber
Philanthropy Chairs: Jessica Natriello & Jamie Rose Tripoli
Professional Chair: Courtney Cowger
Recruitment Chairs: Jacqueline E. Kelley & Sienna Pyle
Risk Managment Chair: Krysta LaBruna
Social Co-Chairs: Danielle De Vries & Erica Davis
Sunshine Chair: Clare Wunder
Webmaster: Maelyn Arcodia

Deep Roots STEM Outreach Program (DROP)

To engage prospective scientists and engineers through interactive service projects and increase STEM appreciation and interest among K-12 students.

Advisor: Melissa A. Jurist
Academic Program Manager (K-12)

President: Justin Terr
Vice President: Grant Knappe 
Treasurer: Benjamin Kelly 
Secretary: Lauren Haberstroh

Engineering Ambassadors

For years, the Campus Blue Hen Ambassadors have been a familiar sight on campus, guiding groups of high school students and their parents on Campus tours, answering questions about the programs here, and generally “selling” the University. The College of Engineering has its own set of ambassadors, a group of student volunteers whose enthusiasm for the University is augmented by a passion for engineering. The Engineering Ambassadors are charged with presenting the College’s goals and mission to the Campus community as well as to visitors. In addition, our ambassadors are a valuable resource in providing feedback from the engineering student population to the College by serving as a vehicle for the College to connect with our students, another mechanism for our students to have a voice. The Engineering Ambassadors are responsible for presenting a personal but realistic and informed perspective on the College and the University to both internal and external constituencies. The College expectation is that Engineering Ambassadors will promote a positive perspective on what the College is about.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders-USA is a non-profit, humanitarian organization of dedicated and enthusiastic students and professionals who envision a world where everyone has access to adequate sanitation, safe drinking water, and resources to meet their basic needs.

Engineers Without Borders at the University of Delaware (EWB-UD) is a student-run organization that has completed a potable water supply project in Cameroon and a bridge project in Guatemala. Currently, it is working on additional potable water supply projects in the Philippines and Malawi. EWB-UD works closely with professional engineers and developing communities to ensure that its solutions are safe, sustainable, and relevant to the need.

Visit our Website, or Facebook page for more information! You can also check out the Cameroon blogGuatemala blog, and Philippines blog.

Advisor: Kimberly L. Bothi

President: Lia Dawson
Vice President: Ashley Gold
Treasurer: Rachel Schaefer
Secretary: Alexia Stock
Fundraising Chair: Alec Cassel
Technology Chair: Alec Agee
Public Relations Chairs: Caitlin Grasso & Noah Kennedy
Reach Out Chair: George Wieber
Malawi Project Managers: Emma Richmond-Boudewyns & Meredith Simon-Pearson & Jordan Shuff
Philippines Project Managers: Eric NoeNatalie Muneses & Olivia Powell 

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Advisor: Marianne T. Johnson
Academic Program Manager, Student Development & Support, RISE Program 

President: Kemba Hall
Vice President: Olivia Powell
Parliamentarian: Russel Harris 
Secretary: Jillian Solomon 
Pre-College Initiative Chairs: Mohamed Seck & Briana Jeffreys 
Treasurer: Iyana McCoy 
Membership Chair: Victor Forman
Academic Excellence Chair: Latifatu Ali 
Programs Chair: Amy Nicolas 
Professional Chair: Aaron Goode
Senator 1: Jalisa Delauney
Senator 2: Kierstyn Harris
Torch Chair: Alexis Withers
Telecommunications Chair: Hassani Eason
Finance Chair: Sasha Jones
Fundraising Chair: Keith Barnes
Social Chair: Jennifer Angawawu
Historian: Nonso Iwu


National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

The National Society of Professional Engineers is one of the few organizations that represents professional engineers and students from all engineering disciplines.

Originally founded in 1934, NSPE promotes licensure and ethical practice of the engineering discipline. Nationally, NSPE seeks to protect the legal rights of all professional engineers.

The University of Delaware Chapter of NSPE invites students from disciplines, such as Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering to join the organization.

As a student organization, our goal is to provide engineering students with resources to enhance their education and career.

Advisor: Dr. Carmine Balascio
Associate Professor, Bioresources Engineering and Plant and Soil Science


Sigma Phi Delta

Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity is an organization founded upon brotherhood and professionalism which seeks to aid in the betterment of the individual and the community in one simultaneous effort. As engineering students, it is understood that we will be the leaders of tomorrow in not only the singular fields of science, technology, and engineering, but in business, philanthropy, our own communities, and the grand field referred to as life.

These four years are the foundation we shall use to accomplish the great things of which we are capable. Just as it was with the great lineage of Sigma Phi Delta brothers that have come before us and shall be henceforth called alumni of our brotherhood, our intentions are not the attainment of the material and Sigma Phi Delta is not a vehicle for personal benefit, rather a life long medium for brotherhood and the advancement of our profession with humility, dignity, honor and friendship.

