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Student Organizations

The Gallogly College of Engineering has over 40 student organizations who focus on offering social, educational, and professional events to help students develop professionally and as leaders.


 

Alpha Sigma Kappa
Alpha Sigma Kappa (ASK) - Women in Technical Studies

Alpha Sigma Kappa is a social sorority for technical majors. We are a group of young women supporting each other through siblinghood. We accept graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences. Support is essential while pursuing a STEM degree because we all face similar challenges. We accept members who identify as female and non-binary.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Engineers' Club
Engineers' Club

The purpose of this organization is to foster the high ideals of the Engineering profession and to stimulate interest in engineering related activities, with members from both the College of Engineering and the College of Earth and Energy.

Engineers Serving Others (ESO)
Engineers Serving Others (ESO)

Engineers Serving Others is a student organization at the University of Oklahoma that utilizes the unique skillsets of engineers to fulfill the needs of nonprofit organizations in the Norman community and surrounding areas.  We specialize in providing tangible solutions to the technical and structural obstacles faced by our nonprofit partners.  We are public servants, professionals, and advocates.

Hacklahoma
Hacklahoma

Our mission is to kindle creativity and innovation in our community. Although we are a computer science organization, we invite students across all disciplines to collaborate, develop, and share their projects with us through a 24-hour hackathon at the University of Oklahoma. Our event-planning committee is comprised of four separate teams: Operations, Marketing, Sponsoring & Finance, and Technology, each tasked with handling their respective goals and objectives in pursuit of hosting a successful annual event.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." NSBE is an organization that prides itself on being a family and creating a safe space for students of color in a challenging major feel supported and have access to different resources and opportunities such as internships, scholarships, and networking.

oSTEM
oSTEM

oSTEM is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQ+ communities in STEM fields. This organization has been built by students, for students who are working to create a world where all members of the STEM community can pursue their work in a safe, supportive environment that celebrates their contributions and differences.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

Our goal is to prepare our members for their future careers by developing their leadership and professional skills, while also creating a community in which they can thrive. We hope to provide support to OU's Asian STEM students while also providing a space for non-Asian students to learn about Asian culture.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a national organization with the mission to empower the Hispanic community through STEM awareness, access, support and development. At our collegiate chapter at the University of Oklahoma, we strive to live up to the mission by providing networking opportunities, leadership experiences, outreach initiatives, and an overall supportive family environment which we call our SHPE familia. There are a multitude of different ways to get involved and transform your experience into a more prepared one for the future. Our chapter creates a tight-knit environment where one can find endless support and mutual trust within the other members. While we are a primarily Hispanic/Latinx organization, our chapter welcomes any identities into this organization.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers provides professional, academic, and social growth opportunities to students of all disciplines and identities. SWE creates an inclusive community for women in engineering and other students to forge relationships, collaborate, and support community outreach. For many of our members, SWE provides not only a significant professional advantage, but an invaluable family and support network. Aspire. Advance. Achieve.

Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi

The Tau Beta Pi Association was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 by Edward Higginson Williams, Jr., to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. 

Triangle Fraternity
Triangle Fraternity

The Oklahoma chapter of Triangle Fraternity was founded at the University of Oklahoma in 1979. Triangle is a STEM-based Fraternity dedicated to fostering and providing an intellectual, mature environment for its members while developing balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships, and live their lives with integrity. The organization limits its recruitment of members to male-identifying students majoring in engineering, architecture, and the physical, mathematical, biological and computer sciences.

OU Boomer Rocket Team (BRT)
OU Boomer Rocket Team (BRT)

OU Rocket Team Club is an interdisciplinary academic team in which students design, build, and launch high-powered rockets. The team trains and certifies members to build rockets, compete nationally in various events, and takes on experimental independent projects.

Concrete Canoe
Concrete Canoe

The ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition provides students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience while testing their skills with concrete mix designs and project management challenges. The first ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition was held in 1988, but the history of Concrete Canoe goes back to the 1960s, when a small number of ASCE Student Chapters began holding intramural concrete canoe races. This elite competition combining engineering excellence, hydrodynamic design, and racing technique is known as the "America's Cup of Civil Engineering."Consequently the club is most involved within the civil engineering department, but we like to attract and draw in talent from a range of other departments to get a diverse set of perspectives.

