STEM Student Organizations
LSAMP encourages all our STEM students to get involved in their WSU community, whether that be student organizations or hanging out on the Mall, we want our students to feel part of the Cougar Family. Below are a few STEM Student Organizations that are on campus and are active throughout the year. If you see one that is interesting to you, feel free to reach out to the organization.
3D Printing Club
A club that is dedicated to improving the design and manufacturing skills of members through projects, workshops and practical experience. They strive to make our meetings fun and entertaining, while promoting conversation and discovery.
Advisor(s): Yu Chung, Arda Gozen
Social Media: Facebook: WSU 3DPC (WSU’s 3D Printing Club), Instagram: wsu3dpc
Aerospace Club (AIAA)
A club that provides a hands-on experience utilizing CAD software and in the creative process of making different vehicles. They provide a real-world experience in report writing and technical analysis, community outreach experience, and opportunities for future internships and jobs. They have a few different projects split between two main groups, the rocket team and the plane team. The rocket team typically participates in the Space Port Competition each year, but is also committed to research projects on campus. Comparatively, the plane group participates in Design Build Fly competition and research.
Advisor(s): Dr. Jacob Leachman, Dr. Colin Merriman, Yu-Chung Chang
Social Media: Facebook: WSUaerospaceclub, Twitter: @WAZZUAerospace, YouTube: WSU Aerospace Club
Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)
A chapter focused on providing members with environmental leadership, region-specific programming, and networking opportunities close to home. A&WMA promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society.
Alpha Rho Chi-Sostratus (APX)
A chapter that is a co-Ed fraternity for students in architecture and the allied arts. WSU professors and alumni base nationwide help educate members on how to perform in a professional setting throughout their undergraduate education to prepare members for future careers in design.
Advisor: Alana Pulay
Social Media: Facebook: Alpha Rho Chi-Sostratus (WSU), Instagram: apx.sostratus
Amateur Radio Club
Also known as Rho Epsilon or Ham Radio, this club focuses on providing Washington State University students with the opportunity to learn and experiment with amateur radio as well as to meet other students interested in amateur radio and share ideas.
Advisor: Monika Jones
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
A chapter focused on having their members gain technical knowledge and develop leadership skills while expanding their personal and professional networks. Anyone interested in concrete can join. In addition, chapters also host ACI Conventions, sponsor ACI Certification, educational seminars, project award programs, and social events with the goal of advancing concrete knowledge and creating a local concrete community.
Advisor: Somayeh Nassiri
Social Media: Facebook: ACI WSU-Student Chapter
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
A chapter who is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students.
Advisor(s): Matthew Melcher, Phil Gruen
Social Media: Facebook: AIAS WSU, Instagram: @aiaswsu, Twitter: @AIASwsu
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
A chapter focused on creating a community between industry and students within the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. The chapter also share’s pertinent information regarding upcoming events or activities, as well as academic and professional opportunities for the students. One project they work on is creating and designing a small chemical engineered car which they present at an annual regional conference, the competition is held between schools attempting to win prize money and the chance to qualify for the national conference.
Advisor: Dr. Steven R Saunders
Social Media: Facebook: WSU AIChE
American Institute of Steel Construction (ASIC)
Also known as Steel Bridge, this chapter is focused on supporting the next generation of groundbreaking thinkers. From trivia nights to the Student Steel Bridge Competition to networking sessions their here to help students launch a successful career.
Advisor: Adam Phillips
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
A chapter focused on building technical skills and professional knowledge while supporting the environment, sustainability and infrastructure. They are here to advocate for the profession and assist students at every stage of their career.
Advisor: Saumya Amarasiri
Social Media: Facebook: ASCE-WSU Student Chapter, Instagram: @WSUASCE
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
A chapter focused on promoting interior design awareness through education, community outreach, and social events within Washington State University.
Advisor: Carrie Vielle
Social Media: Facebook: ASID WSU, Instagram: @asidwsu
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
A chapter who is affiliated with the American Society of Landscape Architects. Their mission is to promote education, community involvement, student activities, a sense of spirit and pride, wise planning, and artful design of cultural and natural environments.
Advisor(s): Michael Sanchez, Steve Austin
Social Media: Facebook: WSU ASLA
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
A chapter focused on….The mission of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is to provide an opportunity for students to begin their professional careers by joining a professional engineering society and to inform students of recent developments in the field of mechanical engineering through publications, field trips and meetings; to promote fellowship.
Advisor: Roland Chen
Social Media: Facebook: WSU ASME
Associated Students of Construction Management (ASCM)
ASCM serves as the umbrella organization for all construction management student organizations. They strive to provide academic, social, career networking, and community service opportunities to their members.
