Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE is the leading professional association for the advancement of technology. It is the world’s largest technical society, bringing members access to the industry’s most essential technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools, and many other exclusive benefits.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Chartered in 2014, University of Florida’s Association for Computing Machinery, or ACM, chapter is its largest pre-professional computer science organization. The organization focuses on helping students discover their passions, prepare for internships and careers, and make friends and professional connections. ACM promotes computer science education through professional events, social events, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Adopted at UF in 1958, the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE)
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) at the University of Florida was established in 2006 by a group of graduate students. The objective was to create a community within the Electrical and Computer Engineering department where women could seek friendship, support, and advice regarding their academic, professional, and personal lives. Through the years, the organization began to reach out and engage a younger audience, now offering opportunities to UF students of any year or major. Today, the majority of WECE’s members are undergraduates in a variety of majors, including ECE, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering.
The organization’s core goals remain the same, though it has expanded how it meets the objectives to provide a community and the resources needed to develop professionally, personally, and academically. This is accomplished through corporate events, dual mentorship program, and technical activities. Another essential goal of WECE is to inspire younger generations of girls to pursue a career in engineering or science. WECE’s outreach program has expanded rapidly in the past three years through a partnership with the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville. This partnership has allowed members to teach classes about circuitry, magnetics, and robotics to local elementary, middle, and high school students.
Women in Computer Science (WiCSE)
WiCSE is the official student ACM-W chapter at the University of Florida. WiCSE is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in Computer Science. From professional development workshops to social and outreach events, the organization offers members an array of opportunities to help them find their niche and prosper. WiCSE’s mission is to facilitate the growth and empowerment of women in Computer Science by educating and celebrating their participation in the field.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chapter at the University of Florida (SHPE UF) was formerly known as the Hispanic Engineering Society. It was founded in the fall of 1982 to provide Hispanic engineers, mathematicians, and scientists with opportunities to develop as professionals while offering an amiable social environment.
Since its inception it has prompted the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The society coordinates community outreach, corporate exposition meetings, academic development programs, and non-technical events. This is to ensure SHPE UF members are presented with the opportunities necessary to succeed professionally, academically, and socially as Hispanic professionals.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Since 1976, the Gator Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has been supporting minority students in STEM and bringing the community together. Family is at the core of the organization’s identity, and anyone is welcome to join! All NSBE programs are centered around the organization’s mission statement and designed to foster a family bond between members. NSBE encourages its members to excel academically by offering a resource library of study materials, hosting regular study nights, and bringing awareness to on-campus resources through various events. The mission of NSBE is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
The UF Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) was established in 2010 as a student organization dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers. Above all, SASE is a welcoming community of driven individuals who celebrate culture and diversity, cultivating a unique balance between professional development and a supportive, fun community.
Through our general body meetings, socials, workshops, and internal mentorship program, we aim to build our members’ relationships, skills and knowledge that will enable them to succeed. We also offer an intramural program (SASE Sports), an engineering team (SET), and a leadership development program (SASE Interns). UF SASE continues to provide more development opportunities to our members year after year, all while staying as welcoming as ever! Even if you’re not a STEM major, or of Asian heritage, SASE welcomes you with open arms.
Makers Lab: Generational Relief in Prosthetics (GRiP)
Generational Relief in Prosthetics, or GRiP, is a student organization that makes 3D-printed assistive devices, as well as adaptive controllers and toys, for those in need across the world. The organization also conducts research in a variety of areas and strives to educate the community on STEM through outreach activities. GRiP’s mission is to use the skills individuals have gained through classroom work and experiences to make a difference in the lives of others.