Advisor: Eric M. Furst
Professor, and Chairperson of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Chief Engineer: Samuel A. Haas
Internal Vice Chief Engineer: Nicholas J. Norton
External Vice Chief Engineer: Nicolas J. Filzen
Business Manager: Joseph Fugaro
Secretary: Michael J. Malloy
Philanthropy Chair: Joseph DiMarco

Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE)

The mission of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering – University of Delaware Student Chapter (SAMPE-UD) is to provide a venue for students in the materials and processing related fields to exchange ideas and interact with the professional sector.

SAMPE-UD will coordinate facilities tours of local industries and will organize a seminar series featuring speakers in the materials and process engineering fields. The organization will also maintain close ties to the parent national SAMPE organization as well as the regional Baltimore/Washington DC professional chapter.

Advisor: Dr. Jack Gillespie, Jr. 
Director, Center for Composite Materials, Donald C. Phillips Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

President: Aris Mardirossian
Vice President: Francis Klincewicz
Secretary: Matthew Sheehan
Treasurer: Becky Williams
Publicity/Webmaster: Marisa Bisram
Build Master: Parth Modi

Website: Society for the Advancement of Materials & Processing Engineering (SAMPE)

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers was founded in November of 2007 when The Procter and Gamble Company sought to improve the recruitment, retention, and development of Asian heritage scientists and engineers. SASE is an organization that has a vision to be the top organization for future leaders dedicated to the success of Asian professionals. SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment to achieve full career potential and also contributing to their communities in which they live. This organization will uphold the following pillars: professional development, cultural awareness, and community service, with our mission being to provide opportunities for growth to future leaders of the global workplace through professional development and community building events.

Advisor: Lian-Ping Wang 
Professor Mechanical Engineering

President: Emily Wong
Vice President: Yu (Cyrus) Cao
Secretary: Alex Xu
Treasurer: Dai (Diana) Li
Public Relations/Marketing: John Vo

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Purpose and Goals:

  • Promote the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientists in education and in future employment.
  • Improve the retention and enrollment of Hispanic students in engineering, science and other technical fields.
  • Develop and participate in programs with the university and industry, which benefit students seeking technical and science degrees.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information pertinent to the development of future Hispanic professionals.
  • Develop opportunities in the local Hispanic community.

Advisor: Raul F. Lobo 
Claire D. LeClaire Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

President: Monique Michalec
Vice President: Fernando Morales
Treasurer: Eriq R. Gloria
Secretary: Juan Zamudio
Academic Chair: Angela M. Pereda
Fundraising Coordinator: Francesca Garcia 
Web Master: Tobias Mazal 


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a non-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.

The University of Delaware Student section of SWE is one of the strongest and most visible associations in the College of Engineering. SWE at UD received national recognition for its Outstanding Activities and Programs in the 1996-97 school year. It was also a proud nominee of the Arthur E. Trabant Award for Women’s Equity in 1997. SWE at UD’s goals are two-fold: we encourage women, both currently enrolled in college and in the community, to consider engineering as a career. We seek to provide our members professional training, technical exposure, and intellectual development. We also make a concerted effort to educate younger female students about the promising opportunities in engineering.

Advisor:  Megan L. Killian
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

President: Maddy Langin 
Vice President: Hannaleigh Scott 
Secretary: Mary Lemma 
Treasurer: Hannah Schur
Co-Outreach Chairs: Navya Jagarlamudi Gina Correale 
Conference Chairs: Gretchen Simms 
Events Chair: Nicole Devitt 
Fundraising: Monique Michalec 
Public Relations Chair: Julie Giannino


Tau Beta Pi

The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. was founded in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in the field of engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges.

Advisor: Abraham M. Lenhoff
Allan P. Colburn Professor of Chemical Engineering

President: Eryn Gerber 
Vice President: Samantha Hoffman 
Secretary: Colby Banbury 
Treasurer: Connor Shannon 
Webmaster: Christopher Kitson 
Philanthropy Chair: Samantha Scheid

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is piloting a peer mentor program, setting up a hands-on engineering project with Dr. Cole Galloway in the Physical Therapy department, and plans to foster undergraduate interactions and to look into programs for the future (such as GREs, MCATs and graduate school programs).

Faculty Advisor: Emily S. Day 
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

President: Malhar Sakarwala 
Vice-President: Natalie M. Muneses 
Secretary: Srinivasa Gajjala 
Treasurer: Kathleen Wright 
Fundraising Chair: Ellie M Papoutsakis


Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

As a consistent top ten program, Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has a long established history with the faculty at the University, and the student chapter is currently in the process of meeting the high standards set by the department. Through the participation in AIChE sponsored events, students have the opportunity to interact with their peers at other universities, and the current officers are striving to provide students with career-related information. The student chapter at the University also provides members with opportunities to network with Chemical Engineering professionals in local and regional sections.

