Eight affinity-based, professional engineering and STEM societies have their CU Boulder chapter offices in the BOLD Center. These societies provide a variety of functions, including

  • Hosting guest speakers
  • Organizing social events
  • Sponsoring student attendance at national conferences 
  • Sponsoring entries in national competitions.

They’re a great way to start making a world of difference as an engineer, even before you graduate!

Membership in professional societies is open to anyone who supports the organization’s mission. Please contact individual societies for membership information.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) webpage 

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures the building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas. The trained professionals then become technologically informed leaders within the Indian community. AISES' ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for the advancement of American Indians and Native Alaskans as they seek to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society.

AISES Social Channels

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) webpage

Our mission—to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. There are different regions and chapters of NSBE all over the U.S. Our chapter falls under region 6, which includes most of the west coast & mid-west chapters. We get the opportunity to network and meet other members and to get potential internship/job opportunities at our Fall Regional Conference. The national convention is also held every year in the spring, which is the largest NSBE convention with over thousands of students and professionals alike.

NSBE Social Channels

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (oSTEM) webpage

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional society focused on LGBTQ people in the STEM community. oSTEM at the University of Colorado Boulder (formerly Student Alliance of GLBT Engineers or SAGE) strives to provide networking opportunities, professional development, social proceedings, and safe space for the LGBTQ community belonging to science, technology, engineering, and math fields on campus.

oSTEM Social Channels

Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE) webpage

SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live. Our mission is to: prepare asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world, celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace, and provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities.

SASE Social Channels

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE/MAES) webpage

CU Boulder SHPE/MAES is a joint student chapter from two national organizations: the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES). Our mission is to develop a diverse community of supportive CU Boulder students that excel as STEM leaders, contributing community members, and well rounded professionals. This is achieved through professional development workshops, networking opportunities, outreach events, fundraising, social events, and conferences. Non-engineering or science majors are welcome, as are non-Hispanic or Latino students.

SHPE Social Channels

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) webpage

At SWE CU Boulder, we are focused on building an inclusive community of strong female engineers and other minorities, while remaining open to all who support these groups in STEM.  Our goal is to establish a secure and substantial support system for the collegiate to professional transition by giving back through our various outreach programs, furthering opportunities for our members and cultivating a strong network within the CU community.

SWE Social Channels

CU Women in Computing (CUWIC) webpage

CU Women in Computing is the ACM-W chapter within the computer science department at the University of Colorado Boulder that is dedicated to supporting women and diversity in computing. We encourage interaction from all who are interested in issues regarding women and diversity in computing to create a forum in which to share information about career, academic, and social opportunities.

CUWIC Social Channels

Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WOAA) webpage

The purpose of Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics is to create a community for women interested in space exploration. We will produce a safe and welcoming environment aimed toward inclusivity and empowerment, making space more accessible to everyone.

WOAA Social Channels

Interested in being a member of Engineering Ambassadors? Visit the Engineering Ambassadors website to learn more about the organization and how to get involved!