Classroom learning is just one part of the process students will go through in order to achieve their Bachelor’s degree. Experiences outside of the classroom are just as important to the overall understanding of the engineering field. It is for this reason that engineering students have the opportunity to join clubs in their emphasis areas, many of which have special industry-related guest speakers. Many of these clubs also attend academic and industry-related conferences. It is in these ways that the department at UGA provides specialized educational experiences to take learning out of the lecture hall and lab and into the professional world.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
EWB-UGA’s mission is to help provide water, power, sanitation, and education both locally and globally. Our vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides.
Fall Semester, 2012: Meetings are Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Driftmier Auditorium.
Patricia Mahoney and Phil Munro
President: Dayrin Mendez (email@example.com)
Vice President: Scott Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Salu Smith (email@example.com)
Secretary: Brooks Cato (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project Lead: Jacob Mapel (email@example.com)
Fundraising Chair: Maygan Lanier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The national organization of SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. Membership in the professional society is available through their website. The UGA Student Branch of SWE is open to all students, from all disciplines, and is primarily student lead and student driven.
Fall Semester, 2012: Meetings will be held every other Wednesday (starting 8/29), at 5:00 pm
Hillary Tanner (email@example.com)
This club is the UGA student chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. The purpose is to provide a means for students to learn more of engineering for building sciences and to make professional contacts in industry.
Fall Semester, 2012: ASHRAE does not hold regular meetings. Events and meetings will be posted throughout Driftmier as they occur.
Student club webpage: none yet
Dr. Tom Lawrence – firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Sarah Sliger (email@example.com)
Secretary: Tyler Alsen (grad student)
Georgia Student Branch of ASABE
The Engineering Club is a student branch of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). While membership in the national organization is encouraged, it is not required for membership in the club. Some of the purposes of the club include leadership development, service to the community, social activities, design competitions and career resources. A separate group within the club designs and builds a quarter-scale tractor for a national competition.
Dr. Mike Yoder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President: Joseph Trotochaud (email@example.com)
Vice-President: Erin Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Alex Ginn (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Merry Crowder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Scribe: Kendra Henson (email@example.com)
Sergeant at Arms: Kevin Cown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fall Semester, 2012: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 5:30 in Driftmier Auditorium.
Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE)
This organization fosters academic achievement, professional development, and scholarly and professional relationships between alumni, faculty, and students while promoting healthy communities and stewardship of the environment.This is a student-led organization available to all UGA students and faculty.
Dr. John Schramski (email@example.com)
Fall Semester, 2012: Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.
UGA Engineering Graduate Club
As the primary organization representing engineering graduate students at The University of Georgia, the Engineering Graduate Club is tasked with providing students with opportunities for personal, professional and social enrichment. The Engineering Graduate Club represents the student body comprised of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as the Faculty of Engineering degree programs. A strong and involved graduate student body will shape the future of engineering at the University of Georgia and the Engineering Graduate Club seeks to facilitate this involvement, while sharing the research interests and accomplishments of current graduate students and alumni. Consider this a starting point for exploring available opportunities and a portal to resources of interest to prospective and current engineering graduate students and faculty.
Dr. Bill Tollner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Dr. William Kisaalita (email@example.com)
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), as a national student and professional based organization, is dedicated to developing intensive programs for increasing interest in technical fields such as science, engineering, and math among pre-college and collegiate students. The objectives of the UGA NSBE Chapter shall be to stimulate and develop interest in engineering among students; to strive to increase the number of students who choose to major in technical fields at the undergraduate and graduate school levels; to create a support system among black engineering students at UGA; to promote learning and provide academic help to students in need; and to strive to further, within its locality, the purpose and programs of the National Society of Black Engineers. Members of this organization are encouraged to participate in programs that encourage academic excellence, leadership development, and personal growth.
Fall Semester, 2012: Meetings will be held every 2nd Tuesday, at 6:30 pm.