Student Clubs and Organizations

Enhance your academic experience.

Classroom exposure is only a part of academic life. Being associated with UCLA Samueli gives you the opportunity to join engineering-focused student organizations that can take your career to the next level, or give you a chance to pursue interests outside of your major. As you develop new technologies and compete against other clubs, you’ll also gain teamwork, communication and leadership skills. And you’ll be able to connect with company representatives, alumni and faculty – relationships that may last, and benefit you, for the rest of your life.

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American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
All engineering and science majors

Providing opportunities for students to network with industry, as well as social activities.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Offering company info sessions, workshops, aerospace manufacturing facility tours, and hands-on opportunities with the UCLA Rocket Project, Design/Build/Fly, and Unmanned Aerial Systems.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Chemical Engineering majors, undeclared engineering majors

Connecting chemical engineering students with industry professionals, faculty, and peers through networking, career, and mentorship events. In Chem-E Car, students design, build, and test a vehicle powered by chemical reactions.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering majors. All engineering majors welcome!

Offering opportunities to network with industry as well as hands-on experience in projects covering all areas of civil engineering.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers/ BattleBots (ASME)
Mechanical Engineers

Conceptualizing designs and manufacturing arena-combat robots to compete against robots created by other collegiate and professional teams.

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, undeclared engineering majors

Connecting students interested in environmental and water resources engineering with industry professionals, faculty, and peers through networking, career, and mentorship events.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering majors. Anyone interested in coding is welcome.

Hack. Build. Innovate! Meet fellow developers and land your dream job.

Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W)
All who identify as women and who are interested in coding are welcome.

Holding events and addressing issues for women and others working in the computer science industry.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Bioengineering majors

Bringing together bioengineering undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and alumni with academic, career, and social events.

Blockchain at UCLA
All engineering majors

Blockchain at UCLA is composed of UCLA law, business, and undergraduate students and faculty focused on educating and engaging the Los Angeles community on blockchain technology.

Bruin Space Group
All UCLA majors

Launch your hardware and software into space. The ELFIN (Electron Losses and Fields Investigation CubeSat Mission) spacecraft, developed at UCLA, will be delivered for launch in 2016.

Bruin Entrepreneurs
Bruin Entrepreneurs is the student body’s resource for all things startup and entrepreneurship related, hosting large beginner friendly events, weekly skill based workshops, and running an in-house accelerator. We bring together a community of creative students who are looking for novelty and innovation.

Bruin Home Solutions
Audit and retrofit UCLA’s buildings to be more efficient and develop new sustainable technologies.

Bruin Hyperloop
Our goal is to accelerate the use of Hyperloop technology in Los Angeles by researching, designing, and fabricating a to-scale pod capable of challenging in the annual SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, thereby providing real-world, team-oriented engineering and business management experience to students.

Building Engineers and Mentors (BEAM)
All UCLA majors
Bringing STEM activities to underserved K-8 schools in Los Angeles.

California Geotechnical Engineers Association
Civil Engineering majors

Introducing and promoting geotechnical engineering via info sessions, field trips, student projects, and social events.

Chi Epsilon (XE)
Civil Engineering majors
The national civil engineering honor society upholding member scholarship, character, practicality, and sociability.

AIAA Design/Build/Fly (DBF)
Aerospace Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering majors, all radio-controlled airplane hobbyists welcome.

An annual engineering competition in which students must design and fabricate a radio-controlled airplane to meet a set of performance requirements.

Engineering Ambassador Program
All Engineering majors

Aiming to showcase the engineering undergraduate experience to prospective students and alumni by giving tours and serving as liaisons at external events.

Engineering and Entrepreneurial Group @ UCLA
A cross-campus collaboration between the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, the Anderson School of Management, UCLA Health, and other organizations on campus.
Engineering and Entrepreneurial Group Website

Engineering Graduate Students Association (EGSA)
All graduate engineers
Promoting activities and communication between engineering graduate students to make the graduate experience productive, enjoyable, and fun.

Engineering Society, University of California (ESUC)
All engineering majors

The oldest engineering club on campus, ESUC serves as the umbrella organization for all clubs and holds large-scale events such as the StartUp Fair, Engineering Welcome Day and Engineers Week.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
All UCLA majors

Engaging innovative students in volunteer opportunities, locally and abroad, to play a role in designing and implementing sustainable engineering development programs.

Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering

The UCLA chapter of the nationally recognized electrical and computer engineering honor society hosts free academic tutoring, social events, and professional job fairs. is an annual event held at UCLA that aims to encourage and inspire high school students from underserved communities in the Greater Los Angeles area to pursue possibilities in computer science and technology. Through panels, interactive workshops, and booths representing UCLA student organizations as well as industry, we hope to make computer science and technology more accessible to local high school students.