Advisors: Michael T. Klein
Dan Rich Chair Of Energy

Joshua Enszer 
Professor of Instruction, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Presidents: Victoria G. Muir Tyler M. Roberts
Vice President: Elaine M. Stewart 
Secretary: Sam Schmidt 
Treasurer: Justin M. Terr 
Professional Chair: Shuja Abbas 
Social Chair: Christopher W. Johnson 
Outreach Chair: Trent A. Simonetti 
Sister Chapter Chair: Harrison Landfield 
Publicity Chair: Krysta G. LaBruna

AIChE Website

Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)

The organization’s purpose is to introduce and familiarize students to all aspects of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries.

Advisor: Christopher Roberts
Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

President: Meredith Rice
Vice-President: Mark Richards
Secretary: Parag Jalan
Treasurer: Lisa Peltier

Civil & Environmental Engineering

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 137,500 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life. The Society celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002.

ASCE’s mission is to provide essential value to our members, their careers, our partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning, and promoting the profession.

Faculty Advisor: Allen A. Jayne 
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

President: Emily Robison
Vice President: James Bonavita 
Treasurer: Matt Pappas 
Secretary: Robbie Newman 
Technology (website) Chair: Casey Raczkowski 
Fundraising Chair: Eric Kramer
Social Chair: Haley Brong
Steel Bridge Co-Captains: Mike Postorivo Kevin Wilson 
Concrete Canoe Co-Captains: Zach Schneider Matt Pappas & Conor Matthews
Geowall Co-Captains: Eric Johnson Mike Brereton

American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)

The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship.

Advisor: Matheu Carter
National Student Chapter Committee Chair, National Professional Development Committee Chair, Immediate Past President, First State Section

President: Eric Kramer 
Vice-President of Events: Conor Matthews 
Vice-President of Recruitment: Anthony Gasparini 
Secretary: Michael Postorivo 
Treasurer: Emily Robison 
Outreach Board: Eric G. JohnsonJames BonavitaMichael Brereton

Chi Epsilon

Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession, Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career, and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student. Engineering, the application of scientific principles to the practical needs of society, is assuming a constantly increasing responsibility for the well-being of all people, and thus calling for competence of the highest order. This responsibility can be discharged only by a professional group whose members are possessed of a good basic technical ability, intelligence, moral integrity, and effective social poise in their relationship with the larger community of which they are part. To contribute to the improvement of the profession, Chi Epsilon fosters the development and exercise of sound traits of character and technical ability among civil engineers, and its members, by precept and example, toward an ever higher standard of professional service.

Advisor: Kalehiwot Nega Manahiloh
Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering 

President: Lauren Layre 
Vice President: Madeline Berman 
Treasurer: Miao Hu
Secretary: Helena Garcia 
Marshall: Anna Bradley
Editor: James Bonavita

Environmental Engineering Student Association

The Environmental Engineering Student Association (EESA) is a community service and field trip based organization whose aim is to involve undergraduate students in possible career paths for Environmental Engineers.

Advisor: Daniel K. Cha
Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering

President: Anthony Kathreptis 
Vice President: Michaella Becker 
Treasurer: Jessica Browne 
Secretary: Sara Kubik 
Public Relations Officer: Daniel Griffin

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Provides opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge of Transportation Engineering.

Advisor: Earl “Rusty” Lee II
Asst. Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Animation and Game Design (CAGD)

Provides opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge of Transportation Engineering.

Advisor: Keith Decker
Associate Professor, Computer & Information Sciences

University of Delaware ACM-W Student Chapter (CISters)

CISTERS is a group of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty women in technology-driven fields at the University of Delaware. Our goal is to provide a supportive community for all women in technology-driven fields by initiating relevant programs, such as mentoring and early/pre-major outreach and informative seminars about career and research opportunities; to participate and attend The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing; and to provide leadership and service opportunities for participants.

Advisor: Lori L. Pollock
Alumni Distinguished Professor, Computer & Information Sciences

President: Mayah McCutchen 
Vice President: Brittany Pham
Treasurer: Monica Mooney
Web Designers: Michelle Palmieri & Xiangying Jiang
Communications Team: Irem Celen
Information Manager: Maddy MacDonald


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – University of Delaware Student Section is a Registered Student Organization on campus.

