Student and Professional Organizations

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IEEE Club.

EE has a variety of clubs, organizations and activities that enhance engineering education outside of the classroom. The diversity and number of organizations in the department reflect the wide range our students' professional interests.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The IEEE is the largest professional society worldwide composed of students and professional members from engineering and related disciplines. The mission of the organization is to help advance technology, enable members’ careers, and promote an international community. We, the University of Buffalo IEEE Student Chapter, hold these same goals. The club focuses on giving students technical and professional preparation for competitive careers in industry and academia.

Student Branch Office: 406 Furnas Hall

Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Zirnheld

Eta Kappa Nu

HKN Zeta Pi is the University at Buffalo chapter of the national Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society.  HKN is a prestigious organization which only offers membership to the students of high academic performance and strong character.  Invitations to join are given to the top 25% of the junior class and the top 33% of the senior class students in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the beginning of every semester.

Office: 406 Furnas Hall

Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Zirnheld

UB Robotics

UB Robotics (UBR) is an undergraduate club of the University at Buffalo, dedicated to engineering excellence in the field of robotics.  The club draws members from many aspects of engineering and participates in competitions, research and outreach.

Office: 122 Bonner Hall

Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Zirnheld

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders by expanding the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life and by demonstrating the value of diversity. They inform young women and the general public of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities that are open to them. SWE serves as a center of information on women in engineering and encourages women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.

Faculty Advisor: Christine Human

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science. We are brought together by heritage, social responsibility and the desire to improve the equality of all people through the use of science and technology. We value excellence in education, professional pursuits and leadership. We gain excellence through integrity, empowerment, achievement, diversity and continuous improvement.

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi is an engineering-wide honor society for juniors and seniors demonstrating exceptional academic performance. 

UB Nanosatellite Lab

With support from NASA, US Air Force Research Lab and Moog, Nanosat is a student-run team building next-generation spacecraft.

UB Space Bulls Robo-Ops Team

The UB Space Bulls participate in the NASA and NIA RASC-AL Robo-Ops Planetary Rover Competition along with 7 other teams from across the US.  The team designs a rover which will be teleoperated from UB campus, to traverse various terrains at Johnson Space Center Rockyard facility located in Houston, Texas.

Faculty Advisors: Kevin Burke and Jennifer Zirnheld