Student Organizations

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American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The Stanford chapter of AISES actively promotes Native American students in the fields of engineering and science and encourages American Indian youth to enter the world of science and engineering. American Indian Science and Engineering Society website

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

The Stanford Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a campus group made up of chemical engineering students. The group's goal is to foster interest in chemical engineering and teach students about the chemical engineering profession. American Institute of Chemical Engineers website

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE is the primary professional society in the US focusing on civil engineering and is the world's largest engineering society. ASCE produces a monthly civil engineering news magazine and other technical publications. It also hosts conferences, seminars, and competitions. American Society of Civil Engineers website

Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASES)

ASES Stanford is the founding organization of the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society, a global student organization that spans five countries. ASES organizes projects, conferences and programming aimed at educating and networking future leaders in business, technology, and entrepreneurship. Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society website

Audio Engineering Society

The Stanford chapter of the Audio Engineering Society creates opportunities for interactive education and advancement in the field of audio engineering. The organization also hosts a number of prominent lecturers, facilitates community service activities, and organizes various audio-related projects at Stanford. Audio Engineering Society website

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

The Biomedical Engineering Society at Stanford works to bring together students interested in the intersection of biology, medicine and engineering. To this end, we aim to increase communication, and foster networking and collaboration between undergraduates, graduates and professionals from both industry and academia. Biomedical Engineering Society website

Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES)

The primary goal of BASES is to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs by facilitating networking and entrepreneurship education. Membership and participation is open to all students, both undergraduate and graduate, from all schools at Stanford. Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students website

Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World addresses engineering-based challenges of developing communities through partnerships that foster cultural, educational, and technical exchange. Recent projects include post-Tsunami reconstruction work on the Andaman Islands. Engineers for a Sustainable World website

Graduate Students in Electrical Engineering (GSEE)

The Graduate Students in Electrical Engineering (GSEE) is the graduate student body of the Electrical Engineering department at Stanford University aimed at improving student life and strengthening our communication with faculty and administration within the department. Our mission is to create an atmosphere of support as well as leverage resources for the academic and personal development of graduate students in Electrical Engineering. GSEE organizes a wide variety of academic, social and career-related events throughout the year to benefit the Stanford Electrical Engineering graduate student community.  Graduate Students in Electrical Engineering website

Materials Research Society

The Materials Research Society brings together scientists, engineers and research managers from industry, government, academia and research laboratories to share findings in the research and development of new materials of technological importance. Materials Research Society website

Mechanical Engineering Women's Group

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Women's Group aims to to foster a sense of community and environment of support among all graduate women in engineering at Stanford. The club hosts events that address topics of interest to women engineers. Mechanical Engineering Women's Group website

Optical Society of America

Stanford OSA is a student-run organization interested in the promotion of optical science and technology. Students collaborate with national OSA, other student chapters, and groups like the Stanford Photonics Research Center (SPRC) to provide exciting educational, networking, and community outreach activities. Optical Society of America website

Product Design Student Association

The Product Design Students Association caters to the Stanford Product Design community, providing students with opprotunities to learn more about product design, build a community, network with faculty, graduate students and alumni, and find jobs. Product Design Student Association website Also see the Joint Program in Design

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

The Stanford chapter promotes basic research in computational mathematics and scientific computing to the graduate and undergraduate community. It provides opportunities for student research presentations and the sharing of information and feedback, and fosters mentorship between Stanford students and industry experts. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics website

Society of Black Scientists and Engineers (SBSE)

SBSE is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of NSBE, which is to increase the number of black engineers and scientists who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE named Stanford's chapter "Most Distinguished" in 2004 and 2005. SBSE has continued a long tradition of programs on Stanford's campus geared towards the successful recruitment, retention, and graduation of black scientists and engineers. Society of Black Scientists and Engineers website

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE sponsors programs on women's issues in engineering and works to encourage K-12 girls to have an interest in engineering and science. Society of Women Engineers website

Stanford Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The purpose of the Stanford student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is to heighten student awareness of opportunities in electrical engineering by promoting interaction between students, faculty, practicing engineers, and local industry. Stanford Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers website

Stanford Society Of Latino Engineers (SOLE / SSCLES)

The central purpose of SOLE (formerly SSCLES) is to increase the number of Latinos in the academic and professional areas of engineering and science. The group sponsors both academic and social programs and promotes academic and career development for both undergraduate and graduate students. Stanford Society of Latino Engineers website

Stanford Solar Car Project

The Stanford Solar Car Project is a student-run, donation-funded project that has been building and racing solar-powered vehicles since 1986. In the 2005 American Solar Challenge, Stanford's car won in the stock class. Stanford Solar provides hands-on experience for students in various fields of study and educates various groups on and off campus. Stanford Solar Car Project website

Stanford Solar and Wind Energy Project (SWEP)

SWEP aims to promote, assess, and develop the solar and wind energy resources on and around Stanford's campus. SWEP was started during the 2006-2007 academic year by several graduate students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Atmosphere/Energy ProgramStanford Solar and Wind Energy Project website

Stanford Student Biodesign (SSB)

SSB aims to prepare students for careers in biotech, biomedical technology, bioengineering, and other fields at the intersection of life sciences and engineering. SSB offers career seminars, lectures, dinners with industry and faculty, community service opportunities, and hands-on innovation experience. Stanford Student Biodesign website

Stanford Student Space Initiative

The Stanford Student Space Initiative believes space exploration can happen on a Silicon Valley timeframe. We aim to advance the next era of space exploration by focusing on building future leaders of the space industry, developing space-related technology, and building a space community at Stanford. We've launched high-altitude balloons, built small satellites, experimented with rockets, flown experiments on Zero-Gravity planes, hosted talks by leaders of industry, government, and academia, organized workshops, and put on conferences. We welcome anyone and everyone who's interested in space, regardless of your background. Check out our website at for more information on how to get involved. 

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. The California Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Stanford serves the Stanford community through the provision of important engineering resources. Tau Beta Pi website

Women in Computer Science (WICS)

WICS is an organization within the Stanford computer science department whose purpose is to support and promote women in computer science by encouraging discussion and raising awareness of the issues they face. Women in Computer Science website

Women in Electrical Engineering (WEE)

WEE aims to provide community, mentoring and enrichment for women students in EE at Stanford. WEE will address women- specific issues and provide a place for networking among current graduate women and EE alumnae. Women in Electrical Engineering website

Student Organizations Request for Funding

Does your student group need funding for an activity that benefits the School of Engineering community or furthers the goals of your association, for instance, attendance at a national convention? The SoE accepts applications to assist groups with limited funding (there is no money provided for snacks at meetings). Click here for a proposal template; if you have questions, contact Darlene Lazar in 135 Huang Engineering Center or at

Proposals are accepted and reviewed quarterly. Submission deadlines for academic year 2014-15 are:

  • Autumn*: October 24, 2014
  • Winter: February 6, 2015
  • Spring: April 24, 2015

Submit one paper and one electronic copy of your proposal to Darlene Lazar. Use our template to provide information on your proposal, including data on other sources of funding received at Stanford. Grants will not exceed $5,000. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

*Proposals for early fall activities should be submitted the previous spring quarter.