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COEN Clubs & Organizations

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers table on campus

Many of the activities of these organizations focus on enhancing academic performance, providing community service, and stimulating social interaction among members.

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College of Engineering Student Clubs & Organizations

Engineering Clubs

Phi Sigma Rho

Phi Sigma Rho is a sorority for women in engineering and technical science majors. We are a group of women who want to succeed academically but are also interested in the social aspects of a traditional sorority. In other words, its the best mix of school and sorority life for women in engineering and technical science majors. We have fun activities such as social events and a retreat each semester where we bond over our shared love and stress of our chosen majors.

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Queer STEM Club (QSTEM)

In this club, members will discuss and find support for any academic or social hardships they face because of their queer identities, learn about scholarships and opportunities for LGBT+ students in STEM, discuss LGBT+ history and culture (with a focus on people/events in STEM), and receive general academic and social support/advice.

Our main way of interaction/communication is on our Discord server. View our external site here to join Discord.

Though the club will have a heavy emphasis on STEM subjects, any interested person of any major can join.

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE’s vision is a world where all individuals and ethnicities are equally valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers supports, encourages, and empowers women to achieve their aspirations in their journey as engineers and leaders.

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Tau Beta Pi

Idaho Gamma Chapter
The Boise State Tau Beta Pi Chapter was established on March 13th, 2010. With over 100 members, it is a growing group of the best engineering students in and from Boise State University. Being invited to join the Idaho Gamma Chapter as a junior means you are in the top 12.5% of your class of all engineering majors. Being invited as a senior means you are in the top 20%. Beyond engineering, Tau Beta Pi is committed to community service and several volunteer opportunities, as well as social events, are held throughout the school year for the members and potential initiates.

Tau Beta Pi was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 making it the second oldest honor society in the nation. Its continued efforts at creating a tight knit community for engineering students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character for over 100 years makes it the oldest and most prestigious Engineering Honor Society in the nation. Tau Beta Pi is also the only Engineering Honor Society that represents all fields of the engineering profession. Tau Beta Pi has created an environment in which engineering students can be acknowledged for their hard work and also allows students to form more connections with employers and luminaries in the area. Joining Tau Beta Pi means becoming part of an organization that is bigger than any one person or university. With over 200 chapters, Tau Bates initiate into an active network of information and support.


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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE exists to to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

While this club is currently inactive, students interested in starting a NSBE chapter at Boise State can learn how to start an organization here.

Civil Engineering Clubs

American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter (ASCE): Concrete Canoe

ASCE Student Organizations help you enhance structural and civil engineering skills you need to enter the profession.  Classroom knowledge builds the perfect foundation for your career, but ASCE develops your leadership skills, teaches practical construction techniques, connects you to a network of professionals, and inspires your creative outlets through activities and competitions.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Timber Strong

The mission driving the Timber-Strong Design Build team is to compete in the regional American Society of Civil Engineers’ Student Symposium Competition in the spring. With this comes learning and practicing Civil Engineering skills, interacting with faculty mentors, and building relationships with peers. We have been tasked with designing and constructing a two-story, lumber building that can withstand specific loadings and meet given criteria.

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American Institute of Steel Construction Student Chapter (AISC): Steel Bridge

The Student Steel Bridge Competition challenges students to extend their classroom knowledge to a practical and hands-on steel-design project that grows their interpersonal and professional skills, encourages innovation, and fosters impactful relationships between students and industry professionals.

Each student team develops a concept for a scale-model steel bridge to span approximately 20 feet and to carry 2,500 pounds according to the competition rules. The team must determine how to fabricate their bridge and then plan for an efficient assembly under timed construction conditions at the competition. Bridges are also load-tested, weighed, and judged on aesthetics.

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Chi Epsilon

Chi Epsilon is the International Civil Engineering Honor Society. It was founded at the University of Illinois in 1922. Boise State University was inducted into Chi Epsilon in November 2018 as Chapter 142, the first chapter in the state of Idaho. Boise State Chi epsilon.

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Computer Science Clubs

Association of Computing Machinery – Women (ACM-W)

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to its members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.


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C^4 Club: Competitive Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Club

C^4 is a club made by and for students of any department and major with an interest in cybersecurity, whether offensive or defensive, and create a place for us to discuss and learn more about it and the all the ways it impacts our society and lives. We meet frequently to discuss events, learn concepts and theories, and practice with different techniques and toolkits. We want to develop our knowledge and get experience in a safe and (importantly!) legal environment for messing around with software, hardware, and computer systems, and provide a place for everyone interested in local, regional, and national cybersecurity-focused competitions to meet, collaborate, and compete– whether veterans of competition or completely new to the field.

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Construction Management Clubs

Construction Management Association (CMA)

The Construction Management Association (CMA) is a group of Boise State students interested in the Construction and Development Industry. The CMA is the Boise Student Chapter of the Association of General Contractors, otherwise known as the AGC. The CMA has been in existence for over thirty years. The club offers BSU students many opportunities to further their education and professional careers. Specifically, members are given: – Service learning – Meet industry leaders – Project management experience – Volunteer in the community – Hands on experience.

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Sigma Lambda Chi

Department of Construction Management’s Honor Society. A group of faculty and students working along side one another to engage in construction related community service activities, educational seminars, and overall relationship building between industry personnel and students.

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Women in Construction, Engineering, and Development (WICED)

We are Women in Construction, Engineering, and Development. We consist of a group of college students who understands and appreciates the value in learning from the professionals who have done this before we have. We would like to set an example for high school students who are interested in all different areas of this industry, and provide the opportunity for college students to meet with industry professionals. Join our GroupMe here!

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Clubs

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization, with over 410,000+ members worldwide. We are composed primarily of EE and CS majors, but we welcome all who have an interest in technology. This Student Branch is an extension of the IEEE professional society.

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Materials Science and Engineering Clubs

Materials Science & Engineering Club

The Materials Science Club at Boise State University is a place for current and prospective students to meet and interact. The Materials Science Club strives to increase community interest in the dynamic field of materials science. We have fun events like the MSE Pi Day (where you vote to get a professor pie’d) and regular social events. We also provide resume workshops/professional Q&A sessions and expose all students to researchers, faculty, and graduate students within the field of materials science and engineering. Outreach events at local schools are fun and a great experience for students to reach out to the local community. In addition, every year we strive to give student members (especially undergraduate students) opportunities to attend materials science conferences (i.e., TMS).

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Nuclear Energy Club

The Nuclear Energy Club gives students a venue to explore nuclear technology, professional development opportunities and help educate the community about nuclear enabling technologies. We also host social events for students to connect with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students interested in nuclear and renewable energy sources.

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Mechanical Engineering Clubs

Baja Racing Club (SAE)

The purpose of this organization is to provide students with the opportunity to work on a real-world, challenging engineering design project. The club’s existence will help them to gain the following skills: proficiently working as a team to create and implement new ideas, overcome design-related challenges, and successfully manufacture a vehicle to be raced/tested in a national collegiate competition.

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Mechanical Engineering Society (SAE, ASME, ASHRAE)

The Mechanical Engineering Club is a group of students devoted to gaining hands-on experience in their respective fields of engineering. We strive to apply what we’ve learned in the classroom to our organization and future club projects. Finally, we hope to develop strong mentor relationships to maintain involvement and continuation in our field of study.

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