Advisor: James Atlas 
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer & Information Sciences

President: Emily McNeil 
Vice President: Habibullah Aslam 
Treasurer: Andrew Rajic 
Secretary: Zeke Faison 
Events Coordinator: Aamir Majeed
Executive Board: Pasquale “Pat” Zingo

Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu is a unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the electrical and computer engineering fields. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. Through a variety of service programs and leadership training, student members develop lifelong skills that earmark them for prominent positions in industry and academia. Members are much better prepared for the post-college world and are especially valuable and attractive to employers. They are recognized as extremely capable, both technically and professionally.

Advisor: Leonard J. Cimini
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering 

President: Samantha Hoffman 
Vice President: Aric (Jingcheng) Lu 
Treasurer: Kaleb Burd
Corresponding Secretary: Kyle McParland
Recording Secretary: Jonathon Chann
Web Master: Ben Steenkamer

Eta Kappa Nu Website

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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 approximately 150 countries. The men and women of the IEEE are the technical and scientific professionals making the revolutionary engineering advances which are reshaping our world today.

Advisor: Prof. David Young 
Adjunct Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering

President: Mark Seda 
Vice President: Amjed Hallak 
Treasurer: Kaleb Burd 
Secretary: Adam Desch
Activity Chair: Amjed Hallak 
Webmaster: Kaleb Burd 

Materials Science & Engineering

Materials Research Society (MRS)

MRS@UD is the UD Student Chapter of the Materials Research Society. Our goal is to foster an interactive relationship between industry, students and faculty spanning all sciences and engineering disciplines. We work to provide you with exposure to researchers and expertise outside of your department and research through activities like the interdisciplinary seminar series.

Advisor: Darrin J. Pochan 
Chairperson, Materials Science & Engineering, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry 

President: Nicole Halaszynski 
Vice-President: Jenna Harris 
Secretary: Nick Valdes 
Treasurer: Olivia George 
MA Representative: Michael Lloyd
First-year Representatives: Alexander Harding & Luisa Palmese 

Mechanical Engineering

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME is a national organization formed to provide mechanical engineers a forum in which to network, gain industry and business information, and share insight into current technologies. The University of Delaware has its own student chapter of ASME. Since the UD ASME chapter is working on the college level, the activities pertain more to the undergraduate.

ASME would like to become actively involved in all aspects of the mechanical engineering undergraduate and provide whatever resources necessary to ensure the retention of the department’s students. In addition, ASME would like to create a low-stress, casual atmosphere where students can socialize and meet other people.

Advisor: Dustyn P. Roberts 
Asst. Professor, Instruction, Mechanial Engineering

Executive Board:
President: Erin Rezich 
Vice President: Chris Kitson 
Treasurer: Tiange Zhang 
Secretary: Juan Zamudio 

Committee Chairs: 
Tours/Speakers: Nate Merrill
Public Relations: Kanak Chattopadhyay
Competitions/Build Master: Marisa Bisram & Christos Sarmousakis
Fun Events: Marisa Bisram

Website: ASME – University of Delaware Student Chapter

Robotics Club

Faculty Advisor: Herb Tanner

President: Nicholas Lacock
Vice President: Keith Elliot
Webmaster: Curtis Kisielius

Society of Automotive Engineers

The goal of Formula SAE is to take the Engineering curriculum and apply it to a real-world industrial problem by building a prototype race car for a fictional single entry series. Student’s cars are not only judged based on their performance, but also the Engineering decisions the students have made in their design, weighing performance versus cost and reliability. Formula SAE challenges students to design a car that is quick, reliable, fuel efficient, and cost effective.

Formula SAE was established at the University of Delaware in 1996. The Department of Mechanical Engineering gave the team a home in Spencer Lab, where the team could realize its dream of designing, fabricating, and racing a car of their own design. The rest is history: The team has competed in over 10 Formula SAE competitions and dozens of local autocrosses sanctioned by the SCCA. In 2010, the Senior Design capstone project added FSAE, integrating Formula SAE into the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Since then, University of Delaware has completed every competition event they have entered, a feat only 20% of teams can regularly claim.

At the University of Delaware, students are encouraged to join the team as Freshmen and build their knowledge of auto mechanics, fabrication, and design. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary, as Delaware’s SAE team is structured to teach students everything they need to know to build a race car. The project is a great experience for engineers and non-engineers alike as they manage deadlines, make Engineering decisions, and work as a team. The reward is driving the finished car and going to competition. Formula SAE is a very rewarding and fun experience for those who see their dream come to life in front of their eyes. Any student interested in manufacturing and fabrication is encouraged to join Formula SAE at the University of Delaware.

Advisor: Steven Timmins

President: Sean Nelan 
Vice President: Christopher Deely 
Treasurer: Fletcher Comrie 
Secretary: Kyle Pavlik 
Driving Coordinator: Brendan Fogarty 
Safety Coordinator: Sampras Ko 
Media Coordinator: Paolo Tiamson 
Alumni Relations: Theodore Fleck