To explore all of the student groups on campus, visit the Involvement section of the university website.

IEEE Student Group

A non-profit organization, IEEE (pronounced Eye-triple-E) is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. Benefits include:

  • Monthly events on campus ranging from social gatherings to technical talks with industry
  • Technical workshops and events throughout the year
  • IEEE Potentials and Spectrum Magazines
  • The IEEE, in conjunction with Microsoft, offers a wide selection of development software to IEEE student members.
  • More benefits can be found on the IEEE website 

You can join IEEE online. Watch for our new Buff Connect website coming soon. 

Women in ECEE

Women in ECEE promotes diversity in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at CU Boulder. The goals of the group are:

  1. To create a community atmosphere among ECEE students
  2. To provide students with role models
  3. To facilitate interaction between graduate and undergraduate students
  4. To promote professional and technical development of the students

Women in ECEE's principal activities include social events where students of all genders can gather and have fun in a low-key environment (e.g. coffee hours); hosting speakers and panels to discuss professional development, work/life balance and career choices; and laboratory tours.  

Join our email list to receive notices, updates and opportunities.  

Optical Society of America

The Optical Society of America (OSA) is a professional organization founded in 1916 for researchers, scientists and engineers who study light and how to control it. The student chapter here at CU is a mix of undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn more about light or who are already studying it. Anyone is welcome to join!

They have three categories of activities:

  • Professional - We interact with local optics companies in Boulder through networking events, poster sessions, and mini exhibition halls. We try to connect students with companies for internships and job opportunities.
  • Social - We have events such as happy hours, visits to exhibits having to do with light, mixers for students from different fields to meet one another, and more!
  • Technical - We host lectures from established researchers in optics, we promote or plan poster sessions for students to share their work, and we visit the research facilities of professors or companies in the area.

OSA will be meeting biweekly on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. during the fall 2020 semester. To learn more or to receive the Zoom link, subscribe to or email

CU Energy Club

The CU Energy Club is a multidisciplinary group focused on both education and outreach in the energy sector. Our primary goals are to expand on what CU students learn in the classroom and help them make connections in the energy industry. We appeal to both graduate and undergraduate students, drawing primarily from students of engineering, environmental science, business and anyone interested in energy.

At the club's monthly meetings, guest speakers present their work or research. We hold biweekly Energy Talks throughout the year. These talks are primarily student-led presentations on current energy events or topics of interest. Check out our events at the CU Energy Club website.  

We hope to see you at our events!

Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Association (EGSA)


To create and maintain an ECEE graduate student community in the department; to provide a voice for ECEE graduate students in departmental affairs. Group leadership and event attendance is open to all graduate students, PhD and MS in any degree program at any level. 


Current ECEE graduate students can connect with one of their EGSA officers to discuss the department and program.