American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Membership in the Baylor University Student Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is open to all Baylor students who are student members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The purposes of this section are: 1) to acquaint members with the goals and programs of ASME and to encourage participation in the activities of the Society, and 2) to sponsor and promote activities which will enhance the total educational experience of members.
Association for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology is a student organization dedicated to helping build and foster common interests in Bioinformatics with those in the major and like-minded students. ABB provides members with 1) a better understanding of Bioinformatics, 2) a network with other students, professors, and professionals in the field, and 3) support for scholarly success. All these goals are achieved through bi-monthly meetings, attendance of symposia, and other social activities. Association for Computing Machinery
The Baylor Student Chapter of ACM was organized and chartered in 1974. The student chapter assists members in maintaining a close, regular association with fellow students and faculty who are also interested in computing. In addition, the chapter sponsors the Baylor Programming Team which competes in the ACM Regional and ACM International Collegiate Programming Contests. Periodic meetings provide a combination of social interaction, professional dialogue, public service, and professional development. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in computing.
Chi Sigma Iota is a professional computer science fraternity that promotes effective leadership skills in the field of computer science. Chi Sigma Iota sponsors service and professional projects for the students. Through stimulating programs and social gatherings, members gain practical experience to enhance their education at Baylor. Membership is open to men and women committed to service in the field of computer science.
Engineers with a Mission
Engineers with a Mission (EM) is a unique Christian organization that envisions and mobilizes engineering students to serve the people of developing countries with their technical skills through appropriate technology projects and mission-oriented trips abroad. EM is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Texas and the pilot chapter is at Baylor University. Membership is two-tiered: any engineering major may be a general member, but the technical and spiritual core is made up of the Project Implementation and Testing Crew (PIT Crew) for which a more selective application is used.
Eta Kappa Nu National ECE Honor Society, Kappa Tau Chapter
Eta Kappa Nu, abbreciated HKN, is the national honor society for Electrical and Computer Engineering students. Baylor's group is the Kappa Tau Chapter. Membership is by invitation and is based on a review of the student's high academic record and character. Junior ECE majors in the upper one-fourth, and senior ECE students in the upper one-third, of their respective classes are eligible for consideration and election to HKN.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
The Baylor University Student Branch of the IEEE is affiliated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE), an international organization which is the world's largest technical professional society. Through projects, field trips, and meetings, the student branch fosters the professional growth of its members and promotes a closer relationship among students, faculty, and the engineering community. Baylor Student Branch membership is open to any student member of IEEE. Student membership in IEEE is open to students studying engineering, computer science, or a related field.
National Society of Black Engineers
Baylor University's Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is available to all students majoring in engineering, science, or applied mathematics. The NSBE mission statement is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The objective of the Chapter is to encourage the professional career development of African-American and other ethnic minorities in engineering and other science/technology-related fields at Baylor University. Furthermore, the Chapter strives to promote fellowship among minority students in order to increase the number of minority students entering and graduating with a degree in engineering or other science/technology-related fields.
SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers) has more than 121,000 members - engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries - who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space. The Baylor University Collegiate Chapter of SAE International is available to all students at Baylor who share a common interest in aerospace, automobiles, commercial vehicles, or motorsports. The organization provides opportunities to grow as an engineer and a professional through company tours, professional speakers, and student competitions. The Baylor Formula SAE team is currently in the process of designing, building, testing, and competing the first of many Formula SAE cars in future of Baylor SAE.
Society of Women Engineers
Baylor University's Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers is open to all engineering and computer science students, both male and female. The goals of the section are: 1) to provide education about the challenges facing female engineers, 2) to create a sense of identity and community, 3) to provide resources for women engineers, and 4) to enhance leadership and professional skills. These goals are achieved through mentoring relationships, presentations, field trips, and other activities.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honorary computer science association that promotes high scholarship and original investigations in the branches of computer science. Membership in the Baylor chapter is composed of individuals whose academic achievements, reputations, and creative abilities deserve recognition. The chapter inducts members twice each year and assists fellow students in their academic pursuits.