Formula – Bruin Racing
A competition that challenges students across the globe to design, assemble, test, and race a prototype open-wheel vehicle.

Formula Drone at UCLA
Formula Drone at UCLA aims to make drone racing more accessible to students. Members learn how to design, assemble, and pilot racing drones in preparation for intercollegiate competitions. Innovative projects are developed to push the frontiers of drone racing.

IEEE Electron Devices Society
The UCLA Joint Student Technical Chapter of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) and Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) was newly formed during the summer of 2018. The Chapter is dedicated to: a) engaging graduate and undergraduate students in cutting-edge research conducted in the fields of fabrication, devices, and packaging, b) encouraging student involvement and professional development; to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, and c) connecting students directly with members of industry and the IEEE Electron Devices (EDS) and IEEE Electronics Packaging (EPS) societies.

IEEE Electronics Packaging Society
The UCLA Joint Student Technical Chapter of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) and Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) was newly formed during the summer of 2018. The Chapter is dedicated to: a) engaging graduate and undergraduate students in cutting-edge research conducted in the fields of fabrication, devices, and packaging, b) encouraging student involvement and professional development; to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, and c) connecting students directly with members of industry and the IEEE Electron Devices (EDS) and IEEE Electronics Packaging (EPS) societies.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Electrical Engineering majors, with Computer Science and Computer Science and Engineering as a secondary focus.

Enabling fun hands-on projects, professional development, and academic support.

IEEE Women Advancing Technology through Teamwork (WATT)
A national group of electrical and computer engineering women; Women Advancing Technology Through Teamwork (WATT).

International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM)
We are currently a small group of undergraduate students with a diverse set of majors and what brings us together is the equally-diverse field of synthetic biology.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, any life science or physical science majors.

Providing opportunities to network and interact with academic and industry professionals, and other students in the UCLA ISPE community.

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Civil Engineering and Urban Planning majors

Provides opportunities to meet and interact with transportation engineering professionals through field trips, speaker sessions, and conferences.

Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association at UCLA (BruinKSEA)
All engineering and science majors
Providing all science and engineering majors a way to connect within UCLA, and at KSEA branches in other universities.

Linux Users Group (LUG)
Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering majors

Promoting Linux via advocacy, support, and education.

Materials Research Society (MRS)
Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry/Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering majors, and any others interested in materials research.
Events focusing on research, meeting/networking with alumni, finding summer internships and research, and meeting fellow classmates.

All engineering majors

The official UCLA School of Engineering Mentorship Program.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
All engineering, math, and science majors
Community outreach, professional development and academic development among minority students in engineering, math, and science related fields.

Phi Sigma Rho
All Engineering majors

A social sorority for women in engineering and engineering technologies.

Pilipinos in Engineering and Science (PIES)
All engineering majors

Queers in Stem (QSTEM) at UCLA
Open to all STEM majors

Queers in STEM is an organization for LGBTQ+ students in STEM fields at UCLA. The goal of the organization is promoting inclusivity in these fields and empowering people who are not as comfortable being open toward their colleagues.

Renewable Energy Association at UCLA (REA)
All engineering majors

Cultivating an understanding of the importance of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, biofuels, etc.

Rocket Project at UCLA
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science majors. All other majors interested in rocketry are welcome.

Rocket Project at UCLA:
The largest rocket engineering project at UCLA.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
All engineering and science majors
Conducting workshops to help students improve professional skills, attend conferences to broaden networks and participate in outreach events.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and SAE Baja
All engineering and science majors

Providing real-world, team-oriented experiences for students through designing, building, and racing an off-road vehicle.

Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)
All engineering and science majors

Empowering the Hispanic community to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
All engineering, mathematics, and applied sciences majors

UCLA SWE aims to bring professional development opportunities to UCLA while advocating for the creation of an equal platform for all in engineering.

Supermileage Vehicle SAE (SMV)
All engineering and science majors

Supermileage Vehicle SAE (SMV):
Providing experience designing, manufacturing, and racing fuel-efficient prototype gasoline-powered vehicles.

Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
All engineering majors

National engineering honor society offering free drop-in tutoring and review sessions for lower division math and science courses, organizing engineering competitions, and planning mentorship and outreach events.

Theta Tau
All engineering majors

A co-ed, professional engineering fraternity dedicated to the principles of brotherhood, professionalism, and service.

Triangle Fraternity
All engineering, architecture and science majors

A social fraternity of engineers, scientists and architects.

3D4E is an intercollegiate network of 3D printing and rapid-prototyping enthusiasts.

DevX focuses on a wide variety of projects, but prioritizes ventures that improve the college experience for UCLA students.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)
Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors.

The international honor society in the computing and information disciplines, offering career development events, mentorship opportunities, and tutoring.

UCLA Samueli Engineering Student Organization Leadership Resource Page
It includes helpful information on policies, procedures, and contacts with the School.