OU Design/Build/Fly (DBF)
OU Design/Build/Fly (DBF)

This is The University of Oklahoma competitive AIAA Design, Build, Fly team. We provide the opportunity for students interested in the Aerospace Industry to get hands on experience. This team's goal is to design, construct, and fly an unmanned aircraft to complete missions defined by AIAA and to win the competition in Spring.

Sooner Competitive Robotics (SCR)
Sooner Competitive Robotics (SCR)

SCR is an umbrella organization for all competitive robotics happening at OU. We have many teams with difficulties ranging from basic to advanced that compete across the country, including Mercury and IGVC. If you are new to robotics or have been doing it for years, there's always more room to learn and grow. Every one of our teams has an opportunity for students to improve their technical engineering skills, as well as their ability to manage projects and work in diverse teams. More info about each team can be found on our website. We meet in Bench Lab 2 in the REPF basement so come on down!

Sooner Off-Road (SOR)
Sooner Off-Road (SOR)

Sooner Off-Road is an engineering competition team that designs, builds, and races an off-road vehicle every year in a competition against teams from across the nation and world. Our mission is to provide engineering students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real-life engineering projects, to build engineering experience and provide them with skills to succeed in an engineering career. Our team is mostly composed of mechanical engineers, but is open to all majors, and no prior experience is necessary.

Sooner Racing Team
Sooner Racing Team

The Sooner Racing Team is an engineering competition team which designs, builds, and races a formula-style racecar each year as a part of the Formula SAE competition series. Our members constantly strive to improve every aspect of our car and team. We take pride in our work, and constantly push the boundaries set before us. Our members are passionate about engineering, learning, and competing to be the best. Most of all, we love what we do: building racecars!

Sooner Rover Team
Sooner Rover Team

The Sooner Rover Team designs, fabricates, and tests a rover to compete in the University Rover Challenge each Summer. Our organization is comprised of engineering majors from across the GCOE, as well as geology and business members.

Steel Bridge
Steel Bridge

The annual Student Steel Bridge Competition is organized by the American Institute of Steel Construction. In the competition, students are challenged to create a scale model steel bridge. Students in the team are responsible to plan, organize, design, construct, and finish the bridge throughout the year. The planning and designing process usually takes place in the fall semester for the OU team and the construction and competition are usually in the spring term. The bridge needs to be designed so that it meets competition rules and guidelines provided for that academic year. The bridge will be load tested and weighted. As mentioned in the AISC website, the mission of the competition is "to challenge students to extend their classroom knowledge to a practical and hands-on steel-design project that grows their interpersonal and professional skills, encourages innovation, and fosters impactful relationships between students and industry professionals."

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a new student org (founded March 2020) on campus with the goal of building a community of students passionate about space and space exploration! SEDS is open to not just students from GCoE, but all majors, to reflect that space is inherently an interdisciplinary endeavor. Throughout the year, SEDS will host space related guest speakers from companies like NASA, SpaceX, and Northrop Grumman. We also sponsor social events for our members to get to know one another and plan on participating in the 2021-2022 NASA RASC-AL mission design competition, to give students hands-on experience in teamwork and engineering.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

OU ASME is dedicated to connecting, engaging, and enriching mechanical engineering students at OU.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

To produce the most sought-after aerospace engineering students in the country, working with government, industry and academia to achieve the best for our peers, our school and our state.

Biomedical Engineering Student Affairs (BESA)
Biomedical Engineering Student Affairs (BESA)

Biomedical Engineering graduate student association created to improve student life and recruitment for the department.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The Biomedical Engineering Society strives to provide professional, educational, and interpersonal development opportunities for biomedical engineering students at the University of Oklahoma through general body meetings, mentorship programs, and other opportunities. We also hope to introduce young students (elementary-high school) to biomedical engineering through fun, hands-on outreach projects.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

OU's chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (OU AIChE) aims to serve the undergraduate students of the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering (CBME) in both social and career endeavors. We host technical events to connect our members with outside companies, and we also host social events to create camaraderie between CBME undergraduate students and to foster interaction with CBME graduate students, faculty, and staff. OU AIChE actively participates in the national AIChE organization, attending regional and national conferences and interacting with other schools through conference networking events and Chem E car competitions.

Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)
Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)

The Society of Plastics Engineers at OU endeavors to promote the scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics. We organize plant tours, host guest speakers, and conduct fun experiments to help educate OU students and introduce them to the polymer industry. We are most active in CBME.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the student organization representing civil engineering students at The University of Oklahoma. Many of our meetings have guest speakers from engineering companies in Oklahoma to make provide our members the opportunity to connect with practicing professional engineering in civil engineering. We are mostly active in the CEES department as this is an organization mostly composed of Civil Engineers.

Environmental Science Student Association (ESSA)
Environmental Science Student Association (ESSA)

ESSA aims to provide opportunities for future environmental engineers and scientists to build meaningful field experience, and assist the local community through volunteer work. While ESSA mostly caters to environmental engineering and science, we are open to members and officers from all majors.

Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
Association for Women in Computing (AWC)

The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) aims to provide a community of diversity in the Computer Science department of the GCoE where women are encouraged to be confident in their abilities, despite the social stigma surrounding them. This group also encourages diversity in the technological fields as well as act as networking map for students.

Computer Science Student Board (CSSB)
Computer Science Student Board (CSSB)

By working with all of the specialized student organizations within the department, we work to increase the diversity of student participation. We give younger students opportunities to form friendships with their community, and it would expose them to student leaders who would act as mentors. Overall, CSSB creates a community of student leaders who are excited to take initiative to continue improving the department.

Game Developer Association (GDA)
Game Developer Association (GDA)

The purpose of the organization is to introduce and hone skills related to game design and development within a diverse group of people who specialize in programming, art, music, and other applicable skills. Individuals may work together to create anything from specialized game assets to full-fledged video games. We are a Computer Science organization.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association devoted to advancing technological innovation and excellence for all. The IEEE Community offers confrences, technology standards and professional and educational activities.

Eta Kappa Nu
Eta Kappa Nu

Eta Kappa Nu is a nationally recognized honor society for Electrical and Computer Engineering juniors and seniors. This organization aims to promote excellence in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering and to give back to our school and community.

Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Informs, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a national organization of operations research and analytics professionals who work to solve problems, find solutions and make a difference in how the world works. The OU Informs student chapter, consisting of doctoral students in industrial and systems engineering, has been recognized and selected for its achievement and involvement at the Magna cum laude level in 2020.

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

To provide a network and resources to Industrial and Systems Engineering students.

American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)

The purpose of the OU American Association of Drilling Engineers is to provide a forum for the dissemination of practical drilling technology and techniques to those interested in the drilling industry while promoting professionalism and respect with regards to the drilling industry, the environment, and the communities in which the drilling industry operates. The Organization’s primary function is to provide opportunities for students to interact with current drilling professionals while promoting the qualities.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The OU AAPG Student Chapter is very diverse in terms of its membership. Having more than 80 members at any given point, there is always a good mix of geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers from both undergraduate and graduate programs. Our main goals are to promote fellowship within the department, as well as giving our members various skills that they can transfer over into their professional fields.

Pick and Hammer
Pick and Hammer

Pick and Hammer is an official OU Student Organization that raises awareness of the importance of geology and geophysics in society, and creates a venue for students to explore the geosciences through field trips, social events and community outreach. The organization is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of various majors.

Pi Epsilon Tai (PiET)
Pi Epsilon Tai (PiET)

Pi Epsilon Tau is an honor society for petorluem engineers that was founded in 1947 at OU. Its purpose is to foster a closer bond between its members and the petroleum industry, to broaden the scope of activities of its members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the engineering profession. Members are chosen on the basis of their scholastic accomplishments, leadership, and sociability.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

SEG student chapters empower students to participate and spearhead projects that will address issues, challenges, and opportunities related to the SEG's mission of promoting the science of geophysics.

Society of Petroleum Engineers
Society of Petroleum Engineers

The University of Oklahoma SPE Student Chapter strives to professionally enhance our student members while providing networking opportunities for the energy industry. OU SPE maintains an active role on campus by hosting social, philanthropic, and technical events. Our Petrobowl team competes internationally at ATCE and has more championship titles than any other school. We are recognized world-wide by SPE International as a Gold Standard Student Chapter, one of only 26, and are national leaders in raising funds and awareness for The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)

OU Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts exhists to help students at the University of Oklahoma learn about petrophysics and well log analysis. Through participation in SPWLA sponsored activities, students receive exposure to the newest techniques and ideas coming from the field of petrophysics and well log analysis, as well as experience and opportunity available through networking with industry professionals.