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 (ASK) - Women in Technical Studies
The Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies serves as a sorority for women and nonbinary people in the fields of architecture, computer science, engineering, mathematics, the physical sciences, and the biological sciences. In addition, the Chapter promotes friendship, academic achievement, unity within the organization, women in technical fields, philanthropy within the community, and provides a formal organization that promotes a sense of belonging and siblinghood within technical fields while fostering individuality among members.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values.
The purpose of Engineers' club is to promote a sense of unity and community hear on the OU engineering campus. We strive to promote inclusion and belonging for all members of the OU college of Engineering and to help them find a community here on campus. We operate in every engineering department and engineers of all disciplines are welcome at all of our events.
Engineers Serving Others (ESO)
Engineers Serving Others is a student organization at the University of Oklahoma that utilizes the unique skill sets of engineers to fulfill the needs of nonprofit organizations in the Norman community and surrounding areas. Our impact is made through frequent volunteer events and within our project groups. We specialize in providing tangible solutions to the technical and structural obstacles faced by our nonprofit partners. We are public servants, professionals, and advocates.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The National Society of Black Engineer's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. The University of Oklahoma NSBE strives to uphold our mission by implementing programs that promote academic excellence, personal growth, and career development. Our goals are focused on empowering, developing, and employing the engineers on our campus.
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)
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live. SASE has membership mostly from students in the Gallogly College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences. Most of our members are Asian American and Pacific Islander.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
OU SHPE is a reputable organization that is well-known for providing meaningful resources that positively contribute to the success of a student and being a reliable proponent of the Hispanic/Latinx community present here at the University of Oklahoma.
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
The Tau Beta Pi Association was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to celebrate 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. We are the only engineering honor society that accepts members of all disciples, and Oklahoma Alpha has members in nearly all departments in the GCoE and MCEE.
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.
American Society of Engineering Education-OU Chapter
The University of Oklahoma Student Chapter of ASEE focuses its efforts on encouraging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Educating students on higher education opportunities. We are most active in the Engineering Pathways department since it focuses on engineering education, but are applicable to all engineering disciplines.
Black Girl White Coat OU
The purpose of Black Girl White Coat OU is to cultivate a safe space that promotes academic growth and leadership for Black female-identifying individuals who are pursuing careers in STEM. Through providing academic and professional resources, fostering necessary conversations about the obstacles Black women face in the field, and empowering our members through support and fellowship, our organization strives to ensure the success and holistic wellbeing of all our members. Our members are female-identifying individuals with a variety of majors preparing for careers in STEM. We are mostly active in the leadership and volunteerism department as well as the student life department.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
MANRRS is a national society that promotes excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. MANRRS, heretofore known as the Society, promotes and fosters minority involvement in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. While the organization is established under the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, student have joined us from all Colleges at the University, including the Gallagly College of Engineering and the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences.
Sooners Without Borders
Sooners Without Borders (SWB) focuses on providing sustainable solutions domestically and abroad. Whether it be in the villages of El Salvador or here in Oklahoma, it is our mission to improve the lives of others through community-driven and community-maintained partnerships. These community-based projects address the essential needs of underserved people while cultivating engineering and leadership skills in our members. Invest your time where it will have the most impact. By lending your passion and expertise, you help us build strong, sustainable communities around the world!
OU Boomer Rocket Team (BRT)
The Boomer Rocket Team is a group of dedicated University of Oklahoma students who are committed to advancing the aerospace industry by creating and launching high-power rockets and other innovative technologies. The main goal is to design, build, and launch safe and reliable rockets. The team also participates in community outreach programs that promote education and inspire young people to explore STEM fields with a focus on Aerospace Engineering. The Boomer Rocket Team aims to make significant contributions to the field and inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps and strive for higher goals.
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)
The University of Oklahoma's competitive AIAA Design, Build, Fly team provided the opportunity for students interested in the Aerospace Industry to get hands-on experience that cannot be found in the classroom. This team's goal is to design, construct, and fly an unmanned aircraft to complete missions defined by the AIAA and to compete in the event in the spring. Our organization includes members from mainly Aerospace, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering but is open to all majors!
Sooner Competitive Robotics (SCR)
Sooner Competitive Robotics is an engineering competition team that designs and builds robots every year to enter in various competitions. We have many teams with difficulties ranging from basic to advanced that compete across the country. 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)
The purpose of this organization is to bring together students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds in order to design and build a Baja car for competition. Our members are interdisciplinary but is advised by an Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Faculty.
Sooner Racing Team
The Sooner Racing Team is a competition team at the University of Oklahoma. Our goal is to build a Formula SAE race car to participate in events across the United States and around the world. Team members gain valuable experience as they are challenged to present their yearâ€™s worth of hard work to experts in the automotive and racing industries. Teams are judged on criteria involving engineering design, material and manufacturing cost, marketing analysis, and final product performance and reliability.
Sooner Rover Team
The Sooner Rover Team is an interdisciplinary competition team in the GCoE that designs, builds, and tests a Mars rover prototype to compete in the annual University Rover Challenge. Through hands-on engineering experience as well as an emphasis on mentoring and leadership, the Sooner Rover Team strives to create an environment for engineering students to build the skills necessary for career success. Through mechanical and electrical design, computer programming, and soil sample analysis, our team has over 50 students from 9 different majors.
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 bridge is designed to meet competition rules and guidelines provided for the academic year. During the competition, the bridge is loaded, tested, and weighted. As mentioned on 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." Steel Bridge is a team within the Civil Engineering and Environmental Science department, however, we are open to any major.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME serves engineering students through social, technical, and professional programming to build relationships and promote mechanical engineering. We are mostly geared towards mechanical engineers and the AME Department, but welcome students from all backgrounds to engage with our activities.
