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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 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 Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE is the primary professional society in the U.S. 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. Projects include post-Tsunami reconstruction work on the Andaman Islands. 

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. 

Mechanical Engineering Women's Group

The Mechanical Engineering 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. 

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 to provide exciting educational, networking, and community outreach activities. 

Product Design Student Association

The Product Design Students Association caters to the Stanford Product Design community, providing students with opportunities to learn more about product design, build a community, network with faculty, graduate students and alumni, and find jobs. 

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 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 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. 

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 Society Of LatinX 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 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 Student Space Initiative

The Stanford Student Space Initiative believes space exploration can happen on a Silicon Valley timeframe. The group aims 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.   

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 University serves the Stanford community by acting as a representative entity for academic excellence, leadership and continued service. Tutoring services and office hours, conducted regularly at the Huang Engineering Center, encourage peer performance in science, mathematics and engineering.

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 Electrical Engineering (WEE)

WEE aims to provide community, mentoring and enrichment for women students in EE at Stanford. WEE addresses women- specific issues and provide a place for networking among current graduate women and EE alumnae. 


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