Advisor: Rick Cherf
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
A chapter based on providing unique opportunities for networking, mentoring and bonding over common interests. They provide support both within the student community and to local communities outside the institution.
Advisor: Larry Holder
Social Media: Facebook: ACM WSU Chapter
Association for Computing Machinery-Women in Computing (ACM-W)
A chapter focused on providing unique opportunities for networking, mentoring, supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing. They provide support both within the student community and to local communities outside the institution.
Advisor: Sakire Arslan
Social Media: Facebook: ACM-W at WSU Vancouver
Automotive Enthusiast Club (AEC)
A car club for ALL motorsport enthusiasts throughout WSU to get together and share one amazing passion: cars. This group hosts events such as meets, cruises, and other events to bring car enthusiasts together!
Advisor: Mae Siev
Website: https://www.flickr.com/people/wsuaec/ ;
Social Media: Facebook: Automotive Enthusiast Club, AEC ; Instagram: AECWAZZU ; YouTube: AEC WSU
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
A chapter based on providing a foundation for our society, uniting and promoting the future of the biomedical engineering profession. For rising biomedical engineers, this chapter offers the chance to establish leadership skills, network, as well as the opportunity to participate in a wide range of career development programs.
Advisor: Anita Vasavada
Social Media: Facebook: Washington State University Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Association (CEEGSA)
A chapter based on….CEE graduate students’ representative body at the Washington State University (WSU). We aim to create a collaborative culture among CEE sub-disciplines. WSU CEEGSA aims to foster a vibrant and supportive community within the CEE department and support students in any manner possible during their stay at WSU.
Advisor: Ayumi Manawadu
Social Media: Facebook: WSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Students
Computer Security Group (CSG)
A club focused on teaching cyber security techniques, practices, and ethics. The techniques and practices will be real world methods to help prepare members for the reality of cyber security. This will be achieved through the use of a hands on lab, tech talks, and games which simulate real world situations.
Advisor: Adam Hahn
Social Media: Facebook: CSGWSU ; Twitter: @csgwsu
A club focused on bringing in practicing engineers to inform students about the civil engineering field. Social events are also held so students can get to know each other outside of class. There are also opportunities for students to participate in national student competitions, including the steel bridge and concrete canoe competitions.
Advisor: Saumya Amarasiri
Social Media: Facebook: ASCE.WSU ; Instagram: @WSUASCE ; Twitter: @WSUASCE
Cougs in Space Club (CougSat)
A club focused on providing club members with cross-discipline, hands-on skills, industry connections, internships, education outreach, and eventually full-time careers in space, aerospace, and other technical fields.
Advisor: Aaron Crandall
Social Media: Facebook: Cougs in Space ; Instagram: @cougsinspace ; Twitter: @cougsinspace ; Youtube: Cougs in Space
Crimson Robotics (CRC)
A club focused on competing in the Discovery Channel TV show BattleBots. This involves building multiple 250 pound robots! CRC team members work on the design, manufacturing, and programming of the robot. This is also Washington State University’s official Battlebots team.
Advisor: Clint Cole
Social Media: Facebook: Crimson Robotics ; Instagram: crimson_robotics ; Twitter: @wsucrc ; Youtube: Pain Saw-Crimson Robotics-BattleBot
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
Developing Sustainable Communities (DSC)
A club that is passionate and dedicated to improving both local and global communities. The club contributes mainly through community service, fundraising, design, and implementation. DSC works on multiple projects throughout the year and welcomes students from all majors. Throughout the year, club members work closely together as a team on a project and provide unique solutions to modern world problems.
Advisor(s): Dr. Karl Olsen, Dr. J. Daniel Dolan, P.E.
Social Media: Facebook: Developing Sustainable Communities
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
A club focused on supporting a community-driven development program(s) worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.
Advisor: Karl Olsen, Sasha Richey
Social Media: Facebook: Engineers Without Borders at WSU ; Instagram: ewbwsu
The Frank Institute
The Harold Frank Engineering Entrepreneurship Institute is a multidisciplinary program made up of junior and senior engineering, communications, and business students who are interested in technological entrepreneurship. Working in interdisciplinary teams, students learn to manage uncertainty, design, perfect their presentation skills, work with real fiscal and technical constraints, and develop technologies to solve real problems.
Advisor: Ray Combs
Social Media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4288996
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
A chapter dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe
Advisor: Subhanshu Gupta
Social Media: Facebook: WSU IEEE ; Instagram: ieeeorg ; LinkedIn: IEEE ; Twitter: @wsuieee ; Youtube: IEEEorg
Innovation for Sustainable Energy (ISE)
A collection of individuals committed to improving the future through development and promotion of technologies to enable sustainable energy generation, storage, and transport. The ISE Team at Washington State University is developing a completely new and innovative refueling system. The heart of their station is a patent pending cooling system design that runs at a fraction of the pressure of currently operating systems – increasing durability and lifespan.
