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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: Sarah Elizabeth DiBenedetto

1st Vice President: Ashlee Autore

2nd Vice President: Courtney Cowger

Secretary: Nisha Raman

Treasurer: Kacy Tucker

Membership Educator: Jolyne Stoup

Academic/Scholarship Chair: Kacy Tucker

Alumni Relations Chair: Nisha Raman

Apparel Chair: Shelby Amsel

Community Service Chair: Ashlee Autore

Convention Chair: Megan Koutsandreas

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: Jolyne Stoup & Milissa Williams

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)

Co-President: Justin Terr

Co-President: Grant Knappe
Vice President: Lily Guastella
Treasurer: Benjamin Kelly 
Secretary: Natalie Ayling

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: Ashley Gold

Vice President: Alexia Stock

Treasurer: Rachel Schaefer

Secretary: Liz Alban

Fundraising Chair: Logan Kim

Technology Chair: Alec Agee

Public Relations Chairs: Caitlin Grasso & Noah Kennedy

Reach Out Chair: George Wieber

Malawi Project Managers: Becca Huber & Grace Moran

Philippines Project Managers: Eric NoeMaija Griffioen & 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: Olivia Powell

Vice President: Alexis Withers

Parliamentarian: Nonso Iwu

Secretary: Latifa Ali

Pre-College Initiative Chairs: Mohamed Seck  

Treasurer: Sydney Anunda

Membership Chair: Sicily Bordrick

Academic Excellence Chair: KeShawn Dollard

Programs Chair: Amy Nicolas 

Professional Chair: Aaron Goode

Senator 1: Sada Mehari

Senator 2: Cierra McNiell


Torch Chair: Kai Starnes

Telecommunications Chair: Tobenna Amanfo


Finance Chair: Jasmine Percy


Fundraising Chair: Keith Barnes


Social Chair: Jennifer Angawawu


Historian: Nonso Iwu

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: Nicholas Filzen
Internal Vice Chief Engineer: Kevin Maloney

External Vice Chief Engineer: Stephen Brown

Business Manager: Joseph Fugaro

Treasurer: Dawson Fox

Secretary: Frank D’Andrea

Philanthropy Chair: Joseph Di Marco

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: Cyrus Cao

Vice President: John Vo

Secretary: Farhan Khandker

Treasurer: Diana Li
Public Relations/Marketing: Taylor Nguyen

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: Fernando Morales

Vice President: Juan Zamudio

Treasurer: Henry Mancera

Secretary: Eriq Gloria

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: Navya Jagarlamudi
Vice President: Mary Lemma 

Secretary: Anna Schaal

Treasurer: Mishell Sanchez

Co-Outreach Chairs: Allie Wright Taylor Key

Conference Chairs: Gretchen Simms 

Events Chair: Emily Tino

Fundraising: Rachael Rosengrant 

Public Relations Chair: Katherine Dougherty & Emily Magoon


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: Isabel Navarro

Vice President: Colby Banbury 

Secretary: Rachel O’Sullivan

Treasurer: Brian Otto

Webmaster: Danielle Niremberg
Philanthropy Chair: Mahit Vaddadi

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: Christopher Price,

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering 

President: Michelle Thuruthickara

Vice-President: Abigail Dela Pax 

Secretary: Anna K. McGough 

Treasurer: Branden Bateman

Fundraising Chair: Emily Paglione

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:  Joshua Enszer 

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

President: Trent A. Simonetti

Vice President:  Shuja Abbas 

Secretary: Erin Hogan

Treasurer: Justin Terr

Professional Chair: Jim Ervin
Social Chair: Elaine M. Stewart 

Outreach Chair:  Matt Baxter

Sister Chapter Chair: Sean McEvoyHarrison Landfield 

Publicity Chair: Sophia Freaney



AIChE Website

Recruiting, Engaging, Advancing Chemical Engineers (REACH)

REACH  is the University of Delaware’s student initiative for all things Chemical Engineering. We are made up of three branches: Recruiting, Engaging, and Advancing UD Chemical Engineers. Our goal is recruit and retain chemical engineers. To bring together a supportive community within UD’s Chemical Engineering program. To help advance chemical engineering students into internships, jobs, and graduate schools.

