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American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

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Undergraduate and graduate students

The AIChE is the professional society that represents the interests of chemical engineers in their careers, as well as the profession as a whole. Widener's student chapter gives chemical engineering students the opportunity to broaden their exposure to the profession by such things as field trips, speaking engagements by engineering professionals, and local and national conferences.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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Undergraduate and graduate students

Widener’s student chapter of ASCE is affiliated with the national ASCE organization. ASCE's mission is to develop leadership, advance technology, advocate lifelong learning, and promote the civil engineering profession. Our student chapter provides students with opportunities to meet and network with professionals, obtain internships and scholarships, participate in civil engineering competitions and field trips, and just have fun!

ASCE Website

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Faculty Advisor

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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Undergraduate and graduate students

This is the flagship professional society for the mechanical engineering field. Engineers from all disciplines, such as biomechanics, automotive engineering, and aerospace engineering are part of this society. Philadelphia’s ASME chapter provides programming for student societies such as design competitions, as well as seminars and professional meetings.

ASME Website

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Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

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Undergraduate and graduate students

The student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) promotes the practice of biomedical engineering through guest speakers and national conferences. This student chapter also encourages its members to be actively involved within the biomedical engineering community, in turn providing them with possible employment opportunities and connections.

BMES Website

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Faculty Advisor

engINe

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Undergraduate and graduate students

A nonprofit organization of engineering students working to improve the quality of life of various cultures through engineering projects.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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Undergraduate and graduate students

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional society that covers nearly every field of electrical engineering. This society publishes transactions, journals, and magazines, and also sets standards for telecommunication products and computer systems. Our students benefit by being exposed to the latest research, which augments their technical knowledge. The IEEE also provides career opportunities for our students.

Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE) - National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering

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Undergraduate students

Omega Chi Epsilon is an honor society that recognizes chemical engineering students who have compiled an outstanding undergraduate academic record. It is generally considered to be the top honor society specifically dedicated to chemical engineers.

Robotics Club

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Undergraduate students

The Robotics Club provides education on robotics engineering topics through competition, workshops, and events, and offers students a way to push their abilities beyond the classroom to real-world application. In addition to educating engineering students, the club also works extensively with younger students, mostly in high school, at university-sponsored events and events the club hosts on its own.

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Faculty Advisor

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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Undergraduate and graduate female students

SWE helps to create personal relationships, support systems, and networking between women in engineering, and runs programs to show females of all ages that engineers work to solve real-world problems and improve the quality of life for all. Widener’s student section of SWE runs a highly popular and award-winning camp to introduce high school girls to the many possibilities of a career in engineering.

SWE Website

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Faculty Advisor

Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honor Society

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Undergraduate and graduate students

Tau Beta Pi is the honor society that recognizes engineering students of any discipline who have compiled an outstanding undergraduate academic record. It is generally considered to be the top national honor society for all engineers. Eligibility for the society is determined by grade point average attained at the end of the junior or senior year.

Vertical Flight Society

Open to:

Undergraduate and graduate students

Given the prominent role of the helicopter industry in this area, this is a very active society, allowing students to interact with many engineers in this field at local events.