Advisor(s): Dr. Jacob Leachman, Dr. Chuck
Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE)
A chapter based on preparing student members and student leaders to become the next wave of leaders in transportation. Meet and network with employers, connect with peers, and stay ahead on where the industry is moving.
Advisor: Mehrazad Mehrabipour
Linux Users Group (LUG)
A club that exists to promote the visibility and use of Linux and other Free and Open Source software. They give away free Linux CDs and Open Source software CDs for other operating systems, help install Linux, and run mailing lists providing free Linux support. It can be a big jump to break away from proprietary software, so we’re here to help.
Social Media: Facebook: WSU LUG
Masters of Design (MoD)
Now called WSU Eunoia, is based on works to advance the best interests of students in the School of Design and Construction (SDC) by enriching their overall collegiate experience.
Advisor: Vahid Vahdat
Material Advantage (ASM/AIME)
A club for people who are either in or interested in the Material Science and Engineering field at WSU.
Advisor(s): Scott Beckman, Colin Merriman
Social Media: Facebook: WSU Material Advantage
Materials Research Society (MRS)
A chapter based on….club is to give all WSU graduate students whose field of research hinges on material properties the opportunity to better both the social and intellectual environment of all graduate students and also outreach to the community to improve the understanding of materials.
Advisor(s): Min-Kyu Song, Yu-Chung Chang
Social Media: Facebook: MRS Chapter @WSU
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
A chapter based on career development initiative and help prepare students interested in joining the industry’s ranks, while making it easier for MCAA’s members to link up with students looking for internships or full-time positions.
Advisor(s): Rick Cherf, Julia Day
National Association of Minority Landscape Architects (NAMLA)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
A chapter dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers to excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
Advisor: Yadira Paredes
Social Media: Facebook: NSBE-Washington State University ; Instagram: nsbe.wsu ; Twitter: @WSU_NSBE
RoboSub of the Palouse
A club focused on robotics and submersibles with specific work in computer vision, machine learning, 3D-printing, manufacturing, PCB design and autonomy among other areas. They are always looking for new members regardless of major, even if students would just like to swim with our submarine during testing sessions.
Advisor: Audrey Brutman
Social Media: Facebook: Palouse Robosub Club ; Twitter: PalouseRobosubClub
A club is a fun way to meet others and learn new skills about software and hardware along with teamwork. They don’t just build typical robots, but work to incorporate software and hardware into unique projects.
Advisor: John Swensen
Social Media: Facebook: WSU Robotics Club-Pullman ;
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
A chapter based on promoting student interest and further improving the quality of the composite and advanced material research at the Washington State University. Also, providing aid for students at Washington State University with respect to academic curriculum, research, employment.
Advisor: Lloyd Smith
Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists-WSU SHPE Chapter (SOLES-SHPE)
A chapter based on an educational organization dedicated to aiding, informing and motivating Latinos and any student with a desire to be successful with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) fields of study. In doing so the chapter hopes to increase the number of Washington State University students in science and engineering careers.
Advisor: Yadira Paredes
Social Media: Facebook: WSU SOLES/SHPE ; Instagram: soles.wsu
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
A chapter based on encouraging women to pursue engineering as a career. This not only includes recruitment, but also support and networking. At WSU we are focused on: recruitment, retention and service.
Advisor(s): Renee Petersen, Amanda Hohner
Social Media: Facebook: SWE Washington State University: Pullman ; Instagram: @swe.wsu
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (TBP)
A chapter based on an engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.
Advisor: Diane Cook
Social Media: Facebook: The Tau Beta Pi Association ; Instagram: taubetapiofficial ; Youtube: The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc.
Undergraduate Research Club (URC)
A club based on expanding research opportunities at the university. The clubs focus is in research, scholarship, and creating activities in which WSU faculty are engaged.
Social Media: Facebook: WSU Undergraduate Research Club ; Instagram: WSU URC
Water Resources Club (WRC)
A club that informs others of how fragile our water is, what problems we will face in the future and how could we fix those and adapt. We have our big Earth Panel every spring semester on earth day that covers these topics from water experts like USDA, Ecology, Irrigation Districts, and Water Laws. Our next plans are taking part in the Pullmans Annual stream cleanup and adopt a stream.
Advisor: Julia Padowski
Social Media: Facebook: WSU Water Resources Club
WAZZU Racing-Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
A club that aims to create a car that is reliable, attainable, and affordable. Each year, the car is redesigned from scratch and built from the ground up to obtain new goals.
Advisor: Kurt Hutchinson
Social Media: Facebook: Wazzu Racing ; Instagram: wazzu_racing ; Twitter: @WazzuRacing