Engineering RSOs and other Student Organizations
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 Righman McConnell
Bentley Systems Early Career Professor, Civil & Environmental EG
President: Nisha Raman
1st Vice President: Milissa Williams
2nd Vice President: Sienna Pyle
Secretary: Rebecca Clements
Treasurer: Grace Harr
Membership Educator: Sandra Bruno
Academic/Scholarship Chair: Liz Huhn
Apparel Chair: Clare Dudley
Community Service Chair: Emily Mongold
Convention Chair: Brittany Georges
Fundraising Chair: Megan Frye
Historian: Megan Fisher
Professional Chair: Shalom Fadullon
Risk Management Chair: Jordan Rampolla
Sunshine Chair: Deanna Salinas
Deep Roots STEM Outreach Program (DROP)
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.
Advisor: Kimberly L. Bothi
President: Alexia Stock
Vice President: Alec Greco Agee
Secretary: Elizabeth Alban
Treasurer: Erin Potter
Tech Chair: Lexi Anderson
ReachOut Chair: Jeff Spencer
Fundraising Chair: Logan Kim
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
UDel NSBE is a part of Region 2’s Danger Zone and we stay #2HYPE! The mission of NSBE is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”
Join us for a semester of fun and engaging academic, professional, and social events as well as volunteering and community service opportunities.
Advisor: Sheldon Hewlett
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
President: Alexis Withers
Academic Excellence: Jasmine Pearcy
Parliamentarian: Cierra McNeil
Senator 1: Abubakarr Bah
Senator 2: Oluwaseyi Osinubi
Telecommunications/Marketing Chair: Tolulope Toluhi
More information can be found at NSBE’s Student Central Site:
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: W. Mathieu Mims-Boyce
Internal Vice Chief Engineer: Frank D’Andrea
External Vice Chief Engineer: Dennis Kennedy
Business Manager: Joseph Ciccarelli
Secretary: Noah Trungold
Philanthropy Chair: Alexander Stupar
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
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
Vice President: Sitlaly Avelino
Treasurer: Julian Castillo
Secretary: Heidi Herrera
Involvement Chair: Carolina Gomez
Webmaster: Jady Young
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: Catherine Fromen
Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
President: Mary Lemma
Vice President: Emily Magoon
Treasurer: Lindsay Johnston
Secretary: Liz Kaye
Conference Chair: Erica Hild
Event Chairs: Emily Tino & Yiancelly Gaviria
Fundraising Chairs: Hannah Gentry & Rachael Rosengrant
Outreach Chairs: Navya Jagarlamudi & Ellie Rosin
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
Treasurer: Brian Otto
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: Julie Kohn
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Treasurer: Ahlad Neti
Secretary: Ariel Hannum
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
Treasurer: Jackson Burns
Professional Chair: Eric Stevenson
Social Chair: Mahit Vaddadi
Outreach Chair: Emily McMahon
Publicity Chair: Liz Alban
Sister Chapter Chair: Sean McEvoy
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, and to help advance chemical engineering students into internships, jobs, and graduate schools.
Advisors: Joshua Enszer,Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Megan Argoe, Academic Advisor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Advancing Presidents: TBD
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: Max Feigelman
Vice President: Tom McCollum
Treasurer: Maya Eley
Secretary: Nate Young
Tech Chair: Paul Leary
Fundraising Chair: Maya Eley
Social Chair: Austin Sharpe
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 http://www.ashe.pro/index.html
President: Anthony Gasparini
Vice President of Recruitment: Justin Leary
Vice President of Events: Paul Leary
Treasurer: Alex Closs
Secretary: Lewis Eastwood
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: James Holyoke
Vice President: Emma Winkley
Treasurer: Laurie Metzler
Secretary: Alex Stupar
Marshall: Meg Koutsandreas
Editor: Megan Fisher
Environmental Engineering Student Association (EESA)
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: Reid Williams
Treasurer: Heidi Herrera
Social Media Chair: Stephanie Bazan
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: Debra Yarrington
Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Sciences
President – Joy Kitson
Treasurer – Eric Nahe
Secretary – Alena Gusakov
Public Relations Chair – James Skripchuck
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, Computer & Information Sciences
President: Sophia Freaney
Vice President: Connor Onweller
Treasurer: Maria van Venrooy
Secretary: Diane Vinson
Education Chair: Christopher Outhwaite
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: Anna Schaal
Vice President: Ryan Geary
Treasurer: Liz Huhn
Corresponding Secretary: Nick McDermott
Recording Secretary: Adam Dadey
Webmaster: Jared Pineiro
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: Austin Brockmeier
Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
President: Jimmy Schneider
Vice President: Ben Segal
Secretary: Ellie Rosin
Treasurer: Ben Segal
Photography Chair: TBD
Public Relations: TBD
Activity Chair: TBD
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: Andrew Roosen
Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Sciences
President: Ryan Geary
Vice President: Sam Calvert
Treasurer: Anna Schaal
Secretary: Ellie Rosin
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: James Bork
Vice-President: Tory Welsch
Secretary: Jill Cleveland
Treasurer: Luisa Palmese
Aero Society of Automotive Engineers (ASAE)
ASAE ultimately aims to represent the University of Delaware’s Department of Mechanical Engineering at the 2020 SAE Aero Design competition by excelling at all competition objectives. This means working together as a cohesive team to design, build, and fly an RC plane while fulfilling Senior Design requirements. Team members will enhance and display technical and theoretical competencies, as well as further developing professional engineering practices as we work towards this goal. Additionally, club members will have great opportunities to socialize with professional engineers and company representatives, attend career building and networking events, and take field trips to local airfields to learn about, build, and fly RC planes.
Faculty Advisor: Adam Wickenheiser
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
President: Brendan Jones
Vice President: Evan Gotchel
Treasurer: Derek Betancourt
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, Mechanical Engineering
Treasurer: Evan Walter
Public Relations Head: Heidi Knutsen
Build Master: Kyle O’Donnell
Event Coordinator: Alex Beyer
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: Andrew Eby
Vice President: Nick Hughes
Treasurer: Stephen Bairstow
Secretary: Matt Ayoub
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: John Vo
Vice President: Showvik Haque
Treasurer: Kimmy Huynh
Secretary: Winnie Wong
PR Chair: Bright Lu
Assistive Medical Technologies (AMT)
Assistive Medical Technologies (AMT) is a group dedicated to designing, building, and distributing cost-effective models of assistive medical devices to allow for non-discriminatory access and availability to various groups of people.
Goals of AMT include the following:
- To work with Dr. Galloway’s Go Baby Go! project in non-profit ventures concerning the prototyping and offering of such technologies to developmentally-disabled children.
- To provide an environment for practical application of engineering principles by giving students hands-on opportunities to design, construct, and modify devices for medical use.
- To foster creativity and innovation as well as encourage interdisciplinary cooperation in the prototyping and building process.
- To strive for cost-efficient development of these medical aids by using common, readily-accessible materials.
- To impact the Newark community by providing families in need with appropriate medical devices that they could not otherwise access.