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Within CEAE, there are a number of engineering-related organizations where you can connect with other students, have fun, and grow as an engineer.
AEI – Architectural Engineering Institute
The AEI Chapter is the preeminent student organization dedicated to understanding and advancing the state-of-the-art of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) profession through networking, design competitions, & learning experiences in the AEC community. Join us and attend events for networking opportunities, meeting with other students, and to expand your industry knowledge.
Advisor: Jay Arehart
AGC – Associated General Contractors
As a student chapter, we strive to promote the construction industry in three areas which include education, service, and networking. In order to keep our members up to date with what's happening in the construction industry, we have construction professionals speak at every weekly meeting to present on a specific project or on their company
Advisor: Matt Morris
ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
Our chapter coordinates events, including industry expert talks/presentations, innovative academic research talks, technical workshops, site visits, and social events. These events help you network with industry professionals, stay up to date with research and industry best practices, and offer hands-on experience with HVAC equipment. We also guide interested students to apply for grants and scholarships from ASHRAE.
Branch Video: CU Boulder ASHRAE Student Branch Introduction 2021
Advisors: John Zhai and Wangda Zuo
ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers
Hosts Concrete Canoe Competition and Steel Bridge Competition
Advisors: Chris Senseney and Brad Wham
Bridge Buffs is the CU Chapter of a national NGO called Engineers in Action, an organization that designs and builds pedestrian footbridges in Eswatini and Bolivia. Engineers in Action is a non-profit dedicated to reducing poverty created by rural isolation by building pedestrian bridges over impassable rivers in communities that would otherwise be unable to afford them. We offer opportunities to grow in your design, leadership, AutoCAD, communication, fundraising and general engineering skills while also helping communities in developing countries.
Advisor: Abbie Liel
Chi Epsilon is the Civil Engineering honor society. Membership is by invitation only, and is based on class standing and GPA.
Advisor: Roseanna Neupauer
DBIA - Design Build Institute of America Student Competition
The National Design-Build Student Competition provides you with the opportunity to create a project as a team, present it to some of the industry’s leading pros and earn national recognition for good work. DBIA’s student competition provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and impress design-build industry leaders one-on-one.
Advisor: Matt Morris
EERI - Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Hosts Seismic Design Competition
Advisor: Brad Wham
EWB – Engineers Without Borders-USA
EWB’s mission is to partner with developing communities to improve their quality of life through environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects. We promote the development of globally aware and internationally responsible students and professionals. Our chapter was the first chapter of EWB-USA, and we have current projects in Peru, Rwanda, and Nepal and recently started a domestic program here in the United States.
Contact: See website for contact information (varies by team)
Advisor: Karl Linden
The Geo-Institute of ASCE Colorado Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is no longer active. If you are interested in reviving this group, please contact Yida Zhang. Previously, the organization’s major objectives were to expand our knowledge in geotechnical topics, conduct outreach amongst undergraduate students, K-12 students, and in the local community and to collaborate with faculty, staff, and engineering groups on campus to provide a better engineering experience for students.
IES – Illuminating Engineering Society
The CU IES Chapter is a community committed to inspiring those interested in lighting by providing tools for career success and building a shared knowledge base, while promoting engagement with industry professionals and each other.
Advisor: Sandra Vàsconez
SEVEN - Society of Environmental Engineers
SEVEN, as a branch of the Environmental Engineering (EVEN) program, is a resource for engineering students to connect and explore applications of environmental engineering. Through tours, panels, group activities, and other events, we are established around four main pillars: professional development, service, community, and education. SEVEN is an affiliated student chapter with the American Water Works Association (AWWA).
Advisor: Azadeh Bolhari
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge is a collegiate competition to design, build, and operate a sustainable house. It consists of ten individual contests related to architecture, engineering, sustainability, marketability, and operating performance of the house, and teaching and inspiring the public about the potential for sustainability in their lives. Participation provides hands-on, interdisciplinary experience and preparation to enter the clean energy workforce.
Advisors: Jay Arehart and Jennifer Scheib