Several diversity-serving, professional engineering 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, and 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.

The BOLD Center is also home to the Student Leadership Council (SLC), which consists of student representatives from the various student societies, the GoldShirt Program, and academic cohorts. The SLC is involved in organizing events and taking on initiatives to bring a broad spectrum of students together.

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

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

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.

Tuesdays, 5–6 p.m. | The BOLD Center

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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.

Thursdays, 6–7 p.m. | The BOLD Center

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

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.

Mondays, 6–7 p.m. | The BOLD Center

Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)

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.

Every other Thursday, 5–6 p.m. | BOLD 112

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

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.

Every other Wednesday 6–7 p.m. | ECCR 245

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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.

Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. | The BOLD Center

CU Women in Computing (CUWIC)

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.

Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. | The BOLD Center

Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WOAA, formerly SWISE) 

The purpose of the Society of Women in Space Exploration 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.

Fridays, 4–5 p.m. | The BOLD Center