Advisor: Joshua Enszer, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

                Megan Argoe, Academic Advisor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Recruiting Presidents: Charles Jabbour and Emilia Leyes

Engaging Presidents: Marisa Wildonger and Kathryn Michael

Advancing Presidents: Trent Simonetti and Ryan Dreeman


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: Kevin Wilson

Vice President: Mike Postorivo

Treasurer: Max Feigelman

Secretary: Janelle Skaden

Technology (website) Chair: Matthew Federbusch

Fundraising Chair: Michael Reiser

Social Chair: Haley Brong

Steel Bridge Co-Captains:Max Feigelman & Max Stong

Concrete Canoe Co-Captains:  Conor Matthews & Robbie Newman & Paul Leary

Geowall Captain: Thomas McCollum

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: Conor Matthews

Vice-President of Events: Casey Raczkowski

Vice-President of Recruitment: Anthony Gasparini

Secretary: Lewis Eastwood

Treasurer: Alex Closs

Outreach Board: Kevin Wilson & Jeffrey Hall & Mike Postorivo

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: Janelle Skaden

Vice President: Haley Brong

Treasurer: Casey Raczkowski

Secretary: Linda Gallagher

Marshall: Brian Knauf

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: Jennifer Medhaug 

Secretary: Reid Williams

Events Coordinator: Brianna Conway

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

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: Alina Christenbury

Vice President: Alena Gusakov

Treasurer: Jon Martin

Secretary: Eric Nahe

Events Coordinator: Joy Kitson

Executive Board: Steven Chen

CS + Social Good

Our mission is to foster interest in applying technical knowledge and experience in ways that will help our community and promote technology as a means for positive social change.

Advisor: Terry Harvey

Associate Professor

President: Sophia Freaney

Vice President: Connor Onweller

Treasurer: Tanya Nesterova

Project Coordinator: Chris Outhwaite

Secretary: Maria van Venrooy

University of Delaware ACM-W Student Chapter (CISters)

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: Brittany Pham

Vice President: Brittany Pham

Treasurer: Monica Mooney

Web Designers: Michelle Palmieri & Xiangying Jiang

Communications Team: Irem Celen

Information Manager: Maddy MacDonald


Electrical & Computer Engineering

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: Greta Kinttzley 

Vice President: Collin Clark 

Treasurer: Andrew Kacmarcik

Corresponding Secretary: Kolby Kuratnick

Recording Secretary: Colby Banbury

Web Master: Zach Irons

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: Jimmy Schneider

Treasurer: Bonard Geyer

Secretary: Habib Aslam

Photography Chair: Ben Segal

Public RelationsAnthony Settee

Activity Chair: Amjed Hallak 

Webmaster: Kaleb Burd 

Linux Users Group (LUG)

The Linux Users Group (LUG) is a group of technology and open-source software enthusiasts who live in the small state of Delaware. Much of our group revolves around the free and open-source operating system GMU/Linux, but we regularly explore many other technology-related topics. Our group is very welcoming to new members, regardless of your experience with the topics we cover. We all love learning, and love tinkering with new and exciting technologies. Come check us out sometime!

Advisor: Anita Z. Schwartz

Scientific Appl. Consultant IV, IT-Client Support & Services

President: Collin Clark

Vice President: Dan Goodman

Treasurer: Ryan Geary

Secretary: Zach Irons

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:  Jenna Harris

Vice-President: Branndon Chen

Secretary: Chase B. Thompson

Treasurer: James A Bork

MA Representative: Lauren Nowicki

Outreach Chair: Alexander Harding

Mechanical Engineering

Aero Society of Automotive Engineers (ASAE)

Faculty Advisor: Adam Wickenheiser

Associate Professor, Mechanical engineering 

President:  Kristen Reilly

Vice President:  TBD

Secretary:  TBD

Treasurer:  Justice Calderon

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: Dr. Andreas Malikopoulos

Asst. Professor, Instruction, Mechanial Engineering

Executive Board:

President: Arnav Prasad

Vice President: Juan Zamudio 

Treasurer: Michelle Reckner 

Secretary: Eric Rivas 

Public Relations: Heidi Knutsen

Build Master: Kyle O’Donnell

ASME Email:

Website: ASME – University of Delaware Student Chapter

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: Christopher Deely

Vice President: Andrew Eby

Treasurer: Don Paolo Tiamson

Secretary: Bradford Carrara 

Driving Training and Media Coordinator: Joshua Kaidanow