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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. 

Black Engineering Graduate Student Association (BEGSA)

BEGSA is committed to fostering professional and academic growth among the Black Stanford Engineering community. The group facilitates a variety of programming aimed at enhancing career readiness, networking, and community belonging for its members. 

BEGSA also leads an annual program, SERGE (Stanford Exposure to Research and Graduate Education), dedicated to increasing a diverse Stanford graduate population by recruiting prospective doctoral scholars. This initiative includes a range of resources, workshops, and personalized faculty and graduate-level mentorship, all designed to assist students in effectively navigating the complexities of preparing for graduate school. The group's overarching goal is to equip all current and future members with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully pursue their academic and professional goals. 

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. 

Engineering Students for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ES4DEI)

ES4DEI's purpose is to create a more inclusive, welcoming, diverse, and balanced community in the School of Engineering by providing opportunities to engage in tangible community outreach work, ongoing self-education, and embodying a safe, non-judgmental space for authenticity and belonging. Apply to be a new member!

Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE)

GradSWE is the graduate chapter of SWE that focuses on creating a community of women across the School of Engineering. We focus on providing opportunities for professional development, community outreach, as well as social events. We welcome people of all genders and backgrounds, that are dedicated to creating an inclusive and interdisciplinary network.

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 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!

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. 

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (oSTEM)

A national student society dedicated to increasing the participation of queer people in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

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 the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM (SACNAS)

SACNAS, or the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, is a national non-profit organization created by scientists for the purpose of creating a community and support network for career and student scientists from underrepresented backgrounds. As a chapter, we plan community/social events that celebrate underrepresented identities in STEM, organize professional development programming and help prepare students to attend the yearly SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference. Importantly, while the SACNAS national organization nominally and particularly supports scientists of Chicano, Hispanic, Latinx, Indigenous, and Native American backgrounds, we are an inclusive, non-discriminatory organization that supports members of all ethnic, racial, national, and cultural backgrounds, as well as members of all genders and other intersecting identities. We welcome any one who's values align with the SACNAS mission to join as members.

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 Engineering Research Introductions Organization (SERIO)

SERIO’s fundamental objective is to support and nurture underrepresented undergraduate students on their path towards graduate-level STEM education. Through formal mentorship programs with current underrepresented Stanford graduate students as well as our annual flagship Stanford Engineering Research Introductions (SERIS) Program, we introduce our selected students to research seminars from Stanford faculty, panels from current Stanford students, and engineering lab tours led by Stanford researchers.

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 Native American Graduate Students (SNAGS)

SNAGS is a part of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), encouraging students to engage with resources and events associated with a vibrant Indigenous community in the surrounding Bay Area.

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 Aeronautics & Astronautics (WIAA)

WIAA exists to support and empower Stanford's female and non-binary students interested in aerospace engineering, as well as foster broader community within the discipline through professional, educational, social, and outreach events. Gender-marginalized undergraduate and graduate students from any department, not just Aero/Astro, as well as allies, are welcome to join us! WIAA is supported by AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and is a part of WoAA (Women of Aeronautics & Astronautics national organization).

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 foster a sense of community among women in the EE department through programming that includes mentoring, community service, outreach, and social events. In addition, WEE provides opportunities for professional development and networking across all of the engineering disciplines. Anyone of any gender who supports these goals is welcome to attend events and join the group.


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