"I learned a lot about being a leader through all of my experiences in student organizations. I learned about marketing, communication, and how to be effective at getting people to help you accomplish a goal. It has also helped me to overcome my shyness because I had to meet a lot of different people and present in front of them. Also, I have learned a lot about networking through student organizations. It's a very important skill and many students don't get a chance to practice it if they aren't involved in organizations on campus that have professional chapters."
— Kimmy Romstad, Senior, ISE Major
Student and Professional Organizations
The student organizations listed below are affiliated with the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Most are local student chapters of national organizations. Others are local groups that share a common interest or purpose.
Aerial Systems Club (OU FIRST)
The goal of the Aerial Systems Club is to build autonomous Aerial Robots which can fly with very less human intervention.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Join ASME's on-campus activities to build your skills, attend special events to network with professional engineers, and access hundreds of valuable resources to jumpstart your career.
American Society of Safety Engineers
ASSE is a global organization that works to advance the technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge and skills of Safety Health & Environmental professionals, and is committed to protecting people, property, and environment. The ASSE OU Student Section is here to help current students network with professionals in various areas of the Health and Safety field. We believe in community outreach, and preparing ourselves to enter the workforce, as fully capable and well rounded safety engineers.
Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)
ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.
Association for Computer Machinery - Women (ACM-W)
ACM-W's mission is to celebrate, inform and support women in computing, and work with the ACM-W community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women. This includes promoting activities that result in more equal representation of women in CS such as mentoring or role modeling; monitoring the status of women in industrial and academic computing through the gathering of statistics; providing historical information about women's accomplishments and roles in CS; and serving as a repository of information about programs, documents and policies of concern to women in CS.
Association for Cybernetics Research (ACR)
Association of Graduate Students (AGS)
Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMBS)
EMBS provides an informal gathering place for meeting students with similar interests, tips and leads on the current job market, contacts for internships and lab positions, and reports back from the latest conferences and presentations questions about and experiences from OU Engineering Biology courses.
- President: Sandra Mikail, email@example.com
- Advisers: Shailesh Kumar Lal, firstname.lastname@example.org / Mohammad-Reza Sidat, email@example.com
This is an evolving organization working towards fun in science, educational sharing and working opportunities. Students are empowered through science activities and speakers during the semester to the organization that assists in professional leadership, skill development & growth to Oakland University Students & Faculty by creating research, training & identifying working project opportunities to academia and bridging the gap between academia and the professional world.
- Adviser: Subramanian Ganesan, firstname.lastname@example.org
IEEE is a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation related to electricity.
Institute of Industrial Engineers ( IIE)
Provide learning and scholarship opportunities to engineering students. Connect industrial engineering students to business professionals.
- President: Meredith Deneweth, email@example.com
- Adviser: Bill Edwards,firstname.lastname@example.org / Sankar Sengupta, email@example.com
International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
The Association strives to advance the day when HYDROGEN ENERGY will become the principal means by which the world will achieve its long-sought goal of Abundant Clean Energy for Mankind. Toward this end, the Association stimulates the exchange of information in Hydrogen Energy field through its publications and sponsorship of international workshops, short courses and conferences. In addition, the Association endeavors to inform the general public of the important role of Hydrogen Energy in the planning of an inexhaustible and clean energy system.
National Society of Black Engineers ( NSBE)
We strive to increase awareness of and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) based majors among minorities.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Oakland Robotics Association (ORA)
The Oakland Robotics Association (ORA) is an engineering organization dedicated to developing intelligent and autonomous robotic systems. ORA integrates principles from all disciplines of engineering in the development of our robots, and provide valuable hands-on design and building experience to our members that cannot be learned in the classroom.
Society of Automotive Engineers - Grizzlies Racing (SAE)
The Formula SAE team at Oakland University designs, builds, and tests a formula racecar annually. SAE is an internationally recognized organization. SAE at OU competes locally and also with other Universities across the globe. Gain engineering experience outside the classroom by joining SAE. All majors are welcome to join and no experience is required.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
SME is an engineering society that provides scholarships, networking opportunities, and manufacturing tours of the companies you want to work for.
In a variety of ways, STLE brings together managers, engineers, scientists, technicians and craftspeople to learn and share "best practices" associated with the design and operation of modern machinery and equipment. You don't have to be a tribologist to join STLE, The Society offers dollars-and-cents benefits to anyone involved with tribology and lubrication issues, especially as they apply to industrial production.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
"Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity."
- President: Ambika Vohra, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adviser: Laila Guessous, Guessous@oakland.edu
- Chapter: OaklandSWE@gmail.com
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi is the largest engineering honor society in existence. It is a culmination of top students from all engineering disciplines. Though the eligibility requirements make membership into the society selective, if invited, it is well worth your time to join. We are a great group and we're always looking to add new faces. Please see the rest of our page to learn what we're all about!
- President: Manan (Max) Sevak, email@example.com
- Adviser: Bob Van Til, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chapter: TBPMIQ@gmail.com
Theta Tau - Professional Engineering Fraternity
Theta Tau is the oldest, largest, and foremost Fraternity for Engineers. The purpose of Theta Tau is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship.
The vision of Chrysler Learning and Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming (CLIC-form) is to become the premier international center for sheet metal forming education, intellectual property creation, and applied research. Composed of university faculty, scholars, students and industry experts, CLIC-form (Chrysler Learning and Innovation Center for Sheet Metal Forming) is an Oakland University academic center at which training, applied research and intellectual property management, in the area of sheet metal forming, are carried out.
The topics covered in the two-year CLIC-form workshop curriculum are: Properties of Sheet Metal, Sheet Metal Production, Trouble Shooting, Lubrication, Tool & Die, Presses, Systems, Root Cause Analysis, CAD, FEA Application, Case Studies, Communication Skills, Final Presentations
- Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 Workshop Schedule (Under Construction) developed by Dr. Stu Keeler of Keeler Technology LLC.
- R&D activity
- Learn about how to initiate a project using tooling currently in use at CLIC-form.
- To learn more, download the CLIC-form Brochure.
Student Application Information
Requirements for consideration: 1) Full-time Oakland University student status, 2) Minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0
Application materials: 1) Electronic copy of transcript, 2) Statement indicating reasons for interest in the CLIC-form program (no more than one page, 12 font, typed)
Deadline: Typically mid-October of each year
Submit by e-mail to: email@example.com
Interviews for a selected set of students will follow. Final decisions will be communicated by e-mail to each applicant on or before the last day of November of each year.