Student Clubs and Organizations

AIChE undergraduate club members in front of the Eternal Flame in Orchard Park, NY.

Enriching academic experiences and building connections.

Engineering clubs allow students to gain hands on experience with the material they learn in the classroom. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, they carry out research projects, conduct valuable experiments and compete in competitions throughout the nation. Many of clubs are nationally recognized and work closely with national societies. Most notably, the engineering clubs participate in the National Engineers Week in February of each year, where each club competes in events such as a paper bridge competition, rocket launches, Battle Bots and more.

CBE Student Organizations

  • Western New York American Chemical Society (WNYACS)
    The Western New York local section of ACS represents Niagara Falls and Buffalo, and surrounding areas. Membership in the local section is open to all members of the American Chemical Society. The organization sponsors an undergraduate research symposium and provides an annual academic excellence award to a deserving CBE undergraduate student.
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
    The student chapter of UB CBE’s AIChE prepares undergraduate students for the real world by fostering connections with future employers. They do so by presenting a speaker series where students can visit with and learn from UB CBE alums, and they can go on local company plant tours each month.
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Association
    The CBE chapter of the graduate student association (GSA) is a group that exists to offer students in our department encouragement for a healthy work/life balance.
  • Cheme Car Team
    The student chapter of UB CBE’s AIChE prepares undergraduate students for the real world by fostering connections with future employers. They do so by presenting a speaker series where students can visit with and learn from UB CBE alums, and they can go on local company plant tours each month.

SEAS-wide Student Organizations

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers.
  • Artificial Intelligence
    UB-AI is UB’s Artificial Intelligence organization. Our mission is to spark discussions, ideas, and interest in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • Engineering World Health (EWH)
    The mission of EWH is to help students apply knowledge and skills to real problems facing health professionals in the developing world, while expanding practical skills beyond classroom exposure.
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    The National Society of Black Engineers is the largest student managed organization in the country. NSBE seeks to promote the recruitment, retention, and academic excellence of students of color in engineering and science.
  • Robotics
    UB Robotics (UBR) is an undergraduate club dedicated to engineering excellence and collaboration in the field of robotics.
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
    SASE is dedicated to the professional and educational advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    SHPE UB inspires and motivates underrepresented students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University at Buffalo and in the Buffalo area.
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    The Society of Women Engineers encourages women to achieve their full career potential 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.
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
    The goal of the University at Buffalo Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UB SEDS) is to raise interest and awareness of space exploration and development.
  • Theme Park Engineering Club (TPEC)
    TPEC gives interested students the chance to explore theme park engineering in depth and to learn more about potential careers in the field.
  • University at Buffalo Nanosatellite Laboratory (UB Nanosat)
    Nanosat is a collaborative organization of undergraduate and graduate students who work with the Air Force Research Lab, NASA, and Moog, Inc. to build satellites from concept to launch.
  • University at Buffalo Pilots Association
    The University at Buffalo Pilots Association promotes aviation exploration and training to students of all disciplines and levels of experience. Whether you are curious about learning more about the field of aviation, are an aspiring pilot, or already have a pilots’ license, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
  • Phi Sigma Rho
    Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority exclusively for women in engineering. Phi Sigma Rho sisters strive for academic and professional excellence but recognize that developing lasting bonds of friendship and support with other women in engineering is essential to our success.
  • Tau Beta Pi
    Tau Beta Pi is the nation's second oldest honor society, and the the only engineering honor society that recognizes individuals from all engineering disciplines.
  • Theta Tau
    Theta Tau is the nation's oldest co-ed fraternity for engineers and is comprised of students from all engineering majors.
  • Society of Sales Engineers (SSE)
    The mission of the SSE Student Chapter is to offer opportunities for UB students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to explore the profession of technical sales through in-depth interactions between peers, faculty, and representatives from local, regional and multi-national engineering firms.
  • MakeOpenSource
    MakeOpenSource is an open-source programming club. Our goal is to create a community of programmers and developers (of any skill level) who can collaborate and contribute to open-source projects. The club is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.