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Black Engineering Graduate Student Association (BEGSA)

The mission of the Black Engineering Graduate Student Association, or BEGSA, is to  build a sense of community among and facilitate the professional development and academic success of the Black Stanford engineering community by providing forums for engagement, discussion, and collective learning. Subscribe to our mailing list to learn about our upcoming events.

Graduate Students in Electrical Engineering (GSEE)

GSEE aims to improve student life, strengthen relations between students, and foster communication with faculty and administration. Our mission is to create an atmosphere of support as well as leverage resources for the academic and personal development of graduate students within the department. Contact Thaibao Phan or Evan Wang.

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers at Stanford (Website under construction: NOBCChE@Stanford)

Recently founded by the graduate students of Stanford Chemistry, the purpose of NOBCChE@Stanford (pronounced no-be-shay) is to build an eminent scientific community at Stanford that is dedicated to the advancement and inclusion of Black students and underrepresented minorities in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. Interested students at all career stages are welcome to join! Join our mailing list or contact Taylor Jones IV.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics @ Stanford (oSTEM)

oSTEM aims to help LGBTQ IA+ students in STEM fields by enriching their professional background, providing them with resources and unique STEM experiences, affirming their identities, and addressing their individual needs. Join our mailing list.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Our mission is to foster the success of underrepresented students in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Contact Ellen Bouchard for more information.

Stanford American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

We aim to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Native students in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines by promoting a learning atmosphere that encourages professionalism and academic success. Contact Sami Chen.

Stanford Materials Research Society (MRS)

Stanford MRS is the student organization for all graduate students in Materials Science and Engineering. We work with students and the department to put on events, do outreach, bring in speakers, and much more. Join us this fall to help make great things happen in the Materials Science and Engineering department! Contact Harry Thaman.

Stanford Mechanical Engineering Women’s Group (MEWG)

The Mechanical Engineering Womens Group is a collection of students dedicated to fostering a sense of community and environment to empower graduate and postdoctoral women in engineering at Stanford University. People of all genders are welcome! Contact co-presidents Moromoke Adekanye or Camille Townshend.

Stanford Optical Society (OSA)

We are a student organization open to all graduate students and postdocs at Stanford with an interest in optics and photonics science, regardless of major. With over 100 active student members, we regularly hold a wide variety of events including social mixers where you can get to know your fellow optics and photonics students, technical talks from leaders in the field, and outreach events where we spread our knowledge and passion for optics with the greater Bay Area community. Finally, we typically organize an annual Stanford University Photonics Retreat (SUPR), a weekend-long, off-campus conference just for Stanford optics students. Contact OSA.

Stanford Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE)

The Stanford Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) seeks to promote the study of engineering through outreach, provide professional development opportunities, and enhance the diversity of the Stanford Engineering community by focusing upon the needs and interests of its female graduate students. Join our mailing list.

Stanford Women in Computer Science (WiCS)

We work to promote and support the growing community of graduate women in computer science, including co-term, masters, and PhD students. Our casual events are an opportunity for graduate women to meet, get to know each other, and be part of the community. Contact Jane Wu or Christina Lin.

Stanford Women in Electrical Engineering (WEE)

Activities include mentoring, professional development, networking, community service, outreach, and social events. Subscribe to our mailing list.


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