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. We work closely with Sigma Gamma Tau, the aerospace engineering honor society, as well as ASME to host events and speakers.
Graduate Student Community at the Gallogly College of Engineering (GSC@GCOE)
Sigma Gamma Tau
Sigma Gamma Tau is a National Honor's Society in the field of Aerospace Engineering. Its purpose is to recognize and honor individuals who have demonstrated high academic achievement and excellence in the field of Aerospace Engineering. Through various programs and activities, the organization aims to foster a sense of community and networking among its members, providing opportunities for professional and personal growth.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a diverse community of students interested in anything and everything space at the University of Oklahoma. 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 hosts space related guest speakers from companies like NASA, SpaceX, and Northrop Grumman. SEDS strives to empower students, inspire innovation, and foster connections through the passion of space and space exploration.
Biomedical Engineering Student Affairs (BESA)
We create community and events for SBME graduate students to engage with.
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
The OU Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is a local chapter of the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled or interested in pursuing a career in the BME field. We provide professional development activities like industry showcases with local and national BME companies, resume workshops, and alumni panels as monthly meeting events. We also enrich the K-12 community with outreach activities. For our members, we offer a supportive environment with social activities, mentorship, and overall major and career advice.
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.
The Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter @OU is designed for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about polymers. Information and events are designed to include industrial polymer uses, commercial, and technical developments in a wide range of polymer topics and applications.
Chemical Engineering Graduate Society
The mission of the Chemical Engineering Graduate Society (CHEGS) is to enrich the experience of graduate students in the chemical, biological, and materials engineering department beyond routine research and coursework. By planning social and professional events of general interest to both faculty and students in our department, CHEGS hopes to encourage camaraderie and professional collaboration among researchers of diverse backgrounds and interests. Additionally, ChEGS aims to help maintain an ongoing relationship between students and alumni and between students and industry to help students find their career paths.
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
ISPE strives to facilitate industry wide clarity of new applicable regulations, advising on impacts and resolving towards solutions, seeking harmonization of regulatory expectations where desired and possible. ISPE engages with all levels of regulators in the development and presentation of our education, training, document development, and interpretation to ensure that our offerings are cutting-edge and focused on clarifying issues and solving problems of importance to the industry.
National Organization of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers
The purpose of NOBCChE is to create a space at the University of Oklahoma where minority groups on campus may be assisted in realizing their full professional potential in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related STEM disciplines. The organization will promote and encourage minority groups at OU to make impacts in the diverse areas of Science and Technology. This organization is open to anyone that supports this mission.
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. Its purpose is to provide value to our members.
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. We are open to any majors and anyone who is interested in environmental science and protecting the Earth. We hope to help campus become more environmentally aware and interested in sustainable lifestyles.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Our purpose is to provide a place for students to grow ad learn alongside each other. The CEES department is mostly where our organization remains active.
Architectural Engineering Institute
Our purpose is to provide a place for students to grow ad learn alongside each other. The CEES department is mostly where our organization remains active.
Structural Engineering Institute
The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) is one of the largest specialty institutions within the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). SEI's mission is "to advance and serve the structural engineering profession." In achieving that mission, SEI provides collaborative avenues between a broad community of tens of thousands of practicing engineers, students, research scientists, academics, technologists, material suppliers, contractors, and owners. SEI also advances careers, stimulates technology development, improves professional practice, and drives practical application of research all for the vision of a vibrant future. As a student chapter of SEI, operating within the department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, our goal is to "enhance the education of students preparing to become structural engineers and engage student members in SEI for a successful transition from college to career."
Sustainable Energy Society & Collegiate Wind Competition Team at OU
The purpose of the Sustainable Energy Society is to raise awareness for alternative sustainable career paths. We do this by providing students with hands-on experience in the field of sustainable energy with our Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition team, through speaker panels and speaker events that connect students with leaders in the industry, and by showing how sustainability affects our communities through outreach programs and volunteering events. We routinely volunteer for Kid Wind, an organization that seeks to inspire children to develop and create technology. We also volunteer during Green Week with many organizations.
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)
The Computer Science Student Board allows students to take on formal leadership positions within the CS department. It organizes social and professional events within the department, allowing for student leadership and volunteering. By collaborating 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 expose them to student leaders who act as mentors. Overall, CSSB creates a community of student leaders who are excited to take the initiative to continue improving the CS department.
Game Developer Association (GDA)
GDA is an organization focused on delivering its members professional, educational, and generally fun content related to the field of game development. This doesn't stop with engineering, however, since we also look into the visual arts, audio, narrative, and game design aspects of the industry!
Girls Who Code @ OU
The OU Girls Who Code College Loop is the first GWC college loop in the state of Oklahoma dedicated to providing a space and platform for women and non-binary students to explore their interests in technology and coding. GWC will be holding meetings that follow a beginner-friendly standardized curriculum for our members to work on together as a group, and will be catered towards non-CS majors or students who’ve had little to no coding experience. GWC is currently a student organization under the GCoE Computer Science Department.
Our mission is to kindle creativity and innovation in our Oklahoma community. We invite students from across the country to collaborate, develop, and share their projects with us through a 24 hour hackathon at the University of Oklahoma.
OU Competitive Programming Club
The Purpose of the OU Programming Club is to help its members become better problem-solvers, coders, and teammates by solving competitive programming problems (like leet code).
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 (HKN) is dedicated to promoting excellence in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. Our members learn to provide academic assistance and guidance through tailored review sessions, engineering mentorship, and general fellowship.
Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)
This chapter is organized and shall be operated exclusively for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes for Industrial and Systems Engineers and anyone interested in the discipline.
Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
The Insititute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is an ISE club. We help build community and provide opportunities and resources for ISE students.
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)
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 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 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)
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
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)
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.