Student Organizations

Get Involved! Why? The traditional (and still important) reason is that it looks good on your resume.  But there are other better reasons.  Becoming involved in any of these organizations allows you to get to know fellow students and become acquainted with a potential career in nuclear engineering.

Take a look at the groups and organizations listed below, or check out the full list of engineering student organizations at

Alpha Omega Epsilon Engineering Sorority (ΑΩΕ)

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering students and alumnae. The sorority was founded on November 13, 1983, at Marquette University. The Gamma Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon upholds the goals of its parent organization to further the advancement of female engineers, specifically those women studying engineering at NCSU. See parent organization.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The NCSU chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) actively promotes Native American students in the fields of engineering and science. Its mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines. See parent organization.

American Nuclear Society (ANS)

NCSU’s student chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) organizes activities that include outreach to local schools, social events, and department festivities. The core purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology. See parent organization.

Engineering Ambassadors (EA)

The goal of the Engineering Ambassadors organization is high-quality service throughout the College of Engineering, the development of leadership skills, as well as personal and professional growth. Engineering Ambassadors are involved with activities related to recruiting, student retention, and promotion of the goals of the First Year Engineering Program and the College of Engineering.

Engineering Entrepreneurs Program (EEP)

The Engineering Entrepreneurs Program (EEP) is the hub of the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem at NC State University. At its core, the EEP provides a transformational entrepreneurship education experience for students through its fully-immersive, multi-disciplinary, simulation-like learning environment. The EEP seeks to inspire, to empower, and to challenge its students to change the world and radically improve the human condition.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

The NCSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is dedicated to improving lives through the creation and implementation of sustainable projects to address the needs of disadvantaged peoples. EWB-NCSU also works to help the local community through service. See parent organization.

Engineers’ Council (EC)

Established in 1987, the Engineers’ Council, or “E-Council,” is the representative assembly for the engineering undergraduate student body at NC State University. It addresses the concerns of undergraduate engineering students and is responsible for the appropriation of funds to engineering student organizations. It also sponsors such events asEngineering Career Fair and Engineers Week.

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM)

The mission of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Triangle Student Chapter is to promote education, outreach, discussion and collaboration in the field of nuclear materials management, including non-proliferation, international safeguards, and waste management. Our regular activities include guest lectures by nuclear materials experts, workshops on methods and tools, and facilitating collaboration and engagement between technical and policy experts. See parent organization

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The NCSU Region 2 student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of increasing the number of black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NSBE has a long tradition of programs geared toward the successful recruitment, retention, and graduation of black engineers. See parent organization.

Nuclear Engineering Graduate Student Association (NE-GSA)

If you’re a graduate student in the NE department, join our organization on Get Involved, look for flyers around the hallways, and check your NCSU email regularly to stay in the know on our events!

The NE Graduate Student Association is the primary graduate student advocacy group within the department. The association serves as an intermediary between the department and its graduate students for any and all concerns. In addition to resolving graduate student issues, the NE GSA provides student-led orientations, organizes socials throughout the year.

Open Hardware Makerspace (OHM)

Open Hardware Makerspace is creating a community and environment at NCSU to foster the development and innovation of technical hobbyists with various interests, from basic woodworking to advanced robotics. We aim to be inclusive of all technical interests and provide the knowledge and the tools necessary to pursue them, both on campus and through outreach to the surrounding community. By empowering technological experimentation, we will be a birthplace of new ideas.

Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC)

North Carolina State University reactivated its student chapter of Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) in 2009. The chapter focuses on 1.) educating students about their career future and preparing them for interviews and communications with prospective employers, and 2.) promoting licensure . PENC at NCSU is open to all engineering students across campus. See parent organization

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The mission of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science, and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity, and social equality. See parent organization.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. NCSU SWE sponsors programs focused on women’s issues in engineering and works to encourage K-12 girls to have an interest in engineering and science. See parent organization.

Tau Beta Pi (ΤΒΦ)

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885, to offer engineering students a chance to be in an honorary society like Phi Beta Kappa, which did not accept technical students. Our Alpha chapter of North Carolina was founded in October 10, 1925. See parent organization.

Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity (ΘΤ)

Theta Tau is the oldest and largest professional engineering fraternity in the United States, with a diverse membership of men and women studying engineering. The fraternity promotes the social and professional development of its members both during and after college. The NCSU Rho chapter of Theta Tau was founded in 1924, the same year the engineering department became a college. See parent organization.

Women in Nuclear (WIN)

Women in Nuclear Student Chapter at NC State is an organization where students in nuclear engineering or related fields engage youth, especially young females, to explore and possibly join the nuclear community. Students volunteer in school events and community outreach. The organization is open to both males and